Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A Break

It's been 2 weeks since I last blogged, and there's a good reason for the blogging break: I am broken.

I don't say much about my health issues on this blog, other than that I use a wheelchair, but I have some pretty serious health issues.

On the morning of June 1, I decided to switch up my usual Saturday morning routine and transfer into my 'comfy chair' for a morning of catching up on magazines & books. I successfully transferred into my recliner, but needed to get the wheelchair out of the way in order to put up my feet. I couldn't get the brakes off, I leaned too far across as I tried to get them off, and you can guess what happened: the brakes suddenly flew off right as I leaned too far forward, I lost my balance on the edge of comfy chair, the wheelchair went rolling across the hardwood floor, and I rolled/fell out of comfy chair, landing on my hip on the hardwood floors and knowing instantly from the pain that I'd broken my hip (one health issue: very low bone density). About 11 years ago, I fell and broke my right hip, resulting  in a total hip replacement, so I just knew the left one was broken.

Sure enough, a few painful hours later, we knew: a fracture. My surgeon decided to use pins to stabilize the hip and let the fracture heal, which will take 8-12 weeks. Thankfully, he was able to use pins because I already have a metal rod in my left femur from when I broke my femur 9 years ago. That metal rod would be an issue if I had to have total hip replacement - I might need an additional surgery on the femur as well and that would... I can't even fathom.

This stinks. I am in a lot of pain in my left hip, other existing health issues are impacting on my ability to recover from the surgery, we had to cancel our 2 week vacation (which was supposed to begin in 2 days), and I cannot leave the house right now. I feel like I ruined summer.

So I am not doing anything in the kitchen. Blogging is going to be pretty scarce, or maybe just daily rants of how much pain I am in and how much it all stinks and when can I have my next pain pill?

Just wanted to let readers know I'm not quitting. Just taking a break because I am literally broken!

6 comments:

  1. I had wondered why you hadn't posted....I am so sorry to hear about what happened. Go ahead, rant about the pain, it might even make you feel better!

    Barb

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    1. Thank you - the pain is getting better and I even took one less pain pill yesterday!

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  2. oh, my. I hope you feel better. Take care of yourself. We will be here to read when you get back!

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    1. Thanks! I am feeling better, but still a long way to go!

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  3. Hi - I just happened to run across your blog, but I wanted to offer you my best wishes. My father-in-law just had surgery today to fix his broken hip. I wish you all the very best. Liz Adams

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