I'm quickly learning that going through a traumatic injury, especially one that has the potential to screw up your entire professional life, is a journey of highs and lows, ups and downs.
Since I've injured my dominant hand (I'm left-handed!), I feel so left out of everything!
I can deal easily enough with the day-to-day trials (eating, bathing, dressing, shaving, walking the dogs, etc.), but it's really the extras that I came to take for granted that are killing me.
My biggest example is videogames. I've always loved my games, and after a hard day of work, nothing made me feel better than playing a few rounds of something before bed. Now, that's gone. Who knows if I'll ever regain enough motion to play them again...
...it just makes me so depressed. I'm not a passive person; I always have to be doing something. But now, there's nothing for me to do!
What have the rest of you done for fun during the times you've been hurt? Have you been able to go back after a while to activities you used to enjoy before your injury/disorder/illness?
I mean, not to mention the really important things... writing again with my left hand, and of course playing piano.. I can't even think about that right now... I'm trying to take it slow. So tell me, do you think I'll ever be able to play my games again?