Sunday, July 07, 2013
It never fails that I can see God's great sense of humor and receive his many blessings!!!
Ken and I went to visit my dear sister in Ohio yesterday...planning to spend the day and possibly the night. I was experiencing some pain in my right thumb. While helping her fix salads for a late lunch, the pain in my thumb was getting worse...but nothing I couldn't handle. I blamed it on the storm moving in and possibly getting some arthritis. We had a great visit. Ken started having pains in his legs and didn't have his pain medication with him...caught him by surprise! So we cut our visit short and came home. We were able to stop and buy some fresh fruit and veggies including corn on the cob. YUMMY!!!
I had a terrible night as my entire thumb side of my hand started throbbing and woke me. The throbbing continued throughout the night. Nothing helped it...tried elevating it and even that didn't help. Finally just got up. Ken was still sleeping and I let him as he really needed his rest too! When he woke I told him I probably needed to go to the ER and how my thumb and hand were feeling. He was upset that I waited...he thought I should have waken him. Not happening!
The ER x-rayed it and didn't see anything broken. She then asked if I had gout. I really thought I might have a while back, but my regular doctor said no. When she asked if I had fallen or done anything to hurt it, Ken said I might have hurt it on Thursday morning when I tried to open a jar of salsa. He even had difficulty opening it. The doctor decided after pushing and squeezing on it again, that I had a severe sprain of the right thumb...which I probably did while trying to open the salsa. She immediately ordered and put on an immobilizer splint and said that I would have to wear it for at least four to six weeks. If it doesn't heal right, I may need surgery to repair it. I have found it amazing the number of things we use both hands for. My bigger problem is that I am right handed!!! Imagine that and the difficulty doing things we have to do. Sure is keeping life interesting. lol!!!
I am having difficulty typing and can only use my left hand. UGH!!! Having some intense pain and only Tylenol to take. My doctor doesn't believe in giving pain meds to women as we were made to endure childbirth. Only I could do this trying to open a jar. LOL!!! Praise The Lord that it isn't broken and it could be worse. It was only last year that I broke my middle finger on my right hand while sleeping in a queen-size bed alone. Again I have been blessed.
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and will have a super week ahead. ENJOY whatever life brings your way!!! Be sure to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you and give them a great big hug!!! We are never promised tomorrow and need to take advantage of every day!!!
Blessings, love and hugs,
PRAYERS and PRAYER WARRIORS
BLESSINGS AND ANSWERED PRAYERS
SMILES and HUGS
Baby Z due December 15!!!
My wonderful family and a loving husband. I love you!!!
Enough "bad" things to keep life interesting
Heat, air conditioning and electricity for our home
A day of beautiful sunshine and rain
Plenty of healthy food
Don't live far from the hospital
Tests that provide the answers we need
Thankful for each new day that I am given!!!
Unexpected twists and turns in our lives
God is in the "miracle" business!!!
Thank you, Lord, for your guidance and patience with me!
Too many positives and blessings to list them all here....Praise the Lord!!!