Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans…

broken arm
The saying goes…. Sometimes you just have to learn to roll with the punches…go with flow..etc etc. Screw that! Life stinks right now with a capital S!! For those of you who may (or may not) have noticed, I have sort of dropped off the planet for the last week or so. The reason? Well…. Because no one ever accused me of being graceful, I fell and broke my left wrist in several places. Turns out pavement vs flesh and bone are not a good combination. I have weak ankles and one decided to roll with me as I walked across the street. Falling face first, I attempted to stop myself with my hands. My left one went down first. Fortunately, someone saw me fall and pulled her vehicle into the road next to me to keep anyone from running over me. I was hurt…. I was really hurt and I didn’t realize how bad it was.

Another lady called 911!! OMG! No no no…. Not hurt THAT bad! It’s just a broken arm! I knew it was broke because the bone was sticking out all funny. Yeah… Not supposed to look like that I was pretty sure. But no need to call 911!!! But call them she did! I was mortified… Embarrassed beyond belief! It was just a broken arm! Right?? Then I passed out. Campus police got there first, then the city police, then the really cute firemen (ok I was hurt not dead)! I didn’t stay unconscious but a few seconds. By the time the EMS got there I felt like I was dying. I was so grateful for the IV (after the third stick) pain killers I didn’t care how many people were there any more.

The really cute fireman tried to make me laugh so I wouldn’t think about my arm…. That didn’t work. Kudos for trying though 🙂

Two days later I had surgery and now I get to stop every time I fly and get frisked by a TSA agent because I have a metal plate and 8 screws in my arm…yeha!

My dilemma? My life has stopped…. The dress rehearsal was that evening and the play opened on Wednesday without me 😦
I missed class… I missed the play…I missed appointments and church and another play rehearsal for a different play. I have been sick with side effects of the pain killers and I can’t even take a shower by myself and wash my hair.

I know I will get all those things back and soon but in the meantime I have to “be still”? Really? So I tell you my woes to tell you not to take having two hands for granted or if you have a wonderful, awesome incredible spouse who will help dress you like you are 5! Not that I didn’t appreciate them before but apparently I needed to be reminded 🙂

21 thoughts on “Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans…

  1. Oh my. So sorry you had a spill that left you in pain and semi-disabled. You lived my fear of falling in the street. But you were lucky to have thoughtful people around to help. I hope you heal quickly and life gets back to normal soon. But until then take it easy and be sweet to your spouse.

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  2. Oh God, I’m so sorry Courtney ! I did notice that you weren’t blogging as I didn’t see your post in my reader I just thought you might be busy, didn’t expect this happening 😦
    Wish for you Fast n furious (my version of speedy) recovery ! 🙂

    P.S good to know, though your bone didn’t manage to stay intact during the fall but your humor is right there . bright and shining ! 😀

    Hoping to see you soon. With Love,
    Zee ❤

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    • Thanks Zee… life has a way of tripping you up. Just when you think you have it all figured out, a monkey wrench is thrown squarely in the middle to mess things up. The trick is knowing how to respond… not react. There was nothing I could do to change the events or make my cast and pain not exist. So I have tried to relax in it. Fortunately I have incredible support from friends and my wonderful hubby. It is times like this that I can see the fruits of my cultivation into relationships. Every single person who has offered to be there or do whatever we needed know that I would do the very same thing for them….. Maybe that was what I needed to see?
      Thank you so much for your thoughts! You make me smile….. 🙂

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  3. Courtney, I am so sorry for your pain. That’s awful. Just a broken arm! – So glad they called 911. Good you have a supportive spouse. I have no one at home but my pigs usually, and they are at my mum’s still because of my holiday and Snuggles being so sick. My mum says how hard it must be when I get very poorly, and there is no one to look after me because she has my dad. I cut the top of my finger once and it had to be stitched back together. To not have the use of that hand for almost a month, was terrible. I completely sympathise with you. Get well soon xx

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    • Aww…thanks Sandra. I’m sorry you had to go through that alone. Having one hand has been difficult. My injury happened two weeks ago today and I still have a cast/splint but that comes off Wed morning. My fingers are free and my Dr wants me to use them as much as I can. I can type somewhat with them now which helps keep the tendons nimble. What surprises me is how long it has taken me to get over the surgery part. Just taking a shower this evening and washing my hair (again with hubby’s help) I was worn out! It was trauma from the fall, trauma from the surgery and the fact I was under general anesthesia. I returned to school today for the first time and sitting in two classes made me tired. I will be so glad when I feel back to “normal” whatever THAT means….LOL!! 🙂

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  4. Wow…. I am so glad I came looking for you Courtney! – Was wondering if all was OK – as you have been conspicuous by your absence, and I got worried…turns out I was SUPPOSED to be worried!! Good grief woman! Late in – but heal up gently ❤
    Actually – ENJOY your time off 😉
    Just glad it is 'just a broken arm' and nothing more serious. (Still – OUCH and dammit and etc!)
    (though flippin heck dear… unbelievable, as Aussa said, how quick and unexpectedly life can change)
    Take it EASY!

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    • Thanks Belinda… Yeah, it has been kind of sucky lately. I got the initial soft cast off on Wed. Incision looks good and everything is healing nicely. However, I now have a brace 24/7 for at least another 4 weeks because my wrist has to stay immobile. I can’t bend it up and down or side to side yet. If I do, it could undo all the stuff the surgeon did and I could end up back in the O R and none of us want that. I can remove it to take a shower and put it back on. I can type with two hands now…but not for long because the tendon that runs from my thumb up my arm starts to burn a bit.
      I appreciate you coming to look for me. I have been online some, and I have been reading some blogs that I keep up with (like you and Al) but then I just delete the rest of the emails. It is too overwhelming. I did manage to send out this post one handed for those who noticed my absence. 🙂 I am taking it easy…mostly! LOL!

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      • One handed typing is no small feat! You must have been exhausted! Geees. You must basically be – exhausted all round hey. Know what though? You will soon (I know it does not feel like it) be able to more than you are now – so don’t push too hard. Please 😉
        Healing takes time 😛
        But I guess it must be a pain if you enjoy chatting and interacting to suddenly have the access to typing made hard. At least – it is something that will gradually improve 😀 Yes – I AM trying to be positive for you!! LOL!
        ❤

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      • My life quite literally came to a screeching halt. I couldn’t do anything for several days, then I had horrible side effects to the pain meds. I don’t know what was worse…the pain or the side effects 😦
        My hubby makes me take it easy. I brought a plastic tote in from the car earlier IN MY RIGHT hand and he fussed at me :-/ Makes me rest and does do a lot for me. I have an extremely long day tomorrow because my very good friend is getting married and I am coordinating her wedding. I will be glad when that is done…even though I truly enjoy it! 🙂
        I am a good patient…really! I do what Dr says and for the most part I have had a positive attitude! 🙂 Thanks again…. I will be back soon, promise! ❤

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    • Moocho better now! My scar is very thin and I have 100% use of my hand and arm. My flexibility will never be the same because of where the plate and 8 screws sit, but my surgeon did an awesome job! I am blessed it wasn’t worse.. 🙂

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