ok, so I find I must blog about my hand….
I started the hand exersises today… the only goal i have is to curl my fingers down… like this:
minus the comb, and of course wearing the supa special splint.
My therapist suggested doing ten each hour and holding it for a minute each time. Being a gym junkie, I figured 10 reps each hour…So thats what I did… starting at 8 am. At first my fingers were stiff and would only bend a little. They don't bend on their own like in the picture, I have to use my right hand to bend them down. After a few hours, my fingers were able to bend into the furthest position allowed by the therapist. That was really pleasing!!! It made me feel in more control of the situation! It did hurt, but I was able to deal with it.
I changed my arm sock all by myself today! I did not get faint or nauseous. I will admit, I looked at the pins only for about 3 seconds…they are ugly. it looks as if there are 6 fish hooks sticking out of my hand….
Unfortunately, I think the therapist meant for me to do ten reps throughtout the hour…as my fingers started to have some pain…so for the rest of the day, ten throughtout the hour….
My manager called. I have to apply for FMLA so i can use my paid time off. I am of course shocked by that. Will do it on Monday.
I do feel sort of deflated…everyone seems to have forgotten me at work and stuff!!
Still. my accident has reaffirmed my faith in people. My down the road neighbours who fed me, and my behind the house neighbours who continue to do things like get my mail, offer to change dressings, and tolerate hyper boy dog.
I'm such a hermit, I may never have met them, and they are lovely, we are already planning a summer party between the two homes!