(In a deep echo voice) And now, for the on-going story of ‘My Hand’s Gonna Explode!’...
Harlequin Romance author, Donna Alward came up with a ringer – Holy Hematoma! (I wish I’d thought of that) Good going, Donna.
Yesterday morning, the swelling had gone done considerably but my hand now had a distinct blue tinge. I forgot to put ice on it (tsk, tsk, tsk) and after posting a couple emails, took a 2 hr drive to the beautiful state of North Dakota.
I picked up my mail, sent off my partial of An Outlaw for the Lady to Steeple Hill in New York, and visited the local library. I love the Divide County library. They have a section of books where you bring some in and take some home. All free. Take what you want to read. I brought about 18 in and picked out 15 to take home including a nearly new copy of The Rustler by Linda Lael Miller which I believe is the current book she’s promoting. Yippee!
Anyway, did you get that part about sending out the partial to Steeple Hill? Yeah? Okay...
By the time I was enroute home, my hand throbbed. I’d tried to keep it on the top of the steering wheel but that was only when driving. I didn’t want to walk around ND with my hand raised in a perpetual sign of greeting...mind you, they probably would’ve just thought, ‘Another crazy Canuck’ and forgotten it...
I'd bought Ibuprofen at Wal-Mart in Estevan but it was in the back of the van and I didn't feel like stopping so close to home. Yes, I did put frozen peas on it as soon as I got home and then I took the photo:
I did a bit of writing last night but the burst vein started to bulge again. (sigh)
JodieG posted in the comments why she guessed it grew so large: She asked if I take an aspirin every day: Yes, I do.
She said that will stop the blood from clotting quickly.
Jodie also mentioned I should have put ice on right away (I waited an hour before I even noticed...but I was writing!!!)
So, thanks Jodie I’ll be ready next time – and yes, I’m positive there’ll be a next time since after 20 yrs of military arms by my side, I love the freedom of movement...
Anyway, this is what it looks like today – I am now worried...NaNoWriMo starts in just over 2 days and that means optimum writing – eeps.
But you know what? Love Inspired author, Cheryl Wyatt, worked on 2 book deadlines with severely injured hands after a vehicle accident this past year. If she can do it with 2 ‘bad’ hands, there’s no excuse for me with only one injured one.