My hand is better

Discussion in 'Campfire' started by bett_lou, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. bett_lou

    bett_lou Moderator<br>Campfire<br>Humor & Games<br>'07 Deer

    Just an update for all the good folks asking about my hand. The flesh wound has healed. None of the flesh died, praise God! I am back at work (Marsh Man is glad of that :biggrin:)

    The pain is finally better. Haven't had to take but 2 pain meds in 2 weeks. Haven't had to wear the Tins Unit since Friday. I'm still in a cast but they shortened it to my wrist. I'm gradually getting out of the sling too. Doing some therapy with the whole hand. That ain't for sissies!!!

    One bone is still broken in 3 places and some smaller bones crushed. Dr. had hoped the bones would go back together on their own but that's not happening. So I may be looking at one more surgery to fix the bones. Will go back to Dr. on Jan. 4th.

    I went to the woods for the first time Saturday and it was so wonderful. I still can't hold a gun to shoot but that's ok. Being out there with the camera is enough for me.

    Thank you all for your prayers and kind thoughts.
  2. bett_lou

    bett_lou Moderator<br>Campfire<br>Humor & Games<br>'07 Deer

    P.S. every time y'all shoot a crossbow........remember what happened to me. Please be careful.

  3. beltcutter

    beltcutter Well-Known Member

    I feel for you bett_lou. I use a crossbow as well and I'll probably not ever shoot it again without remembering your above post.

    Hope you continue to heal quickly. :thumb:
  4. SARAH

    SARAH Well-Known Member

    I have been thinking bout you everytime I pick one up, you know that is an injury you don't think about a lot but is probably more common than we know. glad you are able to get back out in the woods with your camera :thumb: enjoyed the pics
  5. Tony Harris

    Tony Harris Super Moderator<br>2012-13 Deer Hunting Contest Wi Staff Member

    Glad you were able to get a nature fix BL. Maybe before season you and MM can work on him cushioning the shot while you shoot a deer.
  6. neotoxo

    neotoxo Super Member<br>'08 Smackdown Team Winner

    Glad to hear your healing...may ask you Doc about increasing your intake of Calcium to give plenty for repairing the bone...

    XBows have always scared the bejeezus out of me...I get nervous just being
    in the same room with one...
  7. qwack smacker 1on1

    qwack smacker 1on1 Well-Known Member

    ok i guess im lost i say the pics of the cut but never found the story....
    bett what happend
  8. bett_lou

    bett_lou Moderator<br>Campfire<br>Humor & Games<br>'07 Deer

    Quack on Oct. 5th I was target shooting my xbow. Shot it 7 or 8 times, hunted with it last year, but I got complacent I suppose. I had my thumb sticking up in front of the string when I pulled the trigger. The string almost tore my left thumb off. I've been going to a Hand specialist, surgeon and plastic surgeon in Jackson, MS.

    The Dr. said the bone breaking is what stopped the string from tearing my thumb off. Several times they thought I would lose it due to infection. But I've still got a thumb, it's not ever going to work but I have one.

    I've been battling this for almost 3 months. So I'm tickled I was able to go to the woods. I've missed hunting so bad!
  9. bett_lou

    bett_lou Moderator<br>Campfire<br>Humor & Games<br>'07 Deer

    Tony, that's a plan I'm working on. :biggrin:
  10. y hunt

    y hunt Super Moderator Staff Member

    Great news BL. You have been in my thoughts and prayers.

    HANDGUNNER Well-Known Member

    Great news Bett!!!!:up::clap:
  12. qwack smacker 1on1

    qwack smacker 1on1 Well-Known Member

    wow,,,,,well congrat's on the comeback hey if nothing else that can be your thumbs up hand:thumb:.....
    good to hear your doing better...o and if you need a trigger puller my finger is good:biggrin:
  13. Nuge Fan

    Nuge Fan Well-Known Member

    Bett, had to go back through your profile and read the original story. Guess I missed it the first time! Glad it's better!
  14. coonnutz

    coonnutz Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the update BL I've been wondering about you. I've never had a reason to shoot a crossbow before and this is definately a good reason not to get one now.
  15. As a fellow X-bower, I was messing with my bow out hunting this past weekend, and a few times found my hand/fingers up above where the string could hit them if it just so happened to fire while I moved it around in the stand. Glad to hear you're on the mend, and keeping safety in the front of my mind from now on! OH, and.....what's UP with our Saints? I mean...REALLY? Do I need to get my paper bag back out???????
  16. bett_lou

    bett_lou Moderator<br>Campfire<br>Humor & Games<br>'07 Deer

    LOL! No we will never do the paper bags again. Just remember we ARE THE SUPERBOWL CHAMPS...........right now at this very minute. Who'd a thunk it?:clap::clap:
  17. antler3

    antler3 Well-Known Member

    So good to hear you are doing better Bett. Merry Christmas to you and the family.
  18. Juice

    Juice Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear you are better Bett. Hope you continue to improve. I guess you can pick up the twins now? I'll bet they are growing up fast.
  19. BDW

    BDW Premium Member<br>Merganser Slayer<br>2011 Turkey

    I'm glad you're doing better, Bett. I know it's been tough. I hope you continue to improve. I'll say another big ol' prayer for you...Merry Christmas!! :up:
  20. John Stiles

    John Stiles Ultimate Member 2007 Team Turkey Contest Winner

    Sure is good to hear you're on the road to a full recovery....that's what I'm believing, for you. I use a tens unit....take pain meds all the time....wish I could get weaned of them too.....not gonna happen:razz: