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Broken Hip, Pretty Bad

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010
I have just finally arrived back home. The incident took place one week ago (Sunday, April 18, 2010) at a roller skating rink. My DH had a very bad fall and broke his left hip; actually the femur about an inch or 1 1/2 inches below the femur. I was at home and received a call from him at the emergency room at the local hospital NINETY MINUTES from our home! The following is what I wrote to focus on the task at hand.

Sunday, April 18, 2010
As I sit in my husband's hospital room, I am reflecting on my (our) blessings of which there are many. First I need to explain my DH's reason for being in hospital....He broke his hip roller skating. Actually he broke the left femur just below the femur ball but they still refer to it as a broken hip.

Now for the Blessings:
1) I was at home when the call came.
2) DH was able to place the call himself.
3) We had a friend to drive me the 90 minutes it took to get to the hospital.
4) The hospital was 2 miles from the roller rink.
5) My DH was alert and we talked so I have the necessary details.
6) We have good primary insurance and also secondary insurance if required.
7) My friend and I went to the roller rink to get DH's car. Friend then went home.
8) Friend taking care of Penny Dog until tomorrow when Penny Dog can be boarded.
9) Surgery is tomorrow.
10) DH is resting quietly.
11) "I am woman...I am strong"

I will report later on how it goes after surgery .
Please remember us in your prayers.
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    Hi Rusty, I'm so sorry to read this, I hope he is on the mend by now. As you know, the end of the school year is a whirlwind and my Sparking has been sporadic. I'm trying to touch base with all my special sparkfriends! I was thinking strongly of you yesterday as I was digging through 23 years of my predecessor's school stuff in my classroom. I moved in in January and never had any time to sort and pitch. My archeological dig even turned up some materials that belonged to HER predecessor!!! Thankfully the air conditioning in the building is strong and I probably have one day left before I cover everything and lock up for 2 months. Hope you're treating yourself well and that you are progressing toward your vision of you for that reunion! My prayers to you and DH for healing! Hugs, Kim emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2315 days ago
  • BTRX71
    So sorry to hear this. Prayers of thanks for the blessings and wishes for a speedy recovery being sent to you. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2373 days ago
    So sorry to hear about your hubby's accident! I hope he is able to heal quickly!!
    2373 days ago
  • BETRME100
    My goodness, I hope everything goes well and that he has a quick recovery.
    2373 days ago
    Prayers for a speedy recovery emoticon
    2374 days ago
  • SHERYLP461
    What an awful thing to happen! Do let us know about the surgery. Are they doing a replacement? My thoughts and best wishes are with you and your hubby.
    Big Hugs,
    2374 days ago
    It is fortunate you live so close to rehab. I am sure you will see him often. Be sure to do something nice for yourself while he is there, too. I hope he heals fast. He is lucky to have a wonderful wife like you. Take care. Will say a prayer for the two of you. emoticon
    2374 days ago
    Very sorry to hear of this--take care of yourself as you take care of DH, and I wish him a speedy recovery!
    2374 days ago
    I knew something wasn't right, because you are always checkin'
    in on the friend feed. We're all here sendimg you guys healing and protection. Thanks for letting me know. emoticon
    2374 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    Prayers, good wishes, positive energy - all being sent your way for you, for DH, for his caregivers and for Penny Dog. I hope he heals quickly and completely and that there is no nightmare with insurance!

    You are strong!
    2374 days ago
    I am so sorry to heat about your husband's broken bone. Having broken my ankle last fall, I know how painful a broken bone can be. My surgery went just fine and I healed up nicely. We did have to buy side bars for the toilet so I could get on and off, and I rented a "knee scooter". I assume you will have similar expenses and adjustments to make. I even had to sleep on the couch for a month because I couldn't get up the stairs. But, we survived, and you will, too. You are a strong woman!

    And thank God for good health insurance.
    2375 days ago
    sending positive energy your way along with prayers for you and yours ;^)
    2375 days ago
    Keep up the positive thinking and remembering your strength! Sometimes our spouses have to borrow some of ours for a wile! Big Bear Hugs and prayers to you guys! You may not know WHAT the future holds, but you know WHO holds the future. This to shall pass. emoticon emoticon
    2375 days ago
  • 11-RENEWAL-20
    Rusty...What a nasty thing to have happen but what a great attitude you have. I will be praying for his full recovery, and for you to continue to handle everything well. Take care of yourself during this stressful time. emoticon Sharon
    2375 days ago
    Sending prayers and healing energy!
    2375 days ago
    Some men will do anything......and I get out of helping their wives!! emoticon

    He NAY need the furniture raised a little when he gets home so that there isn't a lot of pressure on the joints getting into and out of chairs and the bed. (toilet too!)

    I am thinking of you, and you seem to have a very good attitude about it. After all, there isn't really anything else that can be done.

    Take care and look after yourself, too!
    Kris xx
    2375 days ago
    Oh, no! How painful for him! I will be thinking of both of you today and sending prayers and meditations of strength and healing.

    2375 days ago
  • MINNA72
    Hope your husband heals quickly. Stay strong!
    2375 days ago
    Stay strong! I hope this is soon only a bad memory. I'll keep you both in my prayers.
    2375 days ago
    I am praying for you and your husband. It is good he had the cell, was close to the hospital, was alert, and that you really do show to have all your ducks in a row. You are highly organized, and approaching it with calm and logic.
    Hang in there.
    Hugs! emoticon
    2375 days ago
    So sorry to hear this news...,, sounds like surgery must have went okay and your DH is on the mend. What a week you have had! Take care and hope this week shows continued improvement. Hugs, Rhonda
    2375 days ago
    You are both in my prayers!
    2375 days ago
    Lots of prayers for you, your husband, and Penny Dog. Hugs to you for comfort & strength, too.
    2375 days ago
    Rusty, I am praying for you both. I'm glad you have so many positives working for you.

    2375 days ago
    I am glad you are getting better and you have a very positive attitude. A positive attitude will take you a long ways.
    Blessings emoticon
    2375 days ago
    Keep Strong! emoticon
    2375 days ago
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