Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Update On Hand


You’ve seen the Before, so I thought you might like to see the Nitti-gritty of what the hand looks like.  If that’s not your thing, feel free close this and go on to something else.

This morning, recently retired, Bob, friend from church offered to take me to the doctor.  He said that he had plenty of time.  Thank you.  He also helped by taking the latest collection of STUFF over to St. John’s Women’s Center while we were out. 

The good news is that I don’t have t have surgery, instead I have a bee-u-ti-ful purple cast.  I have to go back in three weeks for a check up.  My hand is still a bit swollen, so I may have to have it recast when the swelling goes down.

Okay, here’s the pictures.

               IMG_0505         IMG_0507

                       Really pretty bruises                           That’s Fat Hand


   If you’re interested in this sort of thing, the break is at the bottom of fourth metatarsal.  I know, for some of you it’s TMI !!!

After seeing Dr. Allen, I was taken to the cast room.  I was given the choice from a rainbow of colors for the cast.  My, my, so many choices, do I go with a fashion statement or be practical?  My thoughts, pink / pretty, purple / creative , pink shows the dirt, purple, not so much.      Now that really is TMI !!!


                                   Finished product, come on over and sign it!

Well there it is,  It has taken a while to type this one handed, and it will definitely will be challenge to do dishes (can’t get it wet at all).  Taking a shower, that ought to be fun!  Any suggestions?  Driving, I know that I can actually do it, but I’m not supposed to.  The next 6 weeks will certainly be interesting.  I’ll keep you up to date on my progress.

Have a great week and thanks for all your comments and concerns.


Nap time

Susan and Angel


  1. Bless your heart! That must have been one heck of a fall! BTW, my sister used a plastic trash bag over a cast she had a few years ago. I know you'll take care of yourself. Just want to offer that it's OK to go slow. Love and hugZ, Debra

  2. Boy oh boy..a purple cast! What they won't think of!

  3. I was also going to suggest a plastic bag over the cast in case you are near water. Showers are going to be hard - baths? Do you have a bathtub? Maybe just sponge baths for a while is all you'll be able to do. Good practice for boondocking!! :)

    1. No bath tub, just the shower. It will prove a challenge. The nurse told me about a waterproof cover for casts available at a pharmacy. I'll check it out.

  4. Oh my goodness, your poor hand! Glad you don't have to have surgery but being in a cast for 6 weeks doesn't sound like much fun either. Take it easy and get some rest.

  5. The good news is that you will have plenty of time to rest up and prepare for your coming travels/adventures. You have a comfortable home in which to do so. You're not working, so no enforced daily timetable. And, from the looks of it, you have a loving, adorable companion to keep you company! Great choice on cast color, BTW! Purple is significant in Reiki, so you've wrapped that injured hand in wonderful energy! :)

  6. Mom remember when Katelin broke her elbow, well we just used a plastic bag. You should remember since you helped clean her. LOL. Purple huh. Same as Katelin also. Sign your cast for me. "NO MORE TRIPPING OVER ANGEL!" I know you can't wait to get on the road and take your traveling trip but really mom, a little too eager! Lol. J/K. :). Just be careful and no water on it. Just remember to use a spoon when it starts to itch. NO PENCILS OR PENS. You can hurt yourself. Love you mommy.

  7. Aww.. poor thing. That must have reay hurt! I hope you feel better. Here's me signing your cast..


    Get well soon!