I had a work accident 10 years ago. I was cleaning the top of a fridge and standing on a two step ladder. I lost my balance and fell when I was getting off the ladder and, as a result, broke my right wrist in two places. I was 50 years old and up until then had never broken any bones in my life...until that day. I was devastated. When I got to the clinic and they did an X-Ray, they discovered that I had broken my wrist in two places, so they sent me to the hospital. The doctor had to break my wrist again in order to align it, as it was pretty messed up. He told me that if he did not align it would not heal properly. Then a split was put on my arm until they were able to perform surgery on my wrist and put a cast on it. So a week later they did indeed operate and put a cast on my right arm, with a few pins beneath the cast to keep the wrist in the right place. After 3 months my cast was removed, but I had already begun occupational therapy and continued this for 8 months in total. So when I was finally able to return to work, I began to realize that my work performance suffered because I only had about 60% strength in the wrist that I had fractured, and not only that, but I have osteoarthritis, which also makes healing more difficult, as my fingers are already somewhat damaged from the arthritis. This means that I cannot fully close my hands, and not as tightly, as the average person. Anyway, after the accident and after also having had a severe attack of gout shortly after the surgery on my wrist (doctors said this gout attack was most likely caused from all the stress I had from the surgery), I am considered disabled. Yes, I can still do my housework but it takes me longer. Thankfully I do it very well, and as well as I used to, just at a slower pace. And to this day, 10 years later, if you look at both my wrists, you can see that my right wrist bone is swollen. The doctor says it will be like this for the rest of my life. So I cannot be on a computer all day (because it requires a lot of repetitive moments, which makes my wrist swell even more), and I just don't have the same strength that I used to. After all this I fell into a depression, but thankfully I have learned to accept that I have a minor disability and I can cope with it. It took me a while, though. That is enough for this post, and thank you so much for listening. :)
The videos I have selected for this post are:
An Act of Kindness Goes Viral
Mom to the Rescue! Too Cute!
Candid Camera - Dirty Clean Words (all the words are clean). LOL! :)
Perfidia - Glenn Miller
Ridiculously Cute Rescued Lambs Living Happy and Free
For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo. You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.
5 Canadian Challenges:
1. Feeling the need to apologize when other people bump into you. :)
2. Trying to text with gloves on. :)
3. Waiting forever for geese to waddle slowly across the street. :)
4. Spellcheck changing all your 'ou' words to 'o' because neighbours can't spell. :)
5. "This video is not available in your country." :)
If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place. - Nora Roberts