Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Sticks and Stones

Just a quick note to explain where I've been. Ironically, my last entry was on August 25th. That was the same day that I tripped in my livingroom and broke my right shoulder and left hip.

The fracture in my left hip wasn't diagnosed until 10 days after my ER visit, and after I had walked for almost a week on it, causing major damage. I had to wait until there was some healing before they would consider surgery and now after 6 months, I have to have some major reconstruction done to the hip. And then I am told it will be another 4 - 6 months before I can do any weight bearing on it.

The past 6 months have been painful, frustrating and very discouraging. Often during this time, it was hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel or even the tunnel itself.

I think I've managed to get to this point with my mental state only slightly worse for wear and plan to have surgery soon. I haven't been writing because it's been too painful to sit at the computer for any length of time and frankly, I'm tired of talking about me. So I will save my story for another time.

But if you are reading this, please say a quick prayer for me that I get through this ordeal with 2 legs to stand on and my mind intact!