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  • Writer's pictureDr Steve Osman-ToddHall

2021... the curse...

As the video below explains, I have had two surgeries for my right hand following an accident involving two of my dogs and indeed my hand! I am having to dictate this and gosh it isn't as easy as you think! Because of the position of the bite, I was unlucky enough that my extensor tendons sheath was penetrated, causing lots of inflammation and a very resistant infection. This required many bags of antibiotics in hospital, and two surgeries, with the emergency department doctor attempting the first surgery to try and make things easier for me, but unfortunately making things worse, and landing me in the worst world of pain that I have ever experienced. I had my second surgery under a hand specialist to Thursdays ago, and I'm continuing to see him in town, plus for hand physiotherapists there as well. I remain on pain relief and oral antibiotics, with compression bandaging, and two hourly exercises and lymphoedema drainage management. Things are a bit rough to say the least, but hopefully this will explain itself when I say that being at work currently without the ability to use my right hand and in significant pain is obviously not feasible. It is also a major impediment to being able to do phone calls from home at fair rate I am normally able to do them. I'm having to do notes left-handed and extremely slowly. Many thanks for your patience, pending my return to normal service!

Best wishes- stay safe...

Dr Steve

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Pamela Walker
Pamela Walker
Oct 08, 2021

Dearest Dr. Steve,

Firstly long time no see, and great to see you around again. Sorry to hear about your health issues and I sincerely hope your hand clears up quickly. Im also really sorry to hear about your dog, I get where you are at with that and big hugs. My husband goes to the clinic that you are at, I will have to tell him hehehe. Anyway much love from myself, Amy and Chuppa, we miss you very very much.

Love and best wishes to you and Wayne. xxoxo

Pamela Walker

p.s... Beachmere!!! The good old days


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Shirley VanLeent
Sep 13, 2021

Dr Steve, hope you make a quick recovery with no further complications. Our hearts go out to you both. love Shirley and John


Christine Beal
Sep 12, 2021

Oh dear, You should have bought a bone for the doggies to chew on so they wouldn't have had to chew you! Sending love for a speedy and complete recovery.

Chris and Garry xx


Sep 12, 2021

Our thoughts are with you Dr Steve & hope you have a speedy recovery. You have had quite a few challenges this year & you still stay positive which is great. Sammie & my thoughts are with you guys.

Regards from Sydney

Ron & Sammie.

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