...and the metal pins are out of my hand -- all the way out. Apparently I mis-understood: no metal was to remain in my hand. I have a splint I can remove; I'm supposed to leave it on most of the time, but take it off occasionally to do some minor stretching. I'm looking forward to the following activities:
- buttoning my pants
- wiping my a$$
- showering w/o a 2-gallon Ziploc on my hand
- catching up on e-mail
- writing anything at all with a pen
Yes, I have both wiped my a$$ and buttoned my pants over the past 7 weeks, but I have not in fact shaved since then. With a year of hair on my head and 7 weeks of beard, I look like a yeti.