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December 23rd, 2007 (10:12 am)

current location: Sofa
current mood: content
current song: None

Hello, flist:

Just wanted to stop by and wish everyone a happy holiday. I know, it's been a while since I posted.

Many of you probably know I had a little accident back in September. Remus (resident kneazle) was by the window at 1:00 in the morning, and a stray cat outside was tormenting him. The noise woke me from a sound sleep, and I all I could think was, "Oh, I can't let my poor baby go through the screen after that evil stray. He'll get hurt!" So, I picked him up to move him, not taking into consideration that he was deep in "killer kitty" mode, and could have held his own against a Hungarian Horntail. He obviously thought I was a friend of the evil stray, and sank all of his claws and teeth into my arm. Yeah, ow. Thirteen pounds of cat, swinging by its teeth and claws, off the end of my (dominant) hand.

The bite became infected, so I had to have surgery. Went home with a PICC line so I could continue IV antibiotics outside the hospital. Didn't use my hand for much of anything for a full month, and then it became time for physical therapy. Oooooooo boy, now THERE is a fun activity. Suffice it to say that physical therapy hurts like TWO mother fuckers. Not just one. Two.

Anyway, I have now graduated to something called a "dynasplint" which I wear while I sleep. I'm still having some range of motion issues in my wrist (scar tissue), and I can't lift much of anything with that particular hand. The dynasplint is supposed to help that. I think it is helping a lot, even though I still arbitrarily drop things. I think my hand is always going to be a bit of a barometer. Any time the weather is going to get crappy, it gets stiff and clumsy, and hurts a bit.

So, it's been a busy autumn. And, come the new year, I am in for a job change (same company, different position).

The Maker, in His wisdom, continues to keep me challenged.