Friday, September 24, 2010

No News Is Usually Bad News

 back of my arm
 broken ribs on the side and a teeny bit of bewbee--thought it was covered up.
 another shot of the back of the arm
 king tut and my arm from the front if you look at the bottom edge you can see the bruising.
Well blogger has changed it's format again. I don't have the energy to figure it out. There is a picture of spoiled rotten puppy who is only 5 months old and can take up most of the couch already. It can be a race to see who gets to sit there because we don't both fit.

The other pictures are the results of a very bad fall I took on the 15th.  I was making good progress on the post op of my shoulder a mini arthroplasty. That means that part of my shoulder joint was replaced. THEY USE CHAIN SAWS AND DRILLS AND ALL KINDS OF POWER TOOLS FOR THAT.

Well almost.

What I didn't count on was playing the part of Humpty Dumpty. I felt like I got pushed too, I know just how that poor guy felt. I really didn't know you could fall that hard just walking around. The unfortunate thing is I landed on my right side. The long purple eggplant shot up there, and fractured some ribs. Then as I slid down on the bathroom cabinet my surgical arm was forced up in the air and turned rather violently. You can see the results yourself. That colorful appendage would be my arm.

Let me tell you this pain beat childbirth. I immediately began to cry and practically scream. I didn't scream because I could tell that my ribs were broken it hurt to inhale, you have to take a really deep breath to scream. The rest is hazy that shocky kind of forgetfulness. I was alone so I had to crawl to a phone. I called my hunny. My brain wasn't working because I should have called 911. We did go to the ER and got diagnosed with a rib fracture. The bone scan I had later showed multiple rib fractures.
I appreciated the morphine shot and could have used them regularly for a week. It has been one week now and I am beginning to come back from the dead. Sort of.

My granddaughter is camping along the Ohio river with crazy homeless people to be with her boyfriend. If that isn't enough to kill a person with worry. I thought I had talked her into going back to her mother and then today she said no deal. This is the kid who had the full scholarship to a wonderful school and instead of being there in class and enjoying her beautiful room she is homeless. The people she hangs out with are insane a lot of them think they are vampires. That is just Tom Tee Terrific.

I miss blogging but I haven't had anything good to talk about. I also have to type with one left hand, not  so easily done. I just wanted to catch you up and tell you your missed. My garden reflects my life it is a big mess too, nothing to take a picture of out there. So even if your bored with the puppy he's the best I've got right now. It's going to be a very long haul for me. There is a good chance that I have ripped some tissues ligaments or whatever in my shoulder. My doc says it would be a big mistake to go in there again and maybe even muck it up more. So the plan is gentle PT for starters and see how I do.
To think that when I started this I just wanted to be able to swim again. I couldn't stand the pain anymore. I have however discovered a whole nuther depth of pain, and like the cartoon characters from "Aladdin" say, "it's amazing what you can live through".

19 comments:

Angela said...

Ok, I'm spilling the beans girl..lol. I was thinking,,ya ya,,as usual..and IS it really thinking I'm doing? lol. Well anyway,,I thought about this post..and thought about how it's going to be two years soon that I started to blog and I 'found' you not much longer after that...and been following you since...and I realized..you and I sure have been a storm for quite some time in our lives..one thing after another..I thank God we haven't drowned, we MAY look like drowned rats, but we are still breathing,,you even got the 'bruises and broken bones' to show how badly you been tossed in this 'storm' girl..SIGH....((((hugs)) this kind of hug doesn't hurt the body....love ya

farmlady said...

Jeez! I go away on vacation and look what happens. You do realize that at a certain age you can't take these kind of falls anymore. Please be careful and heal fast.

Farmchick said...

You just keep HANING IN THERE. No quitting or giving up. Day by day. I am so sorry that you have had such a hard time of things and I will pray for your granddaughter.

Jeanie said...

Oops, it seems like things are not going so well. I'm so sorry. What a lot life has dragged you through lately. I hope there is healing ahead for you....just take care of yourself for now.

jojo said...

Oh my sweet KD...I am almost speechless! I had no idea things were this bad when I saw you on FB. I wish I could be there to help you...please know that I am wrapping my arms around you in a big, not hurty, hug, I am sending you prayers and best wishes that you will be feeling stronger NOW! I love you KD, you have been there so many times for me and I feel your spirit hurting over the girls. She will find her path but it won't be an easy one I'm afraid. I know you are worried beyond all the pain and I pray she will remain safe. I wish there was more I could do...my heart to yours sweetpea.

Chris H said...

Hells bells girl! You sure know how to bang yourself up don't ya! So sorry you are in the wars AGAIN. That arm looks darn sore.
Tell me about darn blogger changing things on us! It's nuts.

Karen said...

Good heavens! I was just thinking of you yesterday, wondering if everything was alright.

Kat said...

Oh no, no, no. Good Lord, no. You poor thing. This is just crazy! Enough!
I am so sorry.
I am sending all my good thoughts and prayers your way.
*Hugs*

Karen Deborah said...

thanks everybody for the kind words and prayers

Julie Harward said...

Sorry to hear of this, dang it! I hate this kind of pain and I have cried like a baby too when something like this happens. Sorry about your daughter too, sometimes it takes getting as low as one can go and perhaps even intervention from the law to turn a person around. God bless you, get better soon! ;D

Grandma Tillie's Bakery said...

Oh man--that looks like it HURTS! I wish I could be there next door to bring you something sweet to take your mind off the pain. You poor thing...

Rosie_Kate said...

Oh, I am so, so sorry! I wish I could bring you a pot of soup or something...

By the grace of God, this will pass. I hope you heal.

Just thought you'd like to know that Evan sleeps with that cozy blanket you made for him every night in his bed. The nights have been quite cool, and that blanket keeps him very toasty! I just love it!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

wish i was closer too , to help out and cook I hope you do get to feelingbetter and for typing one handed you are doing a great job. dont forget i am just a phone call away
love you.

Kathy said...

Sometimes things just plain old hurt, and I am sorry for all the different hurt you have going on right now. You post those puppy pictures anytime, he is a doll. But try to go for no new bruises for awhile, Okay? Thinking of you! HUGS

Flea said...

Oh honey! So did the fall totally undo the surgical procedure? I wish I was there to cook and clean for you. I'm so sorry. OW!!!

My cousin became a homeless person for a couple of years in her late teens/early twenties. It was a rough time for everyone. She traveled all over the country and Canada. Good news? She's married and a mom, mid to late twenties now.

I'll pray for an early epiphany for your grand daughter.

Bluebird49 said...

Oh my sweet, sweet girl! I am so sorry that I can't be there for you--maybe I could do something--at least type for you.

You know you and your granddaughter (and all your family) are in my prayers, and I just wish you could be magically healed, too.

I'm so sorry it's not working out of your granddaughter like we hoped. Honey--she's old enough now to be on her own--and it's not what we would wish!! But---it's out of your hands now, you did everything you could---and we just have to keep praying for her to come around. I know it's breaking your heart.

I know you miss being able to do all the things you were doing in your beautiful home and garden. It had just gotten too painful to do anything--the surgery was the right choice.

I just don't know why you have to go through all this physical and emotional pain, but I know you're strong. I know you're a good person and a good friend, and I can see you have friends to pray for you, and send you gentle hugs!! If it helps at all--just look at the commenters---and see how much we do care!!

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

Ohmygosh. What a sad little thing you are. I hope you are healing. About your granddaughter...there is NO figuring kids out. I have given up even trying. They will live their lives how ever they want and the rest of us, with all our advice and common sense, can just eat dirt. I hope she gets it out of her system and comes back to planet earth. God bless you.

Karen Deborah said...

I re read these all again today and they feel just as good with another read. thanks!

imbeingheldhostage said...

HOLY COW woman, when it rains it pours? Bless your heart. I'm sending healing, comfort prayers your way today!!