Lost for words
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It's painful to type, but I'm doing it anyway. It's sort of been my world lately. Pain but doing it anyway. Two years ago (in June) I "wrestled" with a lady who tried to commit suicide (failed) at work, and had a really bad nerve injury and shoulder injury that has never really healed. I have permanent damage and my left arm will never be the same. I have "most" of the function back, but it is weak and still causes problems. Yesterday at work I was asked to help transfer a patient off of an ambulance stretcher. She was close to 300 lbs and had an external fixator on her leg (Big metal thing around her leg which was holding broken bones in place). Well the EMT "forgot" to put the small side rail down on the emt stretcher and while trying to move the patient, with the side rail UP, she didn't! Move that is.
The basic principle of inertia is that an object in motion will continue to be in motion while an object at rest will remain at rest. Well let me tell you... 300+lbs at rest against that side rail stayed at rest, while my less than 115 lbs of motion in motion continued to be in motion!! The brachial plexus nerve injury has been reinjured, along with other "complications." Oh no good deed goes unpunished has taken on new meaning.
This was today's facebook quote:
Character is doing the right thing even when it costs more than you want to pay. ~Michael Josephson
I am trying to stay positive, but feeling like there is just one thing after another after another! Oh, and did I mention the letter telling us that some maniac posted on facebook that he wants to come in and start killing us all at work??? Sigh... maybe being out on a work injury is a gift right now, but I'm just not really feeling it right now.
Looking to the silver lining, DD Alicia will be home in less than a week! DS Evan has finished his first section at training for his job in the Navy and scored in the 93rd percentile and is loving his job training so far! And my trip to Disney is less than a month away. DH and I talked about it and we changed our ressie to AKL from OKW. Going home in about 28 days!
I'm sorry you were re-injured. One of my biggest fears is that, at my age, I'll get an injury and be unable to work - and I don't have enough experience to do much other than working the ward at this time.
I hope you heal quickly.
Good for you for looking on the good side and trying to be positive. You do have quite a bit to be happy about.