Today, my wrist---broken more than a fortnight ago---ventured forth, seeing what it can do. When inflicted by the stabbing needles of pain, it screams, startling the rest of my body, getting its undivided attention. For the first time, the damaged hand was tested. Four words were scribbled on the dry erase board used during sessions. Four short words.
Since July 27th, I have endured non-stop pain. Within my wrist a deep burn makes its presence known, when it is taxed by movement or bearing weight. Today is the first day I have used it at 15% of its capabilities. Am I thrilled.
Monday, the doctor evaluated my progress. The dosage of the medication was upped. Its potency is now three times stronger. For the first time, I feel somewhat normal, the mind not distracted by the damage done to my wrist.
Elated, I am, enjoying an Attitude of Gratitude.
My initial fears are evaporating.
1. I am seeing progress.
2. I like being gentle and patient with myself when faced with many limitations.
3. I am thankful for relief of, not the elimination of, my pain. This is an encouraging sign.
4. I like being loved.
5. Someone cooked a big batch of spaghetti for me. Am I blessed----it's impossible to cook with one hand. I am thankful for this person's sensitivity towards my physical condition.
How About You?
What are your gratitudes for today? I love hearing from you.