April's glorious Spring has arrived with beautiful skies and heart warming flowers yet in March the story was a tad different. March eerily was similar to Maleficent (the 2014 trailer is grey and dismal as winter prevails for a 100 years) releasing in theatres on May 30, 2014, with the dark and cold of winter still looming magnificently in March.
In the wintry month of March, my girlfriends and I headed over Stevens Pass, Washington, in a snowstorm to end up in at our favorite spot in Lake Chelan, Washington. We sat inside observing the beauty of the snow falling while reading, watching our favorite shows, relaxing and doing what women love best ... talk, talk and talk. After a day or two, I was stir crazy and vowed to walk down to the road to see if we could get out of dodge and head into town. I gingerly stepped through a foot of snow and upon approaching the icy road, I quickly changed my gait all the while chatting happily with my husband on my cell phone and not paying close attention. Suddenly, the road rose up and I found myself splat on the ground with my flower power Kate Spade IPhone cover split in two with my phone sliding down the road. My husband on the other end of the phone heard...thud."what the".".oh my gosh...my wrist" or maybe a few swear words.... I got up and angrily (mad at myself) picked up the damaged phone and walked back to our condo flashing my bruised and swelling wrist at my girlfriends. We iced and elevated and did all the right (mom) things. It did look odd and perhaps a little crooked though I refused to accept that I had broken my wrist. And, I wasn't in severe pain, which to me meant a sprain or so I hoped. I just couldn't bend my wrist downward.
|Icing and Elevating in Lake Chelan|
After visiting my doctor in Seattle, she sent me off to the hand surgeon. One look at my slightly lopsided wrist and I was told that I had had fractured my left wrist and dislocated a key piece in my hand. So, surgery with 9 screws and a plate occurred on March 11, 2014. After my surgery and a few pain pills, my wrist and arm were in a splint which consists of plaster on the top and bottom with the sides covered in gauze. Two weeks later a fiberglass cast in diva red was gracefully fused around my wrist. Of course, I chose red my favorite color though there were a few other primary hues along with black. Fiberglass is tough, scratchy and can destroy clothing, furniture and people. In other words, very tough material which keeps the bones surrounded by extra strength superhero material though rough to the touch. Think of a boating rope or of plastic that is not smooth. Additionally, with the bulk of gauze and plastic around the wrist everything in a wardrobe becomes impossible to wear. Try getting on a shirt, coat or jacket over on over a jagged and bulky object? Mind you - you are one handed. Impossible. Of course, in the scheme of things, a broken wrist is very minor - no complaints here just a glitch in the journey of life. However, how does a fashionista deal with a lumpy snag prone cast? Well, I had an idea!!! Hop on the computer and type in "cast covers?" What did I find CastCoverZ!.
CastCoverZ! is a company based in California. I picked up the phone and actually talked to the owner Annette D. Giacomazzi, CEO of MediFAB3, parent company of CastCoverZ! She graciously told me how to measure my arm (measure the length and circumference of the cast) and figure out how to order the correct size for my arm cast. The cast covers are made in the United States and come in a variety of colors, patterns, washable in cold water and are latex free. I was so impressed with her and the company. She not only is the "talk of the town in the United States" but also internationally. Here is verbiage from her company's website:
SMILES GUARANTEED!! CastCoverZ! is the leading global manufacturer, e-tailer and innovator of essential orthopedic soft goods (brace, splint, boot, and cast covers), orthopedic accessories (crutches, CrutchWear®, EvenUp, waterproof products) and patient-requested orthopedic gear. Cast covers give casts, braces, splints, crutches or boots fashion, function and FUN! Orthopedic gear includes waterproof cast covers (DryPro™ and CastShield™), CastCooler® to eliminate itch and smell, Broken Bones Club t-shirts and mugs, Designer Color Crutches and CrutchWear™ crutch accessories, and so much more!
If you are fan of The Today Show like me, you will have seen Al Roker this week, April 7, 2014, in a sling from a recent rotator cuff surgery. Of course, he had a CastCoverZ! sent to him. Other famous celebrities that are a fan of CastCoverZ! are Kelly Ripa, Lori Greiner, Tamara Monsoff, Dolvett Quince, Peggy Tanous and more!
|Leopard Print CastCoverZ!|
Everywhere I go people comment on my CastCoverZ! covers! My leopard print cover is roaring CastCoverZ! is a life saver for the weeks one needs to wear a cast or sling. In fact, last weekend, I attended a luncheon sporting the ravishing red to the affair. And, guess what - my red CastCoverZ! was a hit!! Fashion at it's finest moment!
lioness sensation. More importantly, my tops glide easily over my arm and I am not tearing the furniture, family or friends.
|Kim - CastCoverZ in Red|
Yes, Spring has arrived and the sunshine, flowers and warm days lie ahead!
Moral of the Story
Do not walk and talk on the cell phone. Instead, focus on the present and put the cell phone away or do not answer. Remember the day when we did not have to be connected every second of the day. Think of what we miss now? Why - practically everything. Think of how many accidents occur because of the cell phone. When I was getting my fiberglass cast another woman receiving a similar cast told me she was talking on the cell phone and fell down the stairs in her house. Put the cell phone down! Repeat - put the cell phone down!! Enjoy the world around you.