Well here I am, first post-accident update! I’ve been doing really well since my bike accident; I’m feeling better every day. I don’t wear a sling most of the time, only when I’m out walking for a while. My arms do hurt sometimes, and I’m definitely not fully functional (why won’t my elbows straighten?!) but it could have been much worse.
So, here I am, all dolled up for a night out. You will notice my awkwardly bent arms (hey, I’m not healed yet!), but ignore that. Last Friday Ross and I and some of our friends grabbed drinks and appetizers at Restaurant Grace, then enjoyed a six course tasting menu at Hugo’s. Ross’s birthday was last week, so we felt like celebrating. Plus, the tasting menu is half-price until the end of April. It was absolutely delicious and so much fun.
Since I had spent the better part of a week wearing sweatsuits appropriate for octogenarians, and with my hair done by my live in hair stylist (aka Ross, for the record, he is terrible at pulling my hair into a pony tail), I felt like wearing a pretty dress. I last wore this for my bridal shower in June, so it was fun to wear again. Sadly, I did need to ugly the look up with my sling when I was walking, but the second I was sitting this thing came off!
Have you ever had to wear a cast, splints, or a sling? I am infinitely grateful that I’m not in a set of casts right now. In the 18 hours I was in double splints, totally unable to do anything for myself, I quickly became aware of what a privilege independence is. Even in the week after the accident I had to depend on Ross to help me around, cook, do my hair, and more (use your imagination). The more mobility I gain the happier I am; I can’t wait to be 100%!