Forced downtime

I have to keep this short as I am typing with my left hand only. I have severe tendonitis in my right wrist and probably a rotator cuff tear in my right should from my accident back in May. I have been to A&E twice and the Doctor once. I’m on 4 hourly pain meds and anti-inflammatories. I can’t use a mouse, write, paint, use a knife, do up my bra…  Tony has been brilliant, despite some difficult moments. Most of the things I do to relax, such as write letters, paint, stitch, blog, etc, are impossible.

Mum died mid December and I had this whole ‘thing’ in my mind about how life would be from now on; how I would organise myself, what I would do with my time, and so on. Now I m having to rethink the rethink! I guess I need to see it as an opportunity, but I’m not sure what the opportunity is yet…

 

My hand all strapped up -the tape work on my thumb was painstakingly done by one of the nurses.

My hand all strapped up -the tape work on my thumb was painstakingly done by one of the nurses.

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4 thoughts on “Forced downtime

  1. Ack, forced relaxation! The terror. How about podcasts? I broke my right wrist some 4 years ago, same story. I had not yet picked my painting back up then, otherwise I would have experimented with that, I did do a bit of notetaking with my left – I’m sortof if not completely ambidextrous, so it was fun to try. Using a mouse is not hard to learn, I do that anyway to spread the tension, wacom pen for my right. Worst part was: trying to get my pants on and off going to the loo! 😉 Sorry to hear about your mum – hope you mend soon!

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