this is my 3rd cast, technically a splint with velcro straps that i can remove to shower, etc.
i was very excited to get it. feels like--and is--progress, but for some reason, my hand and wrist look far worse than they did in cast #2. both are very swollen. see the picture in my last post to compare.
i'm told this is typical at this stage but i feel like i'm traveling around with a Frankenstein Hand. i'm doing hand exercises several times a day and now, for the first time since the break, am in real pain. hence, no Zentangle® or blogging. but i did manage to draw this.
and yes, it actually looks that way. it doesn't resemble my other hand at all.
"nevertheless, she persisted."
i am persisting. i'm determined to get my hand back.
8/6/2017 09:29:32 am
Jeez I am sorry to read about your hand and how you feel. I wished I could talk from experience and assure you with something like "Hey, don't worry. My wrist was the size of my thigh at first, too, but it got down pretty quick...I could almost watch the 'weight' dropping". No, not of the thigh..the wrist, duh! Well, well, well, well, well, well....I have actually done some research for you and found quite a good pdf for you to download. I am sure your doctor has given you all the ins and outs, but sometimes we just want to read it with our own eyes. Click on the link....nothing will happen....but after some time a window pops up and you can safe it.
8/6/2017 02:20:29 pm
thank you! i printed out the pdf. i read it first--it echoes completely what my doctor is telling me, but it puts it all in one place very neatly. the exercises are exactly what my doctor gave me to do, and are the ones i'm doing daily.
8/7/2017 01:07:38 am
I know exactly how you feel. I had once a tiny little crack in my foot and needed a cast for just 3 weeks. I thought the 3 weeks will never end and the limitations it put on my normal activities I thought only dying is more limiting. So, in 2018 you will have forgotten all of your trouble and pain and believe me!!!! 2018 is only just round the corner.
8/7/2017 03:39:30 pm
susie, i just emailed your pdf to my occuptional therapist--i thought it was so good that i know she will appreciate it! it's a keeper. thanks again.
8/7/2017 11:49:32 pm
WOW! I had no idea it was THAT good. [Hey, Lonetta, you might be interested in downloading this file as well, now that YOUR left broken wrist has just healed.] You two should shake left wrists with each other.😉
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SITES TO WATCH:
Insight Meditation Society
Oxford Rug Hooking School
Zentangle: The Official Site
Green Mountain Rug Hooking
Massachusetts Tarot Society