echo226, it is very rough to be broken. I've been there myself, "just" a severely broken ankle that required surgery and I ended up in a great amount of pain for months. What I learned is that I had never been empathetic enough about people who are hurting, on crutches, etc. I am a fairly sympathetic person by nature and still I learned that physical pain from bones breaking can be life changing! It slowed me down pretty quickly, that's for sure. I hope that you have plenty of family support and can get around okay by now.
I was fortunate to have my daughter at the age of 12 by my side as soon as she was done with school each day. She still remembers that I bought her the CD - Bitter Sweet Symphony by the Verve as a gift for her attentiveness and caring. Other members of my family were more clueless on how to help me and it was a little frustrating at the time. I could have used the FORT back in 1998 to talk it out .
I hope that the worst of your injury is past you and that you continue to feel better each day!
Ellen I'll keep you and your husband in my thoughts and prayers.
echo226 No matter how small you think your troubles are they are troubles. You have been missed. I'm hoping you have a speedy recovery. Don't push yourself, your body needs time to heal.
It sure helps to know we can come together from different parts and share and encourage each other. I'm thankful for each and everyone of you.
echo, you have made me stop crabbing about the once/week bone pill that my doctor has me taking.
The last thing I want is a broken bone. The scary part is that a break can either be caused by the fall, or the bone can break and THEN you fall. I am going to start being grateful that somebody is looking out for me and not wanting my bones to snap!
"...each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." - Mitch Albom, one helluva writer.
When you throw a rock into a pack of dogs, you know which one you hit by the one that yelps!
echo, a broken bone is hardly a "little thing"! Those suckers hurt big time.
I'm glad you're recovering well. You're in my thoughts for continued successful recovery.
"There's no crying in baseball!"
-- Tom Hanks, A League of Their Own
Today was difficult for hubby. He cried pretty much all day. He just couldn't get himself out of the funk he was in. I gave him some medicine tonight and he will start taking some B12 tomorrow to help adjust. Tomorrow we are going to move the desk where Victor used to play all of his games and use his computer. It feels like he's just going to come back and sit in the chair.........better to move it around so it doesn't give me or any of us that false sense of hope.
echo, pain is pain and it sucks. It brings physical and emotional situations and just remember to make sure you are feeling these things so don't ever downplay that. Hope you heal fast and get back to feeling great.
On a more positive note, after putting one of Victor's shirts in Princess' bed, she has begun to come out and stop yowling. She really misses her favorite human but the scent in her bed gives her some peace.
Yup, with donuts!!
If you can, put one of Victor's shirts in a Ziploc (that doesn't smell like plastic - so, an older one) and seal it up. Some day, you'll want to be able to smell his smell again. We did that with some of my grandmother's handkerchiefs and I can't tell you how comforting it is to be able to smell that smell more than 25 years later.
Animals mourn so openly, it makes it even harder to deal with a loss, I think. I'm glad one of Victor's shirts is giving Princess some comfort.
I'll be thinking of you and sending you prayers for strength and healing. Please take care of yourselves
Echo - like everyone else said, your troubles are your troubles. No one is comparing. I'm sorry you're dealing with that injury and I hope you're back on your feet - literally - soon!
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.' - Isaac Asimov
I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"
Echo, sending you healing thoughts and prayers!
Ellen, sending you healing thoughts and prayers for your hubby!
I got a call late last night from my son in CA. His dad was supposed to start chemo, but is too sick. They're looking into bone marrow transplant first and maybe chemo later if that works. Said he was so sick he can barely make it from bed to couch and back. My son is feeling really bereft being on the other side of the country. He feels like he'll never see his dad alive again.
Count your blessings!
I'm so sorry, Gutmutter.