I got my cast off yesterday, and I thought I’d be liberated and finally get to all the chores I’ve been unable to do for months, but it actually hurts more right now as I get used to it having less support in the wrist brace (similar to the one pictured above). At least I can remove the brace and take a shower, so that’s a huge improvement, but my wrist is completely immobile, and I’ve learned that it will takes months of physical therapy to get the strength and range of movement back that I can (it won’t be as it was before).
The pic below is not of my wrist, it’s one I found online, but it looks very like mine. My incision is on the bottom side of my wrist and I don’t have any external pins, but that swollen, discolored, misshapen thing going on is the same as mine.
But it could be a lot worse; I really am lucky to be alive, lucky not to have been paralyzed (more than the nerve damage on my forehead), and lucky not to have suffered more broken bones. So I am going to swallow my disappointment that I’m not suddenly better (I knew it wouldn’t be 100%, but I guess I expected more than . . . say, 10%).
And it certainly didn’t keep me from voting yesterday!
I know it’s going to be great in no time, and I’ve got all the scar minimizing creams, patchs, and gels ready once it is healed enough!