I began 2015 by ending a year long relationship. That in itself is enough to throw anyone for a loop, even if you are the one who is doing the ending. A year is a long time to invest in something and you must go through the mourning process to heal. That is still happening, but I’m in a good place.
Then, of course, I got the flu from Hell which has afflicted people around the U.S. with it’s extremely long recovery time. I spent 2 weeks in bed, barely able to function with that little sucker. Being a single parent, that left a lot of things undone around my house that had to be tackled when I finally started feeling better. Not to mention the work that I had fallen behind on while unable to lift my head from the pillow.
Shortly after that, I was bitten by a dog while breaking up a fight. Now, I don’t go to the hospital, but this time I thought that I probably should. After wrapping my bleeding hand in a towel with an ice pack and securing it tightly with duct tape, I drove myself to the local E.R., waited for hours while my hand slowly becoming a victim of frostbite and finally saw a Dr. who told me he didn’t even want to give me stitches.
Apparently, dog bites are so ragged and prone to infection that stitching them can cause problems, but seriously? I had meat falling out of my hand. He decided that he really did have to give me at least two stitches since the wound gaped open so much and sent me packing sans pain killers. Gee, thanks, Doc. I should have just saved myself the $5,000 E.R. bill and put some butterfly bandages on it.
Not to mention the fact that I had to report the bite and was told that if I didn’t turn the dog in to the Humane Society within 10 days that I would have to go through a $40,000 Rabies treatment. The dog did not have rabies. The dog was not being vicious. The dog simply was scared and getting attacked, I just happened to get in the way while I was pulling them apart.
I did end up taking the dog to the Humane Society as directed. I did not want to. I told them I would keep her, but no. They put her to sleep because she was terrified when they took her and started growling. I will forever have the guilt of this dog’s death on my heart because I was stupid enough to go to the hospital for two stupid stitches. My soul is broken, even as I write this weeks later.
Of course, in my line of work, I need my hands and fingers to perform my daily tasks. This injury set me back immensely and I was already behind because of the flu. But, I kept on plugging away. Projects that should have taken me 20 minutes too me 3 hours because of my lack of range of motion in my fingers in that hand and the pain. But, I kept on. I honestly think the act of working has done more good than bad with my range of motion. If I had not pushed myself, I believe it would be worse than it is now. It’s slowly coming back and I have finally caught up with all my work. The breaks I have to take because of pain and stiffness and swelling are becoming more and more infrequent.
All is good.
And now, here I am. Caught up on my VA work, but sadly, behind in my own content creation and sales so far for 2014. But, I have faith that it will all work out. I have the determination and the drive and the passion to keep going, to push on and to overcome any and all obstacles that come my way.
This blog post is more a catch-up post for those of you who follow me and have wondered where I’ve been for the last month or so. No worries, I’m good. Life’s good. I’m plodding away.
I have products and trainings in the works. I’ve got content scheduled to be shared. I’ve been more busy in my head than anything else while I recuperated from the sickness and the injury, so I have lots of work ahead of me to bring it to fruition, but that is also good.
February is going to rock. The rest of the year is going to rock. I’ve spent all of my bad juju up in January, so the rest of 2015 is free and clear for total success and prosperity and abundance!
Thanks for stopping by to catch up with me!
Here’s to a GREAT Rest Of The Year!
~ Carrie A Medford
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