Monday, April 6, 2015
Today's Update - 6 Apr 2015
I feel like a clock that has been wound too tight and is about to fly apart. Too many things going on in my life and in the world and too many things not getting done in my life and in the world. Sigh.
Left wrist is officially out of the brace. I still have some mobility and pain issues but it is improving. My right wrist - after a second x-ray - proved to actually have a minor fracture in one of the small bones. I'm right handed so this is just all kinds of fun.
I'm in the brace on my right wrist for at least another week, possibly longer. All I have to use on my right hand is my index finger. It is very difficult to do any amount of typing yet without making the hand and arm sore. The dictation program barely does what I need it to and still requires a lot of editing. The swelling from the wrist injuries really aggravated the carpal tunnel I have. So, I have to be careful. Ugh.
None of that is anything compared to waiting on the heart surgeon to see my father. We hope to get some answers and a timeline for the triple by-pass and valve replacement tomorrow (Tuesday). I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop ... like he desperately needs surgery to improve his quality of life but the surgeon saying the surgery is not going to happen because it will cut short his quantity of life. Depending on the answers he gets from the doctor I may or may not post tomorrow night. I will try but if my emotions are in the tank ... well I'm sure everyone understands. I've had some very nice people tell me of their own experiences. I truly appreciate it. It makes me feel less alone in these feelings of near helplessness.
The only story addition I got up this evening is for Geek. I'm used to typing at over 80 wpm (words per minute). Having to use the dictation program, then transfer that to my word processor, then try and edit from there and finally copy and paste to blogger has slowed the process quite a bit. With the one brace off it should speed things up a little but I still have to be careful not to over exert the wrists for a while; permanent damage is not the goal that's for sure.
The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth
Sorry there isn't more. I may get something up earlier in the day tomorrow depending on my schedule. Having someone come work on the chimney. Stupid birds are in there again trying to build a nest. The screening we did ourselves ultimately didn't work. Time to call in the professionals. I do not want to wake up again with a bird dive bombing me in the wee hours of the morning, followed closely by the cat and dog trying to catch the kamikaze as I flies around leaving gift cards of droppings. Yuck. Go ahead and laugh. I did too but not until the next day when the trauma had faded away. I'm thankful no one had a camera to get a picture of my face. My husband's face was hysterical enough as a memory. LOL
Enjoy and hopefully I'll have more in the coming days.