Where Have I Been…..

Its been about 2 years. Time flies when life starts moving all your stuff around. My world has slowed way down due to the pandemic that we are now living in, in 2021. I would have never guessed in a million years that I could walk into bank or store waring a mask. I never thought I would be staying 6+ feet apart from people that I love but its happening.

In March of 2021 the Covid 19 virus started its rounds thru the USA. I was one of those people that where gonna be able to help the sick and elder get groceries and stuff like that. I had a plan. Best laid plans change quickly. On March 17, 2020 I had a fall at our local kroger store and broke my ankle in two places. Got my first ambulance ride. I had given blood that morning and Im guessing hadn’t had enough water or food to keep me going and I passed out. One of the oddest feelings in the world is waking up on the floor of a store with all kinds of people standing over top of you asking you questions. I was just trying to figure out what had happened and if anything was broken. Long story short they called the squad and I was taken to a local hospital and take very good care of. I must have been one of the only people in the ER that day because I always had 2-4 people in my room all the time. Once they gave me a pain pill I was chatty Cathy. ER checked me out for everything. They wanted to make sure I hadn’t had a stroke or a heart attack, or even hit my head. Nope just a really bad sprain on one ankle and a really broken bone on the other. Now as we talked before I am not a little women. But thankfully we had lots of things to add me in my transition to home. I was told if I could stay off the broken leg till I went to the doctor chances are I would not need surgery. Guess what, I didn’t move that leg with out assistance :0)

Got home via a pick up and taken to get my meds. Got home and was wheeled thru the yard in a wheelchair. Then put in a transport chair to put me into bed. WE got my legs all propped up and iced and I slept for a few days. once that got under control we called to get me an ortho appt. Well that was a crazy hot mess. The doctors where cutting back on patients and pushing new patients out a month. I broke down and said I just did this 3 day ago I can’t wait to see if I’m going to need surgery for a month. Im sure my tears helped that. I got in the next week.very nice Dr but I never saw her face. Everyone was masked. mater afactI never saw her face the whole time I was her patient. I got exrayed again and sure enough it was broken and she put me in a boot and told me to stay off it for three weeks and come back. I did that. X-rays again and still stay off it for 3 more week but come back in 2. After this vista was aloud to start putting a little weight on it at a time. At this point I was ready to run I thought. Ya not so much. Switched from the transport chair to a walker with a seat. it was a slow process but it wasn’t like we could go anywhere anyway.

I learned a few things about myself during those 3 months. I can lay still for a few months if I have too. I have great friends that sent me texts and cards and things to keep my spirits up. I have a wonderful wife that happened to be on furlough the day I broke my leg (we will call that devine intervention.) I am truly blessed the break could have been much worse. I could have had to do all this stuff alone. But Ididnt and I am grateful!!!

I am now stronger and building more strength all the time. My ankle now doesn’t like this cold Ohio weather but we will make it work. I also may be one of the only people I know that can loose weight during a pandemic and be pretty much laying in bed. Portion control is all I can say. that and I couldn’t get up an ego to the kitchen lol

Ill write more soon!