I told you about breaking my arm/wrist previously here.
I'm happy to report that I've been improving a lot. I now have a removable splint, which gives me more freedom to do things. I've been going to physical therapy, and doing stretching exercises at home. I still have a way to go till I have full mobility and strength, but I'm getting there.
I'll show you the before and after x-rays.
This is the original x-ray. My arm is lying palm down on the table, and there's really not supposed to be a curve in the forearm like that!
This is the latest x-ray, after the second surgery. Yes, sometimes once is not enough! I can now call myself bionic, as I have a metal plate in my arm! They told me it's not big enough to bother the airport metal detectors.
With all this improvement, I'm now able to sew on my machine.
A few things are difficult, such as changing the foot, because that's usually done with the left hand on my machine. And my left hand doesn't bend like it's supposed to! I'm really happy to be back sewing. I tried a little crocheting, but that didn't work, as I needed to bend my left wrist too much and it was making it hurt. And today I tried some hand appliqué. I thought I could do that because all my left hand has to do is hold the fabric, right? Well, it does more than that, apparently. I took four stitches, which were rather awkward to do, and they looked terrible. So no, I'm not embroidering yet.
But soon. I hope.