I keep asking myself why I am putting all this on the blog...it is so I don't forget. I need a reminder as to why I am where I am right now.
The surgeons went into the same incisions to take the metal out. When they unwrapped everything, the arm was more wrinkled this time, and within a few minutes it was already starting to smooth out. The body is an amazing thing!
This is where I ALMOST had a mini-melt-down. Nobody lied to me about what to expect...everyone was very honest and I heard every word of it. But deep down I didn't believe it. At this point I really thought I would be able to move around a little bit. Oh my goodness! I could hardly move the wrist at all...it just wouldn't GO! My fingers were swollen and I could feel them just fine...but they would not GO! Nothing was moving! Oh my...this really is not what I expected. It was almost a feeling of being claustrophobic.
OH! Follow my thumb up a bit and you will see a small dark spot. That is a stitch...it is the 'X' they cut to get the last pin out. I had wondered how that was going to happen. Oh how I wish I had it on video!
Here is the deal. I am VERY VERY blessed in so many ways. And one of those ways is I have never had anything this bad happen to me, so I really didn't have anything to compare it to. All I knew was "I am a healthy girl and heal quickly." And come on, really, it is just the forearm down. What could happen so bad in there? Well, I have learned that lots can go wrong, and I would have been much better off with a normal break farther up on the bone. So I am still healthy except for one small part of me. :-)
Hemi loves me no matter what...he is just happy to be able to plant himself on the couch with me. And that makes me happy too. He is such a nut! The poor guy didn't know what he did wrong....for almost 3 months he was not allowed on the couch.
January 26th starts p.t.......another thing I have never experienced. And a new journey begins....
Until later, Karen and Tripp who doesn't like when we talk in code...he thinks p.t. is about him...