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May 4, 2014

Orange is the new black......

My very first cast.....& hopefully the last.

This week has been particularly challenging....
~I broke my radius, very close to the carpals.  Gotta wear this until at least June 3rd.
~My sister sent me a text message while I was at work telling me my Mom was going into the hospital (turns out she didn't, but I didn't find that out until that evening).
~I had to reschedule my final exam in Statistics, because I was unable to write until I got the cast you see here.

Sunday I figured I should probably have my wrist looked at - by a professional, ha - so, I called my primary care Dr's office at 7:30am on Monday, only to be told that they didn't have any open appts.  (Really?  I was kind of surprised that I told them that I may have broken my wrist, and they don't have any time for me?)  So, I went to MD Urgent care.  They were nice enough, but urgent care facilities (at least this one) can't put on casts.  So they fixed me up with an awful temporary thing that wrapped around my elbow which was in turn wrapped in about 4 rolls of elastic wrap bandages.  It was the most uncomfortable thing I've ever had.  I couldn't write, so I e-mailed my Stats professor to let him know.  He offered to let me take the test on Thursday evening and said if I couldn't write by then he would give me a multiple choice test if I still couldn't write.  After I got home from urgent care I called the Orthopaedics and they put the cast on Wed. morning.  I took my final on Thursday, and I received my results yesterday.
I made a B!!  I was so happy, because that was one bitch of a class.

Turns out my Mom was needing some tests that she was considering checking in to the hospital for, but then changed her mind and went for the out-patient tests instead.  Until I found this out, I was kind of freaked.  In her defense, my Sis was only trying to keep me informed.  She is feeling better, but still has more tests to take.  It seems like lately Mom is feeling awful more often than feeling good, which sends up tons of red flags, in my opinion.  I wish she would be more pro-active in her own health, but she just won't.  So, I continue to call several times a week to keep tabs, and chat.  One surprising thing was that I sent her a text (from work) and she actually saw it!  She will be dragged kicking and screaming into our new phase of communication, lol.

Well, that's all for now.  My arm is tired from all this typing!
Love, 365


  1. Sorry about the cast! That really sucks. It's nice that your professor was willing to help you take a test in whatever way you could, though.

    It occurred to me, why didn't you call your sister and find out what the hell was going on?

    And in that same thought, it occurred to me that I prefer texting and email to actual telephone conversation about 90% of the time. I just don't take the time to be on the phone. Isn't that weird?

    Hope you heal quickly and without complication.

    And orange??Orange????!!

    1. Of course's the "new black" - some new comedy show I haven't seen, but the name stuck. Besides my other choices were: black, hot pink, purple, grass green, neon yellow. I didn't call my Sis because she said she would text me with details later, so figured they were in the process of checking her in ~ Mom!
      I hope it heals quickly too! & thanks for stopping by, Ami. Hope you are doing better about your recent intestinal issues & migraine. Sucks, don't it?

  2. The orange colour of your cast is very nice.Did you take the cast off?Hope you feel better and dont have any pain.

    1. The cast is now off! It still hurts a little, but not much. Now I am working to strengthen it and work on my flexibility. Thanks for asking!

    2. I broke my wrist a few years ago playing football and I still remember how horrible it is wearing a cast.How did you break it?

    3. Broke it playing racquetball, running for the ball & fell on my butt, put my hand down to break the fall.


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