- write longhand, even for a short time, without pain
- write/draw with smooth motions instead of small jerky motions
- sleep through the night without pain in my arm waking me up
- drive without it hurting when I turn the wheel for a corner
- cut up a raw carrot
- peel potatoes
I am happy that I HAVE seen improvements in the last two weeks. I can write, draw and sleep through the night but I am still having issues using a knife. I just have so little strength in my wrist and using a knife causes me pain. I don't know about driving because I haven't driven in the last two weeks.
I've been doing some sewing and I have a very hard time using my iron (because it is too heavy for me to pick up) and using scissors. Cutting with scissors causes tingling even though I am careful to cut for very short times. It took me days to cut out the shirt I am making. And I can't use my rotary cutter at all.
My arm/wrist/hand still gives me pain from time to time, especially if I over use it. I don't mean to over use it. I don't know I am over using it until it begins to complain.
I still get that asleep feeling in various parts of my hand. I find that very annoying. The tingling is like having electricity going through my hand, and I hate shocks. The chiropractor made the tingling better with an adjustment last week. He tells me I am doing very well and that I should be patient. It generally takes six months to heal from the trauma of a wrist fracture (tendons and ligaments are especially slow to heal). The chiropractor seems confident it will heal completely. I sure hope so.
All in all it is enough better that I sometimes forget I broke it and when it hurts me, my first thought is "why does my arm hurt?"... oh yeah, I broke my wrist.