Tripping on a shoe in the dark is not always a good thing. Fortunately, I caught myself with my left arm. It hurt so I wrapped it up and went to bed thinking I’ll sleep and it will feel better in the AM. I didn’t sleep very well and my thought is…Uh oh! I think I broke it. “ER here I come!” I tell my son. While there I find out my distal radius is broken clean through. Upon seeing the x-ray, I know it means surgery. This break hurt really bad! Because I drove myself there it means no pain medication. I told the nurse, “Keep me talking! it will distract me from my pain.” I told her I was a writer and I was going to blog about this. Right away she says, “I’ve got something for you… My weakness is chocolate cake and strength is talking through a broken bone!” She told me she was amazed I could be so calm while in so much pain. My mindfulness training has really helped me in this regard!
Despite this broken arm in many ways I feel very blessed!
- My surgeon saw me that very same day and got me on the schedule 5 days later despite the holiday.
- Everyone at my work place was very kind to me… parents, students and my fellow teachers and administrators.
- My friends and family are helping me!
Although difficult things happen, I choose to be positive! The attitude we embrace determines our success! My life is really good!