Four More Weeks in Cast

My office visit on Monday was wonderful! My ligaments have healed exponentially! Over the last five weeks, I have spent time writing, one-hand typing, and learning to use forks and spoons (no knives allowed-need to keep all my fingers) with my left hand. Over the last two weeks, I was instructed to remove my cast twice a day, for ten minutes, to “exercise” my ligaments. I say “exercise” because the only movement I was allowed to make was touching my thumb to my pinky. Dr. Rayan was very clear, twenty-three hours and forty minutes in cast, twenty minutes exercising. As it turns out, he was right, my ligaments are at 80-90% healed, and I get to keep my hand out of cast at home to start the physical therapy process! Every time I take the cast off I just want to bend my wrist. Keeping it in a cast has made it very very stiff. I am afraid that even when I get the cast off, it will be longer than expected until I’m back on my mat due to the stiffness in my wrist and hand. Unfortunately, four more weeks means during finals.. but the law school has been wonderful in figuring out accommodations for my test taking issues. Two weeks from now my rehab includes typing, so I will be able to blog again! Until then, enjoy these photos of my life in a cast!

Caitlin Irwin
Moose & Gatsby!
Caitlin Irwin
Casted
Caitlin Irwin and Michael Lambert
Nick Carraway & Jordan Baker
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Pete!
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Texas – Volleyball Banquet
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Thunder Game w/ Sis!
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