My Nightmare Wrist Timeline

My wrist adventure has just been a nightmare. I want to chronicle it so far.

DateDoctorPrognosis
Sep 2014MeI hit a tennis shot funny and my wrist hurt. I said, “Ow!” – Unbeknownst to me, I tore ligaments in my wrist.
1 week laterDoc #1: KaiserShe said it was a sprain and suggested not playing for a few days.
2 weeks laterDoc #1: Kaiser General PracticeShe says sometimes sprains take a few weeks.
Oct 2014Doc #2: Kaiser SpecialistOriginal doctor gives up and refers me to Doctor #2. He takes X-Ray even though he says it won’t show anything. It doesn’t.
 Nov 2014Doc #2Orders MRI – results are inconclusive. No problems found.
 Dec-Jan 2015 Doc #2Back and forth emails. He suggests avoiding tennis for the rest of my life. He sucks.
 Jan 2015MeI search for another doctor. Lots of research.
Feb 2015Doc #3: Stanford MedicalDoctor suggests putting it in a cast for a month to see if it heals. “Immobilize it!” (This is out of Kaiser’s network BTW)
Mar 2015MeCast off, still hurts. Damn it! Gotta find another doctor inside Kaiser.
Apr 2015Doc #4: KaiserHe suggests a cortisone shot.
Apr-Sept 2015MeNo pain! Love cortisone. However, cortisone only MASKS the injury. I played tennis all summer and probably made the injury worse.
Sept 2015MeOw, starting to hurt again.
Oct 2015Doc #4Let’s try cortisone again.
Oct -Dec 2015MeDoesn’t feel as good as the last shot. I can play a little, but it degrades quickly. Around this time, I switch jobs and get a new healthcare package. No more Kaiser.
Jan 2016Doc #3 at Stanford again – in networkHe says he can’t find the problem, so the only answer is arthroscopic surgery.
Jan 2016Doc #3They perform surgery and put me in a soft cast for 2 weeks while the swelling goes down. He confirms the problem was ruptured ligaments and cartilage. He had to do alot of repair and add 2 metal pins to hold it all in place.
Feb 2016Doc #3Hard cast put on for 6 more weeks.
Mar 2016Doc #3Cast removed and pins removed.
Mar 2016Occupational TherapistRehab begins. They said it will take 3 months I can barely move my wrist. I am improving my millimeters per day.
NowMeThis is the time of the blog post. The lack of exercise (and pain in my wrist) has made me really irritable. I am annoying other people.
Jun 2016MePredicted time I can play tennis gain. Hopefully.
Jul 2016MeScheduled date for Karma to give me my next injury. (Sarcasm)

So that’s about 18 months so far and about 2 years from injury to recovery.  Getting old sucks. MRIs aren’t very helpful. Many doctors don’t really know what they are doing. I think it feels better to have at least wrote down the history.

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