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Sunday, June 4, 2017

OUT OF COMMISSION - UPDATE!!!!!

UPDATE!!!  I get to go home on Tuesday.  Tomorrow the OT and I will go to my house for a "home safety" check - make sure i can do everything by myself when I'm home.  Then Tuesday morning my son will pick me up and take me home.  I will have home health services for a few weeks (PT, bath aide and nurse).  Don't know how long i will have full leg brace on - Dr. is being super cautious and that's OK.

I have managed to keep busy coloring with watercolor pencils and a few copics.  A friend gave me some SU papers - called "inside the lines" which are really cool for coloring - so I have some good card starters going - plus several others of my wonderful stamping friends sent me stuff to color and make a few cards as I sit here with my leg up in a recliner - not the ideal position but it works!!  Have also managed to read about six books.

Finally, I want to thank all of you who have sent cards - the staff here is amazed at the number of cards I've received this past month - you all have been so fantastic and it certainly has kept my spirits up the past 5 weeks!!  I am truly blessed!!

I am going back to my house today for a fun project - my two sons and granddaughter are going to work on my new craft room which is being moved from the lower level of my townhouse to my second bedroom on the first floor.  New desk, chair, plastic pad under my chair (we think the chair was part of the cause for my fall) - so when it is still neat and tidy I will take some pictures to share. 

Again, thank you all for your thoughts and prayers as I have recovered from this "big bump in the road" of my life!!  I have always liked this little saying "Man plans and God laughs" - I will still plan and hope God doesn't play any more jokes on me!

Hugs, Betty

13 comments:

  1. Glad to read this update. I hope the transition to home goes as well as possible!!!

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  2. Hello Betty, so happy to read your update and know that you are making such great progress.
    It sounds like you have bene productive too - score 1 to Betty :-)

    Have a fantastic homecoming and I can't wait to see photos of your new craft room.

    Big hug,

    janet

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  3. Hurrah--such good news, Betty!! Have fun today--what a wonderful family project! Can't wait to see the pictures--I'll be so jealous--haha! Hopefully the facility will forward mail--should have mailed the last card to your house!

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  4. Thanks for the up-date and glad all is well. I'm so glad you posted for I wondered how you were doing! :) My knee replacement surgery is scheduled for mid-July and I've been thinking of you, too! I'm hoping to get lots of coloring done while recuperating and in-between PT sessions.

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  5. Great news! So glad to hear you are going home. Am thinking of you and wishing you continuing progress in healing. Your good spirits are an inspiration! Sending smiles and hugs.

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  6. Hi Betty ~ It's so nice to hear about your progress! Hopefully, all will go well with your home visit tomorrow so you can return and move forward safely!
    I'm so happy to hear about your new craft room, too!!! Can't wait to see some photos, but mostly, I hope it's a fun space for you to create in...sending you big HUGS and will continue to keep you on my prayer chain for a full recovery! Barb xoxo

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  7. Yay Betty - so glad you're heading home and to a new crafty space!! Enjoy and continue on the road to recovery!!

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  8. So good to hear everything is going fine with you and you could go home now!!! It's great you could've done some coloring on your bed! Can't wait to see your cards again, Betty!!! Big Hugs!

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  9. I'm so so glad that you are improving! It sounds like things are going well. I'm really excited about your new craft room. Chairs and desks can make so much of a difference. I have had about 5 chairs in the past 10 years. They can be the difference between being able to concentrate to craft and not. I'm so grateful that you have family coming! I know you are looking forward to it! Keep improving! Thanks for the update, I had been thinking about you. Hugs, treen

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  10. So glad you are on the improve Betty. Have missed all your beautiful cards. Take care and keep getting better. You'll feel much better in your own space and great that you are getting a new craft room.

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  11. Betty, this is such wonderful news, I was wondering if you were soon transitioning to your home. And a new crafty space to boot! It'll be a fabulous homecoming. So glad you have family with you and that you received lots of cards and projects in the mail. Welcome home.

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  12. Wonderful news Betty!! So glad to know your family is there helping you to get settled and adjust to a new and improved craft area! :) Looking forward to see your creations, and I am happy that you're going to be home very very soon!! Hugs!

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  13. Betty, I am so sorry to hear what has happened, but very thankful you are OK and no more damage was done to your new knee. Glad you have family to take care of you. Sending hugs!

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