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!