I am very nervous of the cast coming off, equally, it definitely needs to be removed, it has been on my arm for 7 1/2 weeks, it has been very warm weather, to say it is a bit "minty" is an understatement. 👃💩.
The amount of walking I have done has surprised even myself! on one occasion I was walking down a country lane, doing my arm excercises (as you do!) when a car stopped and asked if i was ok, they thought I was trying to flag them down. 😆
My target was to walk 100 miles during May by the time the cast came off, as at last night; Monday 25th May, a total 136.6 miles have been covered, taking a time of 34 hrs, by my calculation that is an average of 4.01 miles per hour and average of 5.464 miles per day. That seems quite reasonable.
The last few weeks have been a soul search. I tried half heartedly to sell my beautiful EnviLiv. I say tried, I didn't try very hard, also She now has 3 paintwork chips on her that need to be repaired, so no one will want to buy her till they are sorted, and, to be honest, I don't really want to sell her.
A friend of mine is a physiotherapist, she is a kind, generous lady, and is helping me with excercises on my arm whilst I still have the cast on. This involves a 1kg bag of rice, 4 pegs and a mug.
The bag of rice has been tied to my arm with pair of old tights, I then have to bring my thumb to my mouth, (not my mouth to my thumb). this took a few days but I can now do it.
Another person, has very kindly offered me the use of a swimming pool to help with the rehab. I am bowled over by this, no one has to make such offers, it is unbelievably kind.
So now it’s off to the hospital and fingers crossed, I will be back later without the cast.