Sunday, January 27, 2013

Recovering

It has been almost 4 weeks since I broke my wrist and 2.5 weeks since surgery. This is the first week since the accident that I haven't been so exhausted that I needed to take a daily nap, well that is until I ran 15 miles. Some of my one handed highlights and improvements from this week:


  • I ran a total of 30 miles this week without my sling.
  • Seeing The Mountain Runners with Susan, a wonderful documentary on a race that took place from 1911 - 1914 to promote Mt. Baker in Washington.
  • Dinner out with my parents, even though my mom still had to cut-up my food for me.
  • I made peanut butter cookies (all by myself)!
  • I was able to drive my car, but I am still a leery about driving a stick.
  • I even painted a picture at Nedra's birthday painting party.
My first attempt at painting - ever. 
Not bad for having only one good hand. 

I am noticing small improvements with the flexibility of my wrist while doing my physical therapy exercises, but the PT definitely makes my wrist sore. I also learned to massage my scar tissue, which creeps me out, but if that is what it takes, then so be it. I am aslo allowing myself to do things I normally don't do, like buy flowers for the house and scheduling a massage, so I am not missing the things I can't do.

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