Fractured my right wrist and injured my left hip in a freak accident Thursday (you really don’t want to know what idiot decision I made that resulted in this unplanned outcome). Had x-rays of my wrist and lower spine done at emergency and came home with a humongous cast. Very uncomfortable all weekend sitting on ice. (The wrist break BTW is the result of a FOOSH – falling on outstretched hand – what’s referred to as a Colles’ fracture of the distal radius).
Spent yesterday getting my left hip X-rayed, then getting my cast changed. No hip fractures! No increased slippage of L5/S1. Yeah. And while it’s still a plaster cast until next week, it’s a lot smaller and it frees my thumb and fingers so I can use my right hand a bit. Can’t lift anything with weight but I can use a knife to cut food on my plate. Big improvement.
Saw the chiropractor this morning and the left hip injury is much less serious than he and I expected. He did a bit of adjusting and I’m moving a little more easily. So day by day….
Can’t drive (probably not till I get a fibreglass cast next week) but friends are being wonderful at helping out and getting me where I need to be.
While inconvenienced, I expect to recover reasonably quickly.
Thursday, before the accident I’d cut out a pair of pale green summer wool pants and was just getting ready to cut out another in red linen:
Now that I have an opposable thumb (and you can’t believe how important that actually is) I may even be able to knit a bit and sew some soon.
There’s no way I can go six weeks (that’s how long I expect to be in a cast) without making stuff. No way!
Ouch! I’m on deck if you need a hand.
With this second cast allowing my thumb to touch my fingers I think I may be able to sew a bit – but I can’t cut. You up for some cutting?
So sorry to hear Judith. If there is anything I can do to help please let me know
Yikes! I hope you heal quickly:)
You take it easy and get better. Thanks for letting us know.
I don’t know how long I will be out of commission so I thought I should explain. Actually since the cast change yesterday, while I can’t cut (a friend offered to help me with that) I think I have enough finger/thumb mobility that I will try sewing a bit.
I hope you don’t hurt too much. Try to stay busy in other ways if you can.