Susan holds what's left of her exercise sponge in her hand.

I keep going to therapy for my hand. When I started, I could hardly move any of my fingers. They were all stiff from having been in a cast for weeks after my fall. Now I can move my fingers and almost make a fist. Squeezing things is another exercise I’m working on.

Removing a bottle cap can still be a problem. I might have to fight if the bottle had never been opened. There were times when I resorted to using pliers to get a good grip on a bottle cap.

At my last occupational therapy appointment, the therapist brought out bag clips for me to put together. There was a rainbow of colored clips in the bin. He told me to take out the blacks and the blues. They were the hardest to work with.