Friday, September 28, 2012

It's Been Awhile......

Good Morning Company Girls......

As the title infers...it's been awhile since I posted...the last few weeks have been painful, frustrating and annoying.....you see...I did this....


I fell, outside, in the dark....and fractured my wrist. My left wrist......which yes, was a good thing because I could still feed myself (since I am right handed) so that was a good thing.....but....because both of my hands have been, shall we say compromised for all my life...they depend on each other, to help each other. Simple things, like getting dressed, opening containers, putting deodorant on, having a bath, wringing out a facecloth so I can wash my face,.....all require someone else to help.....a week ago they removed the splint they put on in emerg and now I have a cast on.....


Purple! ....they give you a choice of colour....it's suppose to be on til the day after Thanksgiving....the fingers are finally starting to show the signs of the swelling going down...it's been three weeks and that's been difficult...I don't bruise easily but the discoloration is still there. The pain is finally starting to let up...at first they put me on Morphine...effective but negative side effects are annoying.....so, now it's copious amounts of Tylenol and Advil.

I've learned how to drive one handed....not sure whether I'd get in trouble for that but I rationalized that there are probably lots of people that drive without the use of various limbs so I figured I could too....although turning sharp corners is tricky...a lot of short wheel turns while using your left knee to hold the wheel in place so it doesn't retract back....I don't take chances when I pull out into traffic, leaving longer spaces in between vehicles before I do, and I don't think I'll master tight parking spaces...I look for the ones with spaces on either side....it's either that..or stay home...which is boring when you can't do anything...daytime television is extremely boring and repetitive !!!

So that is my whining.....are you tired of it? Yes, so am I....

On to other things....good news.....hubby's test results came back....it's not cancer as I feared but Crohn's Disease.....within 24 hours of being on a steroid to take down the inflammation he was back to feeling like his old self.....what a relief.....he's yet to gain back any weight, but his appetite is good, much better then it was.....

Plans are being made for thanksgiving....in Canada that's in two weeks....it was to be at our house but the older kids decided that doing a thanksgiving dinner for twenty with one hand is a little tricky so the plan is to have it at eldest daughter's home.....hubby and I will still cook the turkey...By the time it's cooked, put in the back of the van...driven to daughter's...it will have had proper resting time and will be ready to carve....sounds like a plan!

So, I hope you've all been well and I look forward to reading your blogs and catching up....have a wonderful weekend!

7 comments:

Diane said...

Oh, Marie, I'm so sorry about your wrist. It is amazing the things we use both hands for that we take for granted. At first, I thought you would be in a cast until after the US Thanksgiving...eek! Glad you cleared that up.

Wonderful of the kids to step up for the holiday. Maybe this is the point in life where they will take over the main part of the work every holiday? I still remember when we transitioned from doing Christmas Eve at my grandparents to going to my aunts.

Katharine said...

Oh dear! so sorry about your accident, glad you will be out of the cast soon. Wonderful to have some better news for your husband! Hope you have a restful weekend!

Angie said...

I'm guessing someone else took the pictures of the casted arm. :)

I hope it heals completely and you will be pain free soon!

Angie said...

Taking the picture yourself is AWESOME! Nice going!

joyceandnorm said...

Praying for a speedy recovery and comfort. Glad to hear that it is not cancer for your husband. Cancer sucks.

LydiaCate said...

So sorry to hear about your wrist. I do pray it heals quickly. Hang in there!

Thanksgiving...I can't wait! What is a traditional Thanksgiving meal like in Canada? I imagine you have probably posted on that before. I'll have to poke around on your blog :)

Have a great weekend!!

secondofwett said...

Actually, I just realized that Canadian Thanksgiving is a week from this Monday! ...and LydiaCate (Kathy).... Our Thanks giving is celebrated the same as American...just six weeks earlier...which I kind of like cause it gives you a good break between two big turkey dinners....in our family it's a big turkey dinner with all the trimmings....cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, stuffing(dressing), gravy, carrots, maybe peas, Ryan's sweet potatoe casserole, rolls and various pies for dessert...which must include pumpkin with lots of whip cream! Everyone usually eats too much!