Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Complications...

Due to a cycling accident, I have been slowed down considerably in my art work.  Since I write with my left hand, art journalling is sidelined for a while.  Fortunately I do most other things right handed, so I'm still plugging away at some machine and hand stitching, although at a slower pace.

My husband likes to joke and tell people that it's dangerous to 'hit the bottle' while cycling, but the fact is that I did hit a discarded plastic bottle that was blowing across the road.  And, because I saw a car approaching in my rear-view mirror I didn't dare swerve around the bottle.  Obviously I didn't hit it at the right angle or whatever, and when I fell I landed on my outstretched hand.  The result is a scaphoid fracture and traumatic boutonniere deformities to the two middle fingers.

So, to further what Bill says...beware:  "If you hit the bottle while cycling, you just might get plastered!"  And, once I can get back to my art journalling, you can expect to see that quote on a journal spread!

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  1. Ouch! I'm so sorry to hear this, Linda! I broke my wrist this past winter so I feel your pain! Hope you have a speedy recovery!

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    1. Thanks. I must say it feels a lot better in the cast.

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  2. Oh No! I hope the pain is minimal and that you heal quickly. I see your Bill has a sense of humour just like mine ;).
    Stay inspired!

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    1. Thanks Michelle. And yes, Bill's always good for a laugh...makes everything a little easier to bare! ;o)

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  3. Ouch! Exercising can be dangerous. I hope the healing process goes quickly.

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    1. Thanks Vicki. You're right. If I didn't love cycling so much I'd give up exercise for sure! ;o)

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  4. so sorry to hear about this. take the time to heal properly so we could enjoy your talent for many years to come!

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    1. Thanks Faygle...I'll just have to be a one handed artist for a while!

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  5. Linda
    As a cyclist and someone who has had the left hand in plaster and had surgery I feel your pain. I am so sorry about your accident and hope you heal quickly. Candy

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    1. Thanks Candy. Fortunately such things don't happen often! Can't wait to get back on my bike!

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  6. lol that Bill's a card! :)

    I'm sorry your boo-boo didn't have a better result - but no worries - we'll decorate your cast for you when we see you in June. ;)

    Take good care!

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    1. Thanks Kit. If you could figure out a way to add some stitch I could be on display ay an upcoming show. LOL

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  7. good grief, I always knew exercise was dangerous...LOL hope you heal fast.

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  8. Holy crap Linda! That looks and sounds awful. I wish you a speedy recovery and that you are back in action soon.

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    1. Thanks so much Roberta. I must say when it happened my language may have been a little more colourful than that! LOL

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  9. Oh no - so sorry to hear this!

    Your husband is very witty.

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    1. Thanks. They say humour is the best medicine, so with Bill around I'll be better in no time!

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  10. So sorry about your mishap. OUCH. Hope you heal soon and I do enjoy your blog and all that you create.

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    1. Thanks Bonnie. I'll keep at it, one handed, as best I can.

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  11. Sorry about your injuries Linda, but glad that you could still find humor in it (with your husbands help of course). Heal quickly and well.

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  12. So sorry! Hope you are feeling better and back to journaling soon!

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  13. Sorry to hear about your injury. Darn that litterbug.

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  14. OMG that looks so sore, Hope it heals quickly. Hugs from New Zealand for you. Robin

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  15. Oh Linda I am so very sorry! Do take care and enjoy this time to rest and heal and just 'be' as your soul prepares for more creativity. I must add I love your husband's sense of humor!
    Hugs!!

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    1. Thanks Asha. Fortunately I can still sew so the fibre art continues!

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  16. Oh, Linda I'm so sorry to hear about your accident. Sending healing thoughts your way.

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  17. oh my dear!!! I wish you quick recovery, Linda!

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  18. OUCH!!! That looks so painful. Sending healing thoughts your way.

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    1. Thanks Alyce. Fortunately it's not too painful now that it's immobilized.

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  19. Oooooso sorry. Will be a good time to think up new projects and do some resting.

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    1. Thanks Roxi. Fortunately I'm still able to work on my fibre art and photography. :o)

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  20. OH Linda...I'm so sorry that you ended up in a cast. I still don't think I could catch up to your production using both hands.

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  21. Ouch! I just got the pins out of my broken wrist today, and you have every bit of my sympathy! I never realized how hard it is to pull up your pants with one hand, and I'll be doing without the bra for quite a while yet!

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    1. LOL! I know! Who would have thought! I can still do a bit of slow hand stitching and I can sew on my machine, yet pulling my pants up and buttoning the waistband after a pee is a huge undertaking! So glad someone understands :o) Hope you're feeling better!

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  22. Oh my Linda (and Carolyn Coyle) too, I hope you both recover soon. And Linda, I am in awe of you stitching with your right hand and continuing on with your art in spite of that injury!

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    1. Thanks. I couldn't imagine not doing something art related...I'd go crazy!

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