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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Made it

Well, I made it!  Got up the stairs and had my bath and washed my hair.  It wasn't easy but I was determined.  I've done this before, you see.  About ten years ago.  Same leg, almost the same spot.  Just not the same way.  Anyway, it felt good to be clean.  Also was able to get clean clothes.  So now all I can do is get more used to using crutches and then, perhaps, I'll be able to start driving....sometime next week.  You know, "they" always give you advice in the ER or whatever about being careful at "our age" watching our steps, being careful on stairs, gravel, etc.  Well, I am careful even though I am in pretty darn good shape for my age.  But sometimes the unforeseen can happen.  Many friends have called offering their help if I need it.  It's nice to know there are still folks out there who will take the time to help if needed.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

I've been sleeping....a lot.  It isn't the medication 'cause I'm not taking any of the pain med, just Tylenol if I need it.  I need to get my butt in gear and get a bath and wash my hair!  I'm just so tired I feel like my get up and go got up and went.  Guess that comes with injuring yourself at my age.  Today, however, I'm determined is the day.  Wish me luck.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Laid up

As of this past Monday I've been laid up with a partial break in my left tibia.  It happened when I walked down to the pond to check on things.  I was wearing my boots which have no traction and when I stepped on the top step (wet, slick railroad tie) my left foot went out from under me and down I went.  I heard something go as I fell.  Somehow (must have been adrenaline) I managed to make my way back to the house and up the stairs where I got my purse and then called 911.  I made it back down the stairs and waited for the ambulance.  The x-rays at the local hospital didn't show a break.  My daughter made an appointment for me with my orthopedist for the next day.  His x-rays didn't show a break either so an MRI was ordered.  Sure enough, it showed an occluded break.  The fun part was getting into the Dr.'s office.  Imagine, if you will, my daughter trying to hold me up while I tried to hop on one foot to get into the building (she couldn't find a wheelchair).  A thank you goes out to the lady who tried to support me on the other side.  Luckily one of the two medical staff who were going to lunch went back into the building and got a wheelchair.   So....I've been scooting around the house in my desk chair (just like I did the last time I broke my leg....same one).  Neighbors, friends and daughter are making sure I'm taken care of.  Happily my daughter found my crutches so those get to be used starting today.  Had to cancel a class I was going to take at the Folk School  :(  but will hopefully be able to take it next year.
Something must be going on with the alignment of the planets.  My sister's oldest granddaughter broke the same leg in the same place on the same day as I did.  Another person I know was accidentally shot by his friend when his friend was buying a gun.  Totally accidental but what idiot hands a potential buyer a loaded gun without telling him? Happily the shot was through and through which is fortunate since the bullet was a .45 hollow point.  The victim will be without some small bowel but will otherwise be fine.
Another friend is going through major depression and severe anxiety.  The list goes on.
Enough already!
So....today I'm going to try to take a bath and wash my hair.  I've done it before I can do it again.  After that I'll take a nap.
What's going on in your life/

Friday, May 1, 2015

New vehicle

I want to buy a new vehicle.  A pickup truck.  Why?  With all the yard work I do my van is inadequate for hauling mulch, soil, etc.  And my van is getting old(er).  Even though I take care of it when needed it has almost 250,000 miles on it.  A truck will be extremely handy also in the winter when I need 4-wheel drive.  I had a truck before and used it well.  Now it sits in my daughter's driveway.  It's being used by her roommates.  It has over 250,000 miles on it and still runs.  It's a Chevy and that's what I'm going to buy after I get all the things taken care of that need it here at the house.  House comes first.  It may mean that I can't put as much down on the truck as I'd like but I can always make it up by paying the truck off early.