Things are certainly looking up since I stopped bandaging my arm. Although my hand and wrist are still somewhat swollen, my attitude has shifted dramatically. Three nights of comfortable sleep without wrapping helped me feel more in control of my life. Although I did have some rebound insomnia from stopping the Ativan, that's easily remedied by an afternoon nap. (Not that I've had time for one...)
Of course it didn't hurt to have a little sunshine, a good dinner with friends, kisses from my husband and cuddly dogs.