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 Rent. Take 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.
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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