The day finally came! My cast was removed on Wednesday 6th Sept. I suppose I was expecting to be playing the piano the next day. Little did I know that the removal of the cast was only the first step of the recovery process. The first thing I noticed was the size of my hand/wrist/fore-arm. The whole thing has shrunk, and it looks feeble. It sucks. I’m gonna have to lift weights to fix that ASAP. I also couldn’t move my thumb at all. I came back the next day to speak to my Dr. He wasn’t there. I asked to speak to another Dr. to ask him what I should do (whether to try to force it, or stretch it etc..)
I hate going into Doctor’s offices when you don’t have an appointment, a they’re treated like royalty. You have to speak to them through a secretary. It’s extremely condescending. The nurse came back and said “The other Dr. says for you to come back tomorrow to talk to your Dr.” Great….How helpful. So, I skip out of work to go the next day to see my Dr. He doesn’t see me either, but I have to talk through the clueless secretary again. She then says “It’s normal.” I ask “but is it really normal to not be able to move it at all?” She clearly doesn’t know anything, and gives me the same response again. I guess I’ll have to wait until my appointment 2 weeks away! Clearly I need some Physical Therapy, but I’m not sure I believe in that kinda stuff. I don’t need help just to stretch my thumb. Can’t I do that myself….and for free ? I’m fed up with having to pay for stuff that should be free!