Now I'm not sure, but I think I may have posted a couple weeks ago about the value of your hands. And, I'm not whinin' here, lookin' for sympathy or
anything, but I just can't get over how debilitating a serious hand injury can be.
A while back I busted up my right hand. Slammed it into a 6x6 post going down head first after a mad momma cow cut my feet out from under me while
trying to get out of the way of her war-path. Hurt a bit, but I didn't think much of it at the time; had things to do. Stung a little bit the next
day or so, mostly the pinky and ring fingers. Thought maybe I dislocated something. Had some swelling and some green/blue color, but I could still
move it okay. Stuff to do, and the ranch doesn't wait. So, I didn't worry about it.
Now, four weeks later, it still hurts just as bad, but pain I can deal with. However, my grip is not nearly as good...and now my left hand is jacked
up due to favoring my right. I've spend the past 6 days with a large chainsaw cutting up timber, hauled 45 tons of hay, replaced the axle on a tandem
axle trailer, sold another, bought another...plus all the other daily stuff, and my damn hand just isn't getting better. I just wish I could get
where I could lay off my hand for a couple days, but I don't know what I'd do! Maybe log rolling??? How the hell do you function without your
Tonight I had to rig up a big med bag for an old cow who's going to calve (unexpectedly...another story). Rigging hobbles, medic supplies and pulling
chains. Looks like she's going to calve twins (not good). And, if she even makes it, it will be a long next few days even despite all the efforts.
How many times I'll get kicked and thumped on I have no idea, but I know it'll be plenty. And, I'm sure the first thing to get hit will be my hand.
That, or I'll go down over her in the darkness and land on it.
I've got a buddy at work who sprained his ankle running. He said he was going to use the 4th holiday to just lay back and "take it easy".
Man, I sometimes wish I could know what it would be like to be able to say that!! Just one time.
edit on 7/3/2017 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)