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broken wrist before cruise
Yeah, so hubby broke his wrist yesterday, (mountain biking accident) looks like he has to have surgery before our Alaskan cruise trip on Princess.

Thankfully it's his arm vs leg that would be way worse.

Anyone have any ideas on how that will affect our cruise.
Edited 7/28/2019 10:16:03 AM by redplanettravelboss ...View History
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Answer @ 7/8/2019 10:00:00 PM by DKrol1969
My husband was in a biking accident before our trip too: Broke his collarbone, wrist and back.

I would recommend getting a water proof cast if possible. One less thing to worry about
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Answer @ 7/18/2019 1:00:00 AM by quorumimmediately80
Similar experience for me four years ago when I broke my elbow. First question I asked the Doctor in the hospital was "will I be able to go on my cruise?" Lucky for me was our trip was three weeks after my surgery.

Hope the surgery can be done quickly with such short time before the cruise and he’s given ok to go.

Have fun, "no chores" will be easier onboard for sure.

As long as he can lift a drink to his lips, and a fork to his mouth he will be fine.
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Answer @ 7/27/2019 11:00:00 PM by notslight88
I broke my hand in three places and had surgery 2 days before we went on a trip to Mexico.

I wasn't going to let anything stop me. Have him bring pain medication.

Also, it is super important that he elevates his arm at all times.

I was told to hold my arm "like a policeman" all the time. I guess like a traffic patrol person, or something.

Keeping it elevated does help to keep the swelling down and reduce pain.

Bring some of those small ice packs with you, if you can.

I even went on a small boat and did other activities while on the vacation.

I just couldn't go all the way in the swimming pool or ride the ATVs.

I missed a bunch of activities, but I would rather be on vacation than at home moping.

If he can get a waterproof cast, and something to put over it when he is outside to protect it from rain, that would be good.
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Answer @ 7/28/2019 10:16:08 AM by internalelse
Went to Switzerland 4 weeks after shattering my wrist and having a plate and screws installed.

Pain in the ass when it came to lifting luggage. My poor husband had to do everything.

I could not lift over 2 pounds with my arm and swelling was also an issue on the flight.

Good luck! Pack light and bring pain meds.
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Answer @ 7/28/2019 10:16:08 AM by M_SY1986
Where there’s a will there’s a way.

Years ago I broke my ankle 6 weeks before we were going to leave on a cruise.

The first words out of my mouth to the ER Dr was I’m going on a cruise in 6 weeks, not can I go.

I had surgery the next day and used a scooter on the cruise.

We even got a handicap room the day we boarded.

Had a great time. Hope you and your hubby have a wonderful cruise.

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