“All things are difficult before they are easy.”
– Thomas Fuller
Ciao, folks, and thank you for joining me for Day #67 in A Year of Positivity! I hope this message finds you well and in good health! Today’s quote is brought to you by Thomas Fuller, “All things are difficult before they are easy.”
I saw this quote and though, “You know what? That’s so true!” Breaking my wrist and getting it back to its peak performance is a perfect example. It was a nightmare trying to do normal stuff on a daily basis after I broken my left ulna bone at the wrist and had surgery to put in a plate and screws. Dressing, answering nature’s call, showering, eating, drinking, I couldn’t do anything with my left wrist.
Things got better over time, though. After a couple weeks of recovery, I went into occupational therapy. I was taught a lot of exercises and one of them had to do with my thumb (think of the ‘b’ sign in American Sign Language) and stuff like that. Again, hard as hell. Now, today, I can do all those thumb exercises as if nothing happened.
I couldn’t lift my Lenovo laptop up before (which is a smidge less than 3lbs), but now I can. I can open up my vitamin bottles now, same with some medicines (i.e. advil), but I still can’t open certain jars and drink jugs (if they’re brand new and haven’t been opened before, though to be fair, everyone has trouble with these at some point – with or without a broken wrist, lol).
Certain hand rotations are nearly back in perfect working order, some still have a long way to go yet. My strength isn’t all back yet, but day by day it’s getting easier. I still have a tough time with cooking on the stove with certain things like crepes or eggs (we have a very slippery glass stovetop, and I don’t have enough strength and rotation in the wrist yet to keep the frying pan in place with my left hand while I flip the food with my right hand). I can do most normal daily activities and self-care without any help, though I do need to keep a slow and steady pace for certain things to ensure I’m causing harm to my wrist.
So, it goes to show you, that when something is hard, stick to it, and it will eventually become easier. Don’t let the difficulty of achieving your dreams and goals and success let you down. Own the difficulty and you will get through it. I know you can do it. I believe in you.
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