Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday November 26, 2105

I am back from my wonderful hiking adventure with my Mom and will be spending the day with my awesome in laws today. They are truly great and I love them. I am thankful for all the wonderful family I have. Next week my favorite aunt and uncle are flying me to Vermont to spend a few days with them while I am in this waiting period for things to heal.

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This is where I spent Thanksgiving Day. My in laws live on a boat!!! They are the coolest parents.

Update on my wrist:  I had an OT appointment yesterday and they feel I am doing well. The scar tissue around the incision is loosening up and they are pleased with my range of motion. I have an appointment with the orthopedic surgeon, Dr Gay on Monday and if everything looks good I should be able to remove the splint and start working on moving the wrist.

My view on all this: Yes the scar tissue is loosening up but there are still lots of lumps and bumps to be worked out. I can defiantly do more with my right hand now (typing, opening a door knob, eating, writing, put hair in a pony tail), but none of it is comfortable or with ease. I still have a lot of stiffness in my fingers and it takes me a while to be able to move them comfortably through my exercises and that is still without full range of motion. The swelling in the wrist has gone down slightly  but it still looks like a pipe to me. The pain I had in my rear deltoid muscle of my shoulder still bothers me if I raise my arm way above my head or across the front of my body. I do feel like myself again and am sleeping well and walking twice a day. I’ve managed to put back on a couple of pounds and should get the OK to start running again when I see the Dr on Monday.

I am thankful I have some many things to be thankful for. Wishing everyone the best. ~Amy

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