We had an easy drive into town yesterday for our first post-op check-up.
Then we got the most perfect parking spot.
We had new x-rays and K got a great black cast. I'm jealous because I cannot have a real cast until all my stitches are out...probably a couple of weeks.
I have an incision that extends from the upper middle of my palm, just below my fingers, to the middle of my forearm.
It's quite long and neatly done and has stainless steel stitches and my doctor's initials in pen.
My tattoo is mostly intact. I couldn't look at it - I get woozy. My hand and arm were painlessly cleaned up and re-bandaged. (email me if you'd like to see it)
We had an easy drive home.
I bought a bunch of inexpensive over-the-head summer dresses that my cast fits in as I cannot pull up and zipper pants and didn't have anything sleeveless. All from H&M, all black, some with flow-y cardigans or loose tee shirts. But I cannot return to work until my stitches are removed and I have a solid cast, perhaps the second week of July.
We have worked out systems...I can eat with a spoon, we have a special shower glove, my Huzi pillow is perfect.
Everyone helps: running errands, prepping dinner, fetching things, and most of the time we are comfortable and happy...even though it kind of stinks to have been in an accident.
Our next check-up is set for July 2nd.