Friday 11 weeks

Okay, so it’s been 11 weeks now, since I fell over breaking my elbow. These last two weeks have been horrible. So yesterday I went back to the doctors, and I’m being sent back to X-ray etc. sucks. I wanted to be doing much better, but I’ve stalled. 

I don’t know if it’s a combination of upping the exercise and the cold, or if I’ve just pushed myself too much. I’ve literally had to take a step back this week and not do what I was asked, because I couldn’t. I just couldn’t do the weights. So I’ve tried to just not let it stiffen up and keep both wrist and elbow moving, I know the physio will see it’s not done a back flip. 

 

So depressed. 

 

Writing, I’m doing fab, exciting stuff always on the go. It’s a good job or I think I’d have pulled all my hair out. 

 

Catch you soon. 

 

D

Physio week 4

Well 4 whole weeks since I fell and I’ve been back for physio again. The young physio had a student nurse in with her today. So it made all my questions seem really silly. 

The exercises aren’t easier, the bones clicking and the pain still pretty constant. More so at night, that moment you fall asleep and jerk. Agony. I’ve been advised to use more wrist exercises to stop that stiffening up, which it has. And to keep doing the elbow ones, but not to push it past the pain barrier, early days, is early days. It’s a break. 

 

I asked why they don’t plaster them anymore, and her reply was interesting. Imagine if it’s so sore to move the joints after 3 weeks, then think how it would be after 6? I can totally understand their logic. Especially after talking to a customer of mine whose mother in law had to have hers pinned and in plaster… I am better that they didn’t have to do any of that. 

 

So, one more week and we’re on holiday. Guess Paul will be driving, lol. More time for me to relax and at least I won’t be looking at these four walls. 

Write soon. 

 

Dawn x 

Physio, and weekend :)

Well, I’ll start with the tough one. Physio on Thursday. Couldn’t write about it, as was in a bit of pain thur and fri. Only ‘early’ days with the break yet. So I’ve got small stretching exercises to get the joint moving. I’ve to use the sling when out, or for the extra support. But I have to try and stretch. Bit impossible at the moment. Can’t get my arm anything near straight. Really painful. And making a fist. No chance, the pressure on the forearm is tooo much. 

I can wiggle all fingers, although have some burning sensation in my wrist itself, and can type for a short amount of time. (really not long though as it aches too much) So in all I’ve got some work to do. 

Physio is positive for a good outcome. She thinks in time I will get full movement back. But it may be much longer than I hoped for. So, still taking it a day at a time. I’m a little impatient, mostly because I’m sat at home, and itching to get back to the things I love. 

 

It was okay when I hurt my knee a few months back, feet up and could type and stitch till my heart’s content after a few days. But the pain killers make me fussy headed, so can’t concentrate, and I can’t use my hand. 😦 so boredom sets in really quick. 

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The fish seem a lot better this last few days. So I’m hopeful that I’ve got rid of the flukes. Taking a scrape today, just to be sure. 

 

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Writing, well can’t say it’s easy. But, I’m trying. Plotting some of the next book, that’s the best part. Because I don’t have to type, I can use the dictation function, to get all my jumbled words together. 

One of my writing buddies is doing nano this year, so hoping we can egg each other on to that finish line. Or maybe I’ll start in October and do mine a month early. Think I’ll fry the dictation device though trying to get it to type 50k 🙂 or is that cheating because I’m not actually physically typing. I don’t know. lol

 

This weekend, has been quiet. Everyone’s working. So, home on my tod as per usual. Hubby is off today, but going fishing. I ditched the pain killers last night, but then regretted it. Still not sleeping, can’t get comfy at all in bed. So that really sucks. Can’t sleep past 7am, which means my days are long, and hard work. 

Praying for some ease this week. Lets hope for some sleep, and some good news. Hate, not earning any cash. Just as we get ahead, something knocks us back. Thank goodness the solar cash comes in this week. £600 will tide me over till I get back to work. 

 

That’s all, caught up. Hope to speak soon. 

 

Dawn x x