My hand/wrist/arm is still painful. It is improving slowly. I can use a can opener now and every once in a while I can open my own bottle of water. I can drive the lawn mower, one of the levers is difficult to engage but I can manage. I cannot rake leaves with a rake. I have become more left handed…and can squeeze the water out of my hair now…
My wrist/ hand swells and I still have two spots that feel as if they have been burned. During the last cold spell my whole arm ached. I ice it every night…poor Chance sleeps near me and he has been iced on ocassion. Lately I take an ice bag, wrap it in a towel and then ace bandage it all to my arm…safer for the dog that way.
Shaking a rug may be a thing of the past at least with my right hand. I am still taking a break from woodcarving. I take along my Christmas Cards and work on them while everyone else carves. I miss carving.
It will just take time. I am following the medical advice I was given…don’t over do… ice it and rest it so it stops swelling and can heal. I had hoped that the recovery time would be shorter than it is. This Friday I will have seven weeks toward recovery. I must be patient!
Daylilies and Echinacea last July.