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Stitches out

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Wednedday the stitches came out and the soft cast off. That all when much better than taking off the tape...which tore my skin.

Got the turkey in the oven and everyone over....I just did what i could. I got my first shower which made the day and my daughter did my hair. My father was doing better than he has in the last three years -- up and talking. My mother was looking lovely, my aunt - who i'd not seen forever came, the "kids" where so grown up it was a wonderful day. My sister in law lead clean up and when everyone respectfully left at an early hour there was no clean up. I wore the clothes my dear friend adjusted with velcro....perfect.

Part of perffect was letting go. I skipped choir practice the night before and 9 am Thanksgiving services. I didn't stress that there was not a salad. I accepted help and did things on the fly....the table was noy set when everyone arrived I let them help themselves to plates, glasses and napkins.

Today I took a long walk with my husband and tomorrrow will figure out the fate of the leftovers.

Learning to be more patient with one hand typing. Lrarning the value of a hip for lifting. Living in denial that I can't drive and just taking what comes my way.

My arm is a mess. The hand is swollen so i cant close it. No position is great at bed -- pain pills where invented for a reason. I find some thing so easy with one arm and others amazingly hard and frustrating. Yet Im shaking my head at how this really seem like more of the same of the last year. I'll be honest it has been a wicked year, still I'm stronger for the battle and rather proud of my lastest scar.

I've been continuing on my will take more than eight pins in my arm to keep me down. I even did some one handed pruning. I'm insane but painting walls is just around the corner,
To heck with spell check, nothing like documenting typing progress.

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BARBGEO 11/27/2011 9:37AM



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SAL1512 11/26/2011 11:54PM

    You are a real trooper! Nothing gets you down!

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PSCHEP 11/26/2011 7:40PM

    I admire your spirit. God bless you as you continue to heal.

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PAG2809 11/26/2011 10:42AM

    I would definitely count this all as huge successes! Glad to "hear" your cheerful attitude and that you had a good day with the family. emoticon

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Monday, November 21, 2011

I want a shower so badly/ the sling is reallu startingruises are showing up everywhere to bug my neck...b

give up typing impossible

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BARBGEO 11/23/2011 2:27PM

    ugh!!! Can you get a plastic sleeve for your arm? I got one online and it was very nice!!! It had a nice tight waterproof fit on the ends so I was able to shower fairly simply.
Sending you good wishes for the Thanksgiving and beyond!!!

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SAL1512 11/21/2011 10:13PM

    I am afraid that falling was the easy part. And as a good friend of mine told me after a bike accident, the really hard part was bouncing off the pavement! And yes, she is still a friend because she made me a cup of tea and made me laugh! I hope you have someone like that close by to make that cup of tea!!!

Sally emoticon

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CHRIMSONFYRE 11/21/2011 3:50PM

    you can do it! Just keep staying positive!

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MARYSABEAN 11/21/2011 3:24PM

  Hang in there. You'll make it.

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a woman walks into the kitchen

Saturday, November 19, 2011

slips and falls -, Sunday night has surgery Wed and came home thurs.... this some kind of joke?

off all mtx and remy so breaks can repair

friend are bringing food and one even modified clothes with velco to go pass the sling

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SAL1512 11/20/2011 10:33AM

    Oh, dear!!! I am so sorry to hear about your arm. Mend fast!

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PAG2809 11/19/2011 9:01AM

    So glad you're home and on the mend, and to know that you have such good friends watching out for you! emoticon

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SHIRLANGEL 11/19/2011 8:32AM

    I'm sorry to hear that you fell and broke your arm. I hope you heal quickly. It's so sweet that you have friends who are bringing food over and even modified come clothes to fit your sling.

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    Thanks for sharing -Good luck with staying focused and reaching your goals...

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ANDYLIN90 11/19/2011 2:36AM

    So sorry you are hurt. Get well soon. emoticon

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ARNETTELEE 11/19/2011 2:09AM

  Take it easy....

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broken arm

Monday, November 14, 2011

At 4pm on Sunday, Katherine slipped on wet linoleum in the kitchen at home.
We went to the Swedish-Issaquah ER.
She has a fracture at the neck of the right Humerus. No dislocation.
There is severe pain whenever the muscle tenses. It is in a sling.
We will see an ortho doc on Monday.
The ortho on call for the ER was named Peter Mandt - he has offices in Bellevue and Issaquah.

(This blog was dictated to husband)

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BARBGEO 11/15/2011 8:04AM

    OH NO! Honey I am sooooooooooooo sosssssssssssssssssssssss sorry.

UGH! Another battle--but you WILL WIN. YOU WILL BEAT IT!!!

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PSCHEP 11/14/2011 12:00PM

    Don't mean to be taking this lightly, but tough break! Hang in there.

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PAG2809 11/14/2011 8:33AM

    Oh man! Thinking of you all, even more than usual! emoticon

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Pushing the Envelope

Sunday, November 13, 2011

So my secret enemy/friend is Modafinal. Expensive as heck, and wrecks hope for sleep (yes I'm up at 2:45am) -- yet I got so much done today that it is a major relief to my worry that I will never get the house ready for Thanksgiving.

This sweetheart gives me motivation, but no pain relieve - yet somehow I get so involved in the projects that I moves it off being center stage. Also at the end of the day, I feel so successful - something that has seemed foreign - that is has my mind buzzing with happiness.

Yesterday helped my mother move boxes and organized. My daughter and I got an old car of theirs running so that it could get an emission test before the tabs expired. I came home hoping to put the same effort into my place. I worked for about 20 minutes picking up and then went to bed.

Today I got up and decided to let my friend help. At first it didn't seem like much of a difference, but as the day wore on I was doing more and more. I completely reorganized a bedroom into a office - moving desks, printer and computers. I vacuumed. I thought that was going to be it, but then another room magically got done and I moved my keyboard into the exercise room so the living room will be more open for company. Then I sorted through some mail. Complete pulled all the stuff out of a closet, and reorganized that. Planning the arrangement for the table - found table clothes in storage. Found the rug cleaner (major since it was hidden in the garage). Washed the floor. Filled flour and sugar containers. Did two loads of wash. Cleared out some of my email and then made a great dinner.

The dinner was thrown together with things I needed to use up, but it ended up being super healthy. I made a stir fry with cod, red onions, garlic, dill, fresh red peppers and baby bok choy tops. Made a side salad of spinach with a simple balsamic dressing. But the best part. On Tuesday I was weighed at the doctors and my weigh had gone up 7 lbs. That was in the morning with no breakfast. Tonight I got on the scales and even after eating dinner, with clothes and all that weight was gone. So even if I can't sleep the extra exercise of the last two days had jetted the extra stuff away.

Thank goodness tomorrow (ok today) is a day of rest. After singing at the services, I'm looking forward to resting and finishing my current read "Don't know much about the bible". This is the third book in two months - got to love giving up computer games. My mind is starting to work again.

Today was a great day pushing the envelope of saying bye bye to many to do post it note.

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PAG2809 11/14/2011 2:09AM

    Sounds like a good Saturday, which I hope continued into a good Sunday. Take care! emoticon

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SAL1512 11/13/2011 2:11PM

    I can remember days like that! I just love getting stuff done, organized and having life in general be better than when I woke up in the morning. So glad you are blessed with these kind of days. May you get some good quality sleep - eventually.

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PSCHEP 11/13/2011 1:48PM

    emoticon phew, what a day and hope you are having a good day today.

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