As most of you already know, I injured my left hand over the weekend. (Thank God I’m right-handed!) My plan was to write a post or two over the weekend, but since my fateful moment struck at 9:00 A.M. Saturday, writing was no longer an option. So here I am typing a one-handed explanation about why there probably won’t be very many posts in the near future instead.
I know you want to hear the story, so I’ll share as much as I can until my hand gets tired of doing the work of two hands. 🙂
Saturday morning I was helping Dash wash his hands in the bathroom just after washing my own. With my already-wet hands, I picked up the ceramic soap dispenser to squirt some soap into his hand. It slipped out of one hand, and I reached to grab it with the other as it hit the sink and shattered. The details are a bit fuzzy because I worried my little guy was hurt when I saw blood. Then I looked down to see I was still grasping a large shard of the dispenser with my left hand and I was the one bleeding. I remember yelling for my husband to come quick before Dash touched something while I jumped up and down in pain. We rushed to the ER where they patched me up good enough for the weekend.
This morning I went in for an outpatient surgery to repair a severed tendon and check out any other problems. It went well, and I’m home recovering. I’m grateful for so many things.
- My son was not injured.
- My fingers will probably recover to normal or close to it eventually.
- My husband was home when the accident happened. Situations like these are what frighten me the most about only having one vehicle.
- I was able to get my surgery done today.
- I have incredible family. Every member has been so sweet and helpful when I’m pretty much helpless.
- My friends. I feel incredibly blessed by all of the prayers that have been uplifted on my behalf. Also, I’m overwhelmed by all who are generously bringing us dinner this week. Thank you!
If you would be so kind as to pray for my family and me during the challenges that lie ahead, here are some specifics.
- My ability to take care of my son. The only part of my left hand that I can use until May 29th at least is my thumb. This makes many aspects of mothering an almost 3 year old challenging.
- My husband. He is already under stress as he studies for his upcoming tests in firefighting. He has been a fantastic help already, but he needs to be able to focus on his training.
- My son. I can already tell that he’s trying to get away with things he normally wouldn’t because I’m unable to put a stop to it as easily. Also, he is kind of attached to me, especially during our bedtime routine, so my lessened ability to be involved is hard on him.
- A quick recovery. I know I have at least 6 weeks of no to very limited use of my hand. Pray that my hand responds well to therapy when I’m able to start it.
I’m already realizing how much I took for granted when I had two working hands. Depending on others is something I obviously needed a lesson in.
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