Number of times I was supposed to take my brace off: 0
Number of times I have taken it off this week: 3
In my defense, I didn’t leave it off for very long, and I didn’t actually try to DO anything with it off. I was just overwhelmed with the desire to let my arm be free. As soon as I took it off the first time, I realized it was not a very good idea. That didn’t stop me from doing it a couple more times, though.
Obviously my plan to hibernate until my broken wrist heals didn’t work out. There are a few reasons; first of all I’m a terrible sleeper, and to remain asleep for any length of time would require someone to choke me unconscious every few hours. Another reason is that when my husband heard of my desire to hibernate, his response was “Rust never sleeps.” I wanted to smack him for being right.
I can feel the rust creeping in, and I don’t like it, not one bit. Although I will be able to safely remove the brace soon, I can tell it’s going to be awhile longer before it’s fully healed. For all the things that I can do, there are still things that I can’t and won’t be able to do for some time. However I’ve decided that once the brace comes off, I am going to go to every class I can, and do everything that I am able to do. I will not let rust win.