unless you manage to break your wrist and come home in a cast and a distal radius fracture in your right wrist! yes folks...i am right handed and this SADLY is my colouring wrist!
this pic was taken in the hospital waiting room! yes, that is a smile, but i was really doing my best to put on a brave front in the midst of level 8 pain and a hubby who was feeling as bad (or worse) than me! do you have any idea how much a wrist fracture hurts! after asking for morphine i actually fainted! and i'm a pretty tough cookie when it comes to pain!
i got some x-rays which confirmed the break and they stabilized the arm for the rest of the trip.
generally with this type of fracture they don't do anything until the swelling subsides so i was in no immediate need of further care and could suck it up and enjoy the rest of the trip. which i did!
next day we spent the afternoon at the spa in ceasars palace and for 50 lustrous minutes (and 3 times that much money!) i forgot my wrist was broken! heaven i tell you! pure heaven! that evening we ventured to freemont street where i played blackjack at a table for my first time EVAH! i came out 50 bucks ahead and that made me happy since i am NOT an aggressive gambler. a bit more shopping (MUCH less than i would normally do) and a show rounded out the trip.
in case you are wondering... the wrist was broken on a FREAK fleight line (zip line) accident...even the hospital confirmed that this has never happened. everyone was wonderful and i can't thank enough the folks at bootleg canyon and st. rose dominican hospital for their care! they were all wonderful, especially casey who wanted to carry me down the canyon! crap...his adrenaline must have been really flowing just in order to pick me up!
today i saw the orthopedic surgeon and we have opted to go ahead with surgery and reset the wrist. surgery or not, i'd be in a cast for 6-8 weeks so might as well get it fixed now.
sadly, (VERY SADLY!) my colouring days will be on the back burner for the next few weeks until i get use of my hand back! but I WILL BE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I promise! and i will be back colouring up stamping bella and mo goodness!!!!!!!
until then...i guess i'll be doing puzzles! thanks kath!!!!!!!!!!!!!!