five and half weeks after dislocating my wrist and I can finally, finally actually type again. I still have to take it slow and not over-do things, but guh, what a relief.
dislocations are pretty common for me, with the HMS/EDS genetic nonsense going on, but every now and then I find a way to dislocate a joint that I hadn’t previously dislocated, and the first time is always the worst. that’s what happened with my right wrist in mid April -- overtaxed myself by playing too much Minecraft on a Tuesday, minor injury to my shoulder the next day, then massive horrific dislocation on Thursday.
it’s been all ice packs and anti-inflammatory meds and trying to rest it for five and a half weeks. I have watched so much YouTube and marathoned so many tv shows, and tried to restrict myself from mouse and keyboard and touchscreen use -- and also things like eating with my dominant hand, or brushing my hair with that hand. it’s obnoxious.
it definitely isn’t done healing yet either, and I still have pain at certain angles and doing certain tasks (especially anything involving pinching). but I spent the first week or so trying to get it back to full (hypermobile) range of motion, so that it didn’t heal in a stiff position, like that same wrist did when I injured it in high school. that time wasn’t a dislocation, but it still took me ~10 months to fully heal, and then another three or four years before I had my normal range of motion back.
I’m going to keep my Tumblr queue at its current low level of 10 posts a day, with my queue stocked up for several weeks at least, and I still likely won’t be around much -- typing is far easier on my hands than scrolling, at the moment. but I’m hoping that now that I can use my laptop again, I can maybe start actually writing again, too.
it’s been nearly a year and a half since I last updated For As Long As We Get and whoo am I feeling it. I’ve started poking at the next part, currently titled Forest For The Trees. I’m re-doing the whole episode, like I did with Honeymoon on the Orient Express and First Christmas, so I expect it’ll end up being similarly oversized like both of those are, and may in fact end up having chapters. it’s currently sitting at just over 7400 words, and easily more than half of it still left to write. so it’ll be awhile before it’s actually finished, but I’m hoping I can start making slow progress on it again.
and with that, I really should go rest my wrist.