Saturday, July 19, 2003

André Update

I spent much of today at the hospital again. It’s terribly hot in Bonn at the moment, around 35°C (95°F), so casts are not the most comfortable thing to wear at the moment. But at least André felt fit enough today to go for a little walk around the hospital.

Zwei Gipsarme:

The left cast has an extra part at the end which was used to hang the arm after the surgery. He will probably get plastic casts next week – or maybe just one cast. They said that the bone which was screwed back together (left arm) only needed a cast for one week.

And for comparison, I dug through my photo albums and found this:

Noch zwei Gipsarme:

Me in October 1988. I had the casts for four weeks. My casts ended below the elbows, so I could use my arms better than André can now. After some practising I was able to eat, dress myself and even play the piano a little bit.

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