We went back to the hospital yesterday to have them release the pressure on my splint. I woke up in a lot of pain, mostly caused by the swelling in my wrist and the tightness of the splint. Both the orthopedist and my primary care physician had selfishly taken Friday off from work, so only the emergency room would help us!
My poor fingers looked and felt like sausages! The doctor cracked the splint open and the relief was immediate!
We went out for Cafe Rio therapy afterwards, which also made me feel much better!
Coda and I were hiking in Lambert Park yesterday morning when I tripped on a rock and fell straight forward. I thought I had probably sprained my left wrist. I didn't know I had a rock in my headband when I took this picture!
When I got up to continue my walk I realized it was much worse! The pain was so bad I had to sit down again!
Amanda was talking to me through my earbuds and called Ed to come get me. I couldn't make it back to the road but was able to bushwhack to a construction site where a very sympathetic man with a pickup truck drove me home!
Ed took me to the emergency room where I writhed in pain for the next few hours. I couldn't stop from shaking no matter how many warm blankets they put on! Even the morphine barely dulled the agony!
They were unable to set my wrist, as
I not only broke the ulna, but also shattered the radius. I'll have to wait till next week to have surgery done! In the meantime they used Chinese finger torture to straighten my wrist, then pushed really hard on my bump, and bound me in a cast!
Brittany and John came up to find our loyal dog who had wandered off into the sage brush when I fell. Luckily, the construction crew had tied her up when she wandered up to the road.
I slept the rest of the day till Mabel came over to cheer me up! Brittany brought dinner up to help Ed who had a lot to do yesterday in addition to waiting on me! He even did a load of laundry!
I'm happy to be able to sit up today without feeling nauseous! I'm happy that my arm doesn't hurt if I hold it completely still!
It has taken me months to getting around to finding a new hairdresser. I finally chose Celeste, at Eight Zero One in Alpine, because she was the closest in location of all the recommendations I got from friends.
I was glad I did! Not only did she do a great job cutting and weaving color into my hair, but she also gave a wonderful scalp massage along with the shampooing! That alone will keep me coming back!