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Yesterday Was A Mixed Bag.....

Monday, May 09, 2016

Yesterday, I had a wonderful Mother's Day! DD1 sent me a beautiful card and she called. I enjoyed talking to her. DD2 called and I got to talk to both her and our oldest GS. That was both entertaining and sweet. Hubby took me out for brunch. I had a veggie omelet that was delicious.It was such a beautiful day that we decided to take the three dogs for a walk around the block. That was when things went south fast.

Without thinking, I attempted the walk without my cane. I usually don't use my cane in the house. When we decided to take a walk, I just walked out of the house without the cane and never gave it a thought. I walked rather slowly behind hubby and the dogs. It was the first time for walking outside the house without it. We were almost back home when I stepped on a large pebble and wrenched my foot. Down I went. My hands are scraped and bruised. I scraped my right elbow and bruised it, my foot is super sore and I landed on my bad hip. I was so mad at myself and frustrated!

I was in agony for the rest of yesterday. I hardly slept last night but surprisingly enough, I felt a little better this morning. I needed to get my initial pre-op out of the way, so I was up and out by 8am. I finished the testing and was back home by 10am and went back to bed. Later, I went out to the store to get a few items. I crawled home and had to take pain medicine. I hate taking pain medication but in this case, it was an absolute must. Thank goodness I see my orthopedist this Wednesday and I am on the schedule for a hip replacement on May 27th. Undoubtedly, the trauma of the fall will accelerate the disease progression in that hip. I am afraid that between the hips and my spine, I will likely need to use a cane for the foreseeable future. I just want to get through all of this so I can get back into the water. I have been out of the water for over ten months and I really miss it. One step at a time!
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    I'm so sorry you fell. Please, please..if you need the pain meds take them. I hate taking them too, and i only take one pill most days, in the afternoon when it gets so bad i cant deal. THERE IS NO SHAME IN TAKING THEM!!!
    I also understand about the cane. i forget mine sometimes, and regret it. and I have an intimate relationship with the likes me so much it is forever beckoning. I'm a bad mate, though..i dont like it so much!!!
    So glad part of your mothers day was wonderful!!!
    1633 days ago
    I just hate falls. So sorry to read of yours. That is just a shame.

    Glad your Mother's Day was good. Take care.
    1633 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    sorry to hear about your fall..........
    take care and praying that doesn't delay your up and coming surgery!!

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    1633 days ago
    I'm sorry about your fall. Not the way you want to finish an otherwise lovely day.
    1634 days ago
    Very sorry to hear about your fall. You are so brave. Wishing you the best now and through the surgery.
    1634 days ago
    Sorry you had the injury! Take care of you!
    1634 days ago
  • GABY1948
    OMW I am SO sorry for this new thing. I was OOC out of commission yesterday so had not seen it! UGH PRAYING hard for EVERYTHING for you and HEALTH again, Cyndi!

    1634 days ago
    I'm so sorry to read about your day. How frustrating. I'm glad you got some love from your daughters!
    1635 days ago
    Happy belated mother's day!
    1635 days ago
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