Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Fractured wrist

Well, I can't believe that I have fractured my wrist!
I have had the summer holidays off with my youngest, & 3 weeks ago, I put my hand up to stop her doing something & she fell onto my right hand forcing it the wrong way. It was sore & I noticed that it was quite swollen  the next day, but I had full range of fine finger movements, could squeeze with my fingers, so I just carried on, even though it was painful to grip large things or to twist my wrist & I could only wave my hand if I kept my wrist fixed. I also noticed that I could hear a clicking noise when I rotated my wrist.

 On Monday I returned to work, but found stretching my fingers apart & picking up instruments hurt, so took myself to A&E after work, where I had an x ray & was given a wrist splint. Imagine my surprise today when the hospital rang me & told me not to take the splint off as I have fractured my wrist! Now I am not allwed to go to work until I have the all clear which I feel awkward about having just had time off for holidays.

I honestly thought I would have been in more pain. When I was in A&E I told them that I also had pain in my mid forearm, but they didn't x ray that area. I now realise that the clicking noise which I thought was coming from my wrist is actually coming from the upper area of my forearm - I think I should mention that when I have to go to fracture clinic next week!

Anyway, despite now being limited in my range of movements, (& I am very right hand dominant), I managed to make this for my friend's newborn son.

I had a new set of nesties which lent themselves perfectly to this Forever Friends stamp.
Teddy is from a piece of ribbon, coloured with Promarkers.

I found this image on the web a few years ago & the verse (sorry, I can't remember where). I love both of them & love to use them for a  newborn card.

Below is  a close up of the verse.
tfl & for any comments you may wish to leave


Lindsey said...

What a lovely card Noreen! I love those nesties! The inside of the card is just as beautiful, what a lovely picture and poem. I hope your wrist gets better soon and isn't causing you too much pain.
Linds x
Thankyou for your kind comments earlier.

kay said...

hi noreen,you are so brave,didnt mention or moan at all at the meet,hope the next xray doesnt show any more damage,thanks again for my spidey paper hubby liked it too but its too nice to
love the card and the poemn is perfect,x

WILLIE...! said...

Oh! Noreen, you've really been in the wars (Not trying to keep up with Mia, are you).
Anyway, you take care, hope your 100% soon.
Yes! love the card and to poemn, nice. :-)x

Jennifer said...

Oh goodness!...((hugs!))Your card is lovely, a real keepsake xx Jenny xx

Margarets designer cards said...

So sorry to hear about your wrist, I hope it heals as soon as possible, the card is lovely and I am sending you a big ((((((((HUG))))))))) take care Margaret

coops said...

stunning card noreen.beautiful image and i love the verse.its a gorgeous keepsake.sorry to hear you have fractured your wrist.i hope it heals quickly for you.

xx coops xx