Looks a little like a medieval torture device though. But--THE CAST IS GONE !!!!! And that's all that matters. He said the bone is good, and that I am to be out of the brace as much as I am in it, but might be a good idea to sleep in it for a while, and if the wrist starts feeling weak or painful to get it back on. The sprain is very bad and may take months to heal. He said it's probably going to hurt for quite some time, but it's looking good. I go back in a month. He said to keep moving it, but don't lift anything too heavy for a while. He said that I don't need to worry about the bone re-breaking, unless I fall on it again like I did, otherwise, it's tough and good to go.
I have to admit, I was a little worried. It was(is) still hurting enough, I was afraid I'd done too much, (blah,blah,blah). He said one of the problems with casts is that at some point they start causing as much problem as they're helping. Anyways...I am so relieved to have that darn thing off. I was having small muscle spasms in my arm and thumb and general weakness in my arm and hand. I have tendinitis in my thumb.
I came home straightaway and started on the St. Patrick's Day feast.. lol I considered making a loaf of Barm Brack, a lovely yeast tea bread, but it seemed like much more work/time than our favorite old Irish Soda Bread, and I wasn't sure when I would get back from my appointment. So I elected to sweeten up the soda bread a tad more than usual and add raisins to it for the festivities. (Boy--do we know how to LIVE or what ??) lol I put that together and then started the main dish of colcannon and sausages. That is a lovely supper, akin to a New England boiled dinner, sort of. Potatoes and cabbage and onions and carrots all cooked together until soft and then mashed up with some butter and cream. Lightly mashed and chunky. Then put the cooked sausages with it and Voila! you have the Annie Kelley version. I used big sweet turkey sausages. It was delicious altogether. It's one of the Irishman's favorite dishes. Last evening I made him a pitcher of blackberry lemonade from the concentrates I'd made and canned last year. He was in heaven. We ate and watched a few episodes of Ballykissangel, one of our favorite BBC collections.
So it's late and I'm tired --been a big day. I'll be heading to bed soon, but wanted to check in with some good news for a change.
Ta Ta For Now !