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    Arm in plaster where to buy protective cover

    My ops on wednesday and my arm will be plastered for 6 weeks,I noticed someone had a special like bag thing over their cast at my last hopsital visit to stop the plaster getting wet in the rain,bath,shower etc,wish i had asked them where they got it from now,any ideas?

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    I can't help you but i wish you luck with your op x x

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    Just ask at the hospital on Wednesday after you get your arm plastered.

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    MinstrelMan;3298881

    lololol

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    modoc;3298981

    Just ask at the hospital on Wednesday after you get your arm … Just ask at the hospital on Wednesday after you get your arm plastered.[SIZE="1"][COLOR="Silver"]Common sense threads... don't you just love em[/COLOR][/SIZE]

    thanks! i wanted to order one beforehand really so its here in time and i can have a nice hot soak in the tub when i get home hence wanting to find one BEFORE wednesday:thumbsup:

    The hospital will give you a cover or try ]Yourable

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    choc1969;3299521

    The hospital will give you a cover or try ]Yourable

    great stuff thanks very much,the hospital is tight as a ducks bum so doubt they will give me anything!! last time they made me go buy my own sling as part of their "reducing costs" plan:x

    Mardyass;3299492

    lololol




    thats 1:1 scale btw....... big enough to fit anyone :thumbsup:

    or if you have 11 year old girl arms like me...... a pepperami wrapper would suffice

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    MinstrelMan;3299629

    thats 1:1 scale btw....... big enough to fit anyone :thumbsup:or if you … thats 1:1 scale btw....... big enough to fit anyone :thumbsup:or if you have 11 year old girl arms like me...... a pepperami wrapper would suffice

    yeah a giant pepperami wrapper would do the job perfectly!:thumbsup:

    Mardyass;3299614

    great stuff thanks very much,the hospital is tight as a ducks bum so … great stuff thanks very much,the hospital is tight as a ducks bum so doubt they will give me anything!! last time they made me go buy my own sling as part of their "reducing costs" plan:x



    no way :? don't they have a disablement services centre ?

    seriously though can you not just wrap it with cling film, or am I missing the point? are you wanting protect it from water or you need somethign a little tougher?

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    choc1969;3299684

    no way :? don't they have a disablement services centre ?

    I have no idea but theyre useless,they told me to go straight to the nearest chemist and buy a sling,cheeky sods what do we pay taxes for i wonder

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    MinstrelMan;3299691

    seriously though can you not just wrap it with cling film, or am I … seriously though can you not just wrap it with cling film, or am I missing the point? are you wanting protect it from water or you need somethign a little tougher?

    it probably needs to be a lot tougher than cling film,so i can have a bath or shower without it getting wet at all

    ask Daniel Craig! he had a fancy one on Jonathan Ross on Friday!

    Good luck with the op mate, I'm going back into hospital on wednesday too, as my arm has been in a cast the last couple weeks but I hope you didn't damage it the same way I did. :giggle:

    I've been using a plastic bag with an elastic band whenever I have a bath or shower, which could work shortterm for you and to be honest, it doesn't look much worse than the protective cover I've seen on the links.

    Good luck with your op mate and I hope the docs are more competant than mine, as they don't have a clue what's gone wrong with my op and I still can't straighten my fingers. :oops:

    MinstrelMan;3298881



    BTW, I hate using those on the places where it's supposed to go, so why would someone stick it on their arm.........surely it would feel too tight on there and reduce pleassure too. :giggle:

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    realfriendlyman;3299810

    Good luck with the op mate, I'm going back into hospital on wednesday … Good luck with the op mate, I'm going back into hospital on wednesday too, as my arm has been in a cast the last couple weeks but I hope you didn't damage it the same way I did. :giggle:I've been using a plastic bag with an elastic band whenever I have a bath or shower, which could work shortterm for you and to be honest, it doesn't look much worse than the protective cover I've seen on the links.Good luck with your op mate and I hope the docs are more competant than mine, as they don't have a clue what's gone wrong with my op and I still can't straighten my fingers. :oops:


    sorry to hear that,they cant fluff my arm up much more,i can barely feel my fingers due to muscle and nerve damage,im hoping this time round brings some relief from the constant nagging pain.
    Hope you get yours sorted soon:)

    i had this with my leg - a bin bag and a bit of parcel tape works just fine, as long as you don't submerse the limb totally. Don't keep it on too long either - your arm will sweat inside and will make the cast smellier sooner!!!

    Mardyass;3299721

    it probably needs to be a lot tougher than cling film,so i can have a … it probably needs to be a lot tougher than cling film,so i can have a bath or shower without it getting wet at all



    I just used a carrier bag and elastic bands when my arm was in plaster. Only really need a cover if you are going swimming or something ]Some available HERE

    My hospital is great and not trying to save money or anything, but didnt even tell me about these

    BTW - I was told to try and keep my arm upright when I was asleep to stop it swelling, which meant it was out of the covers and cold - putting a bedsock over it kept my fingers warm

    Mardyass;3299840

    sorry to hear that,they cant fluff my arm up much more,i can barely feel … sorry to hear that,they cant fluff my arm up much more,i can barely feel my fingers due to muscle and nerve damage,im hoping this time round brings some relief from the constant nagging pain.Hope you get yours sorted soon:)



    Cheers mate.

    I've spoken to several docs about it and they've told me loads of different things including my hand should be fine immediately after the op, I need to force my fingers to straighten, there might be some tendom damage, it's impossible that there could be any damage, they might need to operate again and they're hoping my fingers will eventually start working but it could become permanent. :x

    The night before they decided to let me out, they said a consultant would see me about extracting the metal in my hand but they won't use any drugs etc and then they woke me up just before midnight to tell me I'm not to eat or drink from this point because there's a chance they're going to operate in the morning. :?

    Then I spoke to a consultant first thing in the morning and they told me I'm to have a live operation behind an x-ray screen where they will extract the metal while I'm awake (I did this before but it was only extracted by a further 3-4mm and it sticks out my hand anyway) until they can see improvement but if it doesn't work, then I'll need a further op.

    15 mins after that, I was told I can go home and I just need to keep forcing my fingers. :roll:

    There hasn't been much improvement, so I'm worried they'll book me in for another op this week...which means it's gonna take longer to heal than they originally anticipated.

    What happened with yours?

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    realfriendlyman;3300678

    Cheers mate. :)I've spoken to several docs about it and they've told me … Cheers mate. :)I've spoken to several docs about it and they've told me loads of different things including my hand should be fine immediately after the op, I need to force my fingers to straighten, there might be some tendom damage, it's impossible that there could be any damage, they might need to operate again and they're hoping my fingers will eventually start working but it could become permanent. :xThe night before they decided to let me out, they said a consultant would see me about extracting the metal in my hand but they won't use any drugs etc and then they woke me up just before midnight to tell me I'm not to eat or drink from this point because there's a chance they're going to operate in the morning. :?Then I spoke to a consultant first thing in the morning and they told me I'm to have a live operation behind an x-ray screen where they will extract the metal while I'm awake (I did this before but it was only extracted by a further 3-4mm and it sticks out my hand anyway) until they can see improvement but if it doesn't work, then I'll need a further op.15 mins after that, I was told I can go home and I just need to keep forcing my fingers. :roll:There hasn't been much improvement, so I'm worried they'll book me in for another op this week...which means it's gonna take longer to heal than they originally anticipated.What happened with yours?

    ohhhhh ouch poor you,i hope things work out for you.
    Mines a long story but i had an accident 7 years ago and fractured my neck,that resulted in me adjusting my posture to adapt to the pain,but over time it made the muscles in my shoulder bad and i have nerve and muscle damage from the accident anyway.
    The muscles on top of my shoulder are now a big mass and hurt like crazy,theyre going to strip back the muscle taking out all the bad and then plastering my left arm to let all the muscles rest for 6 weeks before i start physhio to regain the movement.
    i'm hoping that i wont get the shooting pains down my arm anymore after that although theres no guarentees,at the moment i can barely move my left arm and my thumb and index finger i cant feel,fingers crossed eh

    Mardyass;3301974

    ohhhhh ouch poor you,i hope things work out for you.Mines a long story … ohhhhh ouch poor you,i hope things work out for you.Mines a long story but i had an accident 7 years ago and fractured my neck,that resulted in me adjusting my posture to adapt to the pain,but over time it made the muscles in my shoulder bad and i have nerve and muscle damage from the accident anyway.The muscles on top of my shoulder are now a big mass and hurt like crazy,theyre going to strip back the muscle taking out all the bad and then plastering my left arm to let all the muscles rest for 6 weeks before i start physhio to regain the movement.i'm hoping that i wont get the shooting pains down my arm anymore after that although theres no guarentees,at the moment i can barely move my left arm and my thumb and index finger i cant feel,fingers crossed eh



    Damn mate.......I really feel like an idiot with how I'm going on about how devestated I am about my hand when I just read what you've gone through. :-(

    Do they think it can get back to normal and have you considered private hospitals?

    Health is one thing you can't mess around with and that's why I'm tempted to go private if they can't sort out my hand asap as well.

    Good luck mate and here's a bit of rep, I know it's no consolation but after the events I've recently gone through, I've only just realised how difficult life can be and we all need to stick together. :thumbsup:

    I would say that one of the most important things to do in our situation is to remain optimistic and do everything they ask of us inorder to improve rapidly.

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    realfriendlyman;3308400

    Damn mate.......I really feel like an idiot with how I'm going on about … Damn mate.......I really feel like an idiot with how I'm going on about how devestated I am about my hand when I just read what you've gone through. :-(Do they think it can get back to normal and have you considered private hospitals?Health is one thing you can't mess around with and that's why I'm tempted to go private if they can't sort out my hand asap as well.Good luck mate and here's a bit of rep, I know it's no consolation but after the events I've recently gone through, I've only just realised how difficult life can be and we all need to stick together. :thumbsup:I would say that one of the most important things to do in our situation is to remain optimistic and do everything they ask of us inorder to improve rapidly.

    I've toyed with the idea of going abroad and going it private,if this doesnt work thats probably what i will end up doing as 7 years on and im still in pain,who cares about the debt id get into if its pain free its got to be worth it! keep smiling eh,it can only get better
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