Monday, January 21, 2013

Alaska Snowshoeing

No sewing at all here in Alaska (yet).  All my sewing gear is packed and still in Pennsylvania, where Nick is working at selling our home.  My arrival in Alaska went well, except that on day 6 after my arrival, I suffered a severe wrist fracture while ice skating.

It needed immediate surgery, which went well,  It is on my right wrist, my dominant hand, which is putting a real cramp in my style.  I can not write well and my typing is tedious.  I won't even begin to list all the other inconveniences.   I will recover fully, despite a spatula-sized  plate and 7 pins (or is it 9) installed in my lower arm and wrist.  The orthopedic surgeon I was lucky enough to get is fantastic. 

I took up snowshoeing today.  If I fall it will be at low velocity and on a relatively soft surface!

So, I'm busy with my new job (love it!) and looking for a house to buy.  No skating for me,  for quite some while.  I am enjoying meeting many Alaskans.  It is a beautiful place. 


meredithp said...

Oh dear! Glad you are on the mend. Not what you had expected during your first week. :-)

Linda said...

Wow! Sorry to hear about your wrist. Glad you are liking Alaska. Hope you are able to find the right house and that your PA one sells soon.

RhondaBuss said...

Patti let me know about the accident. Hopefully, your recovery will happen quickly.
I LOVE to snowshoe. A friend of mine introduced me to it some years ago and I go every chance I get. It's a wonderful exercise and it's a great way to see the scenery.
Be well!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Oh dear, so sorry to hear about your wrist! I hope you heal quickly. The snowshoeing looks gorgeous!

Менестрель said...

Красота, как у нас в России)