Just call me Titanium girl

Hello friends!  Its only been 3 days but I feel like I dropped of the face of the earth!  First of all, let me clear something up.  My surgery had nothing to do with my run.  It was a planned surgery to fix some bad arthritis in my thumb.  So I am the proud owner of a titanium-enhanced thumb.

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What exactly does one do when their thumb is so enhanced?

Lets go back a little.  I arrived at the Vail Valley Surgical  Center Wednesday morning.  What a wonderful place.  I knew I was in the best of hands with Dr. Viola and his staff from the Steadman clinic.  When I awoke several hours later I had a new experience of a nerve block to my arm.  It was like having a heavy sausage roll attached to my shoulder.  I couldnt control it or move even my fingertips  A very, very freaky feeling.

We stayed with my sister Sue.  I cant think of any nicer accommodations.  This is the town of Edwards.

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This is an idea of the wonderful food in the kitchen…

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And little my niece’s daughter, Piper, all snuggly inside while looking at a friendly elk.

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The beauty of the area is everywhere.

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Here I am waiting for my new custom made cast.  I will be in a cast for 6 weeks!

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I am lucky to be left-handed (that is until I have my left  hand done).  Here are a few one- handed challenges I  hadn’t even thought about:

I’m sure the list will be added to.

  • putting my hair in a ponytail
  • putting contacts in
  • zipping or unzipping
  • pulling my running tights (my normal day-to-day clothes) up anywhere past my knees
  • holding my iphone and taking a picture
  • blowing my nose

Thank you to all of you for your good wishes and messages.

Feelin’ pretty ragged,

Anne

 

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