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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

ISWG-The One Armed Writer

It happened on September 12, 2016, at around 5 AM.  Beanie-Bean does her business early so I was half asleep. OR is that half awake?

Anyway ...

Beanie charged out the front door, barking away. This is not unusual for her. She barks at flower pots and garbage cans. She charges towards flies, mosquitoes, and bees. I figured she was getting excited at the wind or something. NOT!

Toward the right of the door and a row of hedges was an armadillo. I yanked her back toward the door as I reached for it. She pulled.  I tripped over a pathway light, which had my hand slap the door. My arm snapped 2 to 3 inches below my shoulder. In that moment, I lost my bowels. LITERALLY!

It's been 3 weeks. However, I did need a break. BUT not like this.

Friends tell me I can get a lot of blogging and novel writing in. Actually, I've been sleeping a lot and trying to get used to using my left hand. I'VE mastered picking things up with my toes when they fall to the floor, and have a lot of respect for paraplegics. It's horrible to sit in your own stink, even if it's one armpit. Can't lift my right arm to wash it. The most I can do is stuff a baby wipe into the smelly crevice, let it sit a bit, and then pull it out. After, I stuff a tissue in the stench, hoping to hide it from my own nostrils. It works pretty well.

This broken arm thing put me behind the 8 ball. I had half my novel, The Lie written. DISCOURAGING, INDEED!

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Hugs and chocolate,
Shelly

24 comments:

  1. Shelly, I'm sorry. That really stinks. No pun intended. You'd think when they wrapped you up they would take those things into consideration.

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    1. THEY DON'T. THEY'RE CONCERNED ABOUT THE BONE.

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  2. Holy cow, but owie! I'm so sorry. Have you tried Dragon software where you talk and it types? I use it for new words and love it.

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    1. Someone suggested that, but i need a headset.

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  3. You could mentally write the rest of the book and when your arm heels, type it all out! Sure sorry to hear how you have to cope in the meantime.

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    1. Hoping to get something going on it.

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  4. This break sponsored by Skulking Armadillo.

    I broke my arm when I was seven. I still remember how much it hurt. I also remember how difficult it was to write with my left hand. Hang in there Shelly. Happy healing.

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    1. It aches a little bit. Yeah. Skulking armadillo!

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  5. I have arthritis in both hands now, so I have to dictate. Our computer has speech recognition, but I've found my Android phone works better for that. I use Color Note and the phone's microphone. It's almost flawless.

    Skulking Armadillo? Good one, Lynn!

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    1. I'll have to investigate my phone. Thank you, Norma.

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  6. Yuck. I take it this means you're not working right now?

    I'm actually really good at picking things up with my toes.

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  7. SO sorry about your injury, Shelly... I hope you heal soon and get back to your novel....

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  8. Oh! you poor girl! So sorry to hear about this. Get better soon!

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  9. Wow, Shelly, so sorry! Now I know the whole story:(. Hope you're healing and all is well.

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  10. Oh no! I sliced a finger on my right hand a few years ago, bad, and couldn't use it for a good 2 months. I feel your pain. Well, your writer's agony anyhow. Have you tried using dictation software? It's not perfect, but it does make writing tolerable when it's not tolerable. =) Sending healing cheese!

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    1. I have figured it out. Been doing that the last 2 days.

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  11. How awful! Fortunately I've never broken a bone in my entire life and hope it never happens. Though the sleeping part sounds kind of nice.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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