These unexpected setbacks do happen, and we have to learn how to deal with them. I'm grateful it happened after I got the proofs of Splinter done, and after all of the birthday/Labor Day activities had passed and the house cleaning was done. It wasn't too disruptive, although it was a little frustrating to be pretty much "stuck" and not able to do as much. Rick has really stuck by my side these past few days, and I sure do appreciate it. He's been worried, but the improvement today is significant so I hope he'll relax some. I'm going to try to get back to doing some chores and errands today. I might be slower than usual, but I do believe it's time to get this arm back in action (the sting's on the lower part of my left arm). I'll be okay. Plus, the doctor only gave me off work on Friday (I do hate that I didn't make it in at all that day, but with all of the swelling in that arm, there was no way I could go to work and type, which is about 99% of my job). So I do need to get up and moving again.
How do you cope with unexpected setbacks? Do you get frustrated at "falling behind," or do you do your best to cope and take advantage of some time off? I was frustrated at first (of course), but I have to admit that it was good to slow down for a couple of days. I feel rested and better (except for some side effects of all of my medication, but I'm coping with that okay). And it was good to spend some extra time with Rick and the birds at home. I'm always on the go, so it was very nice to slow down for a while.
Okay, my arm is complaining, so I best sign off. Take care and have a good start to the new week.