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!
I'm linking up with Thinking Out Loud Thursday.