With A Little Help from My Friends
Slice of Life
By: Sheri de Grom
Hello my friends. I’ve missed communicating with you on a regular basis, although I enjoyed our contact when I started reading and commenting on your blogs.
I’m still recovering from my hand and arm surgery that I wrote about here but thanks to twelve years of classical piano, I’m up to a little over 70 wpm with my left hand. It’s taking longer than expected for the nerves in my right arm to accept their new placement and two fingers are now working. The wonderful news is that I have the feeling back in the palm of my right hand and once again I’m able to embrace so many wonderful sensations that were missing.
I’ve learned a lot about myself recovering from this last surgery, especially since it fell so quickly after the previous surgery. I still have infections going on and more often than not, my body reminds me that I’m not in control. I’ve looked my own mortality in the face.
Anesthesia has not been my friend and it caused additional problems with my already existing traumatic brain injuries. (i.e. constant nausea, dizziness, unsteady gait, kidney stones, and constant migraines with blurred vision).
However, there’s much to celebrate:
I’ve met many new blogging friends.
Friends call and visit on a regular occasion.
My critique partner and treasured friend provided me the gift of a new iPad. How did I ever live without one? You don’t have to answer. The iPad allows me to keep up with my blogging world without being at the keyboard. It saves my arm and fingers plus the energy required of actually being in my office.
I’m learning that it’s okay to ask for help and to accept the help without apologizing.
Thanks to each and everyone for stopping by and cheering me on. I hope to resume my regular schedule of blogging on Monday and Thursday but the coming weeks will tell. I continue with the torture chamber; some call it physical therapy.
How about you? Have you learned valuable life lessons when you’ve been forced to change due to curve balls thrown in your direction?