Unfortunately, it’s my right hand so I can only type with one finger on my left hand, although I’m becoming very adept at using the mouse with my left hand. Try it – it’s not as easy as you think.
But typing is very time consuming and actually quite tiring.
So I will just give you an ‘executive summary’ of what has happened and fill in the details when I can use my right hand again.
Last Tuesday I was pretty drunk (what’s new?) and lost my footing in my condo as my feet were wet from walking on the wet balcony and fell heavily on my right wrist.
I lay there in agony for quite a while but eventually managed to get up and drove with one hand to P Inter hospital. X-rays revealed 4 separate fractures in my wrist and they booked me for an op the following evening.
I drove home but was in complete agony – despite a mass of pain killers. I drunk half a bottle of scotch in an effort to dull the pain but it didn’t work. So I drove, very, very slowly to Bangkok Pattaya hospital and checked in. It was around 3 a.m. by now and they told me I needed major surgery and they would open up my wrist and insert a metal plate to attach the bones. If not I would lose use of my right hand.
I agreed and the next thing I knew it was Wednesday afternoon and I was lying in bed attached to dozens of drips and heart monitors and my arm was in a cast and I was in agony. I had been through 4 hour surgery with a team of 3 surgeons.
I didn’t sleep for the next 48 hours and was in constant pain, despite being sedated and receiving morphine injections every 4 hours.
Friday brought me relief from the pain and I was discharged at my own request on Fri afternoon.
My estranged wife, Dang turned up with a friend and a male cousin to drive me and my car home. The cousin will stay with me for a few days as it is hard for me to do things with only one hand.
The only smart thing I have done in the past 12 months was to take out medical insurance. I hadn’t previously bothered as I have so many pre-existing conditions that would be excluded, but in the end I reasoned that it would cover me for accidents. Thank God I took it out. The bill was 200,000 Baht and the insurance company picked up the entire tab.
I did drink last night, but not too much and I am feeling much better today.
It will be weeks before my cast comes off so I have no idea when I will be able to write properly again. The tips of my fingers are free but if I try to use them, stabs of pain shoot up my arm, so I’ll just have to see. Maybe I will become adept at using my left hand.
My affair with Tan is over for good. I now realise I was totally obsessed with her and I have tried every way I could think of to persuade her to come back and give me 2nd chance, but she doesn’t want to know.
Then the stories started coming out of the woodwork. She has told friends and wives of friends that she was just after my money and had never planned to stay with me for more than two months. Apparently, she even laughed when a friend told her I was in hospital with a smashed wrist!
Dang also told me she knew what Tan was up to from day one because she had boasted as much to a friend, but she didn’t tell me because she thought I wouldn’t believe her.
So all you guys were right, and I totally admit that I will never learn.
I am seeking an allusion that will never transform into reality.