Tuesday, March 16, 2010
3 more weeks
Well, the wrist was x-ray'd yesterday, and my bone is still broken. A new cast was put on (thank goodness, cause that old one was getting Stinky!), and I wait for 3 more weeks....then get another x-ray and go from there.
The scariest part of the experience is realizing that I cannot move my wrist. When the cast was off, I had a bit of time to "play" with it, and I couldn't get it to move. Yikes. This re-hab is going to take a long time after the cast is finally off for good. (The doctor said it takes at least 8 weeks to regain full range of motion!) Immobilization has atrophied my muscles and frozen my ligaments. Ew.
I have never had to live with or deal with a disability, but this experience certainly helps me understand what people have to go through who don't have full functionality of their "parts". On top of being scary, it is really frustrating. I'm not a person that likes to ask for help, and this is teaching me that I have to....I can't imagine a lifetime of reliance on others.
So, it looks like I will turn 36 with a cast on my arm. It kind of makes me feel juvenile...in an "adult with braces" kinda way. I suppose that as long as I can run after that little rugrat of mine, I'll remain young at heart!
Here's to Calcium supplements and healing bones!