Well it looks like my riding for 2018 is over due to busting my wrist some weeks back while helping a neighbour
. Any how initial x-rays showed that my wrist was broken (knew that before I got to A&E), the medics did a good job of clarting me up in plaster. A further x-ray a few days later showed that radius bone had splintered a bit so back in for some 'engineering' to lock the broken bits together, (another good job by the medics) no problem or so I though.
Now I find after having the pins out it is worse than they and I thought.
The broken wrist has mended fine but,
it seems that I have some nerve damage along with arthritis (I knew I had arthritis at the base of my thumb) but it is also affecting some of the other bones in my hand, I put that down to old age and years of spanner wrangling.
The nerve damage is affecting the use of my fingers on the left hand so things like clutch operation is a definite no-no at the moment and I can't feel hot or cold or when I touch anything. The lack of feeling comes and goes, (pins and needles) but it's making the fingers work that bugs me.
The medics reckon it'll take a couple of months to sort out with a combination of physio and rest, still it gets me out of washing dishes.
Thankfully it's my left arm so I can still lift a glass or two, (hate using my left hand especially when a drop of Hibernian Aqua Vita is involved, it doesn't taste the same).
Hopefully by the time the cold season is over I'll be back in the saddle