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20 November 2014 @ 11:20 pm
FFS ...  
Wrist still broken, though the bone has changed! Apparently the reason all the X-rays of the scaphoid looked inconclusive is because I broke the trapezium. Of course. Three X-rays and one CT scan later ...


Why yes, that cast does glow in the dark! Also, it has roughly trebled the diameter of my wrist. Ever so awkward for practically everything. Also, immobilised thumb and no grip. Can't even make rude gestures without an extraneous upright digit.

Putting on opaque tights/stockings with one hand is nearly impossible. This is unfortunate as my work wardrobe revolves around them. But I also own a lot of cotton leggings for easy cycling, so I have just substituted them in. Alas, they are only a little easier. Because they are essentially tights, you're meant to pull them on evenly up both sides at once. Do one side and the other tends to scrunch up on itself, which means you end up doing right three inches, left three inches, right three inches ...

In a moment of genius, I realised that if I bought LARGER leggings, they would be less tight! And it worked! Easy to get on! Except ...

Work bestie: 'Are you OK?'
Me: 'Yep, just pulling up my leggings.'
WB: 'Why do they keep falling down?'
Me: 'Don't ask ...'

Let us not speak of bras ... Alas, I am missing everything, but almost all typing hand is being saved for my Erised fic. Talk soon, only four more weeks!
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blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 20th, 2014 01:06 pm (UTC)
I keep making gestures with my right hand as if to say, 'look, normally so lithe and graceful!'

Our office is very open plan, but my work bestie has a nice quiet desk tucked away, so I keep scampering over to her whenever I have leggings situation, or need someone to re-do my inept bra-doing-up ... She has been known to have me check out rashes on her bosom and straighten her seamed stockings in the past -- basically we are what-not-to-do when it comes to HR's sexual harassment policy ...

And such slow typing ...
ecosopherecosopher on November 20th, 2014 02:18 pm (UTC)
She sounds like an excellent friend and colleague to have, not merely in this situation, but in all of them!

That is a rather massive cast. Boo. I guess at least you'll have it off in time for Christmas?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 26th, 2014 11:54 am (UTC)
She is ace.

I've got a new waterproof cast, but it's really uncomfortable, Getting it changed on Friday. And yes! free for the holidays! At least I'm overall pasty ...
anna_wing on November 20th, 2014 01:02 pm (UTC)
You have my sympathy. I broke my radius a couple of years ago and it took a year and a lot of physiotherapy to get it back more or less as it was. And clothes that went over the head without fasteners (baggy Japanese clothes, a godsend). The titanium plate is still in there.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 20th, 2014 01:08 pm (UTC)
OW! I think I remember that ... Nothing so traumatising for me, lovely non-displaced break healing well, thank goodness. But yes, the tedium of no grip! My collection of tunics is a glorious thing ;-)
illereynillereyn on November 20th, 2014 01:11 pm (UTC)
Oh no! Hope it heals soon and you can get out of the cast!

...perhaps formal black trousers (with zips instead of buttons) might be better for work while one-handed?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 20th, 2014 01:24 pm (UTC)
Don't own any! My wardrobe is entirely designed to be modular and cope with: unexpected travel; cycling to work; lots of running around the building; surprise meetings and lunches; and occasional very late nights. So it's loads of little tops, tunics and dresses in mostly monochrome wool, cotton and silk jersey or knits, with trainers for arrivals and work wedges in a box under the desk. Thank goodness I'm a 'creative', if I had to wear heels I'd be stuffed.
cmcmck on November 20th, 2014 04:59 pm (UTC)
Pompon bear! :o)

I broke both thumbs some years ago in a motorbike accident, so I know how awkward this can be!

Edited at 2014-11-21 08:29 am (UTC)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 26th, 2014 11:56 am (UTC)
It's my fave sculpture :-)

I was hanging out with the one in Pars a few years back and there was a little boy who was as keen on it as I am and we just jung together, sharing time with another bear appreciator. Was very nice.

OW! Both hands at once is my nightmare! Poor you!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 26th, 2014 12:04 pm (UTC)
Perfectly rational response! I think I need to visit this one as I could probably sneak a quick cuddle in …
uminohikari: bunny cupuminohikari on November 20th, 2014 08:31 pm (UTC)
I can see how leggings can be slowly pulled up, but how on earth do you do up a bra one handed?!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 26th, 2014 12:06 pm (UTC)
You have to either get up in time to have your partner do it, or else do it up, then perform uncomfortable contortions to put it on done up. After which it will be too loose, but better than nothing.
Gayle Madwinqueerbychoice on November 20th, 2014 09:56 pm (UTC)
That all sounds awfully difficult . . . but you have a husband! Why not make him dress you?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 26th, 2014 12:07 pm (UTC)
Fiendish independence! And the fact we are both always hopelessly late getting up in the mornings.
dylansbuzzdylansbuzz on November 20th, 2014 10:38 pm (UTC)
Ouch ... so sorry you got hurt!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 26th, 2014 12:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks, babe, I blame gravity.
Anwynanthraxia on November 21st, 2014 02:06 pm (UTC)
Did you curse me? I went outside and - literally ten minutes after reading this post - tripped over my own feet and smashed my right knee on the concrete. Quick trip to the doctor says no lasting damage, just strained tendons, bruising and a leg joint attempting to look like a purple watermelon. Not sure whether I should blame brampton or not ;)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 26th, 2014 12:08 pm (UTC)
Gravity! Also, get your own schtick ;-) (Hope it's healing nicely!)
pir8fancier on November 22nd, 2014 08:35 pm (UTC)
At one point I had a cyst under my arm (I thought it was actually cancer but fortunately it was too close to the surface), and I had to wait for the sucker to get infected and then worm it's way to the skin. And I couldn't wear a bra for a month. Didn't make for very professional appearance! My sympathies!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 26th, 2014 12:09 pm (UTC)

I do get one on most days, but usually only thanks to Mr B!
Jaeenchanted_jae on November 23rd, 2014 04:13 am (UTC)
*tsks and shakes head*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 26th, 2014 12:09 pm (UTC)
A right and proper response :-)
fragrantwoodsfragrantwoods on November 23rd, 2014 02:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, yikes! Thank dog for good work friends who can rescue migrating tights, etc. Heal fast, and I love that you've upped your non-hurt hand's gesturing to compensate :-)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 26th, 2014 12:22 pm (UTC)
Never stop gesticulating ;-)

Yeah, friends are definitely valued even more at times like this! Thank you!
Kittykitty_fic on November 26th, 2014 07:09 am (UTC)
Oh no! I hope it heals quickly!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 26th, 2014 12:23 pm (UTC)
It's doing well. three more weeks and I should be free!
l.m.incandescent on November 28th, 2014 02:41 am (UTC)
Oh man. That looks nasty. It sounds like you're managing, though. Good luck!