Monday, September 26, 2005

Personal -- Oh dear...

This post is a very difficult one because I have to type it with one hand. All right, here's the story:

Every fall we have a family picnic for our teens and their families and friends. This year we had nearly 70 peope show up for what promised to be an unforgettable experience. We love flag football, and we were thrilled to have a large group of people for a game on a real field! It doesn't get any better. Well, not 10 minutes into the game, David and I ran a successful blitz on Bob and pushed their team back a few yards. When they got a first down we decided to try it again. This time, however, I missed Bob's flag and hit him in the side. Yes, I broke my finger. I broke the ring finger on my left hand. The bone below the second knuckle is broken in two places. I took my wedding ring off quickly. That was shortly before I passed out. Well, they tell me I passed out...I don't really remember that part. I'm going to a hand specialist today at 12:30 to see what needs to be done. I would certainly appreciate your prayers. I'm going to miss playing the piano for several months, but I know God means this for my good and his glory, so I will rejoice! Rejoice with me, and pray for me!

UPDATE: I went to the specialist this afternoon. He said he would try to set the bone back in place, but if he couldn't he would have to do surgery to put in pins and plates because the bone was broken and twisted. Well of course the word "surgery" sent instant prayers shooting up to my Heavenly Father. God was very gracious, and the doctor was able to set the bone, literally in a matter of seconds. He took x-rays afterward and it was a perfect fit! Even the doctor was surprised. The pictures below are of my hand before he worked on it, and then immediately after:




My hand is in a cast right now. I'll go back for a follow-up visit next Monday. If the bone is healing well and hasn't shifted, then I'll be in the cast for about 3-4 weeks. Please pray with me that it stays in place!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You DID NOT tell me that you passed out! Oh, those little details. I may have to call Carrie! :)

david said...

Ouch. Praying for you and expectant of grace and a perfect plan to be worked out. Would now be a good time to point you toward my recent post on sanctification? :-)

Sean Doughtie said...

YUK! You made me look at the pictures anyway!

Will said...

I didn't MAKE you look, Sean! But I'm glad you did.:)