I remember when I broke my right arm (the one I write with) 2 days before the cheerleading compition. I was a flyer and I did the stunt I was supposed to do in the competition 85724389 times, and one day a girl just lost her balanced and dropped me and I broke my arm. I couldnt compete and I couldnt even go see them compete. I was sooo sad.
You never realize how lucky you are until you break something or something goes wrong. I guess just like everyone, you will have to bear with it for awhile, and once you get back to it you will be soooo happy.
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my friend broke her finger last week. she wasn't really impaired and refused to let anyone else write for her. so... i guess it wasn't that bad. but my other friend had to get wrist surgery (and had a cast) with her dominant hand...and a month later- she's AMBITEXTROUS!
Omg ... lilnerd ... when i read your post i thought you were talking about YOUR finger in third person LOL "she wasn't really impaired and refused to let anyone else write for her." Oh dear ... too much cold medicine for the Smurf ...
Anyway, i broke my pinky finger playing bball once. It majorly sucked. I went to the emerg. room b/c it really really hurt and they put it in one of those finger splint thingys. Then i REALLY couldn't do anything w/ it. Man ... what a pain in the a** that was! You should catch up on your reading or something ... Watch lots and lots of TV, it passes the time
With your lecture notes- I know my university has a scheme where you can get someone else to take lecture notes for you if you have a temporary (or permanent, though that doesn't apply to you) disability. It might be worth asking about. You might also want to find out if your lectures are taped. If they are, you can just attend the lecture, and then when your hand is better, borrow the tapes and make the notes.
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joryuu, i know the feeling. this reply is being pecked out slowly with many errors 'cause i am left typing with one finger.
as some of you know, last week, i fell off my razor scooter. my physics TA found me lying on the ground, bleeding, and moaning, "ow ow ow ow..." my left hand would not move or bend. i could not get up. ppl had to lift me off the ground. but i could stand. nothing was wrong with my legs. they took me to uni. health services where they xray'd and cleaned me up. nothing broken. but painful nonetheless. and i'm healing nicely. should be aok in a few days.
till then, i can't wash my hair, do my dishes, or lift heavy objects. taking notes doesn't hurt anymore. and i get by with generous help from my ever-patient boyfriend. yes, i'm frustrated, but it'll pass. bones mend. skin heals.
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...and then again, sometimes the body DOESN'T heal from injury, and that's okay, too.
LOTS of people (including myself) live with permanent disbilities from injuries and we work through it. You'd be amazed to discover how people can adapt and how you can find new ways to do things you never thought of before.
When I first hurt my hand, they couldn't get the surgery right to make my hand even functional for a solid year (and I grew up playing piano as well), and I managed to do most of the things I could before with just one hand. With only eight functional fingers, I find I do more with them in a day than most people do with then. And one of the most amazing, motivated and capable people I ever knew in my life was I man I knew growing up named Tom who was paralyzed from the neck down.
So, count your blessings, and look at what you're capable of, rather than what you aren't. You'll find it's a great way to go through life whether you're injured, disabled or not.
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