Tomorrow (Sunday April 19) is 6 weeks since I broke my shoulder. The pain level has decreased significantly, but not enough that I can sleep regularly or without a muscle relaxant. I have to admit, I had hoped to be further along by now. I see the doctor on Monday for more X-rays, but I already know, we won’t see full healing for at least another couple of weeks.
I’m still doing just passive motion during PT, which means that in daily living activities, I’m still doing pretty much everything one-handed. It’s tiring, frustrating, and limiting, so I can’t wait to get the OK to do more. I know it won’t be easy, but let’s go!
I finished Starlighter (Dragons of Starlight) by Bryan Davis. I enjoyed it, but not enough to buy the next book in the series. Even though there are dragons.
I finished Eldest by Christopher Paolini and started Brisingr, the next book. Can’t wait to see how this one is. Eldest was so much better than the first book, Eragon, in terms of the skill of the writing. I have to believe the third book will be even better.
I finished America’s Trust by Murray McDonald. This is quite a good political thriller. The one thing I didn’t buy was… well… spoilers sweetie!
I wasn’t excited about any of the selections for the Kindle First program this month, but I finally settled on Trail of Broken Wings by Sejal Badani. It’s not what I normally read, but it kept my attention and made me cry. This is Literature, and it addresses the issue of domestic violence and child abuse in a very effective way. I loved the characters, loved the way the story is told from differing points of view, and loved the message of empowerment it ends with.
I started Deadly Stillwater by Roger Stelljes on my old Kindle at work. I’m not far enough into it to decide whether I’m going to like it, but it’s going in a good direction.
The Song of the Week
Good Things that Happened this Week
- I made some good gains in range of motion in PT.
- My boss decorated my office for my birthday – so nice!
- My folks took me out for lunch for my birthday. And mom got me 7 new shirts that are a size too big so that I have something to wear to work that are easy to put on and will fit loosely over my swollen arm.
- I finally got my pool fixed. Hoping that I’ll be able to do some of my rehab in it soon!
Round and About
More links at The Writing Reader Carnival of Creativity for 4/12/15.
My favorite prompt of the week at The Writing Reader: Prompt #1338 Young Caregivers.
Inspiration for the Week
“…Oh my God, what if you wake up some day, and you’re 65, or 75, and you never got your memoir or novel written; or you didn’t go swimming in warm pools and oceans all those years because your thighs were jiggly and you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid? It’s going to break your heart. Don’t let this happen. Repent just means to change direction—and NOT to be said by someone who is waggling their forefinger at you. Repentance is a blessing. Pick a new direction, one you wouldn’t mind ending up at, and aim for that. Shoot for the moon.” ~ Anne Lamott
Monthly Practice toward Inner Peace
I’m at that stage of recovery where I’m impatient and think I should be further along. Awake at night, my mind starts to catalog all the various ways that fracture healing can go wrong. I’ve had lots of practice this week of letting go of those worries.
My Favorites on Flickr this Week
Intelligent Travel from National Geographic. (Dolphins!)
I hope you enjoyed this! Leave a comment and tell me how your life was this week.