Approximately 8 billion years ago when I was a teeny bopper of 15… all full of awkward teenager hormones and excessive zit cream (and the difference now would be?), I broke my left wrist whilst rescuing a baby pomegranate from a ravenous gildabeast (aka tripped when cross country skiing). At that time it was my left arm and it did not require surgery, but even so I was sure that I never ever wanted it to happen to my right arm ever! That was my worst possible nightmare for many years, that I would not be able to use my right hand and I thought of it often, horriblizing it before it ever happened…. because that’s what I do, Whitney Worry Wart. So, when I broke my right wrist 3 1/2 weeks ago, I was sure I couldn’t handle it. There are a lot of things I won’t go into detail about that require the use of only my right hand.
I learned the lesson that anything can be handled and it isn’t as bad as I had horriblized it to be. Don’t get me wrong, it ain’t a dream…but things are much better than they were 3 1/2 weeks ago. I am able to do things with my left hand with a bit of modification. It may not be my ideal way to do them…I am pretty particular and love my routine and hate straying from it…but I can do it and that’s the moral I have learned to this point.
I may forget this when my wrist is all better so I thought it would be a good idea to get it down in writing… kindof like a baseball bat to the head when I get Alzheimer’s.
Count down to pin removal is 4 days if all goes well. I am convinced that 95% of my discomfort, irritation, and pain is due to the 3 gigantic metal rods sticking out of the skin on my wrist… rubbing against my bones, hitting nerves, and getting caught in the fibers of my cast and bandage wrapping so that will be a huge improvement in my opinion… BRING IT! After that I will still have to wear a cast but I have convinced myself that it will be like living in Bermuda after living in Antactica for 4 weeks.
Hope all is well with all of you sweet friends. Keep warm because I can’t in this below zero weather!
QUESTION OF THE DAY: Do you find yourself horribilizing situations? Or do you more go with the flow?
We get a lot of deer visitors throughout the year but these young fry decided to make themselves more at home.
Here they are sizing up their beds…maybe we should charge the going hotel room rate.
They sat there for a good hour in the snow in single digit temps…no thank you!