Thursday, September 8, 2016

Oopsy...leads to Ouchy

Let's start this post off with good news...I finished both quilts before the first OSU game.  Let me tell you...that is one warm quilt. I won't show the smaller quilt as DD has been known to lurk on this here blog.



As I've told Mary Jane, no good deed goes unpunished.  And also, we all know I tend to be an overachiever.  On the 2nd, I journeyed to the store to gather provisions for Logan's birthday dinner. Wish we had decided to eat out. I saw someone crash their scooter and I stopped to help. I stepped back on an uneven sidewalk catching my foot. My bad knee had been acting up all day and I tried to protect it as I fell. DON'T DO THIS. TUCK AND ROLL. I landed on my right hand. There is no memory as to how I ended back up on my feet. But, I knew I had broken my arm. A call to 911, an ambulance ride, xrays, manipulation, lots of pain meds, long holiday weekend, ortho appt, and bad news. Not only had I dislocated my elbow, I had shattered the radial head. In doing so, I guaranteed surgery and a new titanium implant.

Here's an ugly xray. Lots o'pain when it was taken.


Surgery is next week, two weeks more in a splint, stitches out, and then this ugly a** brace for at least 6 weeks. I hope to be able to help with Thanksgiving dinner. lol



So, you all stitch your little hearts out and make me proud. I'll be sitting in my chair playing Township. Stupid addictive game....

11 comments:

wranglerkate said...

Oh Denise - I'm so sorry to hear of your accident! Sending lots of hugs and healing energy your way. I hope all of your recovery goes well. :)

Dawn said...

OMG! Denise! I don't know what to say! OMG! slow down and just try to get healed up.

Kaisievic said...

Oh Denise, that is so awful for you, especially when you were being a good Samaritan, too. Take care, my dear.

Karyn said...

Oh Denise, what a bummer! I'm so sorry that this happened to you...I am sending you a big hug and thoughts for comfort.
I promise that we will all work diligent to make you proud!
Hugs

Maggee said...

Oh dear!! I am SOOOO sorry that you fell and really banged yourself up! I shall pray the surgery goes well next week, and that your recovery is full and passes quickly! I have to say that I love the quilt! Just beautiful! Wonderful job! Take care!

Xeihua (Sara) said...

Oh, so sorry to hear about your accident. It sounds as being painfull hopefully it will heal fast. But at least you managed finishing your quills before it happened. Hugs

Robin in Virginia said...

Thinking of you and praying for a successful surgery and full healing. Sending gentle hugs your way.

CalamityJr said...

You could have titled this Beauty and the Beast! From the first photo, that fantastic Buckeye quilt to the final, that beast of a brace, you've soared to the heights and will be wearing the worst. That contraption looks mean! We'll cross our fingers that the minimum six weeks will be all it takes and you'll be ready to get to therapy quickly so you can stitch and cook and everything else with no pain. Hang in there!

paula said...

O-O-O-O-O, new game :)

But wait, must talk about the main reason for the post . . . the quilt is so neat and that x-ray . . . ouchie just doesn't do it justice.

Enjoy your time incapacitated . . . I know it will be boring :(

gracie said...

Well when you do something, you go all out! Hope you are not in too much discomfort and that the surgery will be easy on you. Keep us posted.

Angela Michaud-Mourer said...

Oh, Denise!!!! I return to Blogger after a year and a half away, and you have gone and busted up your sweet self! I see that you are getting back to a bit of stitching, I guess it is baby steps. I guess we should all be grateful that they can patch us back together when things get smashed up, but with that thankfulness comes frustration.

I'll pray for continued healing and patience for you.

Angela!