My hand is free!!
I realize I’ve been kind of dramatic about my wrist cast/wrap thing considering that I’ve only had it on for 10 days. God help those around me if I ever need to have a cast on for a “normal” length of time. I honestly think I would need to be medicated.
Anyway, as I wrote about, it’s been a long road to get to the surgery and I think that’s contributed to my antsy-ness. I am DYING to do pushups, burpees, and mountain climbers again!
Other things I am excited about doing without my cast and/or sling:
- Brushing my teeth
- Putting on moisturizer/lotion
- Taking the subway
- Reading on the subway
- Wearing my contacts
Note that these aren’t all things I like doing, but they’ll be much better with two hands.
I am mostly excited not to have to wear this in the shower:
The other morning the rubber band snapped right as I was about to get in the shower so I had to run out and find another one quickly.
The doctor said my range of motion is really great. My wrist is very stiff and the incision is tender, but otherwise I feel good. He said that physical therapy is optional, but if I go it will take a week or two off my recovery so I’m going to go. My first appointment is tomorrow at 7:40am. Harsh.
I filled out the forms for physical therapy in advance, I love being able to check all the “no” boxes for ailments (except allergies).
Other highlights of my day: My outfit:
Until I noticed there was a hole in my shirt on my right boob.
And, even better, I went for a run!!
I know I could have run with my sling, but I tried and my balance was all screwed up. Plus the sweat would have been out of control. It felt really great to get some quality sweat time in after not being able to workout for two weeks or so.
I did 5 minutes of running and 1 minute of walking until I got to 3 miles. Considering I’ve been pretty inactive the past couple of weeks I was really happy with how I felt.
My wrist hurt a few times when I was running if I moved my arm around or if I brushed my wrist against my shirt.
I finally feel like things are moving in the right direction!