Well, had my hand Dr appt. today and the cast is off! I will now be wearing this for at least the next 4 weeks. Plus starting Thursday I will be having physical therapy appts, where I will find out what my new physical therapist determines will be the duration of my torture, I mean therapy sessions. The dr was nice enough to prescribe me pain meds for the upcoming therapy sessions after he bent my little finger to see it’s flexibility after being in the cast for 6 weeks and my eyes almost bugged out of my head, and I said I don’t think I want physical therapy. He then informed me that if I didn’t I would lose a lot of mobility in my fingers, and to be honest at that point I would have been fine with that :P. Can you tell I am not looking forward to these? I’m accepting volunteers to take my place for those :P.
I was hoping I would be knitting again, however I did not anticipate having a splint/brace on for at least another month, sigh. Maybe time to see if I can figure out the throwing knitting style or a variation there of (I normally knit the combined continental knitting style, also referred to as picking, so I use my left hand for my knitting tension like a crocheter does and my right hand does the actual knitting.) Time to get serious to see if I can spin with my left hand in this contraption. At least, I can take it off to wash my hair :), and for those dang physical therapy sessions and whatever home exercises they make me do. Otherwise it is to be in this thing, tho honestly, my hand is grateful for the support the splint/brace gives. Aspirin at this point is my friend :).
I couldn’t resist this one more stitch marker set from Adore Knits , it was on sale and so darn cute! These are tiny for sock knitting, which works well for me because I have to use size 0 to get gauge for my socks.
As we remember the 17th year since this heinous attack was perpetrated, may we take a moment to remember all those who died on this day 17 years ago and thank those who helped in the aftermath. I would like to salute those heroes on flight 93, and all those who, on that day, willingly and unselfishly sacrificed their lives to save the lives of others. I also salute those in our armed services who have given their lives and those who continue to fight, selflessly putting their own lives in jeopardy to protect us and others from terrorism. They are all heroes to me and I will never forget.
Well I went to the Dr.’s yesterday and good news, the x-ray showed no slipping, of the fractured piece of bone that was broken loose in my hand under the little finger. So no surgery! This new purple cast will be on for 3 weeks then it can come off and physical torture, I mean physical therapy will start. A friend said be sure to ask for pain meds. I said “aspirin won’t take care of the pain?”, he said, “nope.” Ugh.
Miss my knitting. Might try to spin some time this week to see if I can do it with this cast on. Would be a relaxing diversion. My Baynes spinning wheel is in the back ground, getting no love at the moment, but we will see if that can be remedied.
We have been having heavy storms every day now for over a week, and the weather pattern shows the storms taking a brief respite tomorrow and then continuing through Saturday. We have been in flood warning for a week and have over flowing rivers and two days ago 4 tornadoes touched down in areas close to, but not super close to my town, except one, which touched down in the city adjoining my town. A sample of the winter weather pattern? If so we should be prepared for a lot of snow and I hear the old farmer almanac also predicting very cold harsh temps, sigh. Guess I will be looking to see if the woolly caterpillars are out in force this fall (the older people use that as an indicator of colder temps for the winter here.)