Mar 2, 2010

I am a ROCKSTAR!

Musings of A Beautiful Mess
So besides being The Awesome Beautiful Mess that I am, I am also a rock star because....are ya ready for it?.....I made a fist last night! Don't go thinking I'm crazy "cuz DUH anyone can make a fist", because I haven't been able to make a fist since January 7 right before I moved that damn box. Before surgery that pesky little bone was stuck in my knuckle and I couldn't make a fist nor could I straighten my finger. After surgery, I had a fist full of stitches and couldn't do much with my hand. After the stitches came out, my hand was SO swollen and the tendon was stiff from not using it for almost a month, that I couldn't make a complete fist. So off to therapy I went, skipping and singing just like a good lil patient.

My physical therapist is amazing! I lurve him! He puts my hand in this thingy with warm air blowing through ground up corn husks and it feels SO good! Then he massages my hand with lotion to soften up the scar tissue. After he's teased me with the spa like treatment, he starts the stretching. This actually does feel good...at the time. Afterward? Not so much. But that is OK because all this torture and spa like treatment has worked! All the pain I've been in for the past 2 months has FINALLY come to an end. I may not have all my strength back, YET, but I will! AND I can make a fist now! I can't straighten it all the way back, but it's close! My scar tissue is still pretty thick but in about 3 months it'll be a lot softer.

Who the hell would have thought that moving a damn box full of damn dishes would have caused all this much trouble?! I can't say it was all worth it because frankly, it hasn't been. I can't say I've learned something new about myself, because I don't think I have. I can't say I know who my real friend are because I learned that a LONG time ago. See? Being old DOES have perks ;o) What I can say now is "yes I have had stitches AND surgery" because I have. And you know what? I ROCKED physical therapy's ass! Told ya I'm a rock star!

20 friends have commented:

SassyCupcakes on March 2, 2010 at 10:45 PM said...

You are a rock star! I'm so glad you've got through your physio and are seeing results. Sometimes shit happens, but we show what kind of people we are in the aftermath. So we can definitely confirm that you're a tough & strong woman who doesn't give up. You should be proud of yourself. It's not easy to do what you've done. :)

My name is Andy. on March 3, 2010 at 4:04 AM said...

Way to go! Now just don't hit anyone with your fist and break it!!

Dolli-Mama on March 3, 2010 at 4:56 AM said...

That is really awesome! Yeah for fist makeing!!!

Kristin on March 3, 2010 at 5:12 AM said...

Wooohoooo...rock it chica! So glad to hear your flexibility is coming back.

kate on March 3, 2010 at 5:43 AM said...

WOOHOO!!! Yeah! Now just refrain from punching anyone for a few months... it's hard, I know! (heh, heh, heh)

The only physical therapy I've ever done was for my back, and it didn't involve *anything* spa like!

Danielle on March 3, 2010 at 6:18 AM said...

After such an event, making a fist is a HUGE deal!!! Soooo happy for you.

P.S. This just makes an excuse for you to not move things from now on right??? :-)

Raelene on March 3, 2010 at 7:48 AM said...

Yes!!!!!! I bet that felt awesome!!!

Suzy on March 3, 2010 at 10:33 AM said...

You are TOTALLY a rock star!

Fertility Chick on March 3, 2010 at 10:40 AM said...

You are such a rock star!!! Way to go dear friend - so proud of you!! You're doing so awesome!

kimbosue on March 3, 2010 at 12:25 PM said...

Hooty Hoo!

Don't be fist pumpin' cuz you're so excited and accidentally hit something!

Mugsy on March 3, 2010 at 12:30 PM said...

I don't want to burst your bubble, but, you were a rock star before the box fiasco, during and well, you still are.

Sunny on March 3, 2010 at 6:21 PM said...

A rockstar indeed. Even though it may not be news, it's still good to confirm every now and then. ;)

Congrats on the progress!

Wishing 4 One on March 4, 2010 at 7:46 AM said...

Rock on girl... so glad you are making fists, just don't hurt anyone! Hey how did you make such a cool design for your blog, I always mean to ask you, I just love the layout! xoxoxo

Clio on March 4, 2010 at 2:21 PM said...

ah the realization of simple things ;)
congrats on your recovered movement and strenght!
the body takes a while to recover, we should always remember that ...
:)

CanadianMama on March 5, 2010 at 6:59 AM said...

Good for you my fisty friend!!

Jamie on March 5, 2010 at 5:45 PM said...

You ARE a rock star!! I'm making a fist for you right now!!

Flying Monkeys on March 8, 2010 at 9:56 AM said...

Are you pumping it in the air? Great job with the therapy!! You are a rock star!

Gerardine Baugh on March 9, 2010 at 5:51 PM said...

Alright you rock star! Glad to hear you are feeling better.
Gerardine

jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com on March 10, 2010 at 6:11 PM said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/03/10/i-want-my-old-friends-back-awards/

two awards for you,
thank you for commenting early when I started blogging!
Happy Thursday!

You Deserve the best!
take care.

jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com on March 10, 2010 at 6:12 PM said...

you do rock!
you are a star!

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