This week, I went to see my surgeon at Toronto East General Hospital for my 4 week check up on my restructured wrist. I didn’t really know what I expected; I had been told I would be in my splint for 3 months so figured this was just to make sure my hand was still attached and the right colour.
When Dr. D walked into the room and took a look at my hand and arm, her mouth dropped open and she stared! So, not knowing what was going on in her mind, I wiggled all my fingers and bent my wrist forward and backward.
She continued to stare at me agape! When she finally collected herself she exclaimed “you are so far ahead of any of your peers, it’s quite amazing!”. I asked what she meant and she said “when did you have your surgery, December? No one heals this fast!”.
I had to smile and give credit where credit is due, “My naturopath prescribed Arnica 200 ch starting the night before surgery and then Arnica and Ruta [graveolens] 200 ch alternating after the surgery. That and rubbing castor oil on my arm since the cast came off”.Dr. D’s reaction? “Whatever it takes. It’s still amazing. Oh and you only need to wear your splint from now on if you’re outside and there’s a chance of a slip/fall or if your arm gets tired and you need support.” So much for 3 months in a splint! Woot Woot!