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Thread: I broke my right leg

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    Senior Member beginnerquilter's Avatar
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    Hi everyone

    I won't be posting any of my quilting progress for a while.

    On Tuesday July 27th I fell inside of my apt and I broke my right leg in 5 places. I had to be transferred from a good size hospital to a bigger hospital in the big city so they could do surgery on my leg. On Wed the 28th I went in for surgery and they put in a real long wide plate and 20 screws in my leg.

    I was in a cast for a while with ace bandages covering the whole thing - the cast only went up just above my ankles and that was about it. About three weeks ago I went to see my bone specialist and he is really good and I just love him to death.

    His Assistant took my cast off, took off the ace bandages, and now I'm wearing a boot I still can't put no weight on my leg yet for another 3 weeks. I go back to my bone specialist on Sept 9th and then he will tell me if I can start putting weight on my leg or not. Everything looks good on the x-rays.

    I am staying at some dear close friends of mine until I am able to get up and walk period. I have my cat wih me too and he is so happy to be with me at my friend's house.

    I sit in my wheel chair most of the time and I use my walker to go to the restroom and to get in and out of the car with. I only use my walker when I need to.

    I had 30 staples in my leg where he cut me open up on my leg and they took those out too.

    I am hoping and praying that I can start walking on my leg when I go see my bone specialist on Sept 9th.

    On that Tuesday that it happened they had to re-set my leg without putting me out and boy did that hurt. I was in so much pain. My friend Marilyn was with me.

    I trip over my lamp cord that was plugged into my power strip and that is how I fell. I had my cell phone laying on my table that was beside my chair and the way I fell I had to scoot to get to my table which wasn't that far with my foot dangling in mid air so I could get to my cell phone. I called 911 and the Firemen came, the paramedics came, they took out my living room window screen to get in to my apt. Than I called my friend Marilyn up and than we went from there.

    I am just now gettng the movement back in my foot/ankle. I have to keep my boot on when I am not exercising my leg/ankle/foot. My leg is still not healed up yet. The pain has subsided pretty much now and my skin has loosen up quite a bit on my leg too. I only take one pain pill at night and that is it.

    I have a real good close friend that died on Wednesday from Cancer and she was 52 years old. Her name is Debra. I am going to her Memorial Service on the 28th of this month.

    My Quilting Group is going to help me finish my two quilts up and than I can hand quilt it than after they get it put together for me.

    As soon as I am able to take pictures and upload them on my computer at my apt I will take pictures of my two quilts.

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    What a painful summer you have had. Keep your spirits up. You are in my prayers as you mend.

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    Oh dear, you have had alot going on. Be sure to take care of yourself and do as your doctors say so that you and your leg can get back to normal soon.

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    will be thinking good thoughts for fast healing...you must have fell really hard...

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    What an awful thing to have happen to you. I'm thankful you have such a good friend to help you out now.

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    Oh, I'm so sorry. I do hope that you continue to heal fast. Prayers and good wishes are on their way to you!

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    Oh honey that's awful!! But you are on the mend and the worst is behind you. Lots of love sent your way!!! HUGS Sue

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    hugs hugs hugs take care of yourself

    thoughts and prayers are with you

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    Thanks everyone....I am in good spirits and I've come along ways since that has happened. I have lots of support from my friends.

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    good grief, don't walk too soon. bones take some time to heal. how about calcium? ask your Doctor if you need to take some (along with Vitamin D). good luck.

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    Oh dear, what an awful thing to happen to you! Please take care of yourself and get better soon ... I'll be thinking of you.

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    So sorry this had to happen. I know that it is difficult when you are somewhat limited in your mobility, when you are used to being able to be out and about. {{{HUGS}}} coming your way along with prayers for a speedy and complete recovery.

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    Hugs!!!!!! Get better soon!

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    Oh my goodness! :shock: You sure write well for someone who has been through what you've been through! Sounds like you have a good handle on things and I can tell that you are in great spirits. {{{{{hugs}}}}} because everyone can always use some hugs. :D

    Hey, who is to say that you can't learn to use the foot pedal with your left foot! :lol:

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    You poor thing. I broke my ankle many years, but nothing compared to your break. I'm glad you have a close friend to help you. Prayers to you.

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    Oh dear, so sorry to hear of your accident! Hope you'll be feeling better soon. And also sorry to hear about your friend. Too many are dying too young these days!

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    omg!

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    omg!

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    My mom fell and broke her arm - she too had to be put together with hardware. Wishing you a speedy recovery with full use of your leg.

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    Bless your heart, what a go. I will keep you in my prayers...a gentle hug!

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    I'm so sorry. I'm glad you have good care. Recovery will come.

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    (((HUGS))) Wishing you a very speedy recovery (((HUGS)))

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    So sorry to hear about your leg and the death of your friend. You have such a good attitude and it sounds like you have many friends and quilters around you that care about you. I pray for your fast and complete healing and for the friends and family of Debra. Keep us posted on how you are doing.

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    Thanks everyone...I am taking Calcium with Vitamin D three times a day and I drink milk three times a day too.

    I get tired real easy in the afternoons from having to use my walker and plus getting up early in the mornings too around 7 a.m. Than I don't go to bed until around 9:30 p.m. or so.

    I usually take naps in the afternoons but I am going to try to make it today without taking a nap.

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