Blessing #12 No matter what happens He will make something good out of it.
It happened in a split second. I was busy. And late. 1000 things on my mind. As usual. Then my foot got stuck. I realized I’m going to fall forward. I don’t want to fall on my face. Let me extend my arm. Maybe not. It’s too late.
I fell forward on my extended left arm on concrete. Now I’m lying there. Unable to get up. Dead from my left shoulder downwards.
I’m lying there on the concrete. Splat. Unable to get up and it feels like EVERYONE is there. Watching and wondering. Talk about a MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT. They say my arm looks pretty bad. It seems like it is in an unnatural position I hear them say. I don’t care I just wish they would all go away and stop staring. I know they mean well but this is embarrassing. While I’m lying there waiting for the paramedics I phone my dearest husband.
“You need to come please. I fell”
I kinda hear the groan on the other side. I fall quite often but this was a fall to remember I presumed.
“No this time it’s pretty bad.” I tell him.
“Okay I’m coming” he said.
Finally they get me up and in the school’s sick room and my husband and the paramedics came. There is a big knob above my elbow and it is VERY sore.
The paramedic and my husband take me to casualty.
Falling so hard that you need to end up in casualty is that even possible? I thought.
After very painful X-rays it is determined that I need a radial head replacement and the doctor did the operation that very same night.Here is the x-ray of my arm.
Thus a long road to recovery started. I felt a great sense of loss and discouragement.
I am left handed and being creative is a way for me to get rid of stress. Now here I am:
- I cannot get dressed on my own.
- I cannot paint, crochet or knit.
- I cannot work in the garden.
- I cannot comb my hair.
- I cannot cook.
- I cannot write.
- I cannot wash the dishes. (and how I longed to be able to do that-strangely)
It was dark moments until I realized:
- watch T.V.
- use my right hand
- read my Bible
- praise God
- I can be positive.
The decision to be positive changed my whole perspective and it’s helped me a lot. I’ve had another operation up to date and there might be another one waiting. I will never be able to straighten my left arm again but I can write, crochet and be creative again. (I can even wash the dishes lol) There is still a long road ahead but I can do it with the love of God, my husband and family.
God took this event to teach me a few things:
- He is in control.
- He will never leave you. (Ps 23)
- Stay positive and look up to Him.
- It has strengthened the bond between my husband and I.
- It has made me a stronger person.
I hope that my story has encouraged you in some way and that you know that no matter where you are God is still in control and with you.
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