Splint Wearing Reflection Paper

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Jeanese Murdock
Splint Wearing Reflection Paper
Over a period of the first two days I wore my splint for six hours. First in the setting of driving and community mobility which was an hour. While at home I wore it for another 2 hours while doing ADLs and IADLs. Also, I participated in the leisure setting for 3 hours. I was only able to sleep in it for two hours. Saturday morning I wore the splint for three and a half hours deer hunting.
I must say that the splint was comfortable, but it hindered me in all occupations. In the setting of driving and community mobility I got into my truck and cranked it and I thought this isn’t bad at all. I stopped at a store to get a drink and when I reached to turn the ignition off, I realized that I was limited in range of motion especially in radial deviation and wrist extension. Upon entering the store and getting my drink I realized all my money was in my right front pocket. The splint doesn’t go into my pocket and I could not reach into my pocket with my left hand. Needless to say I had to remove the splint to retrieve the money from my pocket. The man at the counter was looking at me with a smirk but never offered his assistance. After entering my house, I proceeded to put all my things down to change clothes and again I was faced with limited range of motion. I needed full wrist extension and flexion, radial and ulnar deviation in order to remove my clothes. I put some clothes in the washer and dryer that did not present a challenge. When I was folding and hanging my clothes from the dryer I ran into some on the same limitations as
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When typing or texting, the splint is hard and feels like it is creating pressure sores on my hand. Resting was pretty comfortable, didn’t notice any sweating or feelings of pressure while watching television. Aside from needing some padding in certain spots it was comfortable to

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