One Week into this Broken Elbow Thing…

///One Week into this Broken Elbow Thing…

One Week into this Broken Elbow Thing…

Hi everyone,

I’m officially one week into this broken elbow thing and I’m finally getting used to the idea. At first I was sad and was hurting, then I went into full-on denial… followed by some thoroughly annoyed days and then acceptance by the end of the week.  This elbow has basically taken over my life.

The amount of things that have become challenging these days is quite remarkable.  Since my arm is in a hard splint and sling, I haven’t even been able to drive.  I also haven’t been able to figure out how to put my hair in a ponytail or tie my shoes.  I gave up and paid someone to wash and dry my hair this weekend– best money I spent in a while. Even getting dressed is hard. The list goes on and on.

On the positive side, I’m starting to get used to doing some things one handed… and the ones I struggle with I have to ask the Hubs to help. He has been wonderful and is so patient with my frustrations and inability to do things.  He makes me tea and even helped cook and shoot some recipes for the blog so I will have some new recipes for you next week. And it was his idea to do that. Yes, he’s my hero.

I’m actually writing/speaking this post through the Google Docs voice to text feature. I don’t know what I would be doing without it right now as one handed typing takes forever.  If my posts seem a bit off for the next few weeks, that’s why.  In the coming weeks you’re probably going to be seeing a few more of these rambling post versus more formal post that are hard to put together. I hope that’s ok.

I have my next doctor’s appointment today. I’m hoping to get the splint off and start to be able to do more things.  He said I’ll have to wear a sling for at least a month, but he also said I should start some PT next week. I’m hoping by then I will have some use of the arm, be able to drive and things will start to get better. I just feel very blessed that this whole thing doesn’t require six weeks in a non-removable cast or even surgery.  This has been hard, but I know it could have been a lot worse.  

Thanks to everyone who reached out last week with kind words and prayers. You guys truly are the best.  I have two new recipes and more from Switzerland on schedule for this week so I hope to see you back here soon.

Oh, and don’t forget to enter the $250 NOW foods giveaway from Friday!

Love, Julie


I’m linking up with Thinking Out Loud Thursday.

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:45-04:00 July 31st, 2017|Fun, Personal Updates/ Top Monthly Posts|40 Comments


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  3. Becky August 7, 2017 at 8:58 am - Reply

    Sending you lots of warm get well soon wishes! Amazing that you are continuing to blog when you are typing with one hand.

  4. Kristy from Southern In Law August 5, 2017 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    You poor thing! When you one limb is out of action you totally realise why we were made with two arms!

  5. AmyC August 4, 2017 at 8:46 am - Reply

    Not an easy injury to have to deal with. Your hubby definitely sounds like a hero <3

  6. Jennifer @ Fit Nana August 3, 2017 at 10:59 am - Reply

    Oh gosh! I can’t even imagine having a broken elbow!! It was hard enough to have knee surgery and be on crutches for what felt like forever. I would definitely struggle without one of my arms!! Hope the doctor’s appointment goes well!

  7. Heather @ August 3, 2017 at 10:10 am - Reply

    Super good luck at your appointment today! How cool is it that you can write/type?! I might do that, haha.

  8. Tammy Sherlin August 2, 2017 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Bless your heart Julie; i can totally relate to it all; broke my right elbow a few yrs. ago; it also had to heal; thank goodness no surgery for me either! Almost a yr. ago i broke my ankle which did need surgery; much worse than the elbow! Hang in there , i understand the things you need help with, my hubby also was a huge blessing during this. Prayers for a fast healing lady!

    • JulieWunder August 7, 2017 at 5:08 pm - Reply

      I’m so sorry you went through something like this too. I guess we need to learn to be less clumsy! lol Thank you for the prayers.

  9. heather @Lunging Through Life August 2, 2017 at 6:51 am - Reply

    Wow how cool you can talk to write! I didn’t know about that at all. I am so glad your hubby is helping you out and hope you’ll be able to move it soon. I can’t imagine how hard it is, Julie! Prayers are with you!!

    • JulieWunder August 7, 2017 at 5:07 pm - Reply

      Another blogger suggested it to me… It’s been a lifesaver. Thank you so much for the prayers. xoxo

  10. Farrah August 2, 2017 at 12:13 am - Reply

    I feel like we never really realize how much we use/depend/rely on something until it’s out of commission/gone. I was so frustrated with my inability to do things last year too, but I started trying to learn to be ambidextrous, so there’s that, haha. Props to your husband for helping you with your blog! :] I hope you heal up quickly! <3

    • JulieWunder August 7, 2017 at 5:05 pm - Reply

      Thank you! I forgot you went through something like this too! Doesn’t it stink?

  11. Joan July 31, 2017 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    Glad you’re doing better.

  12. [email protected] July 31, 2017 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    Sorry to hear about your elbow! Sounds like your hubs has been a lifesaver lately.

  13. John Payne July 31, 2017 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    Hey, Julie, I know you’ll be back in no time. Just take your time and be safe and stay out of the garden for a while. (chuckle)
    May the rest of your week be Filled with Love, Laughter, Family, and Friends

    Be Blessed

  14. Susie @ Suzlyfe July 31, 2017 at 11:54 am - Reply

    I never would have though about the text to voice thing. What a lifesaver indeed!
    Also, cutest sling ever!

    • JulieWunder August 7, 2017 at 5:04 pm - Reply

      Another blogger suggested it to me… It’s been a lifesaver.

  15. Emily July 31, 2017 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Wow you have such a sweet husband. Seeing a marriage like that reminds me of how Christ loves His bride, the church, and cares for her and heals her wounds and compassionately looks after her.

    I’m grateful for dictation features too! I used it once or twice, and it is such an amazing feature. I would love to use it more.

  16. Glad to hear that you are getting around a little bit better! Not so much fun for summer

  17. Carolyn July 31, 2017 at 8:48 am - Reply

    Wow! They’ve come a long ways since I broke my elbow. I was in the cast and sling for six weeks. Then PT. I’m following this with interest, Julie, and wishing you nothing but healing. Hang in there!!

    • JulieWunder August 7, 2017 at 5:03 pm - Reply

      Maybe I just broke mine differently? They said it wasn’t a severe fracture. So sorry yours took so long.

  18. Jaime July 31, 2017 at 8:45 am - Reply

    I’m available to help if you need it! 🙂 I hope you get a lot of great news at the doctor today.

  19. Emily @ Pizza @ Pull-ups July 31, 2017 at 8:27 am - Reply

    I didn’t even know Google docs had a voice to text feature. Glad your hubs was able to help out! Hope you get some good news at your doctors appointment.

    • JulieWunder August 7, 2017 at 5:02 pm - Reply

      I didn’t either! Another blogger recommended it to me- thank goodness.

  20. debbie July 31, 2017 at 8:23 am - Reply

    so glad you are feeling some better. Praying for you for a good report from the doctor today. I bet your fur babies love you being home with them!!

  21. Dan Steadman July 31, 2017 at 8:09 am - Reply

    get better soon

  22. I never even thought about using the voice feature to dictate my posts. What a good idea! I think your post sounded great. Glad to hear that you’ll get some freedom from the cast soon.

    • JulieWunder August 7, 2017 at 5:01 pm - Reply

      Another blogger suggested it to me… It’s been a lifesaver.

  23. Paula July 31, 2017 at 7:31 am - Reply

    Good luck at the Dr visit today! Yes be thankful, as it could of been much worse.
    Prayers coming your way.

  24. Shelley Marcy July 31, 2017 at 7:21 am - Reply

    The old cliche’, “take time to smell the roses” has great meaning. God has a way of slowing us down when He needs us to redirect or dig into His work that we’ve put on the back burner. I hate all you are going through right now, but I also know that it is giving you time to focus on His plan for your life. Praying for you…..

  25. Beth Ann Chiles July 31, 2017 at 6:59 am - Reply

    You will be back typing, driving and cooking before you know it. Good luck at the doctor today!!!

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