Hiatus

Just posting a message to explain my lack of activity, as far as my blog is concerned.  I have broken my right wrist – I am right-handed too, so find typing very awkward.  So, taking this into consideration, I am taking a break from posting on my blog, as well as twitter and linkedin.

But, I’ll be back on a more regular basis, as soon as I am able.

My thanks to all of you, who have sent messages.  I appreciate every one of you – and them.

Patricia

So Today………………

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i continue to grapple the everyday activities using only my left hand.  it is not easy.  i feel i am working against all that my brain wants to do.

thankfully, for all who come close, i have managed to shower; shampoo my hair,  towel dry and, YEAH – apply deodorant 50% anyway……

i feel fresher.  right wrist/arm very uncomfortable.  painkillers effective, but make me sleepy.  prefer to do without but i need the relief they afford me.

my husband reminds me to be patient.  it’s just the second day of dealing with this (nuisance) injury.

family and friends have been amazing and i thank you all for your messages and telephone calls, as well as, your offers of help.

you are awesome and i love you.  glad you are in my life.

Patricia

 

Cast but not Cast Down :)

yesterday my day did not turn out as planned.  i should have spent my afternoon with a wonderful group of friends at church, but fate took over.

my right eye needed attention.  i’d been getting a private lightning display – so something was amiss.

managed to get an appointment for a check up.  found out i was dealing with a vascular detachment (i think that’s it).  came out from there and decided to visit a friend, who i had not seen in ages.  did that = enjoyed the visit but on leaving her house i fell on the ice outside.

the pain in my wrist and lower arm told me i had damage and it hurt like the dickens……………………

many hours later, i was told i had a broken wrist.  would be in a cast for about 4 weeks ———-oh joy!

today, i sit here typing with my left hand – cannot put any pressure on my right one – after dressing in stretchy pants and large sweater with sleeve to accommodate my cast……hair tidied with water to rid myself of bed head…….one armpit deodorized, becaUSE I CAN’T HOLD anything with my right……..trying to proceed in an orderly fashion.

i have to behave, because

a…..my husband told me to

b….friends are checking up on me

c….i don’t want to add to my injury.

on reading the Daily Bread this morning, i was amused to read……2 corinthians 4:16-18 is the passage quoted.

the things which are seen are temporARY BUT THE THings which are not seen are eternal………

i thought it was rather apt fore my condition.  my injury is temporary, but my attitude and how i deal with it and behave WILL Hve eternal consequences.  i think God is telling me to rest and dwell on right thoughts.  to not concern myself with circumstances.  to not be cast down but be thankful, for it could have been worse.

family and friends have said, i’;; do anything to get out of doing housework…………………………………AND YOUR POINT IS?

seriously – i’m fine, just uncomfortable.  my family and friends have been ringing all morning and my husband checks too.  he knows i tend to want to proceed as usual, but right now – i can’t, so i will behave and rest and ………………………………….   make a to do list for my husband.

i might be cast up (?) but not cast down.  i have much to be thankful for.  FORGIVE the typing  –  my fingers don’t walk very well on the keyboard.

Heather, please do not blame yourself…………………i don’t …………………

Patricia

……..for our light affliction is working in eternal ways we cannot know…………………………………………..

 

 

 

 

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Patricia

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