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  • Hello forum friends I have'nt been online for a while, as I broke my right wrist 3 weeks ago.  It is getting better & I am looked after by OH.  Saw a little bluetit on feeder this mornng & plenty of starling's next door. I have put food out as they were in moulting mode for some time. I can now use my right hand for light work.

  • Sorry to hear about your wrist Wren, but glad to hear its getting better.

  • I'm also sorry to hear about you breaking your wrist Jenny and hope all heals quickly, meanwhile, make the most of the TLC kindly offered by your other half and hand over the vacuum cleaner and other household chores to him !   Seriously, get well soon and take it easy once the cast comes off.

  • Hello Wren, sorry to hear about the injury, not nice at all, glad to hear that you are on the mend. Make the most of all the attention! Get all those to do chores done when you have the chance!

  • Thank you, I will. with OH suffering with arthritis he helps me with washing up.  My brother introduced us to a water dispenser, like you would see in any supermarket to make tea & coffee. It has helped with no lifting kettles. Staples out in 11 days time.

  • Thank you Catlady.

  • Sorry to read about the wrist, fingers crossed for a speedy recovery.

  • Thank you Mike, plaster cast off hopefully next week.

  • wren

    Thank you Mike, plaster cast off hopefully next week.

    You're welcome, and I'm sure the plaster will be off on time.

  • Yes hopefully this Wednesday along with 4 staple's on the back of my hand.

  • wren

    Yes hopefully this Wednesday along with 4 staple's on the back of my hand.

    Hopefully the plaster is off now, and I know the feeling when they remove the staples, I had 14 in my leg to hold the grafted skin in place when they rebuilt it back in Feb 2015!

  • Yes thank you, it felt strange after the "saw" (which they showed me like  a roller to cut) plus plier's for the staple's. I am now in the wrist brace, but can remove it to wash & do light washing up, which feels better then avoiding getting the cast wet.  Still have one hole left that has'nt healed over, I hope your leg is much better Mike? Avoiding heavy lifting & going back in 5 week's time.

  • Good to hear the cast is off giving you more freedom Jenny and hopefully everything will heal properly now the air can get to it during times you can remove the wrist brace.   I remember having a leg cast removed a few years back for first time when I experienced the "saw" and they explained it was just a vibrating roller blade and not the circular saw type method   - phew  lol !!  

    @ Mike,  hope your recovery is still going well, it certainly has been a long and painful process for you so good luck.    Nature/bird watching is such a good way to get through these tough times -  and forums like this too   !

  • Thank's Hazel, yes it felt weird putting my hand & arm in water for several day's, now it is used to it. Still doing the exercise's they gave to me to make the wrist strong

  • wren

    Yes thank you, it felt strange after the "saw" (which they showed me like  a roller to cut) plus plier's for the staple's. I am now in the wrist brace, but can remove it to wash & do light washing up, which feels better then avoiding getting the cast wet.  Still have one hole left that has'nt healed over, I hope your leg is much better Mike? Avoiding heavy lifting & going back in 5 week's time.

    That hole will soon heal over.

    Sadly I'm not , but hey-ho, I'm still here, still giving my boss grief and there are folk far worse off, so all I need is to get out with my camera again.