I'm getting there.

dreamdaisy
dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
edited 23. Sep 2014, 14:45 in Living with Arthritis archive
Florence and me trooped off the hospital this morning to have everything checked and to find out what happens next. I saw the wounds for the first time, I have eight stitches on each lower palm, complete with little tufts where he's tied each one off. They are the dissolvable types and should be dissolving but there is no sogn of inflammation or infection which is a good thing.

I have been given exercises to do, each to repeated ten times and done every two hours, plus scar massaging (using aqueous cream) to be done for five minutes per scar at least three times a day. Yuk. I'm squeamish about scars but it is essential to avoid tight scar tissue so I shall be a good girl, grit my teeth and get on with it.

I cannot use my crutches as yet, nor the rollator, but I may be able to drive sooner than thought: the choice as to when to try that is mine but I won't be trying for at least another ten days. That, however, will be a pointless exercise until I can walk safely to the car! I cannot return to work as yet so I shall let my clients know that over the week-end.

The scars are tender and don't look very pretty at the moment so I've tubigripped-up to offer them a little protection - thanks for that tip, Cherrybim. :)

So, all in all, I'm getting there. I can have a shower tomorrow - :D . Florence will be on hand to help me climb in and out of the bath and it will be so good to be wet from head to foot! I'm a gently Delighted Daisy.

Thank you all so much for you support over the past ten days, your encouragement and messaged have really helped. DD
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  • tillytop
    tillytop Member Posts: 3,460
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    So glad things went well for you today DD. Bet you can't wait for that "proper" shower :D

    Loads love Tilly xxx
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    you have made me smile mi dear. Progress sounds very promising.
    Huge YBH's
    Xxxx
  • Susiesoo
    Susiesoo Member Posts: 358
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I'm pleased to hear your good news, DD. Have a good week-end and enjoy your shower.

    Susie
  • GraceB
    GraceB Member Posts: 1,595
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    DD
    I'm so pleased that everything's gone well for you. I'm sure you're going to thoroughly enjoy that shower tomorrow. Just continue to take care of yourself and don't overdo things.
    GraceB
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,152
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well done DD it all sounds very promising.Mig
  • valval
    valval Member Posts: 14,911
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    this such good news gave me a big smile to read how well you have done well done pal knew you do great val
  • frogmella
    frogmella Member Posts: 1,115
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Good to hear your news DD. I bet you can't wait for that shower! Heaven. Take things easy. xx
  • kentishlady
    kentishlady Member Posts: 809
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello DD. So lovely to hear that you are progressing so well. Am sure you will enjoy your 'proper' shower. Don't try and do too much. Take care and have a good weekend. Keep warm. Not sure where you are but it's extremely cold down here!! Beryl
  • bubbadog
    bubbadog Member Posts: 5,544
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi DD, Thanks for the update!! Glad things are going well and that you get a reward with a nice shower!! :lol: Be good and do the exercises!! So good to hear from you and glad things are looking good! Take care and Have a good weekend! :D
  • cherrybim
    cherrybim Member Posts: 334
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Delighted to hear that all is progressing as it should DD :)

    Your mention of driving as and when possible has reminded me to add an addendum to the tubigrip mittens. A piece of foam sponge, or preferably sea sponge trimmed to suit and popped inside the mitten over the palm acts as a jolly good shock absorber, whether it be a manual or an auto gear shift car you drive.

    You do of course realise that you'll now have to turn down any chiromancy 'parties' to which you may be invited :lol:

    Keep up the good work with the exercises and massage, you'll have the softest little paws on the forum er long, bless :D
  • villier
    villier Member Posts: 4,426
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    That's great news DD first hurdle over, and the men in the white coats weren't even called for :lol: hopefully the next stage will not be as trying and challanging as the first, and heaven tomorrow to get that shower, yes, scars are not the nicest of things, but what we have got to do has to be done, :roll: keep up the good work so pleased everything seems to be going well...................tc..................Marie xx
  • dibdab
    dibdab Member Posts: 1,498
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Great to find you back online-glad things are going well. Enjoy that shower tomorrow- often the little things give us the greatest pleasure-hope you have some lovely scented shower gel to luxuriate in! Hope the progress keeps up, just be patient you'll get back to "normal" soon I'm sure.

    Deb x
  • dibdab
    dibdab Member Posts: 1,498
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Great to find you back online-glad things are going well. Enjoy that shower tomorrow- often the little things give us the greatest pleasure-hope you have some lovely scented shower gel to luxuriate in! Hope the progress keeps up, just be patient you'll get back to "normal" soon I'm sure.

    Deb x
  • gilly1957
    gilly1957 Member Posts: 212
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Good to hear you are doing so well and making a good recovery.

    Enjoy your shower.....it is lovely when you haven't been able to have one then

    you do it feels so special x
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thank you, one and all. It dawned on me earlier that not once has Flo washed my face since 20 November - :shock: - but there again I've only been out of the house thrice since then so it can't be too grubby! :lol: The shower and hair-wash will be lovely (conditioner here I come) and I will attempt a shin-shave as we are out tomorrow and somehow fuzz-free legs do feel better when socialising (despite the fact I'll be wearing jeans as they have a cold house).

    I have done enough massage today (three times since mid-day!) it does aggravate matters and makes things more sore than really necessary but the exercises are going well (also done thrice). I have been taken out for a celebratory pint - happiness is! - and tonight he is doing gammon with roasted vegetables. Yum-yum.

    I nearly have my hands back - cor! That is soooooo smashing! :lol::D DD
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,276
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh DD what are you like...never mind the grubby face we dont mind one bit...Im glad you are getting there...wont be long before you are typing away and the rest of it xx
  • frogmella
    frogmella Member Posts: 1,115
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    The pint sounds good to me! :lol:
  • diamond
    diamond Member Posts: 396
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Glad to hear you are doing well DD,enjoy your shower and take care.
  • Numptydumpty
    Numptydumpty Member Posts: 6,417
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh DD, I'm really pleased things are going so well.
    You have been/are being, very patient. I hope you enjoy your shower.
    Take care of you,
    Numpty
  • Colin1
    Colin1 Member Posts: 1,769
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello DD I havent been around much of late but just thought i would give you my best wishes and your recovering OK.
    Take Care
    Colinxx
  • constable
    constable Member Posts: 2,115
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi DD

    I am so pleased to hear you're appointment went well. I am sorry, I have only just seen this new thread. I have been checking on you're old one as to finding out how you were on. I think my brain is finally starting to give up on me now.

    Did you manage to get you're legs shaved by the way.

    Again, I am glad that you are recovering well, and that you have been good. I cant imagine what it was like for you without the use of both hands. Sending some more gentle hugs your way.
  • LignumVitae
    LignumVitae Member Posts: 1,972
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Enjoy that shower! I'm so p,eased things are getting better. Take good care and I hope they get better even faster from now on! LV xx
  • bubbadog
    bubbadog Member Posts: 5,544
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hope you enjoyed that shower and if you managed to de-fuzz those legs bet they feel nice and smooth again! Enjoy your time out but, 'remember before you can run you must learn to walk' as Yoda would say! :lol: Have a good weekend! :D
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thank you one and all. I must admit I am a rather flat Daisy today, I feel very tired and am taking things very gently. Flo is in the bath at the moment and then it will be my turn. :roll: I currently don't have the energy - ye gods woman, sort yourself out! :lol: I think the weather has something to do with my mood, unlike yesterday (cold and sunny which for me is always a mood-boost) it's grey and drizzly, as am I. Dammit. DD
  • dachshund
    dachshund Member Posts: 8,407
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello DD
    you are doing well. enjoy your shower you have been a good
    young lady you both take care.
    joan xx

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