Thank you all so very much for the well wishes! They must be working as I am starting to feel much better.
Friday was my "accident"
Saturday I thought I would be going to work on Monday. I have no idea what that thought was based on. Probably the drugs.
Sunday I decided to get out of the top and bra I'd been wearing since 6am Friday. I had refused to let anyone cut them off!
Sometime during the process I had one of those pathetic meltdowns that involves tears. Of course I was at an irreversible stage of the undressing process which involved a tangle.
Feeling very overwhelmed, nauseous and on the point of passing out, I was forced to lie down, topless, for 20 minutes while I recovered enough to attempt the redressing.
During the redressing I realized I was not going to be going to work on Monday….
So yesterday instead of going to work a friend came over and washed my hair.
All weekend people came by to help me do things as simple as undoing lids and getting my chocolate out of a ridiculously high cupboard where I'd hidden it from myself. I couldn't even have a cup of coffee until someone came and undid the super strong vacuum sealed lid!
When I was a teenager I learnt to touch-type at the Alison Bradley Saturday morning typing school. A place where young ladies were forced to put sheets of paper over the keys of our old fashioned portable type writers and practise, practise, practise (the Australian verb) until we could type perfectly without having to look at where letters were. My left hand knows its portion of the keyboard perfectly but I am actually quite surprised to find how disabled and dyslexic it is when it comes to the side normally associated with the right hand. I have to really search and peck on that side!
And trying to operate the mouse with the left hand! Who would think that would be so difficult.
The pain is getting less every day, my right hand now moves around without causing any issues further up the arm and my left hand is getting stronger and more efficient. The manservant was in Chile when the earthquake happened (a long way from where he is) and he was unable to get back early…. actually he is still not back. His original return flight is this Thursday - it's uncertain if that will happen yet. By the time he gets back I am going to be amazingly dexterous with one hand!
In the meantime I have to post my books read for February (in the 50-book challenge)…………………….
L.A. Rex = very gritty – written by an LA cop. Probably will not appeal to most of my vox neighbours as it's a little on the dark side but I really liked it.
Gone Tomorrow (Jack Reacher) – better than the one I read in January. As noted then I think Jack is getting to the end of his run with me as a reader. I don't have anymore on my "to-read" pile.
The Idiot Girl …. this book was so funny I actually did giggle out loud quite often. A series of essays – many I could identify with.
Death with Interruptions - I really liked this great story with an interesting premise. I did find the lack of punctuation and really long paragraphs a bit tiring at times though.
The Torso – loved this great crime novel with Inspector Huss as the central character - much better than the first book which I read in January. I'm looking forward to starting the 3rd book.
The Cold Spot - I thought this was the second book in the series but having now read it I think it's probably the first one. In that case I liked the second book (which I read in January) much better.
Food Rules - took about 20 minutes to read. Not sure why I bought it……..