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Help. I had a bike mishap on Sunday, July 16 and injured my wrist. The ER reset my bone, splinted it and said see a specialist. The next day my doc gave me the bad news that my injury required surgery. Luckily he had an opening the next morning. I had a plate and screws and carpal tunnel performed on my left wrist. I went home with a splint and some Percocet. I did really well for three days and night. I kept my arm elevated and iced as prescribed. I took my pain meds. Pain was tolerable. I stated to wean myself off the Percocet and use Aleve. On the 4th day I took one Percocet in the morning and that night I took an Aleve. When going to bed, I piled up all the pillows like I had done in previous nights. I tried to get comfortable. My mind wandered and I started to nut up. I WANTED the freakin splint off, I wanted to bend my elbow, I wanted my skin to breath! 😩 I finally got up and went downstairs to the easy chair. I propped up a few pillows and had a fitful sleep. What tips do you have for me? I'm only on day 6 and my doc said I'd wear the splint for about two weeks and then a cast for about four. Oh my, I have a LONG way to go. Please, I need some tips from you veteran cast wearers out there. What suggestions do you have for me? I am typically a very positive person and I know I'll get through this but I'm for all and any suggestions. Thank you in advance.
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