Monday, October 24, 2016

My nurse for the evening

I had my first PT appointment today.  Given my injuries he said that 6-10 weeks wouldn't be unusual for recovery back to pre-accident state.  Oh my. 
Gracie has appointed herself my nurse - it's amazing how heavy a 12 pound cat can feel when she is lying across your belly.  How could I be so lucky.  Ha ha

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Look mummy, I brought you a get well present!!

Not to be outdone be my friend's flowers, I woke up to a little get well present from Ms Gracie.  At least it was all in one piece and dead...
Our power just came back on after being out for about 36 hours. I think that is about the longest we've had in the 22 years we have lived here.  It got down to 60 degrees over night. I decided I was better off than those living on the streets and heck, some people just keep their thermostat that low anyhow. So, no bitching out of me.  Well, maybe about that rat, ha ha ha.

Friday, October 14, 2016

My nurse caught napping

Not so much for constant supervision, Gracie is at least here most of the day.  Her favorite thing is to sleep on top of me which isn't real comfy for me. Although she does make for a good foot warmer as long as she doesn't attack my toes.
I was reading thru my "hospital" post and noticed I mentioned how cute the paramedics were but I didn't say how kind they were and get this,  one of them was named Captain Dessert. 
We are having bad storms here in the Pacific Northwest.  We lost our power last night at about 11:00.  Our church is installing a new minister tomorrow afternoon.  I think the "show will go on" as the worst of the storm is not supposed to hit until late in the evening.  I have been on the planning committee, but last night John and I  decided that I am not well enough to go. Darn it. 
Thanks again for all your good wishes. I think that this is going to be a long haul and you are keeping me from the dark side.  XOX

Monday, October 10, 2016

What a sweet thing for them to do

Friday afternoon a delivery service brought this pretty bouquet from my friends at my previous job. They did (and continue to) cheer me. What a sweet thing for them to do.

I'm continuing to improve, but it seems to be inch by inch. It's going to be a long process, I think. Thanks for all your kind thoughts and prayers. We appreciate them!! XOX


Saturday, October 08, 2016

Spartan accomodations

Well, so sorry that I have left you all hanging...I finally got into a room at about ten o'clock.  A very small room with a bathroom down the hall, no door just a curtain.  But it was better than Hall Bed #5.  Ha ha.
It was a long day.
The CT scan they did showed no new damage but old breaks to three vertebra and it has been conjectured by more than one person that the fall may have aggravated them, hence why I couldn't walk. 
My stay was overnight and the PT guy released me to go home at about three o'clock or so..  There was some running around to get prescriptions etc. Got home at about five or so.  The Shepherd has been wonderful of course.  At this rate we're going back and forth on taking care of each other.
It is the end of the day on Saturday now.  It seems like I am more sore today than I was on Thursday,which was also predicted.  It is.about time to hit the sack. I'll write more.tomorrow.  blogging from my please excuse the errors. 

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Like the Worst hotel room ever

You know when you get that room where the bathroom is right on the other side of the wall from your head???  Ha ha ha...

Hall bed #5...

So...on my way to this.a.m. and I tripped, or kicked my cane out from under me or something, but all of a.sudden I'm flailing around and the next thing I know I'm flat on my back. My worst nightmare...or Help I've fallen and I can't get up...  Called 911and of course the dishy pAramedics arrive. They were able to get me up but I wasn't able to walk so that earned me a bumpy ride in the back of one of Whatcom County's finest ambulances.  Contacted The Shepherd and my sisters and my office...don't think I'll be there today.  That was at ten this a.m. and after determining that I'm still not able to walk they will be checking me in to chez St Joe's for the night. The Shepherd was here for a while and went home to feed Gracie and the sheep, and to have some dinner.   They are really busy here and I am currently in "hall bed #5". Wonder where the other hall bed people are...more later.