Monday, 23 April 2018

Me On Monday - April 23rd

Good Morning One & All!  A little late in posting, it has been busy.

Thank You Flowers To Me From Friend
We spent a lot of time to & fro to visit my eldest sister in hospital.  The distance is far enough but mostly that 1 hr drive is traffic & detours.  To make a very long story shorter, she broke her leg two weeks ago & when she did it, she didn't think it was a break but she spent the last 2 weeks in bed thinking she'd pulled a muscle in her back & hip because prior to the fall she had several tests including an MRI for her spine & hip; of course not wanting to be a bother to anyone, didn't tell anyone about the fall.  It wasn't until the other sister & myself took charge, so last Thursday we arranged for a physio therapist to come into her home to access her back, the therapist said - "bad break of the femur, not a pulled muscle in her back,  calling an ambulance".  They will be operating on Wednesday to repair the break, made worse by her trying to use the leg.  Add to the situation, many years ago she was a victim of a hit & run road accident - she was walking on the sidewalk & the driver was drunk driving.  So she has had years of living with the damage from this accident that shattered her pelvis, broke her hip & leg.   She's getting lots of care & pain medication in hospital but they tell us after surgery she could be in hospital for a month.
Busy Sunday Traffic - Ugly Buildings
Staying with the medical side of my life; Mr Man's eye is improving once they stopped with the medication drops - turns out he's one of the few that develops sensitivity to the drops over time.  Now they have to find a replacement medication ... so far no suggestions!

On the weather front, the snow is rapidly melting (yeah) & temperatures rising.  Spring, 2.5 version is finally being installed.  The crocus are pushing through the snow to make their long awaited appearance - welcome I say.
 Windows open for the first time in a long time - breathe deeply.
  
We have been watching Masterpiece (BBC) Forgotten - really liking this series & was pleased to see  next Sunday starts the next 3 part story.  I like the connecting stories, pull on one story thread & 2 more come along.  No one does murder like the Brits.

A little time for a quick non stamped birthday card.

 


Hoping every one has a moment or two to enjoy some sunshine & a deep breathe in fresh air.

15 comments:

  1. Your poor sister. I hope she makes a full and (as) speedy (as possible) recovery. Re: Mr Man's eyes - at least they have worked out that the drops don't suit him so fingers crossed that they find an alternative very quickly.

    I love the photo of the crocus blooms peeping up through the snow,

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    1. My sister is feeling quite optimistic about the surgery - although she is scared because they told her it could be 6-8 hours long to rebuild not only the femur but the hip.

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  2. Wow! Your sister has had a rough time of it! I hope her recovery is uncomplicated. I hope they find replacement drops for Mr. Nan soon. I love the crocuses and that open window. It's nice to see signs of spring! :)

    I've enjoyed Unforgotten and am looking forward to season 2. Brits do mystery series better than anybody!

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    1. Another good British one is Endeavour, which starts up again soon, we use to get Vera which is fantastic but alas we aren't getting anymore - may have to buy the DVD sets.

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  3. So sorry to hear about your sister. I totally get where she was coming from. My mother hid a bunch of symptoms from a brain tumor for several months, thinking it was menopausal. Turns out it wouldn't have changed a thing, but I think women are guilty of not wanting to bother folks. I learned a lesson, and don't let much go by. Beautiful flowers, and yes, Spring 2.1 is here, too. I'm sitting on the patio for the first time as I write this. The sun is almost too warm. (I didn't really say that!)

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    1. Yes as women we are told early on to be pleasing in all that we do & say ... My own Mother was one for always telling us "don't talk about it & it will all be find" A hard lesson to un-learn. I cannot wait to have my morning tea on the patio - I'm counting down the days.

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  4. Go, crocuses, go!
    Funny about Mr. Man - well, not funny exactly, but amazingly my mum had the same thing happen with eye drops that had been prescribed. Hope he is in less discomfort now and that an alternative medication can be found.
    All the best to sis.

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    1. By the end of today, the snow surrounding the crocus had melted away - yeah! Without the drops we are hopeful that Mr Man's eye doesn't increase in pressure. Did they find an alternative for your Mum's drops?

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  5. Oh dear your poor sister. She must have some high pain threshold to have walked on it. Hope she makes a speedy recovery.

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    1. Thanks Maggie. The physio therapist that came into my sister's home to assess said "there's being stoic & there's being stupid - you were being stupid" She has certainly been weakened by the weeks of pain & now we learn that the break was made 100% worse with her few & feeble attempts to limp from bed to bath ...

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  6. Gosh, how awful for your sister! Do hope she is now receiving the best care possible. Am thinking of you all over in Canada today and sending virtual love and hugs. xx PS: thank you so much for the Happy Mail!

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    1. Ruth glad you got the card :) Thank you for your thoughts for Toronto. I have verified all my friends that work in Toronto are safe - right now facts are slow to be shared from the authorities.
      Rejoicing in the birth of a healthy baby Prince :)

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  7. Oh goodness, your poor sister. Wishing her a speedy recovery after the surgery. Thank you for sharing those beautiful flowers with us. Such pretty colours.

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    1. Fiona thank you for the well wishes for my sister. I don't often get fresh flowers & I just wish I could have them out in a room I spent more time in but alas the fur girls think flowers are far too tasty to resist. (col)

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  8. Oh my goodness she broke her femur!!
    My husband broke his femur as a teen (he drove his motorbike off of a cliff) and he needed a pin put in..which they later took out.
    Your sister is one rough cookie to have gone 2 weeks!!!!

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