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Right hand surgery and other updates

Don had his right pinky and palm operated on 2/3/12 in a 3.5-hour outpatient surgery at the University of Colorado Hospital.  We are so excited that this is his last surgery related to the burn injuries.  Much like the left … Continue reading

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Pin removal

This past Wednesday Don had the pin in his left pinky (I spelled it “pinkie” in the last post — apparently that’s the Scottish English spelling and “pinky” is the American English spelling – who knew?!) removed.  The doctor used … Continue reading

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Hand surgery

On Monday, December 5th, Don had his left pinkie operated on to remove burn scar tissue that was causing the finger to curl inward, preventing him from being able to straighten it.  In a two-hour outpatient surgery, the doctor removed … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

It doesn’t take much effort to let the negative voices in your brain take over – the voices that tell you it won’t work, you won’t succeed, you can’t do it.  We are surrounded by critics and pessimists who feed … Continue reading

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1 year anniversary

Many things have gone through my head today on the anniversary of the fire that sent Don to the University of Colorado Hospital Burn ICU.  One has been the time and order in which everything happened.  I went back to … Continue reading

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Hand surgeon meeting

We met with the hand surgeon today about Don’s pinkies and the contracture on his right palm.  His left pinkie in particular is curled over pretty badly and he can’t come close to straightening it.  His right pinkie isn’t quite … Continue reading

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Burn Survivors’ meeting

Last week we went to the September SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery) burn survivors’ meeting at the University of Colorado Hospital outpatient building.  The meetings are run by the hospital burn unit’s psychologist and are basically a round-table where … Continue reading

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