Sanna's Bag

“I never seem to have what I need when I need it. I’m going to make a belt-bag that’s bigger on the inside than on the outside, and just carry everything with me.”

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Out of the cast!

Every time I go in for x-ray, I learn something else about the extent of my injury.  Evidently the doctor had to "fill in" holes  in the radius that had been punched by other bones in the wrist. And the filler has been well assimilated, the break is fusing, and I have graduated from cast to splint which I am allowed to remove five times a day for stretching exercise, and (drum roll please) for bathing!  I scrubbed my left arm from fingertips to elbow for the first time in 2 months.  Oh god it was glorious!! Oh, yes! ahhhh, oooo, just like that!  Mmmm, harder,  Yeeeeesssss!

The stretching hurts like a sumbich but I gotta do it if I'm gonna get my hand back.  Amazing how weak and stiff you can get in a brief two months.  And pale!  I didn't think I COULD get paler, but there is a definite like of demarcation just below the fingers.

Oh, and I have a new story - I was at Nordstrom's half-yearly sale and this supermodel type shoved me away from a rack of Balenciaga dresses at 75% off.  So I shoved her  back and it must have been when I punched her in the head that I broke my wrist. . .

10 Comments:

  • At 7:24 AM , Blogger LA said...

    Yippeee!!!! I know that you'll be very diligent about exercising your wrist...that's very important! I like your new "cover" story.

     
  • At 11:54 AM , Blogger mplanck said...

    I'm so glad your imagination didn't suffer when you broke your wrist. :-) Love the latest hyperbole.

     
  • At 1:49 PM , Blogger Tim Young said...

    Wow Roxie, when you break a bone you do a good job of it. I'm glad you are in a splint now. They are a lot easier to deal with.

     
  • At 2:20 PM , Blogger Rose Lefebvre said...

    or maybe it was that time you were in the mud wrestling contest clad in that form fitting one-piece swim suit...

     
  • At 3:21 PM , Blogger Galad said...

    That is wonderful news. So glad you are on the mend and could actually wash your arm!

     
  • At 5:21 PM , Blogger sophanne said...

    YES! I love the new story. Even better than the skateboard one.

    Except maybe you could have used "karat-ay" (karate) instead of punching her.

     
  • At 5:46 PM , Blogger KnitTech said...

    Roxie! Breaking your arm, then punching uppity bitches. What has gotten into you?!

    Good for you, don't let them push you around.

     
  • At 12:26 PM , Anonymous Benita said...

    I remember when I finally got to scrub my wrist and hand after my carpal tunnel surgery - and yes, it felt sooooo good! Congrats on not having to have a cast anymore.

     
  • At 1:22 PM , Blogger Amy Lane said...

    LOL-- of COURSE that's what happened! It could have been when you were nobly protecting a weasly politician from muggers, too--because you ARE my hero:-)

     
  • At 5:25 AM , Blogger Alwen said...

    My girlfriend from HS spent some time in a body cast, and she always said the worst part was having an itch she couldn't scratch!

     

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