Now that the cast is off my left arm, I’ve had to begin the rehabilitation of my wrist and thumb. It’s incredibly sore and the atrophy of six weeks in a cast has taken its toll. My thumb has next to no strength and it’s very painful to move the joints. The same goes for my wrist. My climbing buddy Lou recommended that I immerse my arm in a bucket of warm water and do some mobility training under the warm water with it. The warm water immersion works wonders! With the hydrotherapy, I’ve been able to move my thumb, wrist, and other joints more easily, more freely, and with less pain than outside the bucket of warm water. The hydrotherapy approach alleviates and prevents swelling as well, which is a true bonus! I’m not glad that Lou has broken all kinds of bones in his life, but I sure am glad that he knows the best way to get them to heal more quickly and with less pain and inflammation!
Content Rating PG, for the most part
I try to keep the content of my posts in the PG range (meaning that maybe your 13-year-old should not read it... Just kidding!) - you know, something I could get away with tastefully in the town square without getting lynched, tarred-and-feathered, or hung (and something my mother would NOT wash my mouth out with soap for). As far as what age you have to be to understand some of the subtleties of my humor in writing and/or speaking, well... That may vary. A lot.