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I'm 74 years old and May the 30th I fell and dislocated and broke my left wrist and broke my right wrist. I was in the hospital over night. They set my left wrist so it wasn't dislocated then splinted both of them for a week. At the end of the week the orthopedic surgeon Xrayed and put them in casts for 3 weeks. Then back to the dr Xrayed and put in casts for 3 more weeks. The dr said my wrists weren't completely straight but felt no pinning was necessary. After casts were off I had 6 weeks of in home therapy. It was EXTREMELY PAINFUL for the 1st couple weeks. I couldn't touch my thumbs without tearing up. Soooo come down to date ~~ my fingers still hurt, The dr said I had some arthritis in my hands. I can't lift much my strength is barely 1/2 of what it used to be. My wrists hurt if doing very much. My aim was to drive the car and I was finally able to after 3 months. I'm very discouraged because of the pain I have and the lack of strength. When the pain gets too much I stand and run hot water over then to ease the pain. Don't tell me ice them because that causes EXTREME PAIN that won't go away. I have problem with cold anyway and my fingers turn white when I get cold. The "real me" is just NOT here!! I'm a person who's always been on the go and doing things all my life, and now I feel like such a nothing. Is there anyone my age that's had 2 broken wrists? If so how long has it been for recovery and back to doing NORMAL things? My therapist said I was doing great, but it's sure not MY kind of great.
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