14 Things I Can’t Do Without a Functioning Right Hand

I fractured my right wrist late yesterday afternoon. We were sledding and on the way back to the car, I slipped on ice and braced my fall with my right hand. 


Talk about pain. Luckily the closest ER was five minutes away and despite the warning sign on the check-in desk that estimated at least a 3-hour wait time, I was seen in a timely manner, probably because my hand and wrist were double than normal size and I almost passed out from pain. 

Thankfully I don’t have to have surgery. Right now I’m wearing a splint and sling and will get a cast later this week. But already, after less than 24 hours, its apparent that the next 4-6 weeks are going to be a challenge. 

I can’t…

  1. Cut an English muffin
  2. Put peanut butter on said English muffin
  3. Change a diaper
  4. Dress my 2-year old
  5. Dress myself
  6. Put my hair in a ponytail 
  7. Put on makeup
  8. Put the lid on a sippy cup
  9. Write legibly 
  10. Sleep more than 45 minutes at a time 
  11. Pick up my kids
  12. Buckle my kids in their car seats 
  13. Fold clothes
  14. Zip anything without a struggle 

You get the idea. It’s going to be a long month.