I am going to try my best to find the positives in my life, and not focus on the negatives. I sort of believe that things happen for a reason, although I'm not totally convinced of it!
While the pain is still constant, and sometimes takes my breath away with its severity, I think I'm better now than I was 2 weeks ago - "better" being a relative term!
I think back to my young adult years and our "family doctor". He was a wonderful man and doctor, would make a house call if needed, and genuinely cared for each of his patients. My family were his first patients after he set up his practice, following his service in the Korean War. I'm not sure if I'm a believer, but I can fervently say, "God rest his soul". They don't make them like him any more, but then our medical system wouldn't allow for it.
Jeannie reminded me that even though my hand is somewhat deformed, to correct the deformity would be considered cosmetic surgery. I can almost laugh at the entire situation. I'll get through it and hope to come out okay in the long run. I recall that a reader of my blog commented that I could be looking at almost a year of recovery. That's an incentive to live another year!
To indicate what daily life has come down to in the pandemic, Jeannie asked me if I want to ride along with her to Folsom this afternoon, where she will pick up items she ordered from several stores. Of course I jumped at the chance to ride in the car even if I never get out of it, and even got dressed up a bit (meaning I got out of my pajamas.) The stores have this all figured out and there are special parking spots in the lot - you just text the store and a masked person brings your order out and places it in the trunk for you. Of course there are people who don't worry about a pandemic and walk in and out of the stores, although they do pull on a mask to be allowed inside the doors. Jeannie has an elaborate sanitizing procedure she goes through with the items in the trunk. I have to give her credit for having the will and the energy to do the right things. I would have been the same way when I was younger, I hope.
I think I will go and try to walk a bit on my treadmill. Sitting in the house so much can't be good for me, and probably contributes to my lack of energy. Enjoy the rest of the week!
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