January is racing by, and I’m quite pleased that it’s going quickly as I’m now counting down the days of (hopefully!) my last couple of weeks in my plaster cast. It’s been very tedious and uncomfortable, but I’ve been trying to be as positive as possible – injury and illness really does make you appreciate your body and your health, doesn’t it? I have become very good at doing almost everything with my left hand now, although I am opening so many bottles, bags and envelopes with my teeth that I am slightly scared I might end up having to rush to the dentist with a cracked molar!
I know I have a long road of physiotherapy and rehabilitation ahead of me, but I’m told that within a year I should have most of the movement back in my wrist and hand, so I intend to work very hard on that once I’m free of the horrible blue monstrosity on my arm.
Actually, some of you may have noticed me ringing the changes with the colour of my cast on air. I hated the blue, so first our beauty expert Alison Young had the genius idea of bringing me some black vet tape (she uses it on her horses!). Fellow presenter Kathy Tayler wrapped it round the cast for me and voila…a black cast! (see pic below)
But my search for a more stylish solution continued, and finally I found a brilliant company called Cover My Cast, where I was able to order two glam covers, one in crushed black velvet and one in leopard print! (see pic below) I love them, and I’m much less self-conscious on air now, so I’ll be sporting those until the cast finally comes off.
In other news, my first novel has finally gone off to the publishers so they can start editing – eek. I am SO nervous about it all! I don’t have a publication date yet but as soon as I do, I will let you know, and then start desperately hoping that some of you will buy it, and like it!
Meanwhile I’m ploughing on with book two, a slow process as I can still only type with one hand. My editor is being very understanding and will hopefully extend my deadline a bit, otherwise my left hand may fall off with exhaustion! I still can’t quite believe that I have a three-book deal and that one day soon there will be an actual real book with my name on it… dreams really do come true.
Now – do you remember a couple of months ago I told you I was trying out the Tria anti-ageing laser? Well, I’ve finished my initial eight week run, and I can honestly say I am THRILLED with the results. The most significant difference has been in the reduction in the appearance of pigmentation and sun damage on my face, and in the lines around my eyes and on my forehead. I just look so much fresher!
I WAS very dedicated – you have to use it for ten minutes EVERY day for eight weeks, and I didn’t miss a single day. I even used it on the evening of the day I broke my wrist AND on the evening after I had my operation – it helped take my mind off the pain! But I’m delighted, and ten minutes is nothing – it was very easy to fit into my routine. Now there is a four-week break before another eight-week stint so I can’t wait to see the results after that. If you’re concerned about ageing skin, there are various gadgets you can try, but this is my favourite so far.
I’m taking a week off at the end of this month so my next blog will be at the beginning of February. Do get in touch and tell me your news, either by leaving a comment under this blog or by saying hello on Twitter (I’m @jackiekabler). I always love to hear from you.
Lots of love,