Mom got herself a spiffy blue fiberglass cast today. The doctor was a keeper, amazed he was talking to a 97 year old who was grumbling about not being on the golf course.
The doc eliminated surgery pretty quickly and we were all in agreement. Another option was to give mom local anesthesia in her wrist and set the bone. Nay. A splint was briefly discussed but the cast was the easiest and gives mom the stability in her arm and hand that she didn’t have. It does mean she’ll have to cover the cast to bathe but overall it’s perfect.
You can see how black and blue her whole arm is and how swollen her fingers got. The stability of the cast permits her to rest with it propped up to reduce the swelling. Back in three weeks to see how it’s healing.
Then I drove home. Kinda. Huge backups at GWB. Took me a full 90 minutes to get across from the first Upper and Lower split. Ugh. It doesn’t help to have all the new electronic signs either because they are never right.
This is just before the Palisades split and that 35? Ha. It was 55.
Drink in hand. Feet up. I’ve been told it’s a good thing I missed Jeopardy tonight because Al Franken handily beat his two opponents.
PS: I wore my GOP TOMS to Delaware. Huge success. The doc even noticed and gave them two stethoscopes up! Three people in the grocery store noticed and said they loved them. Yay!