Things I can do with two hands:
Knit, Crochet, Spin, Type, File, wash both armpits well, Cook, Drive, lift a small child and hold her securely, Cut, Paint, Glue, hold hands in church, Bead, Count, eat any sandwich you put in front of me, wash, brush and style my hair.
Things I can do with one hand and a cast (or brace):
Type (slowly, and with many mistakes), Drive (while accidentally hitting the turn signal with the cast/brace); Eat a sandwich (with the exception of any sandwich that has peanut butter, mayonnaise, or any other sauce or condiment that might make it even slightly messy), Knit (slowly and painfully for a few stitches, then cry afterwards...but it was probably worth it), wash one armpit, and make an attempt at washing my hair.
Things I can do with the brace off,
even though my fingers are not healed:
Take a two-handed shower (yay!), type (slowly and with much pain), sleep with both arms comfortable (although I wake often, thinking, "where's my hand?!?"), Knit (for short periods of time with less pain, like 8 rows or so on a dishcloth), walk from the couch to the bathroom and back, worry about hurting the fingers, and put the brace back on before that happens.
Things I can do, but don't plan to do ever again,
even after my fingers are healed:
This has been a long 4 weeks...but I do see progress. My "bad-word finger" feels just about as good as the pointer finger (which is also still sore, and not as bendy as it should be, although it was never actually broken). The other two are still hurting, and they are also the ones telling me that this post is just about over...
Thanks for stopping by and Knit in Good Health!