No cooking this time: last week’s injury has turned into this week’s spiral fracture of the fifth metacarpal in my right hand which is now encased in a splint for the next month.
It has massive impact: can’t use my white cane so difficult getting out; can’t guide myself around indoors; difficult to eat other than with a spoon and not good at finding my mouth with it in my left hand – more clothes in the wash; laptop keyboard almost impossible as two-finger typing only works when you can see the keys! Resorting to incomprehensible dictation on my phone.
Thank goodness for a well-stocked freezer and a well-trained sous chef!
All due to over-confidence: moving too fast and missed the wall.
Was glad of the help of the Gosport (death) hospital for x-ray, first splint and discreet check that the injury wasn’t the result of domestic abuse. First splint was like two conjoined finger puppets. But would have welcomed a bit more empathy from the follow-up phone call. No further treatment but another bigger splint in the post and that’s the end of their interest.
Still going ahead with the 12 April live bake-in and did a short interview with RNIB radio https://audioboom.com/posts/7835352-join-this-virtual-bake-in-event-for-visually-impaired-people.
The sous chef will be doing all the grunt work for the lemon Victoria sponges.