A quick note to say that we’re back from the hospital in Aberystwyth and my wrist is now splint-free!
The consultant was very complimentary about his Scottish colleague’s work and after I’d had X-rays told me that the fracture is completely healed and I can stop wearing the splint if I want to and gradually start to use that hand and arm again. He did suggest I might like to use the splint temporarily if I’m doing something more strenuous, but it’s up to me. I’ve also been referred for physiotherapy and am now waiting to hear from our local cottage hospital about that.
It feels very odd to be without the splint. My wrist feels weirdly naked and vulnerable, which is probably a good thing as it will make me more careful. It’s also very tender if I move it at all incautiously, but it does feel good to be able to at least try to use my hand properly again.
Now for some gentle, therapeutic knitting and before long even a tootle or two on the clarinet. DH really needs that pair of socks which have been on the needles for so long. And I can categorically promise you that subsequent blog posts will be about something completely different and hopefully much more interesting!
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