(Closed) Feeling discouraged

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
9549 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

That totally sucks! But don’t get discouraged! I can only imagine how frustrating it must be to not be able to do the easy things you’ve always been able to do. Definitely keep up with your PT and everything the docs say about getting full use of your right have back. But also realize that there are a ton of accomidations that you can make so that you can get through your life without or with limited use of your right hand. It’s not easy, but there are tons of people out there that have amuptations or lose function in their hand through accidents similar to yours and are eventually able to do most things that they did previously, just in a new way. Some things are simple – like wearing velcro or slip on shoes instead of lace up shoes. And some things are more complicated – like getting your car accomidated so that you can drive without the full use of your right arm. But there are tons of solutions out there to make your life easier and more independent. If you’ve been holding off on making these accomodations because your surgery may get the full use back, I’d encourage you to think about going ahead with some of these types of accomodations, if only during your recovery period. It sounds like it would make your life better. And don’t wait for your friends to contact you – give them a call and set up a time to go out to dinner or watch a movie or something! 

This must be incredibly difficult and you are definitely allowed to take a minute to curse your luck at ending up in the position. But take that moment and then move on to figuring out how to make your life work better for this situation. It’ll get better! It almost always does, after something like this. Keep trucking on and don’t be afraid to ask for what you need. People often want to help, but don’t know how. Let them know you need support and they usually are happy to provide it. Otherwise, you can always get support here on the bee!

Post # 3
46609 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

sortawaitingbee:  You have a lot on your plate at the same time. An accident like that really points out how one moment in our life can be life changing.  Fortunately you do have a boyfriend to help and a job which allows you to continue to make  living.

This has been a difficult time for you. Here’s to a better 2014.

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