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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Thank You

I am truly grateful to each and every one of you, who have left such encouraging and heartfelt well-wishes, they have left a smile on my face day after day.
My days are filled with therapists of all varieties, nurses and caregivers, and a constant flurry of activity, all centered around a common goal of getting me back on my feet.....literally.
The staff have been amazingly attentive.

My poor kitties Oliver and Tom-Tilly have not quite figured out where I disappeared to,  and spend their days rallying around my dearest, not letting him out of their sight.




17 comments:

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Very glad to hear that you are being so well looked after, take it slowly there's no rush. Glad to hear that cats are looking after your other half...

Country Gal said...

Time will heal with lots of R&R good to hear you are being looked after well . Take care and have a good day !

donna baker said...

I hope you received my message too my dear Jo. I didn't see it, but probably didn't have time to post it. Just want you to know how much I care about you.

Winifred said...

Take care & enjoy the rest. I dread falling down but that sounded like a really horrendous fall.

Betsy Brock said...

I'm glad you're getting such good care! I'm sure the computer will help keep you entertained, too. Hope you get to come home soon!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I hope the million magic healing bubbles got to you- to make you all better
love
tweedles

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

Glad you are receiving excellent care!
Hopefully you will be back on your feet and home to kitties that will be very glad to see you.

Barbara Anne said...

Wishing you increasing strength and endurance as each day passes. PT is hard work but well worth the effort it takes. While you're by life's wayside since needs must, do rest and let yourself be cared for because you're surely cared about by folks near and far.

Wishing your family (including 4 legged family members) well, too.

Hugs!

Bonnie said...

Bless you! Sending you wishes for the quickest recovery. Hugs!

CecileD said...

I haven't read the last post yet and i'm so sorry for you.....I hope you will feel better soon...
Good luck and take your time....

ann said...

Oh no. I am so, so sorry, for I have done the very same thing. Do you have time to read my story?

On January 25, 2007, I stepped out of my house early Sunday morning to get the morning newspaper. I knew that there was patch of ice somewhere hiding under a very thin layer of snow. I guessed wrong and my foot slipped. I fell hard, but didn't hit my head on the cement step, thankfully. I began yelling for help. My husband would never hear me for he was asleep on the second floor of the house with his c-pap machine on, making enough noise that I wouldn't wake him. Lucky the neighbors heard me yelling. They came over and helped get me in the house and called the paramedics.

I suffered a bimalleolar fracture of my left ankle which required two screws on the inside of the ankle and plate on outside of the ankle, secured with six screws. I was in the hospital for 5 days, mostly because the insurance company could not decide where to send me. I needed physical therapy, as you, so they sent me to a nursing home, where they really didn't know what to do with me.

Ten days in, I was begging to go home. The doctor reluctantly sent me home where I spent 15 weeks in my family room. The house was multilevel with stairs to each level, so I couldn't navigate the stairs. My husband set up the day bed in the family room and my daughter bought me a lap top, which saved my life. I rediscovered how to crochet. I went to physical therapy, my mother in law came at lunch to feed me. I couldn't use crutches, so I used a walker and a wheel chair when I left the house. I missed and entire semester of work. I did have a small bathroom, but no shower.

Good news. I healed. The ankle is good as new. Sometimes it hurts a bit, but while it took longer than normal to heal, it works. I didn't blog then, but I did lots of research on how to speed up the healing process for bone that wouldn't mend itself, not finding results, but lots of those who suffered the same break. I began not to feel so alone. Lots of trips to the doctor, a heavy walking boot that I couldn't walk in, physical therapy three times a week. My husband was wonderful, learning how to cook, cleaning, doing laundry, taking time off of work to take me to therapy. He applied for time off from work through the Family Leave Act. (FMLA).

As your rug so aptly says, "keep calm and carry on." Your blog friends will help you get through this injury. I'll be checking in. Good luck.

Stella Jones said...

Sending you encouragement in your trials dear Jo and wishing you a continuing speedy recovery.

Susie said...

Jo, I bet the cats aren't the only ones who miss you. I am praying you are doing well. Bless your sweet heart. xoxo,Susie

Mary A said...

Hurry up and come home your kitties need you!

Hilary said...

oh good grief I just read your post, that you took a bad fall. I am so sorry. I know too well how that can so change everything in your life. Get well, do what you need to do. Thinking of you.

Steven Cain said...

Doing some long overdue catching up. Sorry to hear/read about your situation. Good to hear you're on the mend. Be patient. Heal.

best,

Steven

Ginny said...

Glad to hear you are being well cared for. Looking forward to up dates and then homeward bound <3.