So, it’s kind of a funny story.
Marc the Boyfriend gifted me a pair of roller blades:
Because though the boy can balance on stilts, he can’t balance on these things.
I used to skate all the time as a kid, so I looked at them, fangirl squealed, and rolled around in them in his driveway for half an hour before he said, “You can have them.”
Later that night I was so excited to ride in them again that I put them on and went down the street in front of my house.
Unfortunately, it’s a slope. Unfortunately, I was going too fast. And when I tried to stop, I rolled and jammed my wrist.
That was when my wrist swelled up more than it should have.
I was in no shape to drive, so mom drove me over to the emergency room. Marc came in a little later, because he had to work.
Three X-rays and two hours later, the doctors said the wrist was broken.
The next day, I went to the orthopedic doctor and got a cast and official diagnosis.
|I broke the bone circled above. Image courtesy of this link.|
The doctor said the distal radius was fractured, but no other bones were broken. None of the bones were displaced, so all that was needed was a cast for the first month, and then most likely a splint for the month after.
He did say that I can keep making art as a form of therapy, to keep my fingers exercising, but to give my wrist a rest when it hurts too much.
So make art I did!
|Here’s my cast, along with a piece of art I finished the day before yesterday.|
|I’ll be selling these on eBay soon.|
Of course they’re not the best art I’ve made, but considering my limited wrist use, they turned out ok. At this point, however, I can’t draw details and my hand is not steady at all.
Unfortunately a broken wrist means that both comics-making and freelance work will have to be put on hold for a while, at least until I feel well enough to get back to them again.
I’ll do a shameless plug for my stores in the next blog post.
Until then, Johnson & Sir and Mini-Comic Theater are still updating, and during this month I’ll be updating this blog more frequently (perhaps even to making one blog post a day! Oh My!). Typing out blog posts is still good exercise for my injured wrist.
Thank you for your understanding and your support! And thanks for not forgetting to be awesome!