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Now my hand is confined to a brace. It’s not glamorous, but it does the job. Better yet, I can take it off, so when I’m at home, my hand is still pretty free. It’s also stiff, sore, still a little bruised and swollen, and incredibly weak. I’ll need to retrain it to do what I want it to, but I’m moving in the right direction. It’s amazing that such a minor injury and two weeks in a cast have left my hand in its current condition; this was minuscule in the grand scheme of things, and it still kicked my ass . Anyone who has spent significant periods of time in a cast with serious fractures, my hat is off to you.
So what now? Well, if you have any advice on rehabbing a broken hand, I’d love to hear it. Other than that, I’ll just keep using it as much as I can without re-injurying myself. My hope is for a return to normal strength, flexibility, and all-around manual dexterity by November. My goal has been to spend some of the winter months building some things we could use around the house, and if I have good function of my hand by November I’ll be ready for the bitter winter months that come after the new year. If it has to take a little longer, so be it, but that’s what I’m currently shooting for, and will adjust as necessary.
Please allow me to express a sincere apology for the recent slowing of posts not only on my blog, but also on social media. I have fallen short of my goals in the last few weeks, but I’m working to quickly regain some traction. I’m also sorry that I somehow messed up and posted Rule #9 twice and threw off my numbering system. Rest assured, you will get a brand new Rule for Intrepid Living this week! I also want to say thanks to everyone who has given me encouragement and has patiently waited for me to update my blog. I love my readers, and I’m very grateful for your support.
I’ve had to delay some experiences that I planned to write about, as well as delay some articles that I was already working on. Luckily, writing is much easier again, so I should be able to get back to a more robust publication schedule. If you’ve been waiting on content I promised last month, I hope to have at least some of it posted in the next week or so. I’ve also been preparing some new material that i hope you’ll find useful, as well as gearing up for a few more giveaways, so keep checking back or follow me on Instagram or here on WordPress.
Stay wild, stay free, stay intrepid.