First visit to phsyioterrorist for some time yesterday, this following the falling out with the reception stazi! We started with a quick discussion on where we are and I explained the locking up and cracks that are occurring, my logic told me that we had increased the range of movement to the level where new parts were involved so the pain was actually a good thing.
Much to my surprise, this view did not garner support from the professionals who believe that pain is bad! and so commenced a detailed survey which revealed:
- smallest two fingers on lefty have an issue with the carpal/metacarpal joint which is why they can’t bear weight and why they hurt when flattened.
- the lock up occurring on lefty is occurring mid-point on the forearm and is most likely due to bone/bone/scar tissue conflict
- it would appear to be possible that the forearm fracture on righty has not knitted and is being cracked
Yet more conversation and we (I) concluded that the first two were indeed a result of improved range and as such would be best addressed by continuing to push through the pain. The last one is a bit of an oddity but given the size of the plate I am comfortable that all will stay attached until my CT scan on the 3rd.
Next some manipulation, lefty took it in its stride but righty was a little more reticent and gave me some sharp reminders. During the work on righty my physio pulled his supporting hand back in shock at one point, this is the hand that he uses to maintain the arm in position and therefore isolate the wrist. The phrase ‘has it done that before’ required some more investigation before we identified the source of concern, when you hold my lower forearm and rotate the hand you feel a very mechanical crunching. “Oh yes I think so” said I.
“What is it?”
“I don’t know, maybe the screws acting on the muscle?”
“Oh no, that is very wrong and shouldn’t be happening you must tell your consultant”
Its times like this that I wish I was quick enough to return, in the first instance, with “No its never happened before, oh my god what have you done!”
Honourable mention today for Mr Paynter, the only man who can have me walking through a hospital saying “so the cat is dead right?” when explaining quantum computing!