Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Hurrah for the NHS
As you can see, I'm typing this very slowly, with one hand. On Saturday, just as the thaw was starting, I managed to find a patch of ice to slip on when I was out walking the dog. So off we trundled to the RUH (the Royal United Hospital) in Bath. Luckily, it wasn't crowded, so I was seen straightaway. I have a Colles fracture of my left wrist, which meant the bones had to be manipulated back into place under a local anaesthetic. It had to be done twice as it wasn't good enough the first time. So, after four hours, eight x-rays, a local anaesthetic, two plasters and the services of at least six excellent members of staff we were able to go home. Hurrah for the NHS. I go back to the fracture clinic on Friday for a check up and new plaster.
So I'm sitting around at home unable to do very much at all, and I'm going to get very frustrated I know. Any suggestions of things I can do one handed?