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Fr_Tom

Fr_Tom

Location : Diocese of Northern Indiana
Registration date : 2013-05-29

PostSubject: a long day   Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:25 pm

Typing this one handed since I slipped and fell down 5 or 6 stairs today. I made all my appointments today, but at about 3:00 i got off and went to the ER. Some bone in my wrist is broken.

Posting frequency may be low for a while. This pecking out text with my left hand leaves a lot to be desired...
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Ocelot55

Ocelot55

Location : Columbus, OH
Registration date : 2012-03-28

PostSubject: Re: a long day   Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:30 pm

No fun at all! Prayers for a speedy recovery headed your way, Tom!
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Brewdude

Age : 66
Location : Arid-zona
Registration date : 2011-05-04

PostSubject: Re: a long day   Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:32 pm

Very sorry to hear this Padre. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

pale



Cheers,

RR

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Rob_In_MO

Rob_In_MO

Age : 45
Location : Park Hills, MO
Registration date : 2011-01-19

PostSubject: Re: a long day   Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:33 pm

Sorry to hear that, Tom. Hope it heals quickly.

I have a similar problem playing piano. Most people have to use a full two hands. I, however, have it mastered - only takes 2 fingers. Laughing
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Hiram-2011

Hiram-2011

Age : 40
Location : Illinois
Registration date : 2012-03-23

PostSubject: Re: a long day   Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:47 pm

Hope for a speedy recovery for you brother.
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monbla256

monbla256

Age : 73
Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
Registration date : 2012-01-15

PostSubject: Re: a long day   Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:25 pm

In your line of work, how are you giving your blessing, sign of the cross etc with your LEFT hand ? Twisted EvilTwisted Evil
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Fr_Tom

Fr_Tom

Location : Diocese of Northern Indiana
Registration date : 2013-05-29

PostSubject: Re: a long day   Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:50 pm

There are a number of challenges. About 50 of them ran through my mind as soon as the reality started sinking in. It is not in a sling, so I can still cross myself and bless. I have someone to hold the paten for me tomorrow so I can distribute at the Communion rail. I won't be able to elevate with two, and I will just have to do the best I can. Fraction with one good hand? The Bishop is aware of all this...
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Growley

Growley

Age : 43
Location : Fairhope, Al
Registration date : 2012-04-10

PostSubject: Re: a long day   Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:56 pm

I'm sorry to hear that. I hope you heal up quickly.

If you're on a Mac by chance I know you can hit the function button 3x and it will allow you to speak your text. It works really well. I'm sure there are other options like this that can help too.

Nonetheless, I feel for ya and hope you get healed up soon.

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holymolar

holymolar

Registration date : 2014-01-31

PostSubject: Re: a long day   Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:57 pm

Thanks for the reminder to practice more with my weak hand. I can shave, brush my teeth, and use a fork, with my weak hand. But I need to practice typing with it only. You never know when it might come in handy to be as ambidextrous as you can.
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Fr_Tom

Fr_Tom

Location : Diocese of Northern Indiana
Registration date : 2013-05-29

PostSubject: Re: a long day   Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:02 pm

Growley wrote:

If you're on a Mac by chance I know you can hit the function button 3x and it will allow you to speak your text. It works really well. I'm sure there are other options like this that can help too.

I use Linux. I am sure there is some speech to text utility, but i have not researched it yet.

Thanks for all the good wishes folks!
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HamishMcDowell

HamishMcDowell

Location : Commonwealth of Kentucky
Registration date : 2013-10-16

PostSubject: Re: a long day   Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:22 pm

Get well soon padre! That snow and ice has really created problems this year.
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RDPipes

RDPipes

Age : 65
Location : East Texas
Registration date : 2011-12-15

PostSubject: Re: a long day   Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:28 pm

Your very lucky you didn't end up getting hurt worse then that!
Surely his watching over you my friend.
Stay off the hand and let it heal properly, we don't need any other mishaps.
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huffelpuff

huffelpuff

Age : 48
Location : Laramie, WY
Registration date : 2011-12-10

PostSubject: Re: a long day   Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:00 am

Get better soon Father. We'll leave a light on for you.

Jim
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Briar Spirit

Briar Spirit

Age : 50
Location : England UK
Registration date : 2012-08-30

PostSubject: Re: a long day   Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:33 am

Damn Tom, really feeling for you Buddy, got my right wrist trapped under my Bro's van some years back, remember the discomfort all to well, hope you heal real soon. I love yousunny
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DrT999

DrT999

Age : 60
Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31

PostSubject: Re: a long day   Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:50 am

Recover quickly! I hope you have few problems loading and lighting!
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Mozjo33

Mozjo33

Age : 50
Location : Columbus, OH
Registration date : 2011-12-04

PostSubject: Re: a long day   Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:26 am

Sorry to hear that Tom. Get better soon.
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Richard Burley

Richard Burley

Location : North Coast NY
Registration date : 2011-04-09

PostSubject: Re: a long day   Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:16 pm

No pipes were damaged, I hope. That's the important thing. Very Happy
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AJ

AJ

Age : 70
Location : East of the Rocky Mountains
Registration date : 2012-03-18

PostSubject: Re: a long day   Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:30 pm

Sorry to hear about your injury Tom. I hope you can still load your pipe and I'll pray for you to have a speedy recovery my friend. Smile

AJ
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Buckshot

Buckshot

Age : 72
Location : Southeast Michigan
Registration date : 2011-07-17

PostSubject: Re: a long day   Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:15 pm

Wishing you a full and speedy recovery, Father.
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rothnh



Location : Midcoast Maine
Registration date : 2012-08-26

PostSubject: Re: a long day   Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:06 pm

Sorry to hear that, Tom.

I broke my ankle playing tennis a couple years ago -- took 2-3 months to heal up -- more of an annoyance than anything else.

Best wishes for a quick and full recovery.
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millerman

millerman

Age : 43
Location : Dry Fork, VA
Registration date : 2013-02-01

PostSubject: Re: a long day   Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:50 pm

Hope and pray you heal fast.
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scotties22

scotties22

Age : 37
Location : Missouri
Registration date : 2012-06-10

PostSubject: Re: a long day   Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:03 pm

Praying for your speedy recovery.
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Fr_Tom

Fr_Tom

Location : Diocese of Northern Indiana
Registration date : 2013-05-29

PostSubject: Re: a long day   Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:58 pm

Thanks all - I am back from three services, etc. It has been one of those days, but next Sunday will be better.

I appreciate all kind sentiments and prayers.

There have been some comments about smoking, and here is what I have discovered. Loading and lighting is not much o0f a challenge. It is a basic modified "geezer grab and stuff." You just do it with one hand and knees. I have not gotten into any flakes yet, but they would get folded and stuffed. Lighters work ok in in the left hand.

The challenge is cleaning. Just as an exercise, you might want to try dissembling and using pipe cleaners with one hand. It is harder than it looks - for me anyway. Threaded stem pipes are easy peasy. You can unthread, run a pipe cleaner into the bit (but not trough with one hand on mine). Wipe it all off with a kleenex and the other end of the cleaner goes into the shank.

It looks like my threaded stem Kaywoodies and my Westbrook Grabow will be getting a lot of use for a bit...
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PozzSka

PozzSka

Age : 35
Location : Valley City, OH
Registration date : 2013-07-02

PostSubject: Re: a long day   Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:22 pm

Take care of yourself. Be well
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Hawker

Hawker

Age : 53
Location : Alberta
Registration date : 2012-05-15

PostSubject: Re: a long day   Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:44 pm

You could type with both hands and use more than 2 fingers before your wreck. I always knew you were blessed Tom lol!lol!.

Glad to hear it wasn't more serious than it was or could of been. I'm sure you had some guidence on the way down.
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