Last Pink Saturday, I shared with you that I had fractured a bone in my left hand. Here you see the first splint the doc put on at my initial visit.
I have to say it drove me nuts the first two days, but as time went by, I became somewhat accustomed to the "feeling" of it being there. As the swelling went down and my sprained fingers healed and regained flexibilty, I was able to adapt to doing all sorts of tasks. . . tieing my shoes was a huge accomplishment!
This week I returned to the orthopedist's office for a "review" of the C-Scan that had been done the week before. . .just to be sure about the "course of treatment".
Yay . . . he continued to believe that the wee bone would knit back without the need for "extra help" through surgery. The next step was to put a molded, sturdier plastic splint on my hurt paw vs. the traditional plaster number! I had a plaster cast when I was 9 and had BROKEN my little right arm. I wasn't looking forward to that experience again. . .they get icky.
Here is my new and improved molded plastic splint.
The first thing I asked the Occupational Therapist, as she was guiding me back to her work station, was "can I have a pink one"? Pink, she told me, was only available in the Velcro straps. . . so after much consideration, I went with all black. . . in the interest of "it won't show the dirt " theory.
A template was made of my arm, wrist and hand. . . then transferred to a plastic sheet, which was heated and thus softened so the OT could cut out the pattern.
Next. . .it was dipped into a tub of hot water until it softened again. She promptly put it over my little limb and gently "molded" it until it formed perfectly to my hurt hand and on up my forearm.
I told THE STONE RABBIT that I wasn't crazy about the shine of the plastic and that every time I looked at it I was reminded of something. . .but I couldn't quite figure out what.
He hopped into the house and returned with these items. . .
I have to say, he got it right!!!! It looks rather Star Warish!
Yup. . just call me Darth Vader's assistant!! :)
It's hard to tell, but I'm really smiling.
This week I will be looking for a cape to complete the outfit!!
So I will leave you with two messages. . . the first is:
may the PINK FORCE be with you this week AND . . .
second, be certain to visit our "out of this world" Pink Saturday Leader, Beverly, at HOW SWEET THE SOUND. She will will have a huge group of fellow bloggers who are ready to share their pinks with you this week!!
Happy Pink Saturday!