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Wednesday, 15 December 2010

OH has his second operation...

For those who don't know, OH had an accident in June and severed a tendon in his forearm. Unfortunately, though the tendon knitted together after the initial op, it stretched, leaving him with two bent (and therefore useless) fingers. The trauma also caused some further tendon and pain issues in his wrist and the palm of his hand. Physiotherapy didn't help and was suspended. The hand surgeon he subsequently saw said the reason for the tendon stretching was due to the site of the injury - very close to the point where the tendon joins muscle. He felt that performing the same operation would almost certainly have the same result, and decided to operate on the hand and wrist instead.

That operation finally took place yesterday, and OH is yet again in a plaster cast, this time from elbow to fingertips. He's been warned that the operation site is extremely delicate and he must take extra care not to knock it, etc. This means no work of any kind for at least 6 weeks, more likely 8+. His employer to date has been less than sympathetic, and, after the first operation, forced him back to work before he was ready with the threat of the sack, much to the disgust of the Union, GP and surgeon.

So quite what will happen this time, we dread to think...


  1. I wish him well with his recovery. I really don't understand how folk (the boss) can be so lacking in understanding. I feel for you both, it's a horrible worry to have. Jx

  2. Thank you, Julia. x

    He works for the government - the government who wants to get all disabled and incapacitated people off benefits and into work at all costs, yet sacks its own staff the minute they get long-term sick or have an accident. The irony seems to have been totally lost on them...!

  3. I really feel for you, I wish I had some words of wisdom here that would help...

    I can't believe he was threatened with the sack, that is absolutely awful!

    I have everything crossed for your husbands recovery x