Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Big Fall

Yup, big fall by the swimming pool almost 6 weeks ago.

Emergency run to the ER, x-rays, broken and dislocated elbow.

Out with propofol (just like Michael J.), elbow manipulated into place and casted.  Much damage to nerves, tendons and muscles.  Do NOT underestimate "soft tissue" pain.

Thankful for good pain meds, then home.

Haven't been able to use my right arm, yes I'm right handed so have been extremely limited.

A few of those weeks were without make-up and styled hair...you'd think Halloween came early at our house just looking at me!

Cast off, in therapy and doing much better.

 Doctor said by Christmas I should be back to normal.

 I'm planning on making that goal date Thanksgiving

8 comments:

Bob & Marilee Neff said...

Oh, dear Mary Sue...Thinking of you and sending all kinds of good thoughts for your health...wow, we don't bounce like we used to....You can be ready for Thanksgiving!!! Keep up the good work..

RoeH said...

Wow. Hope things are on the mend by now. (hugs)

Jody said...

I'm coming, I'm coming! I'll be there Thursday to be your right hand gal! Yipee I get to serve you this time. It's about time I get to do for you as you always have for me. Love and Hugs, Jody

Lindsay said...

so glad Jody gets to come visit and spend time with you.. you two will have a BLAST! wish i could come, too.

love you love you, so grateful you're making improvements.

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Teresa said...

Oh my...so sorry, I was wondering if you were off visiting Grands...but now I know....hugs!
Hope you can heal fast.

Trevlyn said...

you're doing awesome! sorry about what a pain/incovenience it is!

travelintoadventure@gmail.com said...

back to normal by Christmas -- get better by then I hope too.. wish I had a car and knew where you lived then I could help those who are helping you -- wink!
Hugs

Cody, Melissa, Trinitee and Austin said...

So sorry to hear about the elbow! Makes my stomach turn just thinking about it! But...on the other hand that could be the twin pregnancy hormones doing that...

Propofol is fun isn't it? Had it when my egg retrieval was done and it was the best sleep I've ever had!

Hugs and kisses to you-hope you are feeling much better by now!

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