I'm back after falling and breaking my femur.
Friday, July 21, 2017
On June 10th, I was in a parking lot with my GD, and she ran in front of me stepping on my foot just as I stepped off the sidewalk into the street and I fell and broke my femur. I was wearing $50 Sperry's but they were "flip-flop sandals" none the less.
The doctor said "The femur is the largest bone in the body and very difficult to break, but you have a heinous fracture." It was broken near my hip bone, so they put in a screw and a titanium rod down to my knee where there is another screw, so I'm walking on $10,000 worth of metal now. (Yes, I planned years ago, so today I have full coverage insurance.)
I spent four days in the hospital and had two blood transfusions, then I spent 34 days in rehab. I plan to exercise daily from now on because nothing can ever be more painful than what I've been through. No I don't have osteoporosis.
I'm still walking with a walker and I have a "lift chair" to sleep in at home.
It was an experience that no one could have told me about and only living through it made me realize how I have to keep strong and fit now. I'm 67, so I didn't think I had it in me, but I know now I certainly do.
Thankfully, in April I had started on the diet with Dr. Dean giving me Metformin, Armour thyroid and Bydureon (a weekly shot) even though my blood sugar was 115 and diabetes starts at 126. He said I have Insulin Resistance and it would help. Since then I have had no hunger at all and I'm now at 148. I haven't been down to this weight in over 30 years. I still plan to drop another 20# but have to keep my protein up so I heal.