Tomorrow’s the big day!

Tomorrow.  01 March 2019.  Tomorrow, a Friday, I get to take off my thumb spika splint and begin to carefully rehabilitate my thumb, wrist, and hand for climbing.  The best place to do that will be at the climbing gym!  I’m entering this phase of recovery with trepidation and excitement both.  I know that it’s extremely risky and reinjury is something I’m really going to have to guard against.  I’m going to have to do a lot of hydrotherapy for inflammation, I have a feeling…  I don’t take any anti-inflammatories because of some interactions with other medications that I take and my body’s response to some of them.  That’s both comforting and disconcerting.  I will take acetaminophen if I need to, but as a last resort.  I just hope that I have a smooth recovery and that I DO fully recover full use of my left hand.  That’s the question.  It doesn’t function to do much of anything right now and there’s a lot of pain there.  This rehabilitation process is going to be a slow, cautious one, and one involving a lot of prayer and small gains over a long period of time.  Like I said, nobody knows if I’ll regain FULL function of my left hand, wrist, and thumb.  Time will tell…  If I have anything to say or do about it, though, I’ll be climbing regardless of whether or not I have “full function”.  I will find a way!  The stone in my blood will make sure of that!

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