South Dakota was lovely and not cold when we arrived. The Black Hills peeked at us from the horizon shown in the background of this photo. We were in the Rapid City area about a week and will return sometime to complete unfinished business.
I slipped and fell when we were nearly finished moving from our home. My right wrist twisted as the weight of my body landed hard on it. I hoped it would not be broken, but it was. I was able to move my fingers and turn my wrist slightly convincing me that it was only a sprain. Twenty-four hours later the swelling had increased and my forearm had changed to black and blue. My hand seemed crooked at the end of my arm, so Steve took me to an urgent care center. The kind doctor and other medical staff took x-rays and wrapped a soft cast all the way up my arm and past my elbow. I made an appointment with an orthopedic in South Dakota to check out my progress and apply a hard cast, as the urgent care physician said would be needed. My cast is huge and the color is hot pink at Steve’s request. Really.
I am thankful that this injury has given me almost no pain. The swelling was bad and a bump to the affected area during the first day hurt for a moment. I used an ice pack the first two days to bring down the swelling. For the most part, I have suffered only some discomfort and a lot of inconvenience. Pain meds were made available for me but I did not need them. The bag from the pharmacy remains unopened. God is good. I know this came not from the Lord but from the enemy. My wrist is healing and I’m experiencing the kindness my heavenly Father shows His children in times of trouble.
I hope to be online again soon. We purchased a motor home! Everything that sounded simple when we planned our adventure became complicated by the time all the details presented themselves. We shall prevail by the grace of God. Details like swarms of ants cannot stop us.