i heart my surgeon.
My surgeon decided to go “out on a limb” and, after making me promise I would be VERY very careful, put me in a splint early 2 weeks early, instead of another full arm hard cast. (An old coworker was like, “Obviously he doesn’t know how accident prone you are.” I’m hoping I can hold myself together for 2 weeks.) The splint is removable, so in addition to starting some (very slow) elbow and wrist exercises, I can wash my arm. I cannot begin to tell you how excited this makes me.
So thank you to all of you who voted, but (fortunately) I will not be sporting a Traffic Cone Orange cast any time soon (Electric Green and Fluorescent Pink were tied for second…dark blue got one vote. My (apparently only responsible) friend told me that she thought it would look the most professional when I went on job interviews.)