Yes! That is my arm in the picture. The top one is before the cast. In the middle one you can see how swollen my hand is. Notice the pretty purple cast, my favorite color.
A couple days ago we got some freezing rain. My daughter, Ashley could not get out of her driveway no matter how much she tried. With kitty litter in hand, I went to help her. I taught her how to shove kitty litter under the tires to get traction. It worked, we got it out! I was pretty proud of us. Then I turned to walk back to my car and slipped and fell on the ice. I knew as soon as I did it I had broken something. My daughter was still in her car ready to go to work. She was yelling to me "Are you ok Mom?" I did not want to worry her, so I yelled that I was fine and to go to work.
I had to drive home in such pain (only 10 min.) When I got home and took off my coat to look at it I really knew it must be broken. Now, since I do before and after school daycare, I can not just run off to Dr.s anytime I want. Ashley was only working till 2, so I called her to see if she could cover for me in the afternoon. Then I had to call the school to let the teachers know that she would be picking the kids up instead of me. Then I called all of the parents to let them know what was going on. I made the Apt. with the "Bone and Joint Center" who are excellent by the way! I called my mother-in-law to see if she could drive me. Everything was covered.
By this time the pain was so great I felt like I could pass out. I couldn't get the "child proof" cover off the Aleve bottle with one hand! I was about ready to take a hammer to it! I used my teeth.
I was finally off to the Dr's. It indeed is broken. A nice clean break right across. Four weeks in the cast. Then they will re X-ray it. Then physical therapy.
It is so hard doing everything one handed. Ashley was a huge help the first couple days, and Glen is trying to help as much as he can.