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Monday, 28 June 2021

BORING, UNINSPIRING ARM UPDATE ..........






Sorry to be so boring but there is nothing going on in my life apart from waiting for my elbow to repair !!!
Went to the fracture clinic on Wednesday ..... sat in the grey chair area with about ten other fractures, all of whom were in front of me ..... masks on which mist my glasses up ! Nurse came out and apologised for delay ..... emergency in plaster room ! There were finally three of us left in the grey chair area when a nurse called us all and moved us to the green chair area ! Lulling me into a false sense of security, I was ushered to a consulting room to see the consultant. After about twenty minutes, I saw the doctor. I'm not moaning, I know they are really busy and I am so grateful for the skill that went into repairing the mess that was my elbow after my stupidity of standing on a chair to rescue two bumble bees !!!
Next, avoiding another coloured chair area, I had the stitches out ..... completely painless and another stage completed. 
Told to wait in the blue chair area for X-Rays !!! Lovely radiologist asked my date of birth and address ..... she said she lived a couple of roads away from me. Arm had to be pulled and pushed to get a good picture so was a bit painful ..... ouch !
Back to green chair area to see the Doc again. He told me to remove the sling and start to move and use arm and hand..... bit scary as your head is telling you you can't and is remembering when you broke it but, have now straightened my arm ..... not fully as can be seen in the photograph, there is still quite a bit of bruising. The nerve damage in my fingers is the most painful part but that should improve over the coming weeks.
Have a physiotherapy appointment on Friday so that should be fun ..... I wonder what colour chairs they have in the Physiotherapy Department ? Can't wait to find out đŸ€ŁđŸ˜‚đŸ€Ł
If you read this to the end, give yourself a gold star !

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Jackie

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Out.of action …. X

Broke my right arm on Saturday so will be out of action for some time !!!!  Sorry.
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Jackie