One week down…4 more to go

Well, it’s been just a little over a week since I fractured my wrist, and life is just a little more interesting now!

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I’m making a few adjustments and learning some new things too!

For example….

1. It is possible to wash my hair with just one hand

2. It is almost impossible to style my hair with just one hand

3. I can type with one hand and 4 fingers from the other hand for a short period of time with minimal pain.

4. It’s pretty much impossible to shave under my right arm with my right hand 😦 Β (this could get interesting!)

5. I miss scrubbing my hands together when I wash my hands. Β Who knew what a luxury that actually is!?

6. The bend at my elbow on my left arm can actually hold on to things, like a pseudo hand!

7. I really don’t need both hands to put my contacts in – I can do it all with one hand! Oh,yes I can! πŸ™‚

8. Since I’m right-handed, I’m really thankful it wasn’t my right hand that got hurt.Β This list might sound completely different if that were the case!

9. And since I’m talking about being thankful – well, there’s a lot to be thankful for. Β It could have been so much worse. Like my hip, or my head, or my leg. Β So yeah, I’m very thankful it was just my wrist.

10. But most of all I’m learning, life goes on….and everything is gonna be ok.

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16 thoughts on “One week down…4 more to go

  1. Alastair says:

    My son broke both of his wrists before. That was awful. πŸ˜†

    Hope it heals quickly and without too much pain for you

    • Becky says:

      at the same time?? Oh! I can’t even imagine what I would do if that happened – that just sounds awful!
      I’m feeling pretty good now – hey! I shouldn’t even be complaining – one arm is doable – two arms, all bets are off!
      Thanks for the kind words πŸ™‚

      • Alastair says:

        Yeah, it was both at the same time. He was running at school and not looking where he was going, ran into a wall head first, and when he fell and hit the ground, his wrists absorbed the impact as best they could, but both broke.

        I think kids have it easier as their bones are more bendy

  2. frizztext says:

    time heals – be glad, that you didn’t hurt an eye – mostly irreparable …

    • Becky says:

      Ohhhh, I have a lot to be thankful for, and the fact that it wasn’t my eye, certainly is one of them! I know it could have been much, much worse, so yes, I’m counting my blessings!

  3. Oh my gosh I didn’t know you broke your wrist – so sorry! Hope you mend quickly!!

    • Becky says:

      Yep…kind of silly of me! I’m hoping for the best – right now it’s just a little inconvenient and annoying at times – thankfully, it doesn’t hurt as much as it did the first few days!
      Thanks for your heartfelt concern and words of encouragement, it helps! πŸ™‚

      • A couple of years ago I fell down a flight of stairs and luckily did not break my wrist. However, I did injury my wrist and ended up having surgery on it. It is all better now and just a distant memory! Except when I walk down that flight of stairs in the parking garage at work! Take it easy!!

        • Becky says:

          Yikes! Falling down the stairs does not sound good at all! I probably would be looking for an elevator just so I could avoid the flashbacks – but then, I guess the best way to conquer our fear is to tackle it head on – so good for you for walking carefully down the stairs! I’ll take it easy, if you will too! πŸ™‚

  4. Imelda says:

    You seem to be doing fine (for now) with just one arm working well, but I know it can get too uncomfortable. I hope your wrist heals quickly. I have no fractured wrist or arm but I know the discomfort because my right elbow now, for one reason or another, decided that it would be a little painful. It is a little hard for me to do my usual things – like click click the mouse for extended periods. πŸ™‚

    • Becky says:

      Yes, I’m doing pretty good. Trying not to let it get me discouraged. A constant pain is never an easy thing to live with, especially when it keeps you from doing the things you enjoy. Hopefully, you are able to find some relief from your elbow pain. Maybe it’s the “mouse” that is causing the pain! OH NO! That would be horrible!

  5. Best of luck! Hope time will fly and that it will soon be forgotten and healed!

    • Becky says:

      Thank you so much! Time IS flying by, and hopefully, this Friday I will get this thing off for good! I’m sure I will be updating my blog with the good news as soon as I get it, so stay tuned! πŸ™‚ Looking forward to Friday!

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