if i could knit i would be making Comfy Socks on 8mm needles with 2 skeins of Malabrigo Aquarella or Fleece Artist Slubby Blue ....
.... or Clafoutis Bed Socks on 5.5mm or 6mm needles in:
- Lang Mille Colori Big (1 ball)
- Misti Baby Alpaca Chunky (2 skeins)
- Malabrigo Chunky (2 skeins)
- Dream in Color Groovy(2 skeins)
the wrappings on the right arm were getting loose and i was curious so i got sneaky and took them off to inspect the damage. there really isn't much, a pristine incision and some steri strips. pretty remarkable, eh?! the right arm really does not look orthopedic surgery-esqe. it just has a big band-aid on it now to protect the incision, hardly looks broken at all.
the left wrist is more interesting. the cast was getting loose so i went back to th fracture clinic this morning and it was a sight when they took it off. it's swollen & bruised, as expected, but the sight was 3 hooks sticking out of the skin! i sure did not expect to see that. i wonder how they will be extracted in the end? will i need more surgery or will they just be yanked out with a pair of pliers? i am getting the impression that orthopedic surgery is a field indirectly related to construction.
anyway, when i saw my wrist i almost passed out.i don't know if it was from the sight or the rush of pain. in retrospect i suspect it was the pain, but at the time i just kept trying to envision grosser things than my limp, iron-maiden hand. i grew up next door to a reconstructive surgeon and the pictures in the trade magazines lying around his house were always a strong incentive to stay out of trouble. after a few seconds of evaluating my proximity to fainting i gave up and the very nice casting tech, Phil, suggested i lie down. so in the end i did not faint at the sight of my hideous appendage. i guess this story only has a modest amount of value.
anyway, i have to get back at it! i'll be back at work tomorrow, wednesday, on my normal schedule until sunday. so see ya later gator! ;-)