I doubt I will get much further with this than to tell those few of you who have wondered that I haveÂ reached the other side of my hand surgery with flying colors——at least with regard to postoperative pain: I haveÂ had none.
I’m struggling against frustrations imposed by only being able to wiggle my fingers inside a bulky dressing. This is obviously most limiting when it comes to typing, but the speech to text software is helping with that, at least for casual writing like the blogÂ (have I ever made myself stop long enough to post) and e-mails.
I have some more serious writing deadlines coming up very soon, and find it almost impossible to composeÂ by voice–as if I were leaving a message on an answering machine. You know what I mean?
I go back to the doctorÂ in one week for casting; I’ll be in cast forÂ a month, then in a rigid splint for who knowsÂ how long after that.
Thanks to those who have inquired about my condition, and I’m very pleased thus far to have no other symptoms other than severe whininess, plus considerable itching under the ace bandage. The cold handle the large metal spoon works wonders in this regard.
I will tell you that this morning’s job list includes researching the use of Xanax for dog storm phobias. Last night was one of the worst episodes ever. To make matters worse, our 85 pound yellow labÂ Tsuga stepped on my wife’s foot in his panic. So now she and I mope around and complain about our damaged parts.
Ain’t life a hoot?
No pain is outstanding! Boredom and an itchy arm is ok — pain is not. Sounds like you’re on the mend!
I’m starting to adapt to the hands-free way of doing things: I just picked up a blank envelope I needed to address and found myself about to speak out “Mabry Mill Concessions NEW PARAGRAPH Meadows of Dan COMMA Virginia”.
I hope you will both be fit as a fiddle soon.
Fred, I was up for three hours with my latest adopted dog as she trembled and drooled with terror at the storm, which she can hear long before I can. I decided to order a Thundershirt, comes with a money back guarantee so I’m willing to give it a try. I’ll let you know how well it works after the next storm; I’ve heard good things about them.
I hope that your personal healing goes better than expected.
Well, at least Tsuga is looking fit and good !!!
Give that wonderful dog a bone, and you and Ann take care, and good luck with your mending !!!
Happiness is having a dog 🙂