Thursday, 1 October 2015

She got the sling! It turns out you really need your left arm!


The Student gave us a big fright with the accident two weeks ago!
She was discharged after two days in hospital and recuperated for a week at home.

She is back at university since Sunday, and coping very nicely with one arm.

She has made the following adjustments:

- Buying most of her food. It is very difficult to prepare food and wash dishes afterwards.
- We bought dry shampoo to make her hair last a bit longer.
- We bought pants that she can pull on, without zips and belts.
- We could not find a cover for the arm. She is using a plastic bag with an elastic.
- Friends have to help with washing her clothes.
- She has to ask for help from other students.
- She had to cancel her holiday work that's coming up.
- She has to use a mouse with her laptop since it is very difficult cutting and pasting and adding punctuation.
- She is seeing a campus counselor about the nightmares she gets after the accident! She is very jumpy in the traffic!
-She cannot ride on her newly bought bicycle just yet!


That left arm is sorely missed, but she copes!
I am proud that she takes it in her stride!

What would you miss doing if you were left with only one arm?

3 comments:

  1. So happy to hear that she is adjusting. Sometimes it is good to ask for help. She is strong like her mama, she will be okay.

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  2. Shame man! Of course you need both arms but on the positive side it's not forever. I hope she does get over the trauma and I'm glad she's seeing someone about that.

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  3. Managed with just my left arm for 6 weeks last year after the shoulder operation. It's hectic - you can not even butter a slice of bread. What I missed most was independene

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