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Saturday, 12/29 Recovery Day 12--A Big Fall

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Oh my, oh my...

I have been struggling all week to not do too much, but it is hard to be me and to let things go. I have done too much on every day except for last Sunday when the snow kept me in, Christmas Day, and yesterday after a stern talking to from my very nice new physical therapist.

So, today, with all of the wisdom of an ant, I decided it was time to go grocery shopping. I wanted healthy food and good choices for meals around here and I know what the rest of my family here will buy without my careful observation. My husband, our daughter Marissa, and myself left around 11:30 to go to (of all places) our big Super Walmart. They sell large sizes of many things which will support meals for my large family. Anyway, I went by and selected some wonderful fruit and veggies, and walked over to get bananas. (I don't like the great big ones my husband and daughter choose to buy...) Anyway, they came moseying over and I decided that I should sit down and rest my hip after all of the walking. (I considered a wheel chair or a motorized cart when I came in, but the motorized carts would require me to fold up my leg too much.) Anyway, when I went to sit down, the walker moved or the wheel came off or I don't know, but I flew over it and crunched my right shoulder and new right hip against the dried fruit display. I didn't hit my head or lose consciousness and all I could feel was pain in this hip and my back and my shoulder and it was horrid. I remember looking at my husband and saying that I didn't have any idea how he was going to get me up. At this point, I became aware of the number of people watching the show and the Walmart worker who said that I wasn't going to be getting up. They called an ambulance and helped to make me "comfortable" which wasn't possible.

To make a long--a really long story short. I ended up in the ER and after they could take the cervical collar off, they gave me a shot of pain meds and did the x-rays I was begging for. There was no dislocation of my new hip.

There is a lot of swelling in my hip and the pain is outrageous. The swelling and bruising on my right shoulder isn't fun either. I cannot sit comfortably in any position or location. I am thoroughly a mess. I am aching and don't know how to do much to help myself. I have tried periodic ice bags and heat, I cannot get comfortable at all.

Now, if I go through all of the reasons that were my fault that this happened with you all, you would tell me to let it go because I cannot change this accident. I am so sorry that I am so stubborn and that I don't know how to delegate and accept the way others do things.

I went to my WW meeting this week and lost .8 pound. That leaves me 6 over where I was pre-op. I am checking out this big hunk of swelling on my hip where my incision is.

We had a wonderful holiday and I only lost 3 different blogs that I wrote to share that with you.

It is time to find a new position to sit in because I cannot stand this. I'll update you when I can...

Gentle hugs,
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    I was holding my breath about the x-ray! SO thankful you did not dislocate the new hip. You've been so careful to keep it where it belongs. So sorry about the fall, but it sounds like a fluke with the walker and nothing more. Hugs!!! I pray you feel better from the pain soon.
    1878 days ago
    At least you didn't do permanent damage, Sylvia, and as your nurse friend who wants you to be around for a long time, I must insist that you rest. I know you and know that if you send one of your children with a list of exactly what you want they will get it to the best of their ability. Your problem is that you don't want to ask too much of people nor be a burden and you are not. Allow others to help you. It doesn't make you weak it makes them strong by blessing them with the gift of service to others. You should know because you are constantly doing for others. Speedy recovery!!
    1878 days ago
    so sorry this has happen!!!!!
    what about those donuts you sit on ??? oh my !!!
    Thank the Good Lord nothing broken!!!!

    1878 days ago
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    Oh Sylvia :(( So very sorry to hear this :(( I hope you have not given yourself (and incision) a set back :(( Surely you could have made up a very specific grocery shopping list and asked your family to follow it? As for bananas -I love the smallest ones I can find, but sometimes you just aren't lucky getting them, so the solution is cut it in half and put the other half in the fridge until you are ready to eat it (my Mom just leaves it on the counter which I don't agree with)
    Oh please take it easy from now on!!
    {{{gentle hugs}}}
    1879 days ago
    Just when I whine, I read your recent accident.. I should be counting my blessings, stop making excuses and be thankful - I'm not facing joint replacement.
    You are so brave and strong..You are pushing forward despite odds that would have me bed ridden in pain and depression.
    You reminded me..there is always someone out there that is worse than me..and I need to count my blessings more.
    Thanks for that reminder and I wish you quick healing and pray for fast relief from your current pain. emoticon
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