I'm going on day four of hunt-and-peck typing, steroid jitters, inability to grasp a pen, cooking with ziplocs over my hands, and automatic staplers (thank goodness I had one at work already, since I couldn't use a claw stapler now if you paid me).
Naturally, Friday was the day that everyone decided they absolutely MUST get their flu shot, and no one was interested in walking the ONE BLOCK to the next Walgreens to receive it. So I gloved over my splints and gave them the worst shot ever. Because these braces have metal panels on top and bottom the entire length, I simply cannot maneuver anything once it's in my thumb and forefinger, The other fingers can't curl over, either, so it's not like I have a fabulous grip on anything, your syringe included. Oh well. I tried to explain my limitations, but I ended up giving 12 vaccines Friday anyway!
As for exercise, good thing I'm going slow now anyway. I skipped a day, but then I realized I could run without braces, since "running arms" is basically the only way to hold my arms that doesn't hurt. However, I can't do yoga (which I've been adding in) or most stretches (which I've been religious about), so I've been running even less and taking time to do modified stretching and foam-rolling (yeah, can't even foam roll right now).
David's been cutely taking care of me. It took him 10 minutes to put my hair in a ponytail for a run, so after that we went with messily placed barrette instead. And he's been a doll about cutting up my food and doing little things I can't do...like lock the door!
Just a few more days of 'round-the-clock wear, and I can start weaning off. Hurray! And the good news is that the crepitus has stopped (finally), and pain is much better. I'll be back to normal soon. Can't wait!