Drawbacks and lessons from breaking my wrist! : >
I have known for years that there are often benefits to being ill – if you have a headache, you can skip that meeting you’re dreading – or easily get out of work. gatherings, responsibilities, depending on the dis-ease or dis-ability.
I have used my wrist a couple of times for straight-out sympathy, and as an excuse. But it’s amazing how that cast – admittedly, it is bright green! – takes all of folks’ attention – their faces have such stricken looks and they feel so sorry for me.
It is, after all, just a wrist. And about the least I could have done and still say it was broken. There was pain right away, ameliorated by the other three Reiki healers in the room. It ached some that first night, but I just kept pouring Reiki in. By the time I got to the Emergency Room the next morning, the pain was 1 or 2 on a scale of 10, and it has not hurt more than that since – easily taken care of by white willow bark.
I have learned some lessons about asking for help when I need it… I’m likely to still do it myself first if possible. I have decided there were a few hard things – turning oneself into a pretzel to get the seatbelt around and locked in, getting some clothing on and off, not being able to bounce up off the floor after I finish my exercises.
But mostly it’s just accommodating reality, using the arm and not the wrist, paying attention. An interesting experience. And it’s almost over – the cast comes off early Monday morning. Hurray!