Monday, January 26, 2015

Look Ma, no thumbs!

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. 

So as you go about your day, imagine what it would be like to not have the use of your thumbs.  Yes, it’s hard and the hubs complains quite a bit, but I remind him every day that although he will not be shaking hands any time soon, he will still be here to shake hands 8 weeks from now


Christine said...

So sorry to hear about this, very unfortunate. Luckily he will survive!

GlorV1 said...

Sorry to hear about your husbands fall. Sending him healing thoughts and speedy recovery and Ouch! Take care.

Magic Love Crow said...

I am so sorry Crystal! Sending your hubby healing hugs! It's funny you don't realize how much you use something, until you can't! Hugs ;o)

Christine Bennett said...

Poor hubs! I feel and fractured two fingers once. It really is a challenge. I hope he feels better soon.

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