Hey gang!  I’m back and I can type with 9 fingers fairly well now, although I’m still a little slow. Did you miss me? 😉

I didn’t blog much because typing was slow and I didn’t think you all wanted to read this:

Day1:  my finger hurts

Day 2: my finger still hurts

Day 3: my finger doesn’t hurt…oh wait, yeah it does.

Day 4: blah blah blah finger blah blah blah ouch blah blah blah Lortab is great blah blah blah.

Aren’t you glad I spared you? 

 

I’ve learned a lot in the last couple of weeks – where to begin?

Believe it or not, I realize that a lot of blessings have come out of  The Great Finger Smashing of 2009:

  1. I’m rather ashamed to admit this, but my fondness for blogging and reading blogs was interfering with my work.  I was spending waaay too much time playing and not enough time getting my work finished. I was falling so far behind, so I asked God to help me break this bad habit, except I didn’t want it to be embarrasing or painful, ie I didn’t want to get a call from Corporate saying that they had found out and I was being fired. I just needed a little help to NOT be distracted by the call of Facebook and Craigslist and Google Reader.  Of course, having my finger smashed nearly to smithereens wasn’t exactly on my radar of possible solutions, but I think maybe God said, “hey let’s use this” and since I’ve been back at work, I have been on the internet for a very small fraction of time. I have a new routine now, and it has helped tremendously. I’m nearly caught up at work and I feel so much more satisfied at the end of the work day.
  2. I was due to start my monthly Lady Time the day after the smashing, but I think my uterus decided I had been through enough, so she delayed her arrival by 10 days. I can’t tell you how far off the cliff I would thrown myself if she had arrived on time (because of the antibiotics, I was already dealing with a lovely yeast infection, so I seriously would have gone insane) (sorry for the TMI).
  3. I’ve learned that having stitches taken out is WAAAAYYYYY more painful than having them put in.

I got back on the elliptical today after nearly two weeks of no activity whatsoever, and when myhusband warned me that I might want to take it slow because a high heart rate might make my finger hurt, I sort of shrugged him off. Guess what? He was right!  At 137 the throbbing began, I backed off and as long as I keep it at 135 or lower, I’m good. So my workouts will be Workout Lite for awhile until the finger heals, but I figure it’s better than doing nothing at all, and anyway my main goal is just getting back in the saddle, not burning mucho calories right now. 

Not much else to tell – day 10 seemed to be the magic day: the pain stopped and the healing stepped up a bit. The Finger looks a lot better than it did even 4 days ago, so the healing is coming along nicely. I still wear a big puffy bandage on it, but that’s mainly to keep it from being banged against something. 

Hopefully I’ll have other things to talk about besides my finger and I’ll try to keep blogging regularly.  Thanks so much for all the sympathy and well-wishes – I really appreciate all of it!  🙂