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Suck it Up!

Come on! Suck it up!
Surely, it can’t hurt that much.
On with therapy!!

You expect some gain?
Expect flexibility?
Well, stretch the limits!

Beyond comfort zone
Lies the land of Great Promise.
Let’s strive to arrive.

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I went to occupational therapy today. A compression glove should help reduce the swelling on this hand now that the pins are out and the hand can move again. But just wearing a glove isn’t going to get my fingers back to being functional again. I gotta work at it!

Darci, the therapist gave me a glob of silly putty. Do you remember playing with that when you were a kid? Rolling and squeezing the putty is the order of the day. It feels like I am rolling a bale of hay and trying to squeeze it! Ouch! The little finger (the one that was broken) and the ring finger next to it (the one that was taped to the broken pinky to give it stability) both are hyper-sensitive and stiff. Suck it up, Jan! You can do this! No pain, no gain, remember?

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Have you tried putting on a sweater with just one functional hand? Or better yet, pulling your pants up single-handed? No fun! Can’t play my accordion. Have trouble cutting a piece of meat. Try folding the laundry with only one hand. Oh, brother, suck it up, Jan! There are a whole lot of people in this world worse off than I am. Think positively!!! Grab that silly putty and get to work!

I can do this!
Grin and bear it!!

“Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.”

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”

“The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
He makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
He enables me to tread on the heights.”

“Finally, be strong in the Lord
and in his mighty power.”

What kind of struggle do you face these days?
Are you needing to just “Suck it up” and do it?
Have you prayed to the Lord for help?
I’ll pray for your strength and tenacity…
You pray for mine, OK?

Have a great weekend.
See ya tomorrow (God willing).

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Comments on: "Suck it Up!" (14)

  1. Jan, I know exactly what you’re going through right now. The day, when your hand feels normal again, can’t come soon enough, right?

    Yes, suck it up and keep rolling and squeezing the putty!

    I am right now on a lot of pain killing tablets because of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in both hands! Help is on the way: I am due for some operations! 🙂

  2. Elaina Colby said:

    I’m humbled and grateful here. I do count my many blessings. God is great! I’m praying for your quick recovery and comforted by the fact that you are one of the strongest and positive ladies I know. I wish I could pop in and help you with your sweater or buttons or cleaning and other things. Big hugs!!

  3. Fran McNeill said:

    You can do this! Prayers never stop for your healing in spite of the painful effort it requires…it will happen. You were such an inspiration to me following my shoulder surgery last year. I am cheering you on with love and prayers always. Go Jan Go!!!!!!

  4. DeDe Sunshine said:

    I pray daily for you, dear momma. I know you will regain use of those fingers again if you just keep up with your therapy. YOU CAN DO IT!!! Have a great weekend! I love you xoxo

  5. Anonymous said:

    Yes, you can. Do you remember my fall in the garden last November? I still can’t don a T-shirt after damaging my right shoulder, so I can identify with the dressing problems. X

  6. Sending well wishes and encouragement your way Jan… I knew the exercises would be challenging.. But Yes you can do this…. And you are doing remarkably well Jan…
    Sending love over the ocean. <3

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