Tuesday, September 26, 2017

It has been a while

     It has been a long time since I have been here in blog land. I have had a lot going on in my life. John is in hospice and has been almost a year with
his liver shutting down. We knew it was coming, but you never want to admit it. 
    I had an accident the 23rd of May where a car turned in front of me. The car was totaled and I got a broken leg out of it. I have had two surgeries on my leg. The last surgery was getting it ready for a knee replacement. If they had replaced it at the first surgery, I would not be able to walk. I found out that my car had two airbags. One in the steering wheel and the other underneath the steering column. They both went off. I was told if the one under the steering wheel hadn't I could have lost my leg. 
    I spent almost a 100 days in a nursing home. Now I am living in a little studio apartment because I can't go home. I still have physical therapy. I haven't been able to put weight on it until the 17th of August. I have a doctor appointment this Thursday to see what the next step will be. I want to be able to walk again. I got to start putting weight on it the 17th of August. The best news was I could actually have a shower that day for the first time since the accident.
     I am bound and determine that I will walk again. Hoping to get so I don't have to use a walker. The nursing home was an experience. Now I live in a furnished studio apartment where everything is included except your phone. The meals are better balanced than what we had in the nursing home.  My hubby misses me and I have to rely on others to take me to see him.
     The kids are hoping that I like here well enough that I will stay here and sell the house. I don't know what I am going to do yet.
     My oldest grandson starts his tech schooling on the 3rd of October and we are having a get Sunday evening with him. My Middle grandson has now got a horse of his own called Don't Scratch My Hot Rod. He has done well this year with him. My youngest, who I have to look up at now, is involved in boy scouts.
I am still doing my embroidery. I will try to be back a little more often. Have a great day.

12 comments:

Sylvia said...

You have had a rough time and I am praying for you to walk again. Take care of yourself and don't care up.

sweet violets said...

Wondered where you've been, so sorry for all the mishaps and am praying for you and for hubby. Apartment living doesn't sound so bad, no more house related responsibilities!! Best wishes......

Vickie said...

Oh Shirley. I am so sorry dear. I am praying for you. We also are moving to an apartment next month.

~ Dixie said...

So sorry to hear about what has been happening. I am praying for you and your husband. Take Care.

Mereknits said...

Shirley, bless your heart you have been through so, so much. I am sending you prayers of healing and peace. I hope that John is not in any pain. i pray you can walk again. Sending you love.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Oh my! Shirley, I'm so sorry abut your accident that resulted in a broken leg. I've been wondering about you. You have had a rough go lately. I am praying for you and for John. Please take care of yourself, my friend, and I pray you'll be walking again soon! Hugs, Cheryl

Louise M said...

Best wishes. Tough times don't last; tough people do.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Shirley, you have been through so much and yet you sound pretty up. Good for you! There are so many things that need to be done in our home..normal maintenance that is hard to do. I sometimes think living in a little place would be a good idea. Then I remember I have two dogs and would not be able to leave them. I hate to hear about you and your husband's health issues. If you are determined to walk...then you WILL WALK. You have that determination. Your kids are getting along and I know that makes you happy.
Best wishes to you and your family. I'm so glad to hear from you.
xx, Carol

Gert said...

Oh Shirley...I am so sorry to hear this news. My prayers are that you continue to heal and will soon be able to walk again. I'm sure your hubby misses you very much. But thank Gid for your children I know they have been there for him too. Sounds like the Grands are keeping busy as always. Please take care and keep us informed on how you're doing!!! I love and miss hearing from you.
Blessings
Hertv

Joyce F said...

Sorry to hear your news. Keep up that determination to walk again!

Charlotte Huffman said...

I've been keeping up with you on Facebook. Hope you are doing better. I know what it is like to not be able to walk and do what you want. So glad you have family to take care of you. Stay strong!

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