Saturday, October 23, 2010
On The Mend
Another day and another small step forward in improvement.
My arm is still sore but not as sore as yesterday. What it feels like is a mind blowing sprain.
I know what I did now. My friend Mike of Studio City, CA put it best.....I took a "Dick Van Dyke" fall. Yep, that's what I did last Sunday when I tripped and fell at the entrance to the American Legion Post 28 building in Millsboro, DE.
When I knew I was taking my "Dick Van Dyke" I put out my right arm to prevent me from crashing through the double glass doors at the entrance. Quick thinking for sure but I paid the price for it this past week with the lack of use of my right arm.
I didn't realize how much I depended upon my right arm for every day activities. I depend on it a lot. I felt like my freedom was taken away, which it was.
Tonight, for the first time since I fell last Sunday I took my car out (with Bill as a passenger backup) to see if I could manage the steering wheel. I could. I still have problems with turning left. My wrist still feels like someone twisted it around several times. But at least I can manage to drive myself to work.
I'm scheduled to go to work at the hotel this Wednesday. By then I hope most of the pain of the sprain is gone. If it isn't, I can still manage. However, I still can't manage to drive into Rehoboth or take on any other traffic challenges. No, I'm not ready for the Rt. 1 gladiator combat course.
I'll have to end now because the pain is coming back but the good news is that I'll soon be back to my normal speed. I'll have lots of blog subjects to catch up on. The world didn't pause just because I did a Dick Van Dyke.
Oh the wrist is hurting now.