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not as cast free as I hoped

It was busy in trauma today. Four weeks since that icy patch and everyone back for follow ups, casts off, x-rays and pins out. 121 patients! They'd printed up notices and everything. As a fracture newbie I don't know what's good or bad anyway -- 1 hour wait, 3 x-rays, a 30s consultation, pins yanked out with a pair of surgical pliers (sans anaesthetic) -- good or bad? I have nothing to compare it to. I do, however, have a delightfully gruesome souvenir -- my pins. Haven't decided what to do with them yet. A macabre earring?

I also have another cast. I wonder how many people go for red on their second visit? Sod looking pretty, give me visibility.


two words
two words
oh bum.

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emperor
24th Feb, 2009 19:18 (UTC)
A second cast? tough luck, there. It's all healing up OK, though?
cleanskies
24th Feb, 2009 19:33 (UTC)
Yes, it's doing OK, I just need another fortnight in plaster while it gets used to being unpinned.
sparkymark
24th Feb, 2009 19:28 (UTC)
Department of Information
a 30s consultation

REMEMBER: "ONLY A FOOL FALLS ON SOME ICE". WOMEN: KNOW YOUR LIMITATIONS.
cleanskies
24th Feb, 2009 19:36 (UTC)
Re: Department of Information
The man who was having his cast taken off opposite me nearly fainted, although that may just have been the smell.

He then went on to try and explain how he couldn't possibly need another cast put on while his hand was practically flapping.

MEN: DO NOT CAUSE UNNECCESSARY DELAYS THROUGH FEIGNING EXPERTISE
celestialweasel
24th Feb, 2009 19:51 (UTC)
Nellie had a particularly fine one that colour when she was unpinned. Of course, vets have wrap in blue and pink with dog paws on.
I doubt you will be able to make the mistake Nellie did after the final cast came off which was to sit, forgetting her leg was no longer braced, and majestically toppling over.
cleanskies
24th Feb, 2009 20:18 (UTC)
they don't do patterns for humans except at christmas, though I could have had pink

I nearly went for black out of sheer irritation
monkeyhands
24th Feb, 2009 20:06 (UTC)
When I had braces on my teeth, they always let me choose what colour elastics to have. I started off with interesting colours (red and green for Christmas, green and purple for the suffragettes, etc) until I got really fed up of having braces and started going for the least obtrusive colour, which was white. It looks like your journey has been in the opposite direction.
cleanskies
24th Feb, 2009 20:23 (UTC)
Hopefully this will be the last of it
benchilada
24th Feb, 2009 22:02 (UTC)
Oh, bum! How I love thee!

Wait, no?

Also: Yes, earrings. Or get them screwed into your skull.
cleanskies
24th Feb, 2009 22:36 (UTC)
One of them's 3 inches long, I'd break my brain if I screwed that into my skull
benchilada
24th Feb, 2009 22:37 (UTC)
Isn't there a bit you don't really use?
cleanskies
24th Feb, 2009 22:47 (UTC)
No! I need it all!
jasonelvis
24th Feb, 2009 22:08 (UTC)
Whether it's the cast or the pins out, I don't know, but you do look pretty blooming fantastic in this photo.
cleanskies
24th Feb, 2009 22:18 (UTC)
.... not that I want to imply that I spent half an hour posing at the webcam...

two words
two words
oh bum.

damiancugley
25th Feb, 2009 14:40 (UTC)
Fluorescent yellow not available then?
cleanskies
25th Feb, 2009 19:14 (UTC)
No, I was this close to saying "you should get fluorescent colours" then I remembered I was talking to someone who was pulling pins out of my wrist and maybe I should let him concentrate...
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