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Post injury blues

Today as I laid on the couch watching football, and soaking my thumb in warm water to get the blood clotting bandage to dissolve, I found myself feeling…sad.

Meet my nurse maid and moocher, Sammy LOL
Meet my nurse maid and moocher, Sammy LOL

It’s Sunday…as most of you know, we have a Sunday supper tradition we started earlier in the year where I prepare a “fancier” dish to celebrate my awesome family each week and all that we accomplished in the past week.

But I still can’t cook.

And I can’t run.

Two of my favorite things to do to release stress…Someone I thought was a running friend said, “You don’t need your thumb to run.”  And I had to re-read that comment several times while choking back the tears.  If they knew the severity of my cut I hope they’d never say such a mean thing…I mean, really?  What happens when you run?  YOUR BLOOD STARTS PUMPING!  Right?  I have a freakin’ open wound on my thumb that could burst at any time.  Sorry…I DO need my thumb healthy in order to run.  So to this person, I say…thanks Capt. D-Bag.

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Our supper included take out from one of our favorite local Thai places.  This made me feel slightly better.  Spicy seafood over noodles.  Yes please…

Courtesy of Thai Town!
Courtesy of Thai Town!

And now, with my bandage changed, and still slightly handicapped I am found a bit lost in my thoughts.  Thankful for the amazing support from my family and friends, slight put off by people who didn’t bother to even ask how I am, and ultimately blessed at the end of the day.

Wound, post injury post 3 days
Wound, post injury post 3 days

This injury may set me back…but it won’t stop me.  And I will forever remember those who helped me during my dark times, vs. those who celebrate my sorrows.

Here’s to a new week.  I plan on walking this week despite working the next 5 days.  I have some steam to burn off.  What are your plans this week?

*Pardon any typos…I am fat fingering while typing.

❤ Michelle

 

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19 thoughts on “Post injury blues

  1. Uh oh. Hope I wasn’t the D-bag that said something like that. 😦 I went to go check but we’re not friends anymore…that really made me wonder. Hopefully I was just a part of your social media clean up and I didn’t do anything stupid.

  2. Just catching up on blog reading and came across your Christmas day post! I’m so sorry about your injury!! I cannot even imagine how much that must have hurt 😦 Hang in there, rest up, heal up, and you’ll be back to yourself in no time. 🙂

  3. Oh no! I try to avoid the mandoline like the plague. And I just wanna throat punch the person that made the comment about you not needing the thumb to run. Idiot. Sorry but comments like that make me mad. I am in the final two weeks of recovering from the cracked tailbone and it’s driving me crazy. At least I have been able to walk but truly I need a good sweat. 🙂

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