Friday, October 31, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
The healing is slow, but every day gets better. I can now pull up, button and zip my pants and shorts without much pain. I'm sleeping pretty good finally. Typing is getting easier with my right hand and I'm able to write a little. After going back to work this week, my hand has just been pretty sore from using it from time to time, but everyday it feels better. I'm still a little bruised and swollen, but it sure looks better than it did on Monday.
What I can't do with my right hand: open jars or bottles, shift or start my vehicle, wash my hair or face, open doors, hold or lift anything more than a few ounces, push a grocery cart and so much more. My left arm is already looking bigger than my right from using it to compensate.
I really miss my weight workouts almost as much as my running. My husband told me to just do left handed exercises, but I'm already going to be imbalanced as it is!
Monday, October 20, 2008
I wasn't sure if he was going to give me the same splint I was wearing, or end up casting it. Looks like I got the best option - a lightweight, REMOVEABLE hand splint. I can remove it for showering, but I probably won't for another week. He said other than showering, I should keep it on at all times. I'm just happy that I can finally wash that arm!
And for the ultimate bestest news of all, he told me that I could run before the 4 weeks was up, although I probably should give it a few more weeks first. Wahoo!!!! No trails, of course. He said nothing where there could be a big risk of falling. So, I'll have to stick to roads for a while, but overall, it was fabulous to hear the great news. I'll just wait and see how I feel after two more weeks. My biggest concern has been and still is to ensure that my wrist heals up nicely.
Kenny took me to Einstein's bagels afterwards to celebrate, and I ate a most delicious cranberry bagel. Later on today, we'll make a ton of chile rellenos from the batch of roasted chilies that Kenny picked up in New Mexico last month. We freeze them when he brings them home and enjoy them all year long in everything.
Yep, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to me indeed. :)
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
There were tons of yellow wildflowers along the road: