Saturday, January 12, 2013
It was a long day at the specialist office yesterday, but it was due more to the thoroughness of the doctor.
Thankfully it was not too bad locating the building that we needed to go to in the city and to find a parking spot that didn't require Garry to have to walk a great distance on his crutches. It is brand new building and they have certainly taken into consideration the needs of the people that would be using it.
The results were good and bad. We choose to look on it as good and positive. Dr. Menon had Garry's leg and ankle re-x-rayed and spent a good bit of time examining the x-rays. His conclusion was that Garry has broken his ankle as well as the spiral fracture in his fibula. The great news about that is that when the ankle displayed, it popped back into place in almost perfect alignment. It did not appear to have captured any torn ligament when it popped back into place. Although his ankle is very unstable at this point, Dr. Menon gave Garry the option of having immediate surgery this weekend to stabilize it with screws etc. or waiting a month wearing the air cast and seeing if it begins to heal in place on it's own. Although when he sees him again in a month's time, if it is not progressing the way he would like, Garry will go to surgery with no options and the surgery would be a bit more tricky. Dr. Menon felt that he himself was quite comfortable waiting as long as Garry understood the risks and the importance of keeping the foot completely immobile. Any movement could easily move it out of alignment. Garry has chosen to wait and see rather than possibly having unnecessary surgery.
My Thank you's:
1. Thank you Lord that you assisted me with locating the Dr's office without much difficulty and that we were able to find a parking spot pretty close to the entrance. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
2. Thank you that we had such a great and positive experience overall with Garry's appointment.
3. Thank you for Garry's ankle realigning itself so nicely and for the gift of healing. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
4. Thank you that my snap and stack boxes that I ordered have arrived and today I can get things organized in the storage area. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
5. Thank you for my internet that allows me to keep in touch with friends and family and also to do the shopping that I need to do without having to do a lot of walking on my knee. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
6. Thank you that once again I got up this morning to find that it has not snowed over night. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
7. Thank you that we have the weekend to put together a plan for next week and how Garry is going to get to work, or whether he is up to going to work for a full day. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
8. Thank you for a good night's sleep last night. Although I woke up at my usually rising time, it was great to roll over and grab another couple of hours of sleep. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
9. Thank you for the blessing of having caring and loving friends and family. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
10. Thank you for the gift of a new day to once again work on becoming the healthy person that I desire to be. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Have a blessed and wonderful day,
Friday, January 11, 2013
This has been a crazy week with working, adjusting to a new schedule due to Garry's broken leg and being someone's legs and feet.
Today, I will go into to work for a few hours and then home to pick up Garry and we are off to the city to see the orthopedic specialist. I'm hoping that when they do the new x-ray that they don't find any additional broken bones. Garry hopes that they will not have to operate and that they will leave him in the air cast boot. We will leave it all in God's hands as He knows what needs to occur.
My Thank yous:
1. Thank you that the promised snow and arctic temperatures seemed to skirt around us. We only had snow yesterday morning and it's all clear skies now. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
2. Thank you that Garry was able to wait until I was done work before he needed to go to his office for a couple of hours. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
3. Thank you for the blessing of Kaeli offering to pick Garry up so that I didn't need to go back out to get him. Thank you, thank you, thank you,
4. Thank you that I will have a shorter day at work today and that the hours I miss I can still claim as worked due to our contract. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
5. Thank you that Garry sees the orthopedic specialist today and we will have answers before the weekend. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
6. Only five more sleeps until I see my specialist about my knee. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
7. Thank you that my usual way of coping with stress was to eat unhealthly and that has not happened this time. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
8. Thank you for having a nice email letter from friends. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
9. Thank you for the gift of healing that is occurring in both Garry and I. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
10. Thank you for the gift of a new day of life, help me to honor this gift. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Have a wonderful Friday...it's not only the end of a work week, it's the beginning of a weekend!
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Yay, for a good day yesterday...in fact, yay for a GREAT day yesterday.
I worked part of the day from home once again. Garry was feeling well enough to want to try tackling going to work for a couple of hours. We got him into my vehicle, which is easier for him to get in and out of. I was able to park very close to the door at his place of work. Saw him into his office and turned over the "care" to his co-workers, who were happy to see him back. I headed home to do my own work.
Garry last almost 3 hours at work, enough time to get the really important stuff done. I picked him up and we headed home for an hour before having to go to his doctor's appt. Dr. Oyama, was very surprised to see him with a broken leg. Garry got the results of his ultrasound, which I can only say Thank you Lord for another blessing in our lives. The abnormal swelling that was found on his spleen appears to be scar tissue build up from what may have been an old injury at some point. Possibly even from Garry's days playing football in high school. Yay, nothing to worry about.
On Friday at noon, I have to take him to see the orthopedic specialist in the city. Prayers please, as it's starting to snow now and the roads could be very dicey.
I am going to attempt to work a full day at work today and once I get home, if Garry wants to go to his office, I will take him in. If he needs me at home, he will call me.
1. Thank you for the good results of Garry's ultrasound, no cancer, no operations, just routine monitoring. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
2. Garry was up to going in to his office yesterday and managed almost 3 hours, he's getting stronger. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
3. It's snowing now, but at least it wasn't overnight. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
4. I have a busy day at work ahead of me, I like busy days. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
5. My steps were better yesterday. Probably because of having to take Garry to work, pick him up and then back and forth to his doctors. I'll take them! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
6. I am being mindful of my nutrition, exercise and water intake. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
7. It's great reading all the posts on the team, so nice to see some new faces. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
8. Thank you for the gift of healing that is at work in my body and in Garry's. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
9. Thank you for the ability to smile, it changes my whole outlook on things. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
10. Thank you that I am able to practice patience, compassion and understanding in my life. Thank you, thank you. thank you.
Have a blessed and wonderful day,
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Well, Garry was not feeling up to tackling going to work at all yesterday. Today is a new day, so we will try again today. He has some paperwork that needs to be done and he's fretting about it. I wanted to bring it home for him, but apparently he needs the computer system at his work to complete it.
I have been going into work for about 4 hours in the early morning and then coming home and finishing out my hours working from home. I'm blessed to have such a flexible employer. As long as the work gets done, they are open to how ever I need to arrange my hours with Garry being laid up.
I will take him to his doctors appt this afternoon also to hopefully get the results of his ultrasound. I'm thinking that his doctor is going to be a bit surprised to see him with his injury *grin*.
My thank yous:
1. We had only a small bit of snow yesterday and none of the over night predicted snow fall. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
2. Today is the finally day of waiting for the results of Garry's ultrasound. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
3. I have a great employer who is more than willing to be flexible in how/where I put my hours in each day. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
4. I'm working hard at staying on track with my nutrition and upping my water intake. Thank you, thank you, thank you for helping me to be mindful.
5. Thank you for the gift of healing that is at work in both Garry's and my lives. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
6. Thank you for our children that check in everyday to see if there is anything we need them to do. Bless their hearts. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
7. Thank you that when we are presented with challenges in our lives, we are also given the strength and ability to meet them. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
8. Thank you that after 38 years of marriage, Garry and I are still a team. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
9. Thank you for the gift of humour that sees us through so much. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
10. Being blessed with a new day of life, new opportunities to learn and grow and opportunities to put into practice those lessons we have already learned is a wonderful. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Have a great day. You have the ability to make the choice in your life to be healthy...take the opportunity.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Well we are working out a flexible routine in our house. Garry thinks that he is ready to go back to work today, just not sure if he is going to be able to manage a whole day or not. But we will play that by ear.
He had a pretty rough day yesterday with the pain, but by last night was thinking he was going to survive.
He managed to take the airboot off his leg and grab a very quick shower which did wonders for how he was feeling. He was given permission to take it off for a few minutes to have a shower. He got it all back on nice and snug and elevated his leg once again, so doing well.
Kaeli has offered to picked him up in the mornings to take him to work seeing as they both go to work around the same time and their offices aren't too far away from each other. I will be available to leave my work at anytime and pick him up if necessary. Otherwise I will pick him up on my way home from work or closer to his normal time of leaving work. Flexibility is the key in our lives at the moment.
1. Kaeli is willing to pick up her Dad and take him to work. It only means about a 10 minutes adjustment to her schedule. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
2. I have been able to arrange with my place of work to be on a flexible work schedule for the next couple of weeks. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
3. Garry was safely able to remove the airboot and grab a quick shower and get the boot back on again. (it's a hard plastic boot that covers his foot and goes up to his knee that he velcros on, then inflates for a tight fit). Thank you, thank you, thank you.
4. I had a much better sleep last night. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
5. No snow overnight. Yay! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
6. We are blessed with the worlds greatest children. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
7. I am grateful for my kefir water that provides both Garry and I with lots of pro-biotics. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
8. The temperatures are beginning to drop once again outside, but I have a nice warm garage to park my vehicle in. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
9. My new toaster oven works wonderfully. Much better than my stove oven! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
10. Life is so much easier when you keep a positive attitude. I don't have to sweat the small stuff, it takes care of itself. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Have a blessed and wonderful day.
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