Hi there.....

So kind of you to stop by....I do enjoy the company.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

I'm finally, finally, back up on crutches after surgery.  If you ever have the choice of letting bone heal itself slowly or having glue put in,...let it heal naturally.  The other option may be a mite quicker, but a lot more painful.  My friends know I have a high tolerance for pain but this.....on a pain scale of 1 - 10 it's a 15 at best.  The Hydrocodone made it worse.  It didn't help ease the pain and also screwed up my head.  After taking two of them, as directed, I switched to the Tramadol once they wore off..  It isn't as potent as hydrocodone but it helped with the pain, let me sleep and is non-narcotic.  Why is it so painful you might ask.  Well, it's because the good Dr. drills into the bone to place the glue.  Then he might have to chase after errant globules of the stuff so it doesn't harden where it isn't supposed to.  At any rate, I'm back on the road to walking with the help of exercise and therapy starting tomorrow.  It's been a long road and I hope to never have to travel it again.  If there is a next time I'll let the body heal itself instead of trying to take a short cut.
As a side note....you find out who your friends really are, especially if, like me, you live alone.

Thursday, June 18, 2015


Tomorrow is the big day.  The good Dr. is going to drill into my knee and put bone glue where the break is.  He told me that I may curse him for a few days while the glue hardens, or I may not.  Some people take longer than others to heal.  I'm hoping it's the I may not and start getting around without crutches SOON.  The muscles, particularly in my left shoulder, are telling me they aren't happy.  I reckon that if I had to get around on sticks longer they'd adjust.  I've gotten pretty antsy, particularly this week.  It's been over a month since I first broke the bone and sitting around the house is definitely not my cup of tea.  There is lots that needs to be done around here.  I'm lucky to have a friend that loves to play in the dirt.  Thanks to her my veggie garden is showing signs of maturing. 
Don't know how long it'll be before I give a progress report (if you really need one).  Meanwhile I'd appreciate any healing vibes you send this way.

Friday, June 5, 2015

It's been a little over three weeks since I broke my leg.  I'm going stir crazy.  I can at least drive now so getting out of the house is not the issue.  The issue is that I can't do anything around the yard or garden or pond and there is lots to do.  In two weeks (I wish it were sooner) I'm going to have out-patient surgery.  The way the good doctor explained it to me when I saw him was.....I could go six weeks or more on the crutches or I could have surgery and be on them for maybe one week after the surgery.  Guess what I chose.  Yup...surgery.  What he's going to do is drill into where the break is and insert bone glue.  Yes, bone glue.  Who'd a thunk it?  Apparently it hardens in about a week or less.  He told me I'd curse him the first few days as it is hardening but after that I'll be good as new or better.  I was lucky when I fell that the coral he put in the first time I broke that leg acted as a rock which prevented this break from being worse.  The bad thing is that a partial break takes longer to heal than a full break.
At least now I don't have to wear that darn long leg brace.  After I'm healed, though, I think I'll get a small knee brace to wear when I'm out and about in the yard, etc.  It is said that third time is a charm but I don't think that applies to broken bones.
Y'all have a safe day and remember:  believe nothing of what you hear and only half of what you see.