Tuesday, October 15, 2013

"Arthur-itis"


It was a big day for me yesterday.  Off to hospital I went at 7am.  I was first on the operating list. My big toe has been giving me trouble for years, but this year was the worst, and I could no longer walk without pain.  I thought I was too young to be this way, and by the end of the day, the pain was travelling up my leg, into my knee and up to my hip.  It wasn't looking or sounding good. So with some prompting and encouragement, I did something about it.  In essense, I've had my toe broken.  The surgeon has fused the joint of my big toe together with a metal plate.  I now have to stay put for 2 weeks while the plate knits to the bone.  Supposedly this will take the pain away, but I will no longer be able to bend my toe.  They say I will adapt and be moblie again without pain, which is a good thing.

This is where I am now - in bed surrounded by quilts and pussy cats.  Yes, I am in pain - ouch!  Lots of tablets to take every few hours and feeling just a little bit helpless.  As you know, I have baby birds to look after and chooks to feed, and children to teach!  This will be a hard lesson for me to slow down, and rely on others a bit more.  You never know, it could be good - I am just so used to  buzzing around being busy ALL the time, so it will be a real change.  I've worded up my friends to come and visit, and I have my blogging friends right here.  Those crutches are only to be used for taking me to the toilet.  That's as far as I'm allowed to go.
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25 comments:

Locket Pocket said...

Ouch Annie! That sounds very painful :( I hope it heals quickly and you can be up and about before too long - but meanwhile enjoy the rest and see if you can do lots of lovely hand sewing or knitting projects while you recuperate! We will all be here to keep you entertained! Locket xx

Kate said...

Ouch! I hope it makes a big difference in the long run and is worth it.

rachelmp said...

I hope it is for the best Annie and you can chase me around Sewjourn with no pain at all. Please let me know if I can do anything at all. I will be up your way over the weekend when Kane has a sleepover party and Matt has the plant show x

Jan said...

Rest and relax and let the family look after you, Annie! I'll come and visit you soon; will ring first.

Liz McMahon said...

Hope your recovery is quick Annie, take care of yourself..
xxx

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear Annie ~ Sometimes we just have to stop what we are used to doing because of circumstances like yours. There's no other recourse. Relax, rest and reflect, oh yeah and rejoice too that it's not worse than it is. Let others take care of you and pretty soon you'll be up and about doing all the things you enjoy once again.

Love, hugs and prayers ~ FlowerLady

Leanne said...

Oh Annie, you must be a good girl and stay off your foot. It will be hard to be the one being waited on but it is important. Rest up and do some hand sewing. Take care.

Jenny said...

I am glad you've got your pussy cats to snuggle with. Look after yourself and before you know it you'll be up and at 'em again. Hope the pain goes away quickly and you'll be as good as new. Sending a big ((((hug)))) xx

Nikki said...

Rest up, lovely! Bet you're powering through that hand-quilting now..?

Thimbleanna said...

Oh No! Staying in bed for that long will be hard, but hopefully you can rest up and get a few sitting projects done. I hope everything heals up quickly!

blandina said...

All my wishes for a speedy recovery. Enjoy your time in bed, after all there is nothing else that you can do!

Chookyblue...... said...

Goodluck Miss Annie.........hope it all goes really well...........you will learn to be patient and relax by the end of 2 weeks............

Willow said...

Oh my Miss Buzzy Bee I am so sorry that you are in Ouch Land .
I hope you are feeling better soon, rest up with the purr ~ and do let other give you a hand .
I am certain you would ,and have, done it for them .
Relax , and get better.
Sending well wishes ,
Willow

Brad maddox said...

and do let other give you a hand

Brad maddox said...

I hope it heals quickly

Anonymous said...

It will be hard to be the one being waited

Anonymous said...

Bet you're powering through that hand-quilting now

Brad maddox said...

hope it all goes really well

Anonymous said...

Let others take care of you and pretty soon you'll be up and about doing all the things you enjoy once again.

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