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Comment : Exfix
Posted by Mandy on Mon 8:00pm 25 September 2006


I had an external fixator running from my arm to my hand, and it really freaked me out at first! I really feel for you having it on your leg and trying to sleep. I kept my arm propped on a pillow at all times, and that really helped. I got used to it, and as long as the weight was on off it, it wasn't too bad.

I've read about people here getting infections at the pin site, so please be careful. I had to clean all the pin sites twice a day with hydrogen peroxide, and they said I did a good job, which was amazing, because honestly, I found it hard to look at! I ended up keeping the contraption for some insane reason... so I can look at it in years to come and see how far I've come along.

Just a little advice, and also, remember... one day you'll get it off and be really happy!

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