They usually do both wrists at the same time but as Mum's carer I refused that. As it is she has to do some of the things I can't do. I take them to her mostly: vegetables that I can't prepare, pillows that need covers on, washing to fold etc. She helps me wrap my hand in a plastic bag and tapes it so I can shower and does my bra up for me. Together we are muddling through. My eldest younger brother came over the day of the op and looked after Mum. He cooked a lovely beef roast for tea and cut my food up for me. My middle younger brother took me to and from the hospital. Family there when you need them, brilliant.
I think the weight loss has come from the difficulty in getting the food so I am eating less (e.g. not nibbling) and also with only using one hand you have to do more walking to put things away etc. I want to be back to the gym on Wednesday on the treadmill and/or Exercycle at least, maybe some ball squats and abdominal exercises too. The weather has finally improved a little; no gale force winds and only the occasional shower instead of torrential rain. We did wake up to the thickest fog for many years though. I have done a lot of reading over the weekend so might go for a walk to the library today to get some extra exercise in. That is something I can do if the gym doesn't work for me; long regular walks around our area.