Sunday, November 10, 2019

November: Good News, Bad News

The Good News is that there were no broken bones.

The Bad News is that there were two broken teeth, two sprained wrists, two deep elbow contusions, a bashed-in face, and two bruised knees. And a ton of soreness and impatience and oh, more self-admonishment than you could ever know.

Sigh. I fell again. Out on my walk, less than half a block from my home, simply keeping a brisk pace with my eyes only on my surroundings. But there were leaves and acorns hiding the uneven sidewalk joins, and down I went. Hard. So, so hard. I must have tried to stop myself by putting both arms out--big mistake--and then went right on over onto mostly the right side of my face.

Exactly one week before Rick's shoulder surgery.

My timing is, in a word, horrendous.

Poor Rick. This is his second surgery in less than a year, and the second one not covered by Workers' Compensation. He will be out for four months, and all of those with no income. Perfect time for me to incur not only medical bills but dental bills, too. I'm so angry at myself even though I know stuff just happens; I didn't have a single thing to do with how this all unfolded.

We're keeping things positive. We're a good team; we've gone through plenty of tough times before. I'm already feeling better physically. The dentist was able to cap my teeth the next day, which was a huge boost for my spirits and my Vanity. Sam is just down the street, and Jared will be chauffeuring us on Tuesday for Rick's surgery. Because, of course, a huge winter storm is dropping a bunch of snow the night before and on that day. And I don't feel okay driving quite yet, even in the best of conditions.

Any shovelling will have to wait. We won't be going anywhere--either of us--for a little while.

I would like to write more, but it is a bit of a struggle and it takes some time. I will be back after things settle down a bit. Please send your best thoughts to the Universe to see that they do.

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21 comments:

  1. Oh my. So sorry. Please take care of yourselves and let your family and friends do a lot of care-taking because you know they will want to and you will be doing them a favor too if you let them! All the best to both of you.

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  2. Oh, so sorry this has happened and unfortunatey I have no sage advice to give. That said, I have every confidence you will take what comes and muddle through it. Having the right partner in Rick will help a lot. I'm sending warm and healing vibes from WNC to NEO. Take care...both of you.

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  3. I am so sorry. I wish I lived closer and could lend a hand.

    Healing vibes being sent for BOTH of you.

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  4. Oh no, so sorry to hear that...
    Sending prayers for a speedy for the both
    of you... Please take care, my friend...

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  5. Oh, geez, Nance!!! I sympathize so much with the 'wasn't expecting anything in my path' scenario. I have taken countless spills because I didn't see an uneven sidewalk, an evil little pothole when crossing a street at night, and of course, last January when I tripped on a bike lane marker and dislocated my shoulder. The timing with Rick's surgery... well, it never rains but it pours. And as you say, you've been through tough times before. That said, it is good to hear that you've got back-up from Sam & Jared! As others have said: Sending healing vibes your way and regrets that I'm not close enough to help. (I might not have been too much help, though, since Mr. O. just had 2 kidney operations, but at least we could have commiserated in person!) XXOO

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  6. You are a trooper. Sending waves of sympathy to you both. Hope the surgery goes well and that you both heal up at lightning speed. And, yeah, we are expecting the same damn storm sometime Monday when I have an hour drive for physio. I note that it just took me three tries to spell lightning correctly. Good grief. At least your head is working, even if the rest of you is creaking. Hugs, <<< >>>, to store for when you need them.

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  7. Wow, there's never a good time to break two teeth, sprain two wrists and hurt your knees and elbows but your timing really is terrible! Take care of yourself and we'll see you on the other side of yours and Rick's recovery.

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  8. Oh no no no! It is good that your two know you are a good team. Oh dear. Someone once said to me, when someones swamped just ask, "Is there one thing I could take off your plate?" SO nance, Is there?

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  9. So sorry to hear. Good luck to you and Rick and I'm glad the boys are being helpful.

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  10. I'm truly so sorry to hear this news, Nance! Hoping your recovery goes quickly and that Rick does fine with his surgery. Sending big hugs and like everyone else, I'm wishing that I could be nearby and helpful to you.

    Shirley

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  11. Been there, done that, sorry it happened to you. It is funny how getting your teeth fixed makes such a huge difference.

    All will be well. Rick will be in my thoughts and my prayers and I hope things are completely unevenful for both of you for the rest of the year. Take care.

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  12. So sorry to read about this. Sometimes it seems like it's all or nothing, doesn't it? Hang in there, Team Nance, and keep positive.

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  13. Oh my gosh! I just read this (on Tuesday). i am so, so sorry! I fell earlier this year and it is not fun. Thinking of Rick today and sending healing vibes to BOTH of you. Take care!!

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  14. There is never a good time to fall. I’m so sorry you hurt yourself. I am sending positive thoughts to both of you. Stay warm and be careful. Take care.

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  15. Oh no! That is horrible news! I’m so sorry, how painful, expensive, and inconvenient. It is Tuesday evening as I am reading this, and I hope very much that his surgery went well and that it does the trick.

    Take good care of yourself and each other.

    <3

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  16. By the way, since I am sure with your wrist and everything else, you will not be popping around blogs for a bit, I don’t want you to miss my good news, that my sister finished her chemo/radiation, and had her follow up the other day, and is in FULL REMISSION! That’s just good news, no bad.

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  17. Oh my GOODNESS! You two have been through the wringer this year! And OUCH. I'm going to do some extra watching of my footing because that kind of walking accident is just the sort of thing I would do.

    I am sending you all good wishes. Hope the surgery went well & that you are feeling MUCH better.

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  18. I am so sorry. Really what else can be said? I hope you are healing and your husband is too. I Hope your kids have come to the rescue and your walks are free from snow. Try to rest. You need to heal and of course taking care of another person is never easy. Best of luck my friend. Positive thoughts are being sent your way.

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  19. Nance, get better!
    RobC @ MaryWorth&Me.

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  20. Just heard about this in the Worthiverse. I am so sorry to hear about your fall! Sending you wishes for a speedy recovery for you and Rick. Perhaps Mary can stop by with some muffins and some advice how to heal bruises more quickly, or how to avoid falling, or anything else, really.--lmjb1964

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