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08 December 2014 @ 01:07 am
Arm update  

And I am onto cast five, which is ridiculous. There were two half casts, the glow in the dark number, then waterproof cast number one:

Which was surprisingly uncomfortable, thanks to a slightly altered thumb position and a bit of tightness that made my fingers swell if I walked around with it unslung. I had it done privately at Camperdown Physiotherapy and, stupidly, took the earliest appointment rather than waiting five days for the hand specialist.

Happily, they are a very good practice. They rang to see how it was going and, when I admitted it wasn't fab, they booked me straight in with the hand specialist and redid it for free. She told me I wasn't mad: thumb positions are crucial and fiddly. And I came away with this:

Look how short it is! That red is my sleeve! underneath it is arm! SO LIGHT!

This was one of the few high points of the month, because by then I had developed a raging flu-like virus, but could only take one day off work and had a series of radio interviews I had to do with first laryngitis and then violent coughing fits. One was with one of my fave commercial newscasters (a very short list). As soon as we went live, a violent coughing fit tried to start, so for the first two minutes of the interview I was desperately trying to hold it off and was answering questions as though I was drugged. The interviewer was very kind, but I could hear him worrying that I was having a stroke. So I gave in and coughed on live radio, which meant i could start to use my brain for thinking again rather than Not Coughing – I could hear the relief in the interviewer's voice as I started making sense!

This week has been Sydney Stormageddon as we have had monsoons every evening. Bloody climate change! My poor roses, which were splendid a few weeks ago, are now denuded. Here's one before the rains. In good news, digging 150kg of compost and manure into those beds back in September was clearly worth it!


I hope that things are going much better for all of you. Alas, the people who were going to receive Christmas knits will now be receiving Australia Day knits. It's a traditional gift! Honest!
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Fanartist in trainingkath_ballantyne on December 8th, 2014 06:24 am (UTC)
I'm guessing Brammers meant that the stuff she was knitting for Christmas presents wont be ready until Australia Day because of the breaking the hand thing.
Dragonfly_lilydragonfly_lily on December 7th, 2014 05:55 pm (UTC)
Lovely casts. :)
i can see your house from herewho_la_hoop on December 7th, 2014 07:22 pm (UTC)
Only ten days! You must be filled with glee. It looks so annoying.
Jaeenchanted_jae on December 7th, 2014 10:47 pm (UTC)
I like your lovely blue cast!
kaedhlinkaedhlin on December 8th, 2014 10:03 pm (UTC)
Countdown. You could come to tea to celebrate - or have it brought to you! Or contemplate the list of things you think you OUGHT to do, then chuck said list ina-da-bin, and do something fun. Like scratch your own nose with both hands. Or eat properly. Dress yourself including shoes.
Kittykitty_fic on December 10th, 2014 06:21 pm (UTC)
That flower is gorgeous! So pretty!

Yay for getting out of the cast! I'm sure it can't come fast enough!