I can do this!

The following is being typed wiht both hands.  I will not make a correction unless it comes out rude.  😉

It would seem that zi was suffering a miscommunication when zi talked to the Dr.  When he told me 2 months it was for the WHOLE PROCESS:  Surgery, cast, and physical therapy!

This means that the 10 days in the temp cast counts as week one and now I only have 3 weeks of cast torture to go.  We also discussed the Castrophobia issue and I found out it is common.  It is thought to be linked to the strong pain medications as well as the swelling.  Glad I din’t take the pain meds longer than I did or I might well have gnawed of the temp cast!  😛

On typing wiht both hands… The hard cast completely covers my thumb but leaves my fingers wiht less coverage and therefor more mobility!  So, since I’m under strict orders to keep those four fingers in action I am gyping.  Albeit, not very good typing.  😉

Still unable to take any pictures at all.  The weight of the camera is too great.  Sorry. But I can show you what it looks like, though on mine the thumb is completely covered.

And yes, it is pink,  though I toyed with the pink camo option for about a minute….  Yes there really is a pink camo option.
You can find it here at ORTHOTAPE

Maybe it’s a southern thing?



OK finger exercise session done for today.


8 thoughts on “I can do this!

  1. katechiconi says:

    I would have gone for pink camo. So it’s a very, very southern thing….
    I have an inkling of where you’re at cast-wise: I had a scaphoid plaster (the bright pink one shown above except it went further up my fingers, almost to the first joint) for 6 weeks when I broke my wrist fallling off the bike. Your thumb is jacked out at an angle, it catches on everything and gives it a nasty jolt, it’s almost impossible to get your arm through most sleeves, you clock yourself with it at night on a regular basis, and don’t even get me started on the fun and games trying to have a shower…

  2. shoreacres says:

    That’s one snazzy cast! And of course there’s pink camo. What Southern Belle wouldn’t choose that option? I’m so glad to hear that the two months is for the whole process. That makes a bad situation a little more bearable. And I must say, your typing looks just fine to me. Happy Day by Day!

  3. Playamart - Zeebra Designs says:

    Oh my goodness! I read this hurriedly and am now back.. You two have had more than the normal share of challenges, but your strong spirit shines through.

    Wish I were there to paint some happy addition to what’s already there!

    Am on a mini side-trip to the Andes for a memorial service for my dear friend Marta who died last year. It’s so great to have fast internet in the comfort of my hostal room!

    Have a good weekend!

  4. Littlesundog says:

    Personally, I’m a green camo girl.Pink is too girly for me. I would do the green for sure! I think you’re doing marvelous, Lynda. Don’t worry about typing… I look at it a bit like putting a puzzle together. So far, your paragraphs are easy puzzles!! 😀

  5. LB says:

    Hi Lynda – I’m just back after reading the post that I missed, and reminding myself that you said you would need surgery.
    Glad that the surgery went well, and that you have survived the initial castrophobia.
    Sending healing thoughts and a successful outcome.

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