Welcome to my #DSFWeeklyRewind post this week! I’ll hope you’ll join in the fun! So how was my week? I anxiety-spinned, I rested, I attempted normalcy and failed. I slept from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday after being up most of the night, so I’m a bit tardy. Full week, eh?
I’ve been in a hard cast since Monday. It’s a cool 21st century one, see? Apparently, from what I’ve read, it’s popular with snowboarders. This is the closest I’ll get to snowboarding, for sure.
I spent the week getting used to this, and to one-handed typing. I’m pretty quick, so that’s good. I’m also a huge worry wart — is it too tight? Should my fingers still be swollen? Did that one time I forgot and tried to pull up my pants on my left side with my casted left hand count as “lifting” or “carrying,” which I’m not supposed to do? I’m getting a lot of practice with my deep breathing, that’s for sure. I’m also finding that muscles I didn’t know I had hurt. It’s been one huge anatomy/medicine lesson for me this week. And I’m starting to hate the Internet since there’s just so much info to look up there.
The main battle has been a continuing one: slowing down, and not feeling bad about it. I’ve gotten pretty good at it, but the cast moved me to turtle speed. Me no likee. That also created more worry: when can I feel OK enough to go to work (had some side effects from pain meds)? When will I be able to work correctly again?
All that uncertainty (cast procedure, news from doctor), plus my own anxiety kicked up 10 notches… it’s been a long week.
On Sunday, I was playing music and heard Vienna by Billy Joel pop up on Pandora. It has been running through my head all week, as I struggle, succeed, struggle some more. I’ll get where I’m going. The world isn’t going anywhere. My Vienna’s out there waiting (his dad told him during a trip there, after seeing an old woman sweeping, that she’s still useful, life goes on and on, etc.).
And so, after pushing, and trying to be my old self — who I have literally broken away from — I became sick, too, and was forced to stop.
No more worries. Vienna waits for you…
*That version is from a long-deceased TV show called Smash, all about Broadway and theater people. I miss it!
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This week, I’m grateful to be able to spin, that is, that my mind is working. I’m grateful for the coworker who brought me a chocolate croissant and came to work early to open the door for me (on the one day I felt OK or not sick enough to attempt work).
I’m grateful for my mom offering to do whatever and telling me to stop being so independent.
I’m grateful for the wisdom of my dead relatives: it’s only money; you have nothing without your health; consider the source (long story not worth telling); C work is good enough sometimes; and this too shall pass.
With that, I pass off to you. Here’s to a peaceful weekend, and a great week next week. May you take all the time you need, take care of yourself, and remember Vienna waits for you.
Until next time, peace.
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