I let my grass grow too long so I dragged out my lawnmower on Wed. I let it sit in the sun, added gas & oil, then primed it & attached the bungie cord to hold the two bars together-this lets me pull the starter cord with both hands. But I pulled & pulled & nothing. So I did other things for awhile, then came back & tried again & somehow my right hand got caught up in the starter cord & all of a sudden I had extreme pain.
I was a dummy so kept on doing yard work, pulling weeds & clipping my bush & tree. When I came inside my hand was so swollen & sore. I iced it for an hour & a half. Later, with the threat of thunderstorms, I dragged my mower back to my shed.
I took it easy all Thursday, in fact, I watched tv most of the day & kept my hand up. Now, Saturday morning-it feels a lot better, finally. I'd say it only hurts about 20% now & only when I bend my hand.
I don't think I did any lasting damage, and I haven't told my doctor yet. I will call them on Monday & report it. They may tell me to come in for an x-ray, which will cost me money that I don't have.
I love mowing, feeling like I can still do that much & also loving the smell of cut grass. I don't know what to do now. I may have to find some kid who can mow for me for not much money. Dad did come over & mow this time for me but I can't expect him to mow for me all of the time, he's 70 now & has his own projects to do.
Well, I'll just enjoy today & see what tomorrow brings.
Have a lovely weekend, all.