Charlie Bear here with Mom Peep who is back to TWO hands! Yes, it was no time at all and her orthopedic doc threw away her splint, told her to use her sling when in crowds to protect that fractured elbow, and to do the things on the sheet he printed for her: Elbow Radial Head Fracture Exercises. She got down on her knees and thanked God that she didn’t have to wear a big ole plaster cast, she could hold a pen, and even type so she could write to you.
But did she learn some lessons from being one-handed? You bet she did. Like how to let others help you. How to let things be less than perfect. And how much Dad Peep truly loves her. He gave her his all-time favorite sweatshirt to wear when nothing else would fit over her big soft cast. And he hooked and unhooked her bra. (Try doing that with one hand in a sling.)
Me? I totally loved up on Mom Peep…jumping into her lap and snuggling, and licking her face with kisses. I think that’s what caused her to get so far ahead on her healing, don’t you?
So Mom is headed off to her writers conference up near San Jose. She is SO thankful that she has mobility, though she was cautioned: no lifting, no pushing off, no pulling with that hand/arm. It is still sore and hurts her like the dickens sometimes so she takes Tylenol when the pain is bad.
She wants me to thank all of you for your well wishes and prayers–they are helping immensely. She is hopeful her arm and elbow will mend completely as time goes on. I’m hopeful too.
So, tell me, have you learned a lesson lately?
Wiggles and Woofs to you,