so, i went to see the orthopedist later yesterday, and he doesn't want me to use my hand at all till the bones start to heal in the right place (well, he said i could button my clothes, but nothing else). so no knitting for that hand! but since i knit so weirdly, i think i can do it with just my left hand and a stationary needle... so i'm going to try clamping one needle to tables and desks and whatnot. i foresee many garter st rectangles in my future!
i'm especially obsessed with this because because i can't type with my right hand either either, so i'm home from work. one handed typing is also my excuse for abandoning capitalization.
i've tested spinning, and it works ok because i do the delicate parts of drafting with my left hand. my right hand just supports the rest of the roving and keeps it in place. so i can stack pillows in my lap to the height of my sling and rest my whole right forearm on top of the roving. it feels clumsy, but my left-handed mousing has improved dramatically since yesterday, and i bet this will too--muscles are a lot smarter than they seem.
what's really fun is showering--i have this vinyl cast cover thing (stylish, isn't it?). it's brilliant, but way too long (my splint doens't event reach my elbow), so there's a lot of extra vinyl flapping around. but isn't it amazing that these exist at all?
thanks so much for all your good wishes. impressively, it's never actually hurt. it was a little twinge-y before they put the splint on, and now it sometimes feels like it's been sitting in one place for too long (perhaps because it has?), but no actual pain. hurray, because i am a big wimp about imagining how much things will hurt!