Tuesday, August 13, 2013
It's official: I'm a dumb ass!
Okay, so today I was at my deceased grandmother's house, there to load her fridge and a freezer into my truck. I got them both into my truck but the tie down straps I bought for this job turned out to be one inch shorter than I needed.
I was frustrated, not just by the straps; My back was having spasms, I learned yesterday that the thesis statement for a paper I had been working on was rejected by one of my instructors, I was hungry and on top of that I was still angry at the fact that my son and I never got paid for helping my friend and his mom move last month.
In a moment of sheer stupidity I did something that I hadn't done since my 20's; I punched a solid object. It was the fridge that took my best shot today, and to my credit it now has two permanent dents where my knuckles struck it. however, being a fairly solid object, my hand took the brunt of the damage.
I received a boxer's fracture of the 5th metacarpal, right at the knuckle (outside bone of hand, above pinky finger) on my right hand. Of course, I'm right handed too.
So, I'm currently wearing a temporary fiberglass splint and have orders to see an orthopedic surgeon in the next 3 days because it might require surgery (the break is a little twisted).
I'm typically a good typist, using all of my digits and able to hit at or near to 40 words per minute. Right now I only have access to 2 fingers and the thumb of my right hand and i can't move my wrist due to the splint. What all of that means is this, "typing is now very difficult and a little painful".
I'm also high on Vicodin right now so I'm a bit loopy and full of love (an interesting side effect that Vicodin has on me, would be much more worthwhile if I had a girlfriend!)
So I may not be doing a lot of blog commenting for a while. I will still be reading them, but comments may become few and far between for a while.
I would like to hug everybody right now.