Nov 9 2012
Now that the east coast is in recovery mode from Frankenstorm, it seems an appropriate time to highlight two very special firefighter paramedics I was honored to meet in August. Since we are starting to hear of some of the many stories of bravery and heroism in the wake of the storm, and since so many acts of bravery go unnoticed or unknown, I hope this serves as a sort of personal mini-testimony to how much it does matter when people choose to save others as their life’s calling.
I was involved in a serious car accident almost three months ago that injured my right hand. I have purposely not shared the medical or personal details of my injury for a lot of reasons, but I did write a rather elaborate essay about the religious aspects of the accident and my surgery and recovery, which is still ongoing. Read the rest of this entry →
Sep 5 2012
It’s time for an injury update. Typed with my left thumb, of course.
1. Pain? Yes. Stabbing, burning, dull, sharp, searing? Yes. Grumpy and frustrated? Yes.
2. My right hand has had a wardrobe change. We’ve moved from two finger SPANX to an entire glove of a SPANX-like masochistic material. It’s kind of cool looking if you think about it long enough and let your focus go blurry. I look like a comic book superhero villain. Mistress Glove, my husband has named me. It’s for swelling and pain, by the way. And it scares my younger son. Read the rest of this entry →
Aug 20 2012
I am dictating this to my fancy assistant Brandon. For the next several months, I won’t be able to type and he will be my hands.
In case you live under a rock, I was in a significant car accident last week. Thank GodI’m going to be okay. I have all of my fingers. I can even feel all of them. I can move all of them, too.
Although there is nothing funny about what happened to me, there are several things I’d like to share with you that may make you laugh and that’s okay. If they don’t make you laugh, that’s also okay. Read the rest of this entry →