Bit of a dumb title, but oh well. I have lots to talk about! University is going well, very busy and lots of work. Snakes are all doing well, geckos are doing well. I can't remember if I told you all that I got a white snake? I now have Isis, Bacon, Lava, Half Pint, Beans, Pirate, Skyler and now Cocaine haha I want to call him Mayonnaise, but my friends have called him Cocaine, so he has two names bless him. I spent today writing part of my essay.
However I do have some not so good news to update you all on. And this is, quite upsetting to me really. May not be to others, but it is to me. I had an appointment with hand therapy up in the hospital today. Just to really get some new splints made for me, and to see what other ones there was now. Because I got my last splints when I was 15/16. So sometime ago. I lost some during the move last year, and I just wanted to see what was around. As my splints are great for wrists, but I need something more for my fingers now.
They did various tests and looked at things to do with my hands and joints. They have given me some new splints to try out, I'm quite happy about that. So I have to try them, and a few gentle hand exercises. But they did a particular test on me and I should have scored an average of 40. I got 15. This was an over all hand test. She said my hands are very, very weak. And she mentioned some things I may have trouble with, some embarrassing things, and I confirmed I do have problems with those things. She was saddened for me. Truthfully, I can't use a knife and fork properly, I can't open can's or lids, can't open doors, can't do my bra up properly, I can't even dress sometimes or squirt the shampoo bottle. She said what I've got is pretty bad. It probably won't get any better. I'm very sad about this. So I may need help for a really long time. I can't do a lot by myself. I thought it was going to get better. But I won't be. The exercises may help in bits sometimes. But I'm going to have to wear splints probably forever. And I'm always going to need some degree of help. A lot of it. I've got to come to terms with it, so I'll try my best.