Showing posts with label Seven Quick Takes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Seven Quick Takes. Show all posts

Friday, January 11, 2013

Quick Grace


Moment of Grace.

Yesterday was a good day.  The x-rays of my leg showed that the outside of the fracture has been healed.  I was a little alarmed when I saw the x-ray on the screen before the doctor came in, it still showed the spirals.  I jumped to conclusions, thinking it was bad, then the doctor told me that it would look like that for the next six months and what needed to heal for me to get moving, has.  He proceeded to write the orders for three weeks of physical therapy to work on range of motion and partial weight bearing.  Come back in three weeks and I should be out of the boot.  Praise God!  He also said it wouldn't be far fetched to be driving in two weeks.  Not totally healed but I could get around some.
No doubt, I got home and called for physical therapy appointments right away.  Wednesday of next week was the first appointment.  Sigh.  A week without PT just after I'd been given the green light.  Not the direction I had hoped.  I scheduled five appointments.  Called MacGyver.  Called PT back to change a few times so MacGyver could drive me and they found an appointment for me for today!  Praise God!
Day one PT.  Awesome.  He went over the basics, what we would be working on, main focus being reducing swelling/edema.  He then did some measurements both on the good foot and bad foot.  He then decided he could give me some weight strengthening exercises.  YIPPPEEE!  This is the fast track to walking.  And one more thing....he had this really cool machine called Game Ready.  If you don't want to click on this link to see scary man looking at's a machine that is filled with ice that sends ice cold water through a boot that compresses over my ankle.  Loved it, even though I wanted a heated blanket the whole time.
My Mom's visit with us was wonderful.  The kids loved having her as did MacGyver and I.  We had meals cooked and a lot of laundry washed, folded and all put away - in the same day!  She took me to two appointments and picked Big Girl up from school today.  We were blessed to take her out for Mexican lunch yesterday.  Yum!
I toured Target yesterday in a wheel chair.  That was interesting.  I was by myself while my Mom & the girls parked the car.  A woman with a boy and a girl around the three/four/five age passed by me to get a cart.  The girl who was closer to the five age commented over and over how she wanted to watch the lady with the crutches get in the wheel chair.  I smiled at the mom, she smiled at me.  I continued to struggle, with a flamingo leg, trying to get the wheelchair apart while she buzzed on by as the girl kept saying how she wanted to watch me.
Tomorrow I'll be hosting a link up on Sunday's Gospel, Sneak Peek Sunday.  I  hope you can take a peek at Sunday's Gospel reading and share your thoughts via your blog or the comments section.  I've enjoyed a head start on the readings, I hope you will too.

I'm linking with Jennifer's Quick Takes and Suscipio's Moments of Grace.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday's Quick Takes

Meet one of my new friends, Shower Chair:
After a couple of days pre chair / post injury I quickly learned that just stepping into the shower was daunting, and even less desirable is standing on one leg for any length of time.  Truly, a life saver!

Meet another new friend, Shower Bag:
She arrived on the scene the day after the cast.  Her timing is impeccable as I was not all that interested in her cousin garbage bag with duct tape.

Here's another new gal pal, Foam Pillow:
I didn't think I needed any more friends as her cousin Regular Pillow was pretty nice.  But Regular Pillow had to move along after frequent repositioning and aching.  Foam Pillow (made for people in my situation) has proved much more friendly and kind of a life saver!

Please meet, ever so faithful, Crutches aka "Crunches":
They are twins and they go with me everywhere, to get me anywhere.  I have a love / hate relationship with them.  I love that they take me where I need to go but hate that they hurt.  I'm so upper body weak to pick up their slack.

These new friends came to my by way of my friend, Cheryl.  I can't thank her enough for bringing these items over.  She was in a cast or boot for almost a year, which included two surgeries.  I pray she had a good report on Monday and has moved onto wearing two shoes!  Thanks again for your kindness Cheryl!
I'm on the first day of the second week out of eight weeks.  Thankful for Christmas and New Year's and that they are during the week.  This means more time for my husband home.  Less couch parenting and less TV.  More family time and more love all the way around!
I'm also very thankful for meals that people have brought for us.  It's been so wonderful to just put items in the oven and have dinner done for when my husband gets home.  I am very very thankful and will make sure to pay this forward.  This has been the biggest life saver for our whole family!

I'm also very thankful that my parents came during those first days.  We weren't at all prepared in any way to handle this.  Laundry, rides to school for the kids, doctor appointments for our son, doctor appointment for me, preparing food and helping with the kids.  I spent this time getting transportation arranged for the kids to get to and from school and activities.  I also drive two other kids and they had to make arrangements as well.  It has all worked out and I'm so thankful for how understanding everybody has been.


Joining Jennifer at Conversion Diary.


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