Hey there everyone and welcome back to another Good Morning Mondays.
I am back blogging to some extent. I’m not sure how much I will be able to do, but I am going to at least run the link up and hopefully read some of your posts. My concentration isn’t quite back yet, but it is improving daily.
Let me just say first of all a big thank you to all my friends out there who have been praying for me and my family. Thank you to Cheryl at Homespun Devotions for sharing news of my accident with you all and also to all the others that shared it as well.
I must admit the past few weeks have been very challenging and I am slowly getting back to normal.
I was at church with our two youngest children on the last Sunday in August when I went side ways down three steps at church. I was talking to a couple of friends and not paying attention and my foot slipped off the top step and crunched underneath me as I went down.
It wasn’t a very graceful fall and was terribly embarrassing and very painful. Unfortunately for me was the fact that my husband and oldest son were away (about an hours drive) at a men’s camp.
To make a long story shorter, they called the ambulance and they took me to Accident and Emergency at our local hospital. My husband arrived within the hour (after very good and fast driving by our son) and after the x-rays were taken it was determined that I had broken my leg in 4 places and also damaged my knee joint.
I spent the night in our local hospital and was then taken by ambulance down to a bigger city hospital the next morning. I was then operated on the following afternoon and they did their best to fix what I had broken.
I now have a plate and 10 screws in my upper leg/knee and a plate and 6 screws in my ankle. I actually broke both the Tibia and Fibula about the ankle and below the knee. No one could say that I don’t do things by halves.
I spent a week in the city hospital and after I had a special cast made for my leg I was able to be transferred back to our local hospital, where I spent a week before I was able to come home.
I am now in a sort of half cast which can be removed for me to exercise my leg gently. I can’t bear any weight on my leg for at least another 6 – 8 weeks and then hopefully by the end of November I can start trying to walk again.
Our church family and friends have been very generous and our freezer hasn’t been empty for 3 weeks. We have been so blessed with everyone’s help.
I am glad to be home and back with the family, although I must admit it is probably more challenging here than in hospital but being with my husband and children outweighs the challenges.
I am sure there will be plenty of posts to follow about what I have learned, but I just really wanted to let you all know what has been happening and start getting back on track.
On a very exciting note, two weeks ago our son-in-law and daughter became parents to their first son. We are now very pleased grandparents to two granddaughters and a lovely little boy.
We are truly blessed.
Thank you again for all your prayers and for linking up each week. I look forward to reading what you have been up to these past weeks.
Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”
Blessings to you all my friends. xxxx