Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Hear me ROAR!

As several of you know so well, I'm not a very good patient (thanks for the supportive emails!) Since my mountain climbing injury (sounds better than what I really did, doesn't it?) ten days ago, I have been out of my house a grand total of 1 1/2 hours (not counting surgery and yesterday's cast trip.) And I'm going nuts!!! Too many fun things that I'm missing out on.

So I'm done with that! Today, I washed my own hair. Applied makeup. Wore pants with a zipper. And several other mundane but necessary things that two handed people take for granted. I also went to work and it felt good to be semi-productive and mildly independent.

But as you can see, the best part is I picked up my knitting. OK, So, I look like a spaz and yes my hand is swollen and yellow, but I can see that I'm NOT going to have to wait 6 more weeks to knit! Hooray! I only knit about a row before I gave up (ouchy!!!!) but this is better physical therapy than squeezing a stupid rubber ball. I not allowed to drive until I can grip the wheel and I have to drive to Indianapolis this weekend so I have to git 'er done! But I work better with deadlines.

My doctor erroneously gave me a higher dosage of vicodin (750mg) and it knocked me out this morning and made me slur my words, much to the amusement of my co-workers. I'm only going to take a full dose at bedtime and if I need something during the day, I'll do half.

So anyway, life is good again. Well, better anyway, and I'm done pouting. This weekend, we will be decorating my Christmas cast with ribbons to make it festive!

9 comments:

Mandy said...

Oh my goodness! I am gald that you are ok! I wish you a very speedy recovery!! If you need anything just let me know!!! Try to get some rest!

Shelley said...

Glad to see things are going somewhat better for you now! Can't wait to see the cast all decorated for Christmas! Don't forget to give it a candy cane!

autum said...

The lady who gave me a knitting lesson told me knitting saved her hands. Arthritis had made it difficult to do many tasks and she picked up knitting again after many years of not knitting. It loosened up her joints and really made a huge difference. I bet it will be wonderful PT for your hand. Take care sweetie!
"Git 'er done" I love it!!

Janice said...

Bonnie,
I was going to ask if they make a 'knitting cast' (kind of like a 'walking cast') and I see that you already have made it a 'knitting cast' Way to go!!!!! Easy on the vicodin :-) (you don't want slurred knitting on top of your speech!!) How long for the cast?

PlumpKnitter said...

Looks like it hurts a bunch!! *ouch* hope you heal fast..and only the most hardcore knitter would be trying to knit with a crooked arm *lol* more power to ya!!

monica said...

Glad you can pick up the needles and knit. And you are right knitting is great therapy, just don't over do too soon. That baby sweater is adorable. I sure hope you meant 7.5 mg not 750

Jane said...

So glad to see you knitting! I can't think of any better therapy!

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Judy said...

Hi Bonnie, I just read about your accident ! What a crazy looking cast ! I'm glad you're still knitting and I wish you a speedy recovery!