Thursday, March 17, 2011
It has been awhile since I posted so I will update things now. On Feburary 13 I fell and broke my right arm severly. When I do things I tend to do them in a big way and this was no different. Pictures posted below. I spent Sunday night in our hometown hospital and moved to another hospital 58 miles away the next day by ambulance. Every bump and dip in the road brought severe pain. I was given morphine several times during transport. I was supposed to have surgery that afternoon, but had to wait until Tuesday afternoon, because they had to order a part for my arm. I felt like a car ordering a part a part and waiting on it to come in. The surgery went well, they had to take apart my elbow to put a metal plate and a metal rod in, then they put my elbow back together. The rod goes from my elbow to my shoulder. I need to get pictures of the metal parts, will try to remember it next time I see the doctor. I was then released on Thursday. I spent more time in the hospital for my broken arm then I did for my double mastectomy. It has been a month since I fell. The break area just has twinges every now and then, not too bad. My hand is another story. I damaged my radial nerve. It was pinched off for 2 days while waiting for surgery. My hand is still very swollen and the tight skin is very painful. At first I had no feeling in the skin but that has returned. But I have very limited movement in my fingers. I can move them backwards, but can't make a fist. I can move my thumb a little bit. I can't move my wrist at all. And I have no surface feeling in my forearm up to the elbow. I don't know if I can move my elbow yet or not, but I will find out tomorrow (March 17th). They are taking the splint cast off and putting on a brace. This will still give me protection in the break area while allowing my elbow to move. I will probably start therapy after getting the brace. I am right-handed and an avid crafter, so the way my arm is now is really worring me. I hope that eventually I will get full use of my hand and be able to work with my plastic canvas and rubber stamps again. Please keep me in your prayers and your fingers crossed. Thanks. Photobucket Photobucket


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I remember what it was like when just starting out in Paint Shop Pro. There are lots of wonderful tuts out there, but most of them are for experienced taggers. It is hard to find a tut if you are a beginner, so I will try to write all my tuts so the beginner can learn and follow along. There will be lots of screen shots to make it easier on you. I apologize to the experienced taggers, but I think that it is good to help out the beginners all we can. Thanks for understanding.