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
35 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAY #46”
Oh my goodness! That’s quite a fall. So glad to hear you’re on the road to recovery xxx
Thank you MB for your kind words. Blessings
I am so glad to see you are on the mend! Like so many others who love you even though we have never met, I have been praying for you and your family! I will continue to pray that you continue to heal and get stronger day by day. Blessings from America!
Thank you so much Donna, my husband said to me this morning if I was ever feeling down I should read all the lovely comments that my friends have sent me across the miles. They really cheer me up and I feel so honoured to have you all as my friends. Thank you so much for your prayers and your continued prayers, they are much appreciated. Blessings
I am so glad that you are doing ok and are on the mend. It sounds like you have been well taken care of. I will pray for continued healing.
Thank you so much Miranda for your lovely words and your prayers. Blessings to you and your lovely family.
Glad you are back! Continue to rest up though. 🙂
Thank you so much Emily, blessings to you and yours.
I have been so worried about you. I checked your blog often to see if their was any news. Oh my, you do not do things by halves do you! I am glad to hear you are back, sort of, you have been missed! Congrats on the new grandbaby!!!! Be kind to yourself and get well!
Thank you so much Mindie, I am sorry to have worried you and I appreciate your kind words. Yes the good during the bad was our beautiful new grandson, what a blessing, and he is so cute. I hope you and your family are doing well and I look forward to getting back into my blogging work over the next weeks. Thanks again and blessings.
Wow! I’ve seen hundreds of broken legs (if not thousands). It really sounds like one of the biggest breaks by falls I’ve ever heard of. God really slowed you down for that one. You are one brave woman.
I’m grateful you are back at home with your loved ones and very thankful for the update.
You are right I did a good job on my leg Deborah. I’m not sure I am a brave woman though, I have had my share of tears and frustrations. I have definitely been slowed down and am finding it a little frustrating that I can’t do too much. I also am very grateful to be home and thankful for the way my family is caring for me, they are so wonderful. Unfortunately my husband fell over at work the other day and broke one of his ribs, so we are definitely a good pair. Thank you so much for caring for us all with your prayers, they and your friendship are much appreciated. Blessings to you and your family.
I’m glad to hear you’re doing better. I didn’t realize the extent of your injuries. Praise God for surgeons!
May He continue to heal you until you’re back to best!
Carthage, Missouri, USA,
Right in the middle!
Thank you so much Laura for your continued prayers for me and my family. I too am so grateful for the wonderful surgeons who were able to put my leg somewhat back together. Thanks for keeping us in your prayers. Blessings to you and your family.
Welcome back! So glad you are recovering! You were in my prayers. Thanks for hosting!
Thanks Debbie I appreciate your kind words and I also appreciate your linking up faithfully each week. Blessings
So good to hear a word about your ordeal and the progress you are making. I’ll continue to pray for you and your special family!
Thank you so much Michele, I so appreciate your thoughts, kind words and prayers at this time. Blessings
Goodness! I found your link up through a friend, but was not prepared for your story! Praying for your healing and your family.
Thank you so much Liz for your thoughts and prayers. Welcome to Darling Downs and I look forward to getting to know you better in the future. Blessings
Praying for a speedy recovery and congratulations on the new grandson!
Hey Jes, thanks for your prayers and I am glad that you are back from your holidays. I hope you had a wonderful time with your family. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings to you and yours.
So wonderful to hear you are doing so well. I can imagine it would be very challenging on the farm, but still a blessing to be with the family. You are certainly right when you say you don’t do things by halves! My thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery. And it is great to have you back here.
Hey Jayne, it is wonderful to hear from you. Before my accident I was quite worried about you and I heard through Jacinta that you had all been sick. I hope you are all feeling better now. Thanks so much for your prayers and support of this blog. Blessings to you and yours.
Oh dear, life has its sudden turns, doesn’t it? I am sorry to hear about your fall, but glad to know that you are healing. It is also good to know that you have friends to help your family. I appreciate the community that you host here. Blessings!
Thank you so much Carol for your kinds words, they are so encouraging to me at the moment. Blessings to you and yours.
It brought a big smile to my face when I saw you had returned!
It is such a t estimony of your love for this community that in the midst of trials, you are back with the link up party.
I am happy to hear that you are doing better. Looking forward to hearing about all that the Lord has taught you during this time and the blessings you have received. Especially, the newest grandchild! Congratulations!
Thank you so much Karen for your kind words. It really heartens my soul to know that you and so many others care so much about me. I am sure there will be many posts to follow on patience, love, joy and peace, maybe I will do a whole series on the fruits of the spirit, I am learning so much about them. Thanks for the congrats on our new grandson, he is just gorgeous and a wonderful blessing in the midst of all the other things going on. Thank you again for caring for me and for your prayers for us all. Blessings
Oh my goodness, I’m so sorry to hear about your accident. I’m glad you have such a strong support group to help you recover. It sounds like you are being well taken care of. I hope you heal quickly.
Thank you so much Debbie for your words of encouragement, they mean so much to me. Blessings
Welcome back and prayers and blessings to you in your recovery. You have been missed.
Thank you so much Patrick for your kind and encouraging words. Blessings
What a horrible accident! I am so thankful you have family and friends there to help you. My prayer is for complete healing with no complications, residual pain, or mobility issues.
Thank you so much Elizabeth for your prayers, they are so appreciated. Blessings to you and yours.