Monday 14 February 2022

I am so done!

I am. I am so so done. I just want to throw the splint in the nearest canal so it can be taken out to sea and drown, but I won't do that for several reasons. Reason number 1: I need it still. Even though the hand therapist told me I would have to start wearing it a bit less, there are still a fair few things I cannot or am not allowed to do without. Heavy duty stuff, making the bed with fresh sheets, sleeping. 

Reason number 2: I have plans for it once I can finally relegate it to the dustbin. I want to use differend coloured threads and such and turn it into a piece of art that will be highly personal. That will definitely have to wait, as I still am not that good in using my wrist.

Reason number 3: The splint is made of a plastic substance and plastic is not good to let loose in nature. NOT GOOD! So, even if I were to throw it out, I would use the proper channels to get rid of it. 

In other words, I have seen the therapist and she was happy with the progress so far. And over the past few days I have taken the splint off several times, mainly during meal times. I will have to do that more and more often now, although as I said: nights and heavy work excluded. Which also includes work of course. Yes, we may have power steering now, but no point undoing all the frustration of not using the hand for so long, to ruin it in one go. 

My boss did ask me the other day when it was the left hand's turn for the CTS and to be honest, I don't know. It does not cause me any trouble right now. The muscles in my left arm have gotten used to more heavy lifting as well (tea pot, pans etc). However, it is a case of preventative as opposed to curative. I will have to have a meeting with the surgeon first I think, before making a decision either way. 


  1. Hari OM
    So pleased to read that things are on the improve, albeit slowly - though I realise that I had missed the fact that you had actually returned to work... I am guessing not just power steering, but also automatic drive so no gear shifts to face? YAM xx

  2. Being incapacitated like this is not very HANDy.

  3. We're glad to hear your wrist is healing well but know how frustrating it can be to have a limb out of service. Our paws are crossed that you continue to heal quickly. Happy Valentine's Day to you and Miss Oswin.

  4. I'm glad to hear you are healing well but I didn't think it would take this long. So are working or have you been home all this time? Happy Valentine's Day!

  5. Glad to hear the good report from the surgeon. I have a splint that is harder than yours appears to be. Sleeping in it is recommended. I have pulled back as the pain has disappeared. Wishing you continued improvement! klem


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