Thursday, August 16, 2012

How I'm Doing: Good News

Tuesday I was back at the orthopedic doctor's office looking at x-rays of my arm. You know how a typical bone is slender in the middle, then comes up to a head? The head on my radius (lower arm bone) looks like a mushroom. It got smooshed in the accident--yes, the doctor agreed it was smooshed. "If you're going to have a fracture," he said, "that's the kind to have." It's better than the bone being cracked through its head, which sometimes happens.

Mine was fractured because I'm double-jointed: instead of my elbow bending in the right way when I fell, it bent the other direction.

"When will my arm straighten out?"

"Hopefully never. Come back in a month if it isn't feeling better."

The doctor also looked at my shoulder, hand and wrist, which still hurt from time to time, but that was about it. I've regained most of the use of my arm: I can unlock a door, open my purse and take the lid off the deodorant without help from my foot, but I still move the mouse around with my left hand at work.


Today found me back at the orthodontist's office. Drum roll, please: my teeth fit together again. The canine doesn't knock against the tooth below it anymore. As soon as all my teeth are firmly in place, I'll celebrate with a bacon cheeseburger.


Speaking of food, the Cuisinart food processor (and food processor/blender combo) are on sale for $69.99 at Macy's.


tess said...

congratulations on all your good news! :-)

(i've been using Cuisinarts food-processors for over 35 years, and wouldn't dream of using any other. when my husband gave me my second one, the first went to my daughter, and it's still working.)

Lori Miller said...


The only thing I don't like about the food processor is that if you're blending soup, the liquid leaks out the top.

tess said...

for soup, i really prefer immersion blenders. i can't count the number of times i've made a mess with FPs and conventional blenders!

Lori Miller said...

My Osterizer (blender) has a rubber top, but you have to hold it down to keep it in place. Next time, I might try putting just the solid ingredients in the food processor, with a small amount of broth.