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Sister's Snow Photos, Mom's Fall

Thursday, November 07, 2013

These were too incredible not to share from my sister SABLE77:

The tree:

Frosty branches:

Snow Dogs young Cassie and Micky:

Another chilly, icy day here.
Mom had a serious fall yesterday, hitting her head face first on the ice. She blacked out temporarily and then was dizzy. Some good Samaritans helped her to their car and took her home -she refused to go to the medical clinic! So stubborn!! She has quite the knot on her forehead and has been icing and resting, at least for the day. She felt no ill effects today other than a sore arm. She couldn't remember how her arms were positioned when she fell. I guess its a blessing she didn't break anything. But I did give her dire warnings to be aware of any small change in how her body functions. My Nurse Practitioner said she knew this woman who took a fall and then died two weeks later of a slow brain bleed :( She said the symptoms can be very subtle similar to a pre stroke.
This is the second time Mom took a fall. Last year, she injured herself internally so much so, the pain and discomfort lasted a year :( But she still gets out there twice a day with her young dog, no matter how bad the conditions are. This is only the start of winter too!! So distressing. She won't let my step dad touch the dog -she feels he would be worse off if he fell and doesn't think he would look after and train her properly, which unfortunately, he wouldn't. He gets distracted easily and doesn't pay attention to what the dog might be doing. This week there was a report of bad meat making dogs sick at the run (not poisoned -but likely crap people throw out) I didn't think either of them should be looking after a young dog and there were so many people offering to give Daisy a good home, including two vets living on acreages!
I am trying to hold the line against my ever failing body, but some days its hard to want to continue on. I am frustrated already being stuck inside with it being too dangerous to walk anywhere. I am lucky to make it to the club in one piece. A lot of the sidewalks have been looked after properly, but not all, the driveways are horrible as are the street intersections. Wearing the shoe picks would be okay except they are not so good on the open cement areas, so its a trade off. Right now there are more cement sidewalks to traverse than ice covered ones.
I did not do as much exercise as I wanted, but am feeling my muscles from the morning weights so gave it a pass this evening and washed dishes, dancing to the music instead.
Keep on going, its all you can do, one wobbly foot in front of the other!
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    Beautiful pictures, Linda!!! THANK YOU so much for sharing them!!!
    So sorry to hear about your Mom's fall. Your Mom and you are in my prayers. You are such a fighter and also a super inspiration for me! Not a day goes by that you aren't on my mind...one way or another. You inspire me to keep on...one foot in front of the other no matter how I am feeling. For that I have to say THANK YOU!!!!
    Prayers, blessings and hugs,
    1657 days ago
    The photos are amazing - so lovely! The news about your mother's fall - less so. I'm glad she's ok and admire her for being so feisty but worry that she has an injury that will linger without treatment. I fell months ago and didn't feel it at first. Now it's clear I hurt my back. I really hope she's ok. As for your poor joints, I am s sorry. You really are a fighter to tackle every day and not give up. SO many people would, and I admire you tremendously.
    1660 days ago
    Sorry to hear abour your mum's fall.
    I hope she is OK. I love the snow photos.
    1660 days ago
  • KANOE10
    I love your snow pictures. I am so sorry about your mom's fall. I hope she is better. This winter is tough, It is hard to get out when it is so icy. You are making the best of these hard winter days. emoticon
    1660 days ago
    Oh Linda, I'm so sorry about your Mom falling! Hopefully she'll feel lots better fast. Tell her that we want her all better! emoticon And I love your pictures. That seems so cold though and too soon! Brrrr, but I guess it is November!
    1660 days ago
    When I fell in my garden and broke my wrist, I also got a mild concussion. At 74, I naturally took myself to an Urgency Room.

    It would never emoticon occur to me to NOT see a Doc. Mostly, I don't want to wake up dead emoticon emoticon because I was too stubborn to get checked out! Show this to your Mom!
    1660 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Linda, I am so sorry about your mother's fall. I wish she would seek medical treatment. But I know many people don't want to see the doctor. My prayers are for her and for you. I know you also suffer so much. emoticon
    1660 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    Praying for no lasting effects from your mom's fall. It has been a couple of decades since I had to deal with walking on icy streets, but it was so scary for me that I remember it all too well. Do take care of yourself!
    1660 days ago
    Sorry to hear about your mom, she is lucky to have you in her life and you are so blessed to still have your mom with you. Keeping your mom in my thoughts and prayers and sending healing/soothing vibes your way.

    ... that's a lot of snow!
    1660 days ago
    Linda, so sorry about your mom! I'm glad you can help watch her. My boss took a tumble face-first a couple of months ago, broke her nose, and got a concussion, but the concussion diagnosis wasn't made until several days after the incident. Hope your mom continues steady healing and doesn't have anything seriously wrong.

    As for you, I feel for you not being able to do all the exercising you want to do. Does the ice/snow melt there, or will you have white throughout the winter? If the latter, I hope hard-pack snow replaces the ice soon so you can get out more safely.
    1661 days ago
  • GRACE612
    Oh Gosh! Hope your mom heals quickly with no surprises in the next few days. Bless her heart, and yours, for getting out there every day to keep moving. Stay safe out on that ice and snow. I have to admit, it is beautiful tho!
    1661 days ago
    So sorry to hear about your mom - sending thoughts and prayers that she is fine. Keep on moving my friend - as you know too well, we 'lose' it if we don't 'use' it.
    You continue to amaze me.
    1661 days ago
    Wow, can't believe how much snow there is already. Being trapped in the house can really be frustrating, just keep your spirits up and plan on a new activity.
    1661 days ago
    I'm so sorry about your mother's fall -- in addition to the head stuff, the potential for frozen shoulder will need careful monitoring. It's such a pity she won't go to doctor for a thorough review.

    Love those snow pics, especially the snow dogs!
    1661 days ago
    oh no!! your poor Ma. I feel like I know her because of following your escapades (Ice-capades?) together. She really should be checked out. Thank the Lord for the good Samaritans who got her home.

    I'm so sorry you are seeing so much deterioration in your joints. That's how I was feeling before I started this new med , Actemra. It really has been miraculous in how much it is helping me....even in my shoulders which were plotzed. The only things that still give me pain are my SI joints and my neck. Fortunately even they are diminishing their levels of pain as well. Now I just have the "Snap, Crackle, and Pop" in my neck. Now If I can just recover from this asthma!
    1661 days ago
    emoticon The pictures are Beautiful, but also Dangerous Looking!! I will be praying that your Mom is OK! She is a Very Special Lady!!
    1661 days ago
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