Almost There

By on 4-28-2014 in Featured, Hoping for Health

Almost There

I’m almost there! Almost fully healed that is – I’d say I’m at about 95%. Two months ago when I had my wrist surgery (open reduction, internal fixation, aka ORIF) I couldn’t have imagined feeling as strong now as I do. My hand is not 100%, but I have strength again, I have flexibility, I feel like myself – and those are some amazing things! Look, even my scar looks pretty good now, especially compared to how it looked at first:

Two Weeks After Surgery - Day of Suture Removal

Two Weeks After Surgery – Day of Suture Removal

 

Two months after Surgery (ORIF)

Two months after Surgery (ORIF)

I’m pretty sure my level of recovery has been hugely assisted by my amazing physiotherapist. She was able to help me get in some extra sessions right after I finished wearing my splint – I basically went every day for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for a couple more weeks and now I’m almost done physio and just working on some exercises at home. I’ve even tried doing some yoga – it feels good mentally but some poses are a definite challenge right now. Upward facing plank? Maybe not! But my physiotherapist said generally yoga WILL help me, in time 🙂

Now I can start to focus on getting back on track in general. I’m mostly getting back to a normal work routine, although if I type for long I can feel it all through the top of my wrist. I’ve been walking a little bit (not enough) and have plans to get some serious walking kilometres in, working up to running after all this time off. And after having March and April as “easy” mom months, meaning only normal stuff with no soccer or other activities, we are back to the crazy mom schedule. One kid has soccer three nights a week (80 minute games-yikes) plus will have a couple of weekend tournaments, AND he’s hoping to do some refereeing on his “off” days. Another kid has basketball twice a week. And the baby (6yo, baby, whatevs, he’s MY baby!) has soccer twice a week and I’m coaching him. And that’s just sports! Yes, the slow cooker will be my best friend I think 🙂 Or super easy suppers like homemade subs or soup and grilled cheese. But I love it – I love watching them all play and I love that when the seasons end it will be the start of our summer break. Which has its own level of chaos (working at home with three kids in the house is challenging to say the very least!) but for those occasional beach afternoons, the long walks, the picnics at the park…it’s sooooo worth the challenge.

Okay, it’s getting late and I just wanted to finally get this update published, but now I need some sleep. Night!

 

Featured image © Supertrooper – Fotolia.com
Wrist scar images © Laurie Mapp – LaurieRunsLife.com