Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Yup - it's broken - kind of

After being gently chided by a close friend (who is also a doctor's wife) about not seeing a doctor about my finger, I finally capitulated and went in for an x-ray.

I have what is called an avulsion fracture. While the doctor did not tell me to do anything different than what I've already been doing (buddy taping and complete immobilization), she did give me a time frame for healing (at least 4 to 6 weeks). It's good in that I can continue to demand coerce ask for help from the kids with chores that require two hands for at least a month. It's lousy in that I'm not allowed to return to knitting or other two-handed crafty endeavors for the same amount of time.

Guess I won't be joining any bowling leagues this summer either. Gah!

6 comments:

livnletlrn said...

There's no "kind of" about it, young lady. An avulsion fracture is still a fracture! Set those minions to work! ;-)

Guinifer said...

How did you do that in the first place? Yay minions!

trek said...

Bummer on the break! Heal quickly - do what the doctor orders.

Tonyia said...

OUCH! (really, tell us how you broke it - I bet it's a good story!)

This would be a good time to practice spinning with one hand only. Paula Simmons wrote a book on spinning for speed and softness - and she advocated sitting on one hand while spinning. It's a nifty trick if you can do it. (yeah, I can't...)

feel better soon!

Sheepish Annie said...

I'd rather have kids do my bidding than join a bowling league any day...

But that's still a pretty decent fracture. Take care of it so it can heal nicely and knitting can recommence!

Rani said...

Perhaps we should hire you a knitting nurse for you.

Hang in there!!