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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I am coming along slowly!!

When you are the backbone of a household and something happens to you ,things change, so do priorities in your home.

I broke my right arm 3 weeks ago, the humerus bone(the big one in your arm) in a skidoo accident,just a fluke accident that should not of happened but did.

No we were not going fast at all, it happened because the path was icy slick with about 3 or 4 inches of ice,the back end of the skidoo spun around((( that's where I was sitting))) and threw both of us off,I landed on my right side, thank heaven I always wear a helmet.
I knew right away my arm was broken because I could not move it and it hurt like something I have never felt before...I never broke a bone before..

The ambulance took 3/4 of an hour to come pick me up,I want to say right now I would not trust my life with the 2 paramedics that came... talk about 2 young men who had no idea what to do, thank God it wasen't a heart attack I think I would be dead.
When we got to the hospital they uncermonioulsy dumped me in the emerg waiting room gave me a number like everyone else and left......

Picture that for a moment....... I have a broken arm and I am still dressed in 3 layers of skidoo clothing boots and all.. I am shaking like a leaf and I am alone to deal with my belongings and a broken arm...............thanks so much for the care...

Thank goodness my son and hubby appeared at that moment, he ran for a wheelchair and from that point it took 5 hours to get 4 xrays and a doctor to tell me it was broken, I was sent home with some pain prescriptions.
I was not put in a cast because I broke it near the shoulder they put me in a sling and sent me home after a 5 hour wait in emergency...(Not even an asperin was offered)by then it was 10.30PM, no supper not even water ......

Thank goodness for the love of my family who pampered and looked after me,its been a long 3 weeks.

In the meantime I sprained my left ankle and got gout in the same foot a day later,needless to say its been really rough for me pain wise.At one point I was so saturated with toxins of pain killers my body decided to get rid of it.....that was not fun either.......

My ankle looks like an ankle now almost, my gout is still there but no so prominent, I have started doing physio that the doctor showed me in the fracture clinic I went to.

I know I sound like I am whinning but oh lordy I have been through so much in 3 weeks.
I want the normal days back......I complained they were boring but I never ever will again,I would rather have a boring normal day than a pain filled one.
So here I day at a time.
My goal is to go out this weekend for a drive and see what the other side of this house looks like.I hope I get my wish...((( depends if I can get a boot or shoe on)))

Thank you all for you good wished ,it all helps me feel better .Thank you !!!!


Susie said...

So sorry to hear about your pain and miserable treatment from the EMT's and hospital.
Sounds like they made a bad situation even worse.
sending you (((healing hugs))

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Yes, it seems nowadays hospitals are only a place to drain all of your money from your wallet before they let you die.
Glad to hear you are on the mend; I've been thinking about you. Hope you can get out and get some fresh air and a change of scenery; it will do you good. Take care!

Smilingsal said...

Oh Diane, I knew about the arm, but oh my, how you've suffered. I agree that ambulance people are often young and barely trained to drive the thing, let alone be of any help. For that reason, I'll chose to ride with my husband driving, thankyewverymuch. And ER is a place no one should ever use.

I'm glad that the most severe pain is past. I have missed you. Pamper yourself. Read a book. That'll keep you still.

PEA said...

You poor dear, you certainly have been going through a lot these last few weeks. I can sympathize with what you went through in ER...when Steve broke his leg in 4 places, they made him lay there for 3 days before finally sending him to another hospital to have the surgery!!! I just don't know what is happening to our health care system these days. Please know that I'm thinking of you and praying that you will soon be up and around!! xoxo

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

After all that I think I'd be wearing a bicycle helmet and body armor from the moment I get up in the morning. Now I KNOW I don't want to live where it snows!

BetteJo said...

Oh no fun! Sounds like you're on your way to though, I certainly hope so. No fun to be trapped inside with limited ability to move around or do just what you want to do when you want to do it! And as much as people complain about the price of health care here in the U.S. - I have to say - thank God for private health care.
Hope you get your wish to get out of the house!

Lib said...

Hi Diane,
Hope you are well soon!
As a former caretaker ,it is so hard for the backbone to be sick!
Feel better soon!

Brenda said...

Hon, you're allowed to get it all out after what you've been going through! I hope you continue to heal more every day and that the pain will go away. ((hugs))

Sharon said...

I am so happy to see that you are back and I pray that you will continue to heal.
It sounds like you come through all this in good spirits though.
God bless


WOW~~READ books- 14 of em~
WELL you are certainly catching up on your reading DIANE(:)LOL

Oh reading your post makes me cringe in pain..ugh~!!
Please heal up fast and well (:) so you can get back to crafting(:)~~OK
hugs, Patty

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Bless your heart, you have had a bad few weeks. Surely things can only get better now - I hope! I'm saying a prayer for you. Take care of yourself. laurie