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My Big Break

Usually when I hear those words, I think of something positive like a Hollywood star being discovered and cast in a major motion picture allowing his/her career to take off.  Or maybe an author signing a big book deal or landing on the best seller list.

Unfortunately, in my case those words had a different connotation as can be seen in the picture below:

Trying to break my fall during the first inning of Monday night softball, July 29th, I could hear the snap and knew that “my big break” was referring to my arm.  The radius was broken and the ulna was dislocated at the wrist which is where the pain was and where I thought the fracture would be.  Turns out the break didn’t hurt at all.

After surgery on Wednesday, I took pain pills for a couple days but within just over 48 hours was done with that.  I drove myself to get an oil change on Saturday and have been going since with a plate and screws in the bone and a cast.

The biggest problem is not being able to work as almost everything I do requires use of both hands.  I am getting half pay with short term disability, but I would rather be working.  Actually, a bigger problem (for me) is having this time off and not being allowed to golf.  The doctor suggested 3 months because of the rotation and ligament damage at the wrist, but everything was healing well at the two week follow-up.

Bottom line is that softball and golf are done for 2013 unless the weather is really nice in November.

Check Your Disability Coverage

If anything good can come of this, it is comforting to know that I have a good long term disability policy through work as well as some personal insurance that after 3 months and 6 months would end up covering essentially my entire salary through age 65, meaning I could make it until retirement.  I have rental property that would be paid off by then which could actually then fund my retirement.

Even though this month is a bit tough, it is nice to know that our family would survive and not have to adjust lifestyle that much.  And there is a one armed golfer’s association so I could find something to do with my free time since blogging with a cast isn’t the easiest to do (although I am getting much better).

 

Carnivals

It has been forever since I posted these links so I need to do it now:

Carnival of Money Pros – PT
Carnival of Financial Camaraderie #87  – PT
Carnival of Retirement #76 – PT
Carnival of Financial Independence #16 – PT
Lifestyle Carnival – PT
Lifestyle Carnival – PT, CFM
Carnival of Money Pros    – SD
Yakezie Carnival – CFM
Lifestyle Carnival – PT
Carnival of Financial Camaraderie #89 – SD
Yakezie Carnival – CFM
Carnival of Financial Independence #19 – CFM, GPM
Carnival of Money Pros – GPM
Carnival of Financial Independence #20 – PT
Carnival of Money Pros – GPM, PT
Carnival of Financial Independence #22 – GPM
Carnival of Money Pros – SD
Carnival of Financial Independence #23 – PT, GPM
Sorry for the number of links.  I had gotten that far behind.  I am in the process of getting caught up.  I have a big test in October and have been trying to read and study for that during this downtime.  As a result, blogging has taken a bit of a backseat this year.
Here’s hoping you stay safe for the rest of the summer!  Off to watch some preseason football!

 

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