We take many things for granted. Chopping carrots, cutting your food with a knife and fork, doing the dishes, showering, blow-drying hair, putting on makeup, taking photographs, and typing on a keyboard.
When you only have one hand, these things become extremely difficult.
Dear Friends, and Followers,
Two weeks ago, I was in an automobile accident.
I fractured my left wrist in the impact. I feel so fortunate that it was only a fractured wrist and not a more serious injury!
One week ago, I had surgery on that wrist to remove some bone fragments and have a plate put in to stabilize the radius bone. A very common fracture and one I also had done to both wrists years ago when I was 11 years old from a fall off of my horse while galloping. Poor horse slipped in some mud and stumbled. Horse stopped, I didn't.
Since it was so long ago, I don't remember the pain, and the affects on daily living.
To rub salt into the wound, my dear mother-in-law passed away the afternoon before my surgery. Needless to say, last week was a real trial for my husband, dealing with his mother's passing and seeing his wife through surgery and recovery has not been a walk in the park. I have to say, he's been a real trooper and wonderful care-giver.
So here I am, one week post-surgery, and I am actually typing with both hands (albeit, very slowly). I'm able to do more and more things on my own but still haven't cooked a meal since the accident. My beloved garden has become overgrown and today, I forced myself to get out and cut the snapdragons which were going to seed.
In one week from today, I get a removable immobilizer so I'll be able to shower and have even more use of my left hand.
What else have I been doing the past two weeks? Napping, reading, watching television, playing with apps like Prism on my devices (which you can see in the photos above).
And watching the deer family from my window as they eat the rest of my daylilies.
Not the best way to end a summer season that is short, cherished and anticipated for months - but I continue to be thankful.
As I heal and can navigate the world a little better I will catch up with those of you whom I follow and miss very much. I just need a little time.