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Focused: Derailment

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Why is is that when something happens that impacts one part of your life that everything flies out the window?

On Tuesday I had a accident in the kitchen that resulted in 11 stitches in my dominant hand- of course. emoticon
I was told to take 3 days off from work and rest my hand. During that time I could have gone for longer walks, planned meals, etc. but I did not. I mostly sat and watched TV and felt sorry for myself. I'm sure that there's some psychology to it.
For a writer who spends all my days at the computer typing at a speedy rate, this hunt and peck with my right hand is annoying. Ugh!

I've pulled myself up again and am moving on with tracking and exercise again but still feeling sorry for myself.

Seeing the hand specialist tomorrow so maybe I'll get some happy news- fingers crossed.
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    emoticon Hope you are healing ok.....wishing you a speedy recovery. emoticon
    38 days ago
    Be kind to yourself. Praying all will turn out well with your hand & the injury. emoticon
    52 days ago
    Great honest blog, even when you are feeling quite crummy. I think the fact may be that you are human. The situation sucks, period. I can only imagine the impact and the frustration. Give yourself a break. You could have been eating a pint of ice cream daily.

    You got this, just treat yourself like a very good friend and try to take things a day/hour at a time.

    Sending positive vibes for your appointment. You are doing what you can by going to the doc to get expert advise. Follow it. :)
    52 days ago
    emoticon You should be gentle on yourself. That's a major injury, and your body needed to recover from the trauma! I usually take a day of rest just because I donate a pint of blood. The human body needs more recovery that John Wayne, shot twice, but still riding his horse and rescuing damsels in distress. emoticon
    52 days ago
    You are entitled to have a pity party on occasion! Esp after an accident like that. Hoping for reassuring news for you!
    52 days ago
    that is a terrible thing to have happened - I hope your appointment goes well
    52 days ago
    😢 I surely hope the news is good too! Sorry you’re going through this. (P.S. I’m a lefty too.)
    53 days ago
    Ugh... I'm sorry about that right hand & you know it'll heal quickly because you are healthy. Take it slow & keep on moving all your other parts. I've actually been thinking of buying kitchen gloves that prevent hand damage.
    53 days ago
    I hope you heal quickly.
    53 days ago
    I can understand what you are going through. 2 years ago I had problems with my knee. I had a procedure with stem cells to the knee. I had to sit mostly for 3 weeks straight - NO EXERCISE! Then after that very slowly with the doctor's approval, I could exercise very slowly. It was torture for me. But I decided after a while, things happen for a reason. I slowed down, read more, eating was better - I learned more about myself. No one wants to get into these situations by choice but sometimes things happen to make me slow down more and listen to my body and me. What do I really need? What do I want for myself? emoticon emoticon
    53 days ago
    I think your response is normal and typical. When my R. A. flares I don't take it well at first. It takes a while to regroup. The same with bad news for me.

    It's a good time to pamper yourself. Let your body know you still love it. And anticipate good news. I would also follow Brooklyn_Born's Advice and use your non-dominant hand more. A neurosurgeon said I don't have a dominant half of my brain and it's a perk.
    53 days ago
    Take care of yourself, DIANE and follow the doctors orders. In life things do happen that we may not have any control over and we may beat ourselves up with wicked thoughts. There seems to be way too much negativity all around. Try not to get caught up in it and maintain as much humor that you can. We will be thinking of you.
    53 days ago

    Make today the greatest day of your life
    Until tomorrow!

    “Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.”
    ― Robert H. Schuller
    53 days ago
    Oh, I am so sorry about your accident.

    I understand about the "dominant hand"
    When I was injured I realized that my left hand was essentially just going along for the ride.
    I could hardly brush my teeth left handed.

    Once healed I consciously made an effort to USE that left hand.

    I hope you heal quickly.
    Take care of yourself.
    53 days ago
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