Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The One Where I Get My Cast Off

Thursday last week I got my cast off after 4 weeks. Woo Hoo!! I can't explain how much I disliked being in the cast. It was painful, the swelling and throbbing was unbearable. I had more bad days than good days. Now that I'm in a brace, I'm relieved. At least when I'm in pain and there's swelling, I'm able to take it off for a bit. Next Wednesday I begin physical therapy and until then I'm doing PT at home. He has some goals for me to work on like: Open my hand all the way Close it. Make a fist with my thumb tucked Bend my wrist in all direction....well, this one is the most difficult and painful. I'm sore and swollen and stiff in the mornings. Sore and tired in the evenings. I have to warm my hand/wrist/arm up under warm water in the morning. I use the heating pad at night to keep things moving. I'm excited to see the physical therapist next week. I hope I've made some good progress by then, something that can be built upon. Bracing myself for how painful it will be but ready to drive!! Haven't driven in 5 weeks. I need to get out!! Serious cabin fever!! :) In other news I used the elliptical yesterday and think I'll be able to do that in lieu of running until I get a 100% ok to run.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The One Where I Think It's So-So

well.... i have some good days where i'm not in a lot of pain and im getting around ok. but i have others where its a struggle all day..... friday - yesterday has been hard. pain, unable to rest, get into a comfortable position. its been frustrating. i've been tempted to get the vicodin back out. yes ive called the dr, he said the pain is normal, its a sign that my nerves are healing..... i have my doubts! i get the cast off friday. im hoping i'll get a brace and begin physical therapy! im hoping for lots of progress! :) because the details surrounding my fall are a bit complicated, i've deactivated my facebook account. i'll tweet (look me up) and im on instatgram but no fb for a while.... maybe a long while.... for now working is slow.... and well doing anything is slow.... moving my elbow hurts. my shoulder/neck is sore from the sling. just going to the grocery store tires me out. i dunno...i think maybe i expect too much from my body. y'all know im not the most patient person! at least i didnt have to begin the day with icing! yay!! :) well....back to work

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The One Where Things Are Bursting

Update: day 18 of 60(ish). I have a new cast, I had a fracture blister burst. My cast had to be replaced and the wound doctored. I get this cast off in 10 days. I'm hoping ill be placed in a brace and begin to do some physical therapy. I was able to sleep for the second night in a row. So.Thankful!! Hubby has gotten pretty good at dishes, laundry & chores. He made pot roast for dinner last night. . So.Blessed. I walked on the treadmill yesterday and today. It's about all the 'working out' I can do. It was nice to move a bit. I'm able to work. I'm hen pecking. It takes longer to get simple projects completed. But they are being done! My boss broke her hand a few years ago so she's understanding of my predicament. The hardest part for me is not being able to drive. I need to run errands for my kiddos science project, but I can't drive. It's beginning to be frustrating...for everyone. I guess though the hardest part is not being able to shower & wash my hair! Today I had a baby wipe bath & I was able to (for the first time) put deodorant on by myself! Small Victories!! While I"m glad to be able to walk on the treadmill, it's somewhat depressing to only burn 89 calories in 25 minutes. Oh well, more will come with time. :) Gotta Choose Joy!