I wonder how long it will take me to get use to having only one good hand and arm to use? I can not put any pressure on my left hand; not the slightest bit. I tried to rub some hand lotion on my right hand with my bad hand…and I could not even do that. I finally ended up squirting the lotion on my leg and rubbing my good hand over it….the same way I do when I need to bathe my good arm when I am in the shower.
It is scaring the heck out of me that I can not put any weight on my hand or fingers. It makes me worry that I will never get to use it again. I believe my arm is shrinking because my cast is real lose at the top part above my elbow. Unfortunately where the cast covers the top part of my hand, it is way too tight and hurts like crazy…probably because my hand and fingers are still swollen.
Things I took for granted have become almost impossible to do now. Like cutting an onion…I can’t even put enough pressure on the onion with my bad hand to hold it still on the cutting board to peel it and chop the ends off….. :-(
Or popping open a dang can of biscuits! Oh, I can pop them open…I just can’t twist the dang can open far enough so I can get them out. Having no electric can opener, I can not open metal cans either.
I have gotten real good at getting the dog leashes hooked up to the pup’s collars. Bless their little hearts…they must somehow know that something is wrong with me, because they stand very still and actually line up one by one while I go from one to the other, hooking the clip through their small collar rings with just my one hand! Before I was hurt, they would all go wild; running here and there with me trying to catch them! lol Now they wait their turn very patiently .
Amanda came over and drove me to the grocery store. She also went and picked Dorris up, so she could go with us. I didn’t realize that I was so low on food and ended up spending more money than I should have….
See, I am scared, because I don’t know when I will be able to work again. I nearly cried when I saw the total. I didn’t splurge either…I only got the basics and I used cents off coupons too. Lord, a bag of dried beans that use to be 49 cents was $1.68. I tell you, groceries seem to go up here every week. Bless his little heart, Wyatt has a cold. He was sniffling and running a small temp. but still had a sweet smile for his grandma.
Thank yall sooooo much for sticking with me and praying for me….I pray the good Lord will bless yall in a special way.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL.