I went to the hospital today to see the specialist about my wrist. It took me five and a half hours all up, door to door. I was meeting a guy at home to get a quote for a garden path but had to call him urgently when I left the hospital because I’d not be home when he knocked. We rearranged the meeting.
I was set to meet another guy for a quote at 6pm. I walked in the door and the phone rang. It was him in the wrong street. A bit of luck there then. Anyway, he seemed like a nice guy. He took some rough measurements and will get back with a quote.
At the hospital, I was given a full cast for my wrist. Apparently the original one was a half cast which allows the arm to swell. Once this swelling (and de-swelling) has occurred, they can then give you the whole banana.
It’s not plaster of Paris this time though. They use a fibreglass bandage that, after being made wet, is wrapped around the arm tightly. It dries quite quickly and is hardier than plaster (so the nurse told me). You can also choose the colour of your plaster. They have a collection of swatches. I chose my favourite colour though I quite fancied the pink one.
This is what it looks like now:
The wrist feels a lot better now, mainly because the nurse freed my fingers and the doctor told me to get rid of the sling.