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Broken Ankle

Monday, July 29, 2019

Just a quick blog as my laptop likes to eat things for no reason.

It has been 12 days now since my fall while out walking a steep hill on a back country road. At first I couldn't hop on one foot. I seemed to have forgotten how. Sister loaned me a pair of crutches and I tried to fall over backwards several times at first. DH was really staying close by. I do have a wheelchair we kept when a dear aunt died several years ago, and that has turned out to be a real blessing. And it reminds me of her.

I am so glad that at age 71 I have been doing exercises and getting my weight more under control. I had the upper body strength to work the crutches and get me in and out of the wheelchair. I did relearn how to hop on one foot and I can really move that way if I really need to. When younger I could lift myself up off the floor using one leg. I cannot do that now, but with a little extra push from my arms I can. Love those thigh exercises I was doing to get up off the floor after my grandson was born. Getting back into shape was so worth it!

I cannot go on the long walks with my 10 month old puppy anymore, but we play tug of war and fetch to try to help wear her out. I look forward to getting back into our routine of walking the neighborhood.

Our house has a flight of stairs so I chose to stay on the upper bedroom levels with my chairs, books, puzzles, sewing machine, knitting, etc. I have a wonderful sitting room to enjoy. DD brought me a college dorm size refrigerator and microwave, but DH is fixing our meals. He does not cook, but reheats nicely! I wish I had more meals in the freezer, but we will survive. I do hope it doesn't add any pounds though. That would make me sad!

Better go before this little computer erases anything. It likes to do that.
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  • DESIREE672
    I do hope your ankle doesn’t take a long time to heal. Such bad luck but you manage to find some good aspects to the situation!
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    421 days ago
  • ECOAGE
    Oh no! Sincerely sorry to hear about your accident.

    While out walking the night of February 28 the winter before last winter, I hit a frost heave and it took me down. I know how hard it is to have routine disrupted. I lived on my second floor and wore a high walking boot instead of a cast.

    I had delayed healing of my fracture. I'm finally back to one piece. It took exactly one year. I'm okay because I'm healed and my doctor was expecting to see me in surgery. If you need suggestions to promote bone healing, let me know. I used everything I discovered with research that had any chance of helping from high tech (ultrasound bone stimulator) to very old school (herbal tea concoctions) and homeopathic drops. For example, eat lots of fresh pineapple because it can help bone healing.

    I hope you have a speedy recovery! emoticon
    421 days ago
  • GRAYGRANNY
    So sorry to hear you are injured. I pray you heal fast and get back to doing the things you love....I am sure puppy is eagerly waiting for you to take him for walks again. But focus now on taking care of yourself and enjoy the reheated meals prepared by hubby emoticon emoticon
    421 days ago
  • JHADZHIA
    You are doing great, considering! You will get it back when you are healed. The main thing is to take care of yourself so you will have a speedy healing. Being in shape and normal weight sure helps!
    My foot surgery recovery is going well. I cleaned my apartment for two hours yesterday, rearranging things and it didn't bother me too much. Its been two weeks now and I am looking at doing a quick light aerobic video. I really miss my walks and activities. I missed two of my favorite festivals. But the weather has been bad so outdoor activities aren't as good. I don't mind being in the rain, but when high winds drive it sideways, its not great for an eyeglass wearer. Every day they have been predicting thunderstorms, but we haven't really had any bad ones. My apartment is a blessing to be so tiny it was easier for me to get around. I can't use crutches because of my bad shoulders and elbows, so the first days were very painful.
    Hear is to us healing quickly and getting back out to enjoy our summer outdoors!
    What kind of puppy?

    424 days ago
  • MRSLIVINGWELL
    Heal quickly KSNana! Good point that having arm strength really saved your bacon now that you must rely on crutches. Keep exercising the parts of your body that you can!

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    424 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I am so sorry to hear this...please take care. Praying for a quick and full recovery. emoticon
    424 days ago
  • KITTYHAWK1949
    I broke my ankle several years ago. Be careful.
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    424 days ago
  • GABY1948
    Oh dear, I am so sorry you have this calamity to deal with now. I just turned 71 earlier this month (22nd) so know what it means when we have big boo-boos to deal with. Where would we be without our hubbies and our kids!!

    Praying for full recovery for you and keep doing what the doctor tells you!!

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    424 days ago
  • WHITEANGEL4
    Sorry to hear of your injury. Take care of yourself and you will get well soon
    424 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    Sounds like you are adapting and coping very well.
    424 days ago
  • S_MHANCOCK
    Wow!!
    424 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    So sorry you got injured, but so glad you'd been working on fitness and able to compensate. You're doing well to get fully recovered, and I'll be the puppy has no trouble forgiving you for this time "off" the long walks.

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  • ANYTIMEILIKE
    Sorry to hear about your injury and hope you start to get back to normal soon!
    425 days ago
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    Ouch, prayers for a speedy recovery.
    425 days ago
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