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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

How to Keep Fractured Arms, Feet, Fingers, and Legs Dry When you Bathe/Shower


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One of the things that impressed those medical folks yesterday  was that the cast was intact, not moldy or soft from bath/shower water. The usual advice is to wrap it in a disposable plastic shopping bag and to hope for the best when the person bathes. That rarely works 100%, as I know from personal experience, and from looking at lots of medical records and chatting with people who've endured fractures.

So I came up with an almost foolproof system to protect the integrity of the casting material
and the body parts inside it.

Here's how I've protected the cast to keep it dry. See what this technique does for you!

Wrap a thin cotton towel around an area just above the affected body part - or have someone wrap the towel for you. Tuck in the end and make sure the towel is snug. 

THEN encase the area in a plastic bag that you fasten shut by A) Squeezing the ends into "loops" to be tied together shoelace style or  B) Twist the gathered plastic into a tight "rope" and insert it into plastic bag material against your skin. It's the same technique as twisting a towel over wet hair.

You now have absorbent material to soak up accidental "leaks" into the bag. A 2-pronged system for keeping your casted body part(s) dry, it's quite effective.

Okay medical specialists and patients, what do you think of that?

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in the vanguard said...

Are these fractures because you're taking chemotherapy?

Yocheved Golani said...

No, my fractures resulted from accidents. My elbow was crushed after I fell off a temporary bridge that literally broke under my feet. My foot broke due to being stepped on by a heavy person in thick, heavy shoes rushing past me to find a seat at a public event. My other falls happened due to the severe vertigo that resulted from that now-gone brain tumor and subsequent damage (also healing) to my optic nerves. I've never needed chemotherapy and beg people NEVER to use it. Chemo is deadly stuff that undermines the immune system. There are effective cancer-enders in the alternative healing world. I recommend those.

in the vanguard said...

very well said, Yocheved, glad you see it that way - the right way!

Yocheved Golani said...

Please let me know why you're so agreeable with my point of view, In the Vanguard. Too few people know the effective alternatives to chemotherapy. And how dangerous the stuff is.

in the vanguard said...

I've read much on medicine over the years ... and especially on the alternative ways to heal, especially by letting the body heal itself, like it does with a skin tear or broken bone. Cancer and ANY DEGENERATIVE CHRONIC codition can be turned around, with the body healing itself, with proper nutritional input and elimination of poisons. A knowleadgeable person on this is a lady in Australia, I think, whose name is Kathryn Alexander. I read a Hebrew book called אני ערב לך, where there too this philosophy is at its core. There is the famous Gerson Therapy against chronic degenerative disease. A very long list of such practitioners have, unfortunately, been put out of business in the U.S., where the Big-Pharma mafia control most of the medical establishment and the governmental agencies that "police" it. The list is really very long. Another that comes to mind is the author of "Flood your body with oxygen".

The proper view of disease is a long way from "modern" medicine's narrow-minded, symptom-attacking approach. The latter have it backwards. They are legitimized drug pushers. They do no understand that the terrain is the cause of disease, and not the bug that takes advantage of the sick terrain.

I could go on for hours, but you get the point.

Kol tuv!

Yocheved Golani said...

Vanguard I suggest that you share EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge with skeptics of alternative healing strategies. I went from blind to sighted with natural healing techniques after the western medical world expected me to A) die soon and B) remain blind until then.

I've educated the medical team about many realities they're still struggling to grasp.

Growing numbers of medical professionals read the EMPOWER Yourself book. Some interact with me to learn more about why I'm healthier than most people my age. Doctors usually do double- and triple-takes when I tell them my age. They're stunned.