Sunday, April 26, 2009

Broken Bones Kind of Hurt Me

I broke my dang arm. Darn it! Right arm too and I'm right handed.

I fell down the stairs at work and in order to stop a major face plant into the sidewalk I used my hands.
Unfortunately most of the force of the fall went up my arm and blew out the elbow.

Ouch.

So I went home to elevate it and do ice. I didn't think it was broken. I thought it was just pulled and strained. Either way I could tell from the pain that this was one of those 6+ week injuries--insert appropriate exclamatory swear word here--#$%^!!!

The next day I kept my schedule to go out of town with the family (see the bee journal (http://thebeejournal.blogspot.com/) for details) and when I returned I decided that it was best that I know for sure whether it was broken or not. That way if I used the arm I wouldn't make it worse.

A couple x-rays later and it was confirmed. Even the possibility of a need for surgery to fix it. For now it's a sling and Tylenol 3....

I have pretty big plans this spring and starting beekeeping next month is one of them.
Photo - Mom, Dad, cousin Ross and the dry high ground where the hives will go.

A bright spot in all of this is that I started on this journey to beekeeping alone. But I'm not alone any longer. Even before the arm incident my family were stepping in and taking interest in my new hobby. Dad has even attended bee meetings with me.

Best of all, yesterday he told my sister that "we" were keeping "our" hives on my cousin's property.

"We" sounds so much nicer than I.

3 comments:

Deb Clarke said...

Oh my goodness Barb. I am so sorry to hear that. I was able to take the early bus this week. So that is why I haven't seen you. I didn't realize you were hurt. Let me know if you need any help! Love Deb (your bus buddy)

Barbara's Spot on the Blog said...

It's good to hear from you Deb. I left a message for you on Ralvery because I figured you'd wonder what happened to me. And of course, I left the message for "Brenda" - I've got to get your name straight soon! If I don't it might become a permanent condition.

Barbara's Spot on the Blog said...

It's good to hear from you Deb. I left a message for you on Ralvery because I figured you'd wonder what happened to me. And of course, I left the message for "Brenda" - I've got to get your name straight soon! If I don't it might become a permanent condition.