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#DSFWeeklyRewind: Soothing

Welcome to my #DSFWeeklyRewind post this week! I hope you’ll join in the fun! So how was my week?

Injury, day 16. Cast, day 11. Instead of stealing most, if not all, my focus, my cast is just part of my world now.

Back to a normal schedule this week. Working full days, every day, wore me out the first couple days, but that lessened as the week went on. I’m becoming a master of doing things one-handed: deodorant application, bottle opening, showering, dressing, tea making, driving. Unfortunately, I can’t open cans, and bottles filled to the top present a challenge. I only ended up with wet pants twice — knees hold bottle, free hand twists cap — before deciding to give that up and ask someone else to twist my caps.

Asking for help has gotten easier. Almost everyone as offered without my asking. I’m grateful for that.

Early next week, I find out how I’m healing and how many weeks I’ll have to wear my cast. I’m hopeful it’s going well. I’ve tried to be good. We’ll see.

This past week had some downs as well, but I choose to focus on and replay the hits:

  • Sunday when my wrist hurt, Pandora gave me Tomorrow from Annie. The sun’ll come out, tomorrow… you’re always a day away…
  • my mom’s eye doctor office gave me I Can See Clearly Now (ha ha… funny doctors)
  • lunch breaks during stressful days found, when I pushed the random button on my CD player, Inglewood by k.d. lang, which I then put on repeat as that song always mellows me. I’ve been feeling so uncertain. Walk with me in the evening sun. With every step I’m farther from my burden. Make ready for the rest of my life.
  • on Thursday night, feeling like myself again, Pandora gave me Take Me or Leave Me from RentTake me for what I am, who I was meant to be, and if you give a damn, take me baby or leave me…

The music angels are listening. They helped to soothe my soul.

And I blogged! This Is Us is back, big time. Read my review this week’s episode here. And I’m back to Thursday Doors. Read about my Door to Joy here.

After 2-plus weeks of trial/tribulation, pain, fear, fascination, frustration, curiosity (I’ve read so much about bones and healing!), and acceptance, I’m back to feeling like me. Just me, with my now-incorporated cast, my broken-but-healing limb, my newly growing bone, and my again altered perspective.

Here’s to a peaceful weekend, and a great week next week. May you take the time, live and learn, embrace what is, and most of all soothe your soul.

Until next time, peace.

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17 thoughts on “#DSFWeeklyRewind: Soothing

  1. I’m glad that you’re getting more accustomed to doing things with your cast. I also think that asking “someone else to twist my caps” sounds a bit risque. Here’s to soothing your soul and mine this weekend. I plan on savoring the extra hour of sleep so unceremoniously stolen from me last spring.

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    1. I thought that when I wrote it. ha I’ve created a new euphemism!

      Oh, me, too. How dare they take our hour?!?! Really, DST should end. Enjoy that extra 60 minutes of sleepytime bliss.

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  2. Just when you’ve mastered everything, the cast will come off! LOL Hopefully that will be soon. Replay the hits – I love it, along with twist my caps.. (“You know what really twists my caps???”) Haha.. have a great week!

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    1. True. In addition to that (mastering everything), I know now all the bones in the arm and the hand — also useless after this, except possibly for Jeopardy.

      ha! Perhaps that shall be how I use that phrase from now on. 🙂

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  3. I hope you have good news on the wrist! Sorry if I spammed you with links – it took me a few tries to get the correct page! I think I finally connected to this weeks Rewind. I haven’t listened to much k.d. lang in ages. I need to pull out my copy of Ingénue and rip to my iPod.

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  4. Wishing you the best of news on your wrist, and that your healing speeds along smoothly. Music can be so healing, especially when the right songs come along. 🙂 Love that k.d. lang song, btw.

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  5. I’m glad things seem to be going better. I can only imagine how hard it is to get used to doing things one handed… I’d probably starve to death. I hate asking for help!

    I also love how everything has a song for you. I think I need to reconnect to music more…

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  6. I’m so glad that you are adjusting to one-handedness and feeling more yourself! I hope you get good news on your healing. Had to laugh at “twist my caps!” This put me in the mood for k.d. lang. Have a good week!

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