Sunday, November 26, 2017

Challenging Times



It has been a challenging month. I sit and  type with my right hand.arm in a cast, which is not an easy task.

I was moving lambs, from the corral to the pasture, the electro-net needed to be moved, to close off the entry way to keep them put. They were busy eating hay on the other side of the pasture, so I figured it was safe to move it, but as I started walking it over, one of the lambs looked up and seen me and came running, with all of the other lambs following behind. I started running to try and beat them, so they wouldn't be able to get through the opening. Unfortunately, running in chore boots isn't easy, my boot got caught in the electro-net, which stopped me in my tracks, and I went flying forward. I knew instantly I had a serious hand/thumb injury. I did manage to get the electro-net where it needed to be, before heading to the house to inform the girls I was making a trip to the emergency room. 

Several weeks later, I am in a cast, and waiting to see what is next. I am hopeful, no surgery will be needed, and physical therapy will be enough.

Farm accidents happen, I am grateful it wasn't worse. I have went over, what I could  have done differently, in hindsight I would have just let the lambs have their way, but life doesn't work that way.

It has been frustrating not being able to do what needs to be done, thankfully, I do have plenty of help. 
I miss not being able to spin or knit, especially this time of year, with the colder weather and shorter days. It is my go to....there will be no handmade Christmas gifts this year!










12 comments:

  1. I haven’t had an injury like yours, but I did have arthritis in both hands near my thumbs. I finally had to have surgery. It wasn’t too bad, but the therapy was great. Hand therapy is gentle: warm wax soaks, gentle movements, etc. I had knee surgery earlier, and the therapy was rough and painful. Good luck with your hand, so you can get back to doing all the things you love doing.

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    1. Thank you, I hope my physical therapy goes as well as yours!

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  2. OH no Sandra, that's messed up. Rule number 1 ~ Mamas can't get sick or hurt. Rule number 2 ~ always follow rule number 1 😊 I hope you heal quickly and can get back to spinning and knitting.

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  3. Ugh! Perfect picture for the post though!

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  4. So sorry to hear you hurt your arm. Animals are such work at times, too.
    Hope you are better soon.

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  5. That's too bad. Silly sheep. And now you can't make Christmas gifts? Nuts!

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    1. Silly wasn't the word that came to mind when it happened (lol)

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  6. I'm so sorry you were hurt and I hope you heal quickly without surgery. Thinking of you and praying. Hope it won't be long until you are spinning away.

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    1. Thank you, I appreciate your kind words :)

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