5 plus 5 equals 10, take away 6 and it equals 4. Why the elementary math lesson? Well last week my husband was taking down the last of the Christmas decorations and the ladder slipped and he took quite a spill. He ended up breaking his left arm and wrist and his right thumb. He also had various bumps and bruises but those are minute compared to the use of his hands, especially the thumbs.
According to the orthopedic doctor thumbs contribute to 50% percent of all that your hands do. Think about it. Can you button a button without at least one thumb? Can you shake hands? Can you even write a letter, drive a car?
So this past week was quite a change in our routine. And next week appears to be the same. Tuesday he goes for surgery to try and repair a crushed wrist and arm enough for proper healing.