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Posted 11-03-2008 at 17:08 by lindsay ormerod

Well, as the more attentive of you know I am somewhat incapacitated at the moment, I have an "acute injury to the ulnar collateral ligaments" , basically the ligaments that attach my left thumb to my left hand aren't doing that any more, also I have dislocated the same thumb as well, never one to do things by halves !
This sad state of affairs came about a week last saturday on a night out with G78 and Misskitty amongst others, I had foolishly put some new high heels on and after a mere 4 pints my already dodgy ankle gave way on leaving the Bees Knees and I put my hand out to stop myself hitting the deck.
On getting back upright I couldn't help but notice that my thumb was looking somewhat wrong, ie pointing in a previously unseen direction, I shoved it back to where I thought it looked better but the pain was telling me it wasn't quite right ! With help from Andrew and G78 I stuck the very bent thumb in a pint glass full of ice and downed another medicinal pint ! I wanted to carry on but when we got to the next pub it became horribly apparent that I would have to go home for some pain killers.
The Sunday morning dawned, I had little sleep despite the swathe of painkillers and the thumb was now black and blue and even more swollen than before. I foolishly ignored it as best I could despite my family telling me to go to hospital, I got thru the day in a daze, it was Mother's day and I didn't want to spend it sat in casualty.
I managed to get in to work on Monday and showed the now grotesque mess of a hand to the girls at work, I waited for someone to cover the counter and then went to A&E by popular demand,( one of the staff was nearly sick when she looked at the hand and it was now making me feel sick if I moved it !)
So, I saw a lovely doc at Accy Vic, he sent me for xrays, then told me the severity of the injury, I really thought it was just bruised or sprained ! When he said plaster cast I thought he was joking, I said "I've got to 40 without a cast , I'm not starting now !" to no avail.
It's classed as a severe injury, the prognosis looks pretty cack to me, the cast is just the start of it, I have to go to fracture clinic at Blackburn this thursday, I am expecting another cast for another fortnight and then possibly surgery. I am bored and in a lot of pain and the cast I have now is really loose and annoying , it fit fine when the hand was swollen up ! If anyone wants to look this up it's called a "skiers thumb" injury, if you find any positives please let me know .
I will be back to post more, it's about all I can do at the moment !
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    hey linds dont let it get ya down, MAIN priority is get it right, buggar owt else till ya do, yer worth more than any bloody company, trust me i know.
    Posted 11-03-2008 at 19:48 by cashman cashman is offline
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    Margaret Pilkington's Avatar
    I'll second that!
    Posted 11-03-2008 at 19:59 by Margaret Pilkington Margaret Pilkington is offline
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    shillelagh's Avatar
    I'll third it.

    Make sure its right before you go back Lindsay otherwise you will probably do more damage than good and end up off work again probably for longer.
    Posted 11-03-2008 at 20:09 by shillelagh shillelagh is offline
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    lettie's Avatar
    Ouch!!!!!! I do feel sorry for you Linds, hope the thumb improves quickly. I fractured my wrist a few years ago (fell off my shoes after a jar or 2). Went to Accy Vic the next day because my arm was black from hand to elbow and I have to say it worried me a tad...... Ended up in plaster, fracture clinic etc. Ok now though but I still can't rotate my wrist comfortably during cold weather.
    Posted 12-03-2008 at 10:47 by lettie lettie is offline
 

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