Tuesday, 11 March 2014

In all circumstances

When February began I little thought that it's end and into March would face me with one of my biggest challenges to date both as a writer and as a person. One quick, momentary trip and I ended up in one of these :




yes, you've guessed it, I'd broken my arm and my right (write) one at that! Not the greatest thing for a writer who now finds that she has to type left-handed with a one finger jobbie. No, not exactly a speedy way for a novelist to proceed, it's hard enough just answering emails! But after two and a half weeks (broken 20th) I have made some progress and have now advanced to this brace:


which means a little more freedom of movement for my hand and shoulder, so little by little I'm overcoming. But as well as reading plenty (always good for any prospective author), I've also learnt a few salutary lessons -:
  1. Keyboards aren't a great tool for the disabled or one-handed typist!
  2. A good Biblical message - that in all circumstances we should learn to - 'give thanks' (1 Thessalonians 5 v 18) - a good message so that the experience isn't wasted but helps you to learn something from it, even if it's only to type one-handed with a left-hand and not a right-write-hand!



9 comments:

  1. It seems that you broke your arm very bad.Did you take the cast off?Hope you feel better and dont have any pain.

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    1. Not really, Alex, just a crack above the elbow. Annoying that it is my right (write) hand - essential to a writer - but over five weeks now and the brace is about to be removed (I hope). Casts never stay on long with hinge joints, hence the brace after just a fortnight. But thanks for your concern. If you like my posts, please follow. Thanks.

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    2. I like your posts very much so I will follow.The pink cast looked very nice on you.Was this the first time you broke your arm?

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    3. Thanks, Alex, yes, although my youngest son has broken his twice! Thanks for the follow. Do you have a blog I can follow?

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  2. Unfortunately I dont have a blog.How did you break your arm?

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  3. Just tripped over. It's not about how hard you fall just how you fall.

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  4. No, because it was only on for a week, replacing another temporary one.

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  5. Nice talking with you.Take care and I hope you wont break a bone again because it has got a lot of pain.

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