One fifth or 20%

I was told I’d have about 80% use in my hand and advised to use it as normal. It seemed an academic figure and if you think about it, 20% is quite a lot – almost a quarter. I wasn’t really sure what that would mean in real terms but the weekend before last this started to become clearer.

When I was taking the marquee down after the festival, one corner of the frame slid down putting the full weight of it onto my thumb. Normally this wouldn’t have been a problem but I didn’t have time to think or move.

It became quite sore and swollen so I had to wear my hand brace again last week. Luckily the ligament wasn’t broken again and it is better now. I have begun to learn what this sum of 20% really means and I now need to work out the things I can’t or shouldn’t do. It will be something I’ll need to learn. I’ve another festival next Saturday so I’ll need to take it steady.

I have a scan for my cyst on the 3rd of September. I hope it behaves itself in the meantime. I might give it a nickname.


Published by AnnaH

My name's Anna and I decided to write a blog following an accident last year. I will never regain the full use of my right hand and an operation led to additional, ongoing complications. This is about my struggles following the accident and the challenges of trying to save the use I still have in my hand. It’s a story about my product and why it appeared in my head one day because of my traumatic experiences. How I took that positive vision and worked towards bringing it to life. The challenges of putting it together and getting it to the market whilst still undergoing debilitating, ongoing treatment. It's a journey you can share with me. I'm not there yet...

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