Wired and Ready


Leaving home this morning felt like arming up to battle.  On my left upper arm is the 24hr blood pressure monitor and on the lower arm a splint for tendonitis.  On my right is the pressure bandage for the lymphodema.  It has a glove as well but I can hardly move my fingers when I wear it so I don’t.

I have not learnt to take a selfie so this one is a mirror image.

All this gear meant many trips to doctors, radiologist, hand specialist, hand therapist, physiotherapist and pathologist.  This morning I ditched the blood pressure monitor that was tethered to a computer by a cable from my arm, around my neck and plugged in at my waist.  Phew.


About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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15 Responses to Wired and Ready

  1. Sunshine Jansen says:

    I reiterate the wishes of everyone, and also I think it’s wonderful that you don’t know how to take a selfie! Me neither… Instead I’m learning serious photography and feeling much better about it!

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  2. I do hope that mends soon

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  3. Whoa! 😳 Hope it helps and you can get rid of it asap

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  4. angela1313 says:

    You were more hooked up than an astronaut in orbit. No wonder you ditched the monitor. Wearing more gear than Iron Man would raise my blood pressure for sure.Hope you can dispense with some of it soon.

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  5. arlingwoman says:

    Golly Mary. that splint looks like armor (or armour, as you might say). Hope you ditch it too, soon.

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  6. wfdec says:

    Sometimes it really is a battle.

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  7. taphian says:

    gosh, hope you get rid of it soon

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