Sunday, 24 January 2010

Out Of Action



I just wanted to let you know that I haven't been gobbled up in cyber space this week but have had an annoying injury. I have a broken finger caused by Dylan the pony pulling away from me while I was lunging him (exercising him from the ground on a long rein).

It swelled up quite alarmingly so I went to the doctor the next day. I had to have an x-ray & the break is at an angle across the middle bone of the ring finger on my right hand & of course I am right handed. They said that it's a very common injury caused by a sudden tug - often found in horse riders & dog owners!

So, it is now in a splint & I have to keep my hand elevated in a sling & not do much at all.
The biggest pain is that I'm not supposed to drive & that's a huge problem as I have to take The Boy to school & can't do any "ordinary" stuff for 6 weeks - who is going to clean the house, do the shopping, cooking, packing & posting of sales & feed & tend to the chickens, dogs, cats & pony? Mr C will do what he can but he's out at work all day & The Boy at school.
I am quite ambidextrous but lots of things you need two hands for.
Arggh!

So, I will be reading your blogs but probably not leaving comments or posting here for a while - not because I don't love you all but because I'm not supposed to be using my right hand!

27 comments:

  1. Hi Jayne,
    I hope you get well soon. I bet it must be really hard when you have/want to do stuff around the house.
    Take care.
    xx

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  2. Oh my, you poor thing, Jayne!
    Sending you HUGE hugs and hoping that it heals really quickly!
    xxx ;-)

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  3. Jayne ...I feel for you girl. So sorry that you have got to put up with such a frustrating nuisance. I hope you make a speedy recovery, very soon. x

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  4. awwww bless you jayne!!! hope it soon heals xxxxxxxx look out in the posty this week as i'll send off your parcel on monday xxxxxx hope that will cheer u up xxxxx

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  5. Oh poor you. If I lived closer I would have come and helped you. Hope you poor little finger gets better soon.
    Julie xxxxxxx

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  6. Poor you Jayne, I think the dog's face sums in up :(
    Hope it heals quickly so normal service can resume :)

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  7. Wishing you a speedy recovery. My brother broke his thumb a couple of years ago and he said he couldn't believe how much it stopped him doing certain things. It was quite something when he was asking me to zip up his coat etc.

    Victoria xx

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  8. Oh no! Poor finger! I hope you're making the most of it by getting your family to do everything for you! Hope it's better soon, though, it can't be much fun :-)

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  9. Ouch poor you. You'll be amazed how quickly you adapt to one armed life though. The only things I struggled with was washing my hair and putting tights on.

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  10. wishing you a speedy recovery. i bet you'll find the dr's prognosis of 6 weeks a bit over-cautious...plus, think of what a fast left-handed typist you'll become!

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  11. Hi Jayne
    Oh dear, but it really is a bonus about the housework!
    Get well soon
    Tracey

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  12. Poor you, Jayne - that makes life very hard for someone who's obviously very busy and active. There's one small consolation though - you need not feel guilty when spending time blog hopping and surfing the net! Hope your finger heals soon. Bye for now, Lesley

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  13. Ouch Jayne, never mind about the housework, just enjoy the enforced break (oops, no pun intended!)

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  14. Ow,that's sounds really painful.Yes just enjoy the rest.Now you can put your feet up and do nice things like reading your favourite mag or book,and catch up on blogs without feeling guilty.Hope it heals very soon,as it is frustrating when you are used to being active.

    Bellaboo

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  15. Ouch - that sounds painful. Hope you manage with one hand. I expect the worst thing will be not driving!

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  16. I was lunging my Miss Maddie today and having read this feel quite, quite grateful. Hope you are not in too much pain.

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  17. Oh dear, look after yourself. I hope it mends soon x

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  18. Oh, how painful and inconvenient for you. Without the full use of a hand, we can feel very restricted, I do hope it will be on the mend very soon.
    Take care
    Isabelle x

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  19. Oh pooh!!!!So sorry to hear of your injury. Will miss you in blogland...wishing you a speedy recovery!

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  20. Oh Jayne, how did I miss this post!? Sorry about your poorly digit, I hope it is on the mend. How annoying an infliction it must be especially if its your typing finger. Look forward to you getting back online. Jane x

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  21. Oh Jayne, How frustrating for you...I know how annoying it must be for a busy woman like yourself.
    Take care - hope it isn't too painful,
    Niki

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  22. Oh Jayne, you poor thing! So sorry to hear about your injury. Take care, Lizzie x

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