I didn’t prepare a new photo for Visible Monday today. I decided instead to tell a short story about a long recovery, and a happy ending. A few days ago I celebrated the one-year anniversary of breaking my right wrist in five pieces.
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The ordeal involved a lot of pain, fear, and self-examination. And gratitude for the power of time and healing. And dealing with the residual arthritis that’s now part of my hand forever, but not unbearable. It’s the remembering that a single short moment can change our lives irrevocably. Here’s a cheery picture taken downtown Melbourne, Florida, about three days before the accident:
During my early recovery there was mighty pain plus disability, with no use of my right arm. Here I put on a smile, took a Tylenol, and pulled on some clothes. That felt good. Getting dressed every day is good therapy.
One year later I have at least 95% use of my right hand and wrist. Some impressive scars, now fading, and a new appreciation of just hanging around with Elvis. I’m not especially brave or sturdy, but I’ve grown up – even at my advanced age – through adversity.
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