What I learned from a broken bone(Update)

Back in May, I broke my left ring finger during a game of football. It happened just before my Summer Sessions at college started. At the time, I was thinking what I had done to deserve this. Now, coming to the end of this chapter of my life, I see some things that I've learned from the loss of this appendage.

One thing I learned is how important it is to be able to type fast and accurately one-handed. When summer is divided into two session with alot of typing assignments, you better learn fast how to type well one-handed!

I also learned that whatever I thought about broken bones in my youth was false. Having a cast full of signatures is never worth a broken bone. A finger in a splint is bad enough. An arm or a leg in a cast? I shudder to think!

The most important thing I've learned is how much this break summarized my character as a young adult. I've had to rely more on my family to help me with tasks I'd normally have to do myself, like preparing meals and washing my hair. I like to be useful. I hate having others do what I can do myself. I didn't see that till I lost part of my usefulness. I've needed to learn to accept help because I only got one hand, and I should accept help from other when offered, though at times I'd rather do the task myself.

Still can't wait to get this off though. I want to play rough with my siblings, clasp my hands in prayer, hold a sandwich properly, and the list goes on!

Well, only 4 more weeks to go. We hope.



[Edit: Sept 1st, 2012] Still in splint. Have appt Thursday. Let's hope it goes well.

[Edit: Sept 6th, 2012] SPLINT IS OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Comment by Mina on August 27, 2012 at 7:47pm

How much longer now?

Comment by Wolfy on July 9, 2012 at 9:40pm
One time my Lil bro and I had to go 24 hrs with our thumbs taped
with medical tape, to our hands. Not being able to use our thumbs
wasn't so bad though, it being majorly sore from havin our thumbs
in the same spot for 24 hours.

But anywho. Hope your finger heals soon!
Comment by BladeAngel on July 9, 2012 at 9:33pm
Me too :)
Comment by Karnivore on July 8, 2012 at 12:39am

I hope you get it off sooner. :)

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