I’ve had my cast off now for a week and four days and so far it’s going pretty well. (Missed the cast story? Here you go!) First of all, I’d like you to be impressed that I managed to match my head tilt in the before and after photo. The head tilt can really take years to master. It’s only taken me 51 of them to be able to present this as well as I do.
One thing that has been really surprising, post cast, is that the location on my hand where my fracture happened does not hurt at all. The rest of my hand is sore, swollen and hella inmobile. But it’s getting better every day. For example, on Day One, I couldn’t do anything substantial with my left hand. Here on Day 11, I can start to fold laundry again. (OH, JOY!) But I definitely have a bit of a road to recovery and I don’t think I was prepared for this, at least not to the reality of it. The other day I kind of broke down and cried for a few minutes out of sheer frustration. But once I got it out of my system I reminded myself, yet again, how lucky I am that it wasn’t worse.
As of today, I am only wearing the brace to sleep, or if I go out to the grocery store or some other place that I could bump my hand. I’m slowly doing a handful of physical therapy exercises, but my doctor did not actually prescribe them, I had a few tips from a physical therapist who follows me on Instagram. I feel like my body will tell me if I’ve pushed it too far, and I make sure to use a lot of ice after I stretch this old hand. I go back for another x-ray on December 29th, so until then I’m going to keep getting my hand is close to working as possible.
But I do have a New Year’s resolution: don’t fall in 2018.
I’m going to do everything in my power to see that through.
And speaking of seeing things through…
I am gearing to offer another year long class with Fit 2018! I will have all the launch details early next week and I’m looking forward to another year of putting my care at the top of my to do list. New this year will be a podcast message format for each month along with a creative prompt to help you connect to your self care goals! Watch your email for more information regarding the introductory rate to sign up and join me for a year of Fit!