Thursday, June 07, 2007

Pure Brilliance

I don't know how I did it, but I slammed my hand in a door yesterday. Pure brilliance. For about seven minutes, I couldn't even flex my fingers to check if they were broken. (they aren't, but they're swollen) The SO asked to see my hand and I backed across the room, afraid he'd touch it. I've had arthritis since about third grade, so I always have some pain in my hands. Most of the time it's just background level. I'm aware of it, but it doesn't bother me. Today is one of those times that it feels like someone took a hammer and bashed each finger, but several fingers on my right hand hurt a lot too, so I don't think it's all because I slammed the left one in the door - but that certainly didn't help. So of course I have submission deadlines looming, and of course I haven't even finished the first draft. *whimper*


mattilda bernstein sycamore said...

I can totally relate to the pain, and the deadlines...

Love --

Kathleen Bradean said...

Yes, sweetheart, but I have the incredible luxury of knowing that the pain will fade down to an ignorable level in several days. You don't. That helps keep things in perspective for me.