14 August, 2006

broken bones...

I'm loathed to have to reach for "shift" at the mo...so please forgive from here on in if i don't do so unless required...

...on that note typing really isn't funny, left hand isn't trained to cross the whole keyboard and do shift/space, and operate the mouse etc - do you doubt me? just try it for a few hours with your right hand clamped to your left shoulder...(throw the broken finger in for good measure if you need that in order to complete the picture) it's torture...looks like handedness is much more important than I realised up until now...

None-the-less I will have to adapt, turns out it's blooming 4-6 weeks for recovery - this throws all our plans into jeopardy (least of all the new recipes I had planned) - my right arm is in *proper* agony shoved so hard into the nhs recommend healing position, muscles are clenching with cramp, how can we go camping over summer now...? And I gotta work for goodness sake! All that aside - the doctor tellsl me if i screw the recovery period up it can be a year in physiotherapy...this, I can well do without...

Cooking proper food is impossible, as is eating it...I'm going to be on spoon/sandwich (which someone else has made) food for the duration...CRAP...

I'm feeling really down right now... :(

8 comments:

bigblue said...

Sorry to hear about it. I believe that you need to keep it completely immobile for it to heal properly and quickly, so good luck!

Anonymous said...

When's the picture coming? We want to see the damage. The gore. The sling. The cast. The agony.

Flyingpops said...

Sorry, no pictures as Fink cannot opperate the camera! Blog posting may be few and far between until the finger has healed : )

Ben said...

I clamped my right hand to my left shoulder as suggested and had very little problem using a mouse or the keyboard.

It's true that I'm left-handed, but I don't see what this has to do with anything.

Get well soon. The George Cross is on its way.

Daniel said...

Yeah, the physio aspect is overlooked. It'll be a while, to say the least, until it gets back to normal. I feel your pain, or more accurately empathise with it. :)

Monsoon Girlie said...

oh no! I can't imagine typing or putting shoes on or eating with only my left hand - it's useless!
Good luck and recover speedily! :)

¨°º©[ Fink ]©º°¨ said...

Thank you everyone, Ben, your comment made me laugh out loud... ;)

Anonymous said...

A broken finger? Ouch! How did you do that? Hope you recover soon. I broke my finger and have been left with a permanent indent.