Managing the Madness

By on 2-25-2014 in Coach Laurie, Featured, Hoping for Health

Managing the Madness

So here I am, almost two weeks post-surgery and I’m managing. It’s not easy being effectively one-handed, but it sure does give you appreciation for how hard it must be to be without a hand entirely. Putting your hair into a ponytail is a barely possible, let alone all the regular stuff that is just plain hard right now! But I’m catching up on work, I’ve attended some soccer games and a track meet and I manage to feed the kids so it’s pretty good overall, right? And with any luck I’m in a removable splint as of next Monday. Fingers crossed for a good x-ray/check-up!

Current arm situation: half-cast/bandage

Current arm situation: half-cast/bandage

Speaking of soccer, the indoor season is over here after the weekend. The timing is great with this wrist thing, but I have to admit I’m really going to miss it. I’m feeling nostalgic, especially since my oldest, who I’ve coached for two years now (2 indoor seasons and 2 outdoor ones) is hoping to make a club team for outdoor. I hope he makes it for his sake, but I just can’t imagine not being his coach. I should be happy to take a season off, but I’m not. Thank goodness the 6yo lets me coach him still. Though I have to say coaching U8 is WAY harder than U12 or U14!! I’m even thinking about looking into coaching certifications for club soccer, in case the 6yo wants to get into it an a couple of years. He’s a decent little player – well when he’s not too busy worrying about his band-aid coming off, lol.

 

Featured image © Stuart Miles – Fotolia.com
Arm image © Laurie Mapp, Laurie Runs Life