Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Ye Olde Hand Update

Well I can't believe it's been a whole month yesterday that I broke my hand, 3 weeks since surgery to install 2 screws to hold the bone together. In some ways time has flown and in other ways it's gone so slow. I cannot even convey how much I have missed regular posting and commenting.

Here's the hand today. It looks fat because of the angle of the camera but there really is only one little area over the scar that has a little swelling. I now have to do a fun thing called scar massage. Looks a tad bit better without the swelling, stitches and the blue road map the surgeon had on there, don't you think?



So here is the scoop, heard here first. The surgeon and the OT (occupational therapist) are amazed at my range of motion. Praise the Lord! Thank you so much for your prayers. I guess those exercises every two hours have also paid off. Even though the monotony of doing them every couple hours sometimes drove me to distraction.


Doctor man says I am now half way through the healing process. I still have to wear the "cute" red cast full time for one more week and then I get out of hand jail for most of the day but still have to wear it all night and if I'm doing something where the hand needs protection until the 6 weeks is up. And I still can't lift, push or pull anything until the full six weeks is up. And do you know what the first thing is that I will attempt when this thing comes off? Hands down (hee) it will be two handed typing! Maybe I can actually finish a post in less than 2 days. The thought makes me giddy with excitement!


This experience has been a bit eye opening for myself, let me tell you. I have learned a few things about myself, some good, some not so much. I might share them in another post. Hey, maybe a two handed one.

25 comments:

Beck said...

Susanne, I'm so glad you're back - and I'm even MORE glad that you're healing well! I can't wait to see more of you.

Barbara H. said...

I am so glad you're doing so much better!

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

pleased your hand is mending nicely
Jen

Jenileigh said...

Oh I'm so glad you are healing well. Hugs!

Faith said...

Praise God...He is good! I can't wait to read more here!

Linda said...

Can't wait til your hand is on parole. I will be anxious to hear what all God has taught you in this process.

ellen b. said...

Good to hear your update. I'm happy that things are progressing well. Ha! It's amazing how much we depend on smaller parts of our bodies. makes the whole body of Christ and each one using their gifts make a lot of sense for things running smoothly and effectively....

Chappyswife said...

That is certainly good news! I am so happy you are doing better and that you will be back full force soon. It does still look very painful to me, though! I pray God continues to heal you perfectly.

Michelle said...

Susanne what wonderful news...thanks for the update ;-) and thanks for the e-mail..

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

Praise God the healing process is going so well! Your sweet presence is missed, but I believe we all understand and look forward to your FULL return.

Blessings!

Org Junkie said...

Oh girl, you are doing so well. Look how far you've come. Yay!!!

Tammy said...

I am so glad your hand is improving so well, Susanne! Great news!

I'm driving people crazy with my reminders, but just a little over two days and we're off on the road!

Please keep us in your prayers if you would...and when I get back, you'll be even that much further in the healing process! :D

Everyday Mommy said...

OHMYWORD! GIIIIIIIRRRRLLLLL! I'm sorry that I wasn't keeping up with things and didn't know you'd done this to your lil' ol' self.

Fun having hardware installed, isn't it? We'll have to compare scars soon.

Loves!
jules

Susie said...

I'm so happy to hear the good news and to see you posting again. Hope your recover continues to go well.

Shalee said...

Yay! God is so good to heal you the way he has. Isn't it fantastic to realize that you CAN do some things one handed, yet relieving to realize that you won't have to do so permanently.

Looking forward to the two-handed post!

PJ said...

Blessings!! Glad you're much better. Isn't it amazing what a bit of a disability (using one hand only!) can do to our preset and prescribed way of doing things. Shakes us out of our rut!! Been there.

Melanie said...

So glad you are getting better!! Yeahhh!!! You can always make up words from one side of the keyboard in the meantime. :>)

Leigh said...

Wonderful to see such a great recovery!

God Bless!
Leigh

momrn2 said...

WOW! Time sure flies!! However, in this case I'm glad it is moving like it is! :-)

It's looking great all things considered!! Good for you in keeping up on the exercises and all!

Continuing to pray for a full and complete recovery!

Rochelle said...

I'm so glad your hand is healing so well!! Yay!!

Islandsparrow said...

I'm glad that you are recovering nicely Suzanne. I know it's been hard - and I can just imagine the interesting things the Lord has been showing you along the way. Looking froward to hearing about them. Hugs!

Barb said...

It looks great, Susanne! It's had to believe a whole month has gone by since this happened, but your recovery is amazing. I can only imagine how frustrating it's been, being one-handed, but really you've done a great job of staying in touch with us, all things considered.

Your hand looks great - I'm so glad this is almost over for you.

Sandra said...

I'm SO glad to see you back and so glad your hand is healing. Can't wait to hear all about what you learnt, the good and the bad....all of it LOL

Have a great weekend,
Hugs,
Sandra

Linnet's Nest said...

Susanne I'm so glad that your hand is healing so nicely.

~blessings.

gail@more than a song said...

I'm home now and trying to catch up...glad to hear an update on your hand. So glad you have good range of motion and that you're halfway through! Hope you continue to improve, I can't even imagine how hard that would be.