What would we do without family? I shudder to think of it really. Our family and true friends can be our stronghold when the storms of life begin to roll in. Whether it’s a little sprinkle and some mild winds or something more challenging turning to family and being able to lean on them for strength and support is a comfort of the greatest measure.
I ramble on about family, support and storms because in a month or so I’ll be having a minor surgery on my hand for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The darned thing has been giving me fits over the last I don’t know how long and a recent test revealed Carpal Tunnel in both hands. Ugh… I suspected that was it.
So in a little more than a month I will be out of commission with my right hand being unusable for 14 days. No use whatsoever. Over the last few days since I found out surgery was the only remedy I’ve withdrawn into my cocoon to ponder how I could – being on my own – live, drive, work and such. You see I TYPE with two hands for a living and paint with my RIGHT hand for pleasure!
Since Monday afternoon – when I got the news – I’ve been trying to work on the computer with only my left hand, wash dishes with my left hand, open doors, carry wood and the list goes on. It’s difficult to say the least and I am most assuredly right-hand dominant but can I become more adept with my left hand? I’ll need to for a relatively short time so suffice it to say this will be an interesting couple of weeks (starting near the end of March).
That’s where family support comes in. You see I have a loving and truly supportive family and I know I can rely on them to help me, scoop me up and take me in until the worst of the restrictions are lifted. I am grateful and blessed … truly, deeply blessed for my loving family.