I admit it... I'm bummed. The doctor said two more weeks in the cast. My shoulder is not loosening up the way he wants it to, and my fingers are getting stiffer. My shoulder exercises have been increased to 8 times a day, and I still have to do my hand exercises for 10 minutes out of each hour. I'm sure the reason I'm not progressing is that I've been back at school, and it's just impossible to exercise for 10-15 minutes per hour while teaching! So, I'm staying home for the next two weeks and exercising as prescribed. I'm carrying around my little clip-on timer, and I've already fit in 3 rounds of exercise since getting home from the doctor's office!
The good news is, I don't have to use the sling all the time (only when my cast feels tight or when I'm taking a long walk), and I'm supposed to try and use my hand more... no lifting, though! I can type, or play the piano, or play the violin... how exciting! I don't own either instrument, but now I can play them... if only I knew how! I know... that's a very old joke! I think I'll just try to tat, knit, or crochet!