Friday, February 12, 2010
We've had a long week. Thanks to all of you who have sent me emails. I truly appreciate your kind words, good thoughts and prayers. My DH was very, very fortunate! He still has his thumb, and it is looking good for him to regain most or all function of his thumb and hand. Please know how deeply grateful he and I both are. Having said that... it's been a very long week. He is trying to do as much as he can for himself, but life is challenging with one hand. Needless to say, he can't drive. And it's even tough for him to be a passenger in a car because the arm gets jiggled around and it starts to hurt. And it's even tough to sleep in bed because he always has to have his hand propped up straight. He'll be starting physical therapy soon. I'm still not showing you a picture with the bandages off. It's too yucky to post. It's not hard-casted. He has a guard that protects it, but it comes off. We have to change his dressing every day. His hand definitely looks better than it did last week, but the healing is slow. One day at a time....
What's so tough? Lots of little things. Try blowing your nose with one hand. Really--- try it. Tying shoe laces. Zipping his coat. Washing one hand.
Thanks, again, for all who have sent good wishes. He asked me to thank you all!
Posted by Sue at 8:34 PM