Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Disappointed!


X-rays showed good healing and bone growth BUT one tiny not-quite-ready-for-prime-time crevice. I will begin partial weight-bearing next Monday and, after 10-14 days of that, graduate to full weight-bearing, still in the boot. 

Somewhere in this time frame I should be able to go home -- as soon as I can navigate a bit with a walker. Home by Christmas, the doctor said, and I tried not to shriek But I want to be home yesterday.

The good news is that I'll have a further opportunity for weight loss.  I've lost about 16 pounds since I've been here in rehab . . . it's amazing how easy it is to turn down food that isn't appetizing. Fruit and food from home or near by places keep me going. Otherwise, I eat the protein and the more bearable veg that are served. 

This is a first world problem -- I could be in Aleppo or in a refugee camp or homeless. Or in any number of similarly dire situations. Time to do some exercises and get those neurotransmitters cranking.

16 comments:

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

It's hard to feel at home anywhere else but one's own home . No one else ever gets vegetables right , somehow .
But it sounds as though you're nearly there !

Cindy Norris said...

Hang in there, Vicki. Sending you love and light and maybe biscuits and gravy?

Barbara Rogers said...

A date at last...though not quite as soon as hoped. Bummer! Not a great way to lose weight, but it's a good side effect. Have you looked out the window this morning? The grey skies are from blessed rain, not smoke. You've missed most of these weeks of fires at least. Be well. That's a condition of being, not doing. Very Zen.

jennyfreckles said...

I can feel your frustration. I suppose the fact that you're healing and growing new bone at all, is a miracle of nature. Healing seems to take so much longer as we age. I have had a cold, just a common cold, for a week now and feeling like death! At one time I would have thrown it off. We learn patience, but slowly.

Anvilcloud said...

Being injured is not the weight less plan of choice, but I'm glad that there's a silver lining for you.

Darla said...

I'm sorry. (((BIGHUG))) I bet you'll get the walker down quickly, however, and then they will send you home. This rehab stuff after broken bones can definitely try one's patience. The weight loss is good, though -- at least something good is coming out of this for you. Hang in there!

Frances said...

Arrggggh! Sorry that you still have a repair still to be worked on, but you are now so, so close to being able to go home. Celebrate that for sure.

Maybe Santa will bring you some new clothes for your skinny self? xo

Sandra Parshall said...

I know how disappointing this setback is. Believe me, I know all too well. Hang in there, and hold onto the thought that you'll be home by Christmas!

Vicki Lane said...

I'm in a better frame of mind this morning. Also, it's been raining. Also the woman who has been hollering for weeks now has been moved and I got a good night's sleep.

And I do so appreciate all the words of support!

Stella Jones said...

A little setback is frustrating, I'm sure, but you've done so well with your recovery. Time to do a little delegating. :)

Carol Crump Bryner said...

Oh Vicki - disappointment indeed. But it's always good to gripe about it, since it does often result in "feeling better in the morning." And hurrah for a good night's sleep!

Bernie said...

What a beautiful place to set your eyes on, "home for Christmas" your doing great kiddo, all is going to be great to be home with John. Even then though being home is going to take a bit of adjustment. As hard as it is to be where you are, there are some conviences that you will miss. I know you will meet the challenges ahead with the love and support of your friends and family. It seems nothing ever comes easy no matter if you are the most loveliest of ladies. So don't plan on climbing any ladders to decorate the Christmas Trees. Big hugs, xx

Thérèse said...

Only the good spirit counts!

Anonymous said...

Vicki, that was such a terrible accident! I've certainly had my share of hospitals and healings the past few years, but yours takes the cake. We all love you so much and will be so glad when you're home.

A holly jolly Christmas?

Love,
Deana the queena

Vicki Lane said...

Barring another catastrophe, I should be home in a few weeks and before Christmas,

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

All best wishes for your continuing recovery. It's hard to be patient, but your attitude is wonderful.