So let’s see now – I broke my left wrist on November 7, got it set on November 11, had the cast removed on December 9, had a short wrist brace for a couple of weeks.
It is totally flexible, I can make the same fist I could make before, everything moves just fine. But there is still discomfort, stiffness, particularly in the middle finger and the thumb, and sometimes achy-ness in the wrist itself. The x-rays, according to the orthopedist, showed a bit of arthrities in the thumb joints, though I hadn’t had any pain.
I’m on medicare – and I’d never used my card before. So far there have been 2 bills – one from the Rookwood Mercy emergency room, for the doctor, for $60, and the other, $160, for the two orthopedist visits, X-rays, cast on and cast off. Both already paid. I’ve been looking on this as acquiring experience points, more learning.
I am, of course, sorely disappointed that there is any discomfort whatsoever. Louise Hay’s book, Heal Your Body, talks about the wrists as meaning movement and ease – meaning the optimum is to be relaxed and happy in life. Clearly I was out of balance, fussing too much. Dad Rat it.
The healing attitude is to be accepting of what comes, have compassion toward myself and everyone else, keep that deep joy, understanding that all is well. The wrist is just another lesson, and being irritated with muself for not being perfect is – surprise! – not useful. So I’m starting over again – good thing there’s always another day.