Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Hunt and Peck

With a broken arm there is a great temptation to...

1. not do things you are still capable of doing because you have an excuse.
2. use either too much or too little pain medication.
3. believe your sling/cast weighs more than it really does when you step on the scale.
4. gut it out and not accept help.
5. sleep all day.
6. lower the typing standards because you have to hunt and peck.

1 comment:

L. H. Lynch said...

I had a similar feeling when I got my wisdom teeth out. There were a couple days where I went to work and I really should have stayed home. One day, I really did go home, and on another, I had to stick out my shift and was near tears almost the whole time. There are a lot of things you can still do even with a broken arm, but don't underestimate how much it really can take out of you. You just broke it yesterday, so I'd give yourself a day or two of doing not much and sleeping a lot before you try to do too much.