Monday, 9 November 2015

Still here......

Thank you everyone for your kind comments about my broken arm. The exogen treatment is going ok. The 20 minutes goes in a flash and the machine records all the treatments. It is just a hand sized unit with the plug part on a curly wire that is held in place with a strap.
I don't feel anything at all. I was expecting to feel waves of warm or something but disappointingly nothing. Only another 70 plus days to go! I shall be having it on Christmas day!!
I have been able to do some knitting and started socks for my grand children.
My camera seems to have gone phut so no photos, sorry.
I have been reading blogs of those people, mainly women who have decided to blog about living frugally. They are fascinating and buy food from supermarkets at near closing time when a lot of fresh food stuff has a marked down price on 'yellow stickers.'
So I decided to look at what we buy. But we make a list linked to a weekly menu so we buy what we need not what's on offer, although if something we needed was on offer we would buy it.
We rarely if ever throw food out and at least once a week have a 'bottom of the fridge' soup. Today I had a root veg soup with some home grown squash and frozen peas added for a variety of colour and it was delicious. I struggled to cut up the veg into small chunks (DH is visiting his Dad who is not well and his mum) but I managed.
I think over these seven months my left hand has got stronger and I can do things that I couldn't before.
Thank you again everyone. I am not going to lie and say I am happy, happy,  because I am not,  I am still having weepy days and my diet has gone right out the window!


Poppypatchwork said...

Crikey it's been a long road for you, so no surprises you have sad days, but fingers crossed everything is starting to come back.... Knitting sounds fun.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Hang in there. The treaments will be over before you know it.

Katya said...

Hang in there, Chris. I do hope that this treatment works for you.
As for living frugally - I would think as long as you can afford what you need and do not waste anything, you are already there. :) I try buying things on sale, too, but if I need something for dinner, as long as I can afford it - I get it.
Happy knitting!

Joanne Noragon said...

Hope this new treatment does the job. Just broke my arm last week--no picnic. I'm counting on six to eight weeka amd done!

Vickie said...

Oh Chris. I am sorry you struggle on so. I am praying these treatments are just the thing to make you very, very well again.

Amy at love made my home said...

I just hope that it works for you Chris! xx

Julie said...

Sending healing wishes to you Chris, I hope this new treatment works well.

Mii Stitch said...

Sounds like a very interesting treatment... pain free! I hope it does the trick & sort your arm.

butterfly said...

Chin up Chris, things will get better , we are all thinking of you.