Recovery won't be easy or quick... sort of like typing for me now- it hurts, it takes forever and I make lots of mistakes. But I'm gonna keep trying. I promise.
First follow-up visit with the hospital today. Should be "fun"...
Grossed myself out yesterday; was checking out my thumb, which is 100% bandaged and in a semi cast. I can't actually see anything- it's mummified. The tip is criss-crossed with tape as well- totally hiding the entire thing. While I was checking it out, I noticed a small "wire" under the tape. I figured it was just there to protect the end of my thumb from being bumped- since the cast is open around the end. But then I noticed that as I wiggled the wire... my thumb moved. I also noticed that the wire was in a straight line... inline with the bone of my thumb. The bone that is held together by metal... perhaps even something that feels like a wire... and might possibly be extending past the tip of my thumb.
Needless to say, I don't touch the "wire" anymore and the mention of it makes me feel pukie.
Word to the wise- if in doubt... DO NOT WIGGLE any wires or pins sticking out of your bandages/ casts. I'm just sayin'...
Now some pictures to make you feel better about yourself...
The day of surgery for my thumb... don't I look "fresh"?
Thumbs up! (My only working one...) My new Prayer Quilt that my mom got me from her church. Believe me... it makes a difference. Wrapped in warm love always makes you feel better.
Cookies! My very dear friend David Bernstein of The Fredcast and The Spokesmen sent these and they were a huge hit with my visitors, the nurses and ME!
We tried a walker first... but I really couldn't get used to it- it hurt more, it was awkward and it felt wobbly... and it isn't stair friendly and I have lots of stairs to navigate. The Physical Therapy folks at Scripps Mercy Hospital were fantastic and worked so hard to help me become mobile again. I can never thank them enough.
It's a bad angle, but the knee was the size of a watermelon. Double fracture of the Tibia and Fibula, so 12 weeks with no weight on my foot.
Going home! The nursing staff was awesome. Just awesome. I got great care the entire week I was in the hospital. I can't thank these fine folks enough. From the doctors to the nurses, I was treated fantastically.
Gotta represent the team still! My new friends- crutches and a new potty/ shower chair. Oh yeah... I'm a TOTAL rock star. Don't be jealous... but I know you are.