It has been a year since I broke my arms and spider cracked my cheek. I am at about 85 percent of my function. Which I am happy with. But I will keep working to get a bit more if the muscles come back and get strong again. I can do most of what I did before. I do have some adjustments to the few things that are still not as easy.
One example is putting up my hair in a bun. I have to "prop" my right elbow up against a table, sink, or doorway to hold it up in the upright position. It has to look funny, but it works for me.
Anyway...I had those little nagging thoughts and feelings from the accident for the two months prior. It was a little voice that I would hear. I heard it, but it wasn't going to scare or run my life. I know that I had to be careful so as not to do anything like that again. Me being on and having to use a ladder is just what happens. I am more stable on a ladder than sub is.
I just make sure that I place the ladder better. Three or four times to make sure it is set. No movement, no mole tunnel under a leg, and not too steep. I don't do it alone, just in case or if it needs to be held stable. Being safe is my big concern.
Sub and I made it through this time, but would we in another instance? It depends on sub's health and attitude.
I drug my feet getting my winter prep done. Last year I was way ahead with things. Should I be that prepared again so karma or the universe can kick me in the ass? It is mid November and I am pretty much done now. Thankfully the weather has been decent to be able to finish up.
I have some leeks, carrots, and kale left in the garden. They will be removed by the end of the week. That will clean up that area.
Then winter and the snow can come and I'll be longing for spring. I'll be ordering my seeds by the end of the month. Getting my garden planned in my head so that come February I can start my seeds.
Anyway...I've been thinking of exercises for keeping my shoulder stretched. I don't want it to get stiff. Maybe this will help to gain a wee bit more range...strength. I think some of what I do not have is muscle strength. Doing exercises could help with that, I feel.
To wrap this up I am back to doing. Things are getting done (except that damn roof - but next spring just wait.) There are good days, there are bad days. More normal...for us.