Friday, November 5, 2010

Just Call me Gimpy

Sloan & Omri

I'm so grateful that tomorrow if Friday. I'm looking forward to catching up on some artwork that has been haunting me. Something exciting happened this week. I finally got my cast off on Tuesday. 11 weeks in a cast has left my wrist & hand swollen, bruised, numb on the lower part of my hand, and all around sore beyond belief. I'm no wimp but I will tell you that my hand hurts like heck. I can't grip much of anything. I can hardly hold a paper plate. I tried to hold my fingers up to form the number three tonight & my whole hand shook. It is pretty pathetic. The Dr. warned me that I would probably have some muscle atrophy, I just had no idea it would look and feel as awful as it does. Thank goodness it's fall & long sleeves are needed. I can hide my shrunken arm until it plumps back up. I was given a Spica splint to wear for now & I go back in three weeks for a followup. At the moment I'm taking my splint off twice a day to work on movement. This weekend I'll try to do more. I think I have a long road ahead of me. It could bum me out but I'm not going to let it drag me down. Just forever grateful it wasn't my right hand.

Although I have a list of things I need to get done, I also have a list of fun things to do with my little ones. I bought the girls some beautiful books at the thrift store today & we are looking forward to reading all of them. I also found a brand new cribbage game & I can't wait to teach Sloan how to play. We have a couple thank you cards to make & a few get well cards as well. I'm looking forward to snuggling up my little Oblio. He woke up this morning with a goopy eye. So I'll be watching to make sure it doesn't turn into something worse. 

Last but not least I don't think I've laughed this hard in a long time. This is honestly how I feel when I use my left arm these days. Too funny. Hope you all have the best weekend ever!