I’m recovering well from my injuries, although my arm still hurts quite a bit. My shoulder, left wrist and knee have all mostly healed. My right wrist is giving my some problems, but I’ll be seeing a specialist about it this week. I’m still hoping to be back to real drawing with my right hand by the middle of next month. I guess we’ll see! In the meantime here’s another left hand drawing. Its been decades since I broke my arm, but something I forgot about is how complete strangers will walk right up to you on the street or in a store and try to adjust your sling because they don’t think its hanging at the right angle. This has happened 4 or 5 times last week and its INSANE. Why would you walk up to an injured stranger and touch their body and their injured limb? Why would you do it without even saying anything or introducing yourself? or from behind? I was in line at the store and suddenly someone was tugging on my sling from behind! I dropped everything I was holding! People, you are not doctors! You don’t know my medical condition! Mind your own business! Jesus. At the very least, ask first!
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That is super-frustrating. A lot of abled people think they know better than folks with conditions about what they need. So many cases of people deciding to “help” people who are blind or in wheelchairs or the like and only makes issues worse, and when the person being “helped” protests, the abled person gets upset, “I was only trying to help!” etc. etc.
It’s also great how when I talk about my chronic pain disability I get soooo much well-meaning advice from folks who have never experienced chronic pain. It’s always the same stuff over and over, too. Even if I say “hey I’m not looking for advice,” or “hey I just want an answer to this specific question, I’m not going to get into my medical or diagnostic history with you, thanks,” and then they always get *so offended*.
Yes, but have you tried a chicken?
…What? For the pain? No, an attack chicken for when somebody gives you unsolicited advice for your chronic pain
An ex-friend once tried telling me I don’t need my medicine for my chronic headaches because “taking medicine weakens your natural ability to heal” or something. Cue surprised Pikachu face when I left the chat she’d asked me not to leave.
It’s cool how the skill is still there, the figures and the shapes, it’s just that when I zoom in and look properly at the lines it is very wiggly.
Its sooooo wiggly!
No, but really, you draw really well with your left hand. Have you trained it before?
Thanks. I haven’t. But I feel like the skill is in my head. Its the motor control and dexterity that’s in my hands.
And the strength. When I try to draw or write with my left hand, I have to put a lot of force into it just to keep the pen straight.
Yeah, its a real challenge!
Wow, that’s not something I’ve encountered before and I’ve been in a sling four times so far 😀 Maybe it’s an North American thing? Although I don’t remember the first time very well anymore.
The worst thing I’ve had happen is that other people on the bike try to cut you off when you’re riding with one arm in a sling. What do they think, I want the other one broken too? How quick do you think I can brake with one hand…
And after that people not giving up a seat on the bus while I was carrying two bags of groceries in one hand and trying not to fall over.
But I didn’t break anything the last two times I fell, so maybe I’m finally getting better at it 😛
It takes practice! i hope by the time I’m old I can fall as much as I want.
Aikido is the martial art of falling really well, and in a flashy way to make the pther person look cool. Way more fun than Parkour rolls that start with grass and concrete instead of squishy mats.
I made that bus I fell off look great.
Taking up some martial arts could help. I heard they teach to fall safely.
And personally, I got some falling skills from rollerskating… though these are basically just turning around mid-air to land on the body parts that tend to be protected when rollerskating, so they still come with scrapes and bruises, but that’s still lesser evil than broken bones.
Jake’s matching Modest when someone grabs his busted wing 🙂
Now you’re speaking her language!
My mom broke her arm a few years ago and was terrified of going out in public, because as an elderly woman with a cast, people would treat her as if she were invisible and bump into her injured arm. I honestly don’t understand what’s wrong with people, Jake. I hope you have a smooth recovery and that strangers will start leaving your poor arm alone.
Your poor mom!