January 14, 2008

Day 27

My hand has been steadily improving but I think I may have overdone it this weekend.

I went to yoga on Friday for the first time in 2 weeks but tried to take it easy. On Friday night we had guests for dinner (yummy Macrina challah, curried pumpkin-peanut soup, vegetable strudel, green salad with apples and sunflower seeds, chocolate mousse and shortbread cookies). So I did a bit cooking on Friday. I bandaged from 9 PM - 9 AM.

On Saturday went to synagogue as usual (also for the first time in 2 weeks) and caught up with a lot of people. Didn't wear my glove because I am a bit tired of talking about it in public.

Saturday night we celebrated a friend's 50th birthday party at a wonderful costume party. The theme was to dress as your favorite literary character from before 1957. Rik was Captain Nemo from Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" (1869) in a beige turtleneck, blue jacket, and black captain's hat with a plastic clown fish tucked in the brim (the one from Finding Nemo) to make sure people got it. I went as James Bond from Ian Fleming's "Casino Royale" (1953), wearing my tuxedo with hair slicked back. I carried a plastic squirt gun and gum cigarettes in my pocket, and pulled out a postcard of Sean Connery as Bond if people couldn't guess. I even learned how to play baccarat, just in case! Didn't wear my glove again (somehow I don't think James Bond would have). Bandaged from 10 PM - 9 AM.

On sunny and warm Sunday we walked with the dog at the local off-leash park, then I worked a bit in the garden. We had not yet trimmed the raspberry canes, and the sun was so lovely that I couldn't resist. Again no glove. Bandaged from 9 PM - 9 AM.

So today my hand is a little puffy again and I am wearing my glove. The sleeve is a constant, 365 days a year. But I was so hoping to be out of the glove and finished with bandaging at night. I see the physical therapist tomorrow and will get her professional opinion.

I may be paying the price, but I really got to enjoy my life this weekend!

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