Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My. Left Thumb


In a Transfer Gone Wrong, I injured My Left Thumb last night. As I was moving from my wheelchair into bed, I landed on my hand and sprained my thumb.

I didn't think this would be a big deal because I don't have sensation. But pain does register as spasms. So now whenever I transfer or unwittingly hit something with My Left Thumb I have spasms.

I recall injuring my hands when I played wheelchair tennis. I taped a racket on to play and sometimes a finger would escape and get banged around without me realizing it until I looked down and saw blood.

Wow, I'd think. That should hurt.

And I was so into playing tennis that if it started spasming I would try to figure out a way to use the spasm so I could angle the ball better. This kind of thing grossed out some of the medical students who were watching our matches. They clearly weren't into tennis enough.

So what I'm doing with My Left Thumb is to situate it in a glove so the spasms turn a few pages.

Why not? This opportunity won't last forever.


2 comments:

Greg (Accessible Hunter) said...

I am very sorry you were injured, hopefully you heal up quickly

Ruth said...

Thanks Greg.