Thursday, 30 April 2015

Coping at one day at a time.

Yes, I still have the brace and harness! I saw the orthopaedic consultant, a Mr Shiv-shanka, on Tuesday. He was very nice and said the x-rays showed the bone was in alignment and to keep the brace for at least another 4 WEEKS!!! My face must have shown how I felt, because he said it wasn't up to him how long it would take, but mother nature! LOL He added if he could, he'd heal it in a day! But he arranged for me to have the brace adjusted so that the bits that were hurting me could be sorted.
 
At the plaster clinic the young , no very young boy! a plaster technician, took off the brace with me ow ow-ing because part of it was stuck into my arm, as where the original nurse had put it on she hadn't covered all the velcrose and it was imbedded in my under arm!  He cut bits off but it is still hurting me so I am going to push some cotton wool under the edge bit that hurts. I had to take off the sling for the x-ray, which hurt,  but not too bad so I took it off that night and was able to put my arm through the sleeve  of my nightie, and then put the sling back on, which was a lot more comfortable .
 
Yesterday I had to take paracetamol every 4 hours as all that movement of my arm gave me a lot of pain. And I have the return of pain today. I don't want to do anything in fact may go and lie on the bed. Tuesday was exhausting, we were at the hospital 3 hours.. I queued to sign in, queued for x- ray, queued for the Dr who I saw for less than 5 mins! then queued for the plaster dept, then queued to make the follow up app. which is for 2 weeks time.  I went wearing knicks and came home knickerless! I went to the loo before we left the hospital; I can push them down, but I still can't  pull them back up!
 I slept all that evening till DH woke me for bed at 10:30 and then I slept till 6:00am
Hospitals are exhausting! And I have to do it all over again in 2 weeks time


And some more beautiful flowers, these from my DD..A box of hyacinths which don't just look lovely but have a heavenly scent.
Just one day at a time is true, I am coping......... but some times I forget and see the lovely sunshine in the conservatory and think... be nice to sit in there and knit! Thank you all for your get well wishes, they mean such a lot to me.

XX


 

10 comments:

Theresa said...

Oh Girl, I am praying for you this morning! Hope you get some rest and heal quickly! HUGS and PRAYERS coming your way!

Vickie said...

What an ordeal! So glad to hear you are making good progress though Chris. Have a good day!

Jan Doling said...

Chris, sorry you still have the harness to contend with but it is important that your arm mends in its own good time rather than you trying to rush it. I don't envy you the hospital queues and hope your visits come to an end before very long. Keep smiling and take care. xx

Cath said...

Oh Chris , I've been thinking about you the last couple of days. At least the bone is in the right place so no need for messing about. It might be a nuisance , but it is healing, which is good.
I hope the pain eases soon for you so you feel a bit better . Take care xxx

Marlene jones said...

Sorry to hear you are still in pain and have another 4 weeks to go. Fingers crossed it will go quickly and you will be back to normal.

Yekaterina Haussler said...

Glad you are coping, although a broken arm is no picnic... Get better soon!

Julie said...

Good news to read you are healing, even if slowly.
Love and (hugs) x

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Oh dear, another four weeks. Hopefully that will then be the end of all your pain and discomfort.

Brigitte said...

You are right, hospitals can be so exhausting. But the good thing is that your arm is healing. Slowly but steadily. I hope the pain has lessened a lot since you were there.

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

I'm glad to hear that you're settling in and getting better if only slowly