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3  years ago I had a very bad fall going up the stairs in my home. Today, 2 hours ago I had another horrible fall outside in the parking lot at the shoppers drugmart, after getting my booster shot. My elbow is horribly scraped and my knee is scraped in a couple of spots and is horrifically bruised pretty much entirely. My knee and elbow are also throbbing pretty much non stop.

I had made some great progress in going up and down the stairs but now all that progress is completely lost.

A lot of people immediately came to help me after the fall, some woman looked after Jake, while others struggled with assisting me to get into our truck. It was not an easy task as my knee kept giving out, but eventually they did get me into the truck. I made a new friend though. Heather refused to leave my side until Dave could get out to the truck. He was inside getting his booster shop and had no idea what had happened to me. Although Heather probably had errands she was running, she put everything on hold just to stay with me. We talked a lot and discovered we have many things in common and we exchanged names and numbers.

 

Yes, I have been crying a lot, but this is very painful, constantly throbbing with the occasional stabbing pains shooting through both my elbow and my knee. I ask that you keep me in mind while you pray and for some more patience for uploads. I actually had 4 outfits all ready, but sitting at my laptop is just too uncomfortable right now.

 

Thank you for your prayers and continued patience. May God bless each and everyone of you.

 

With Love

MissionMouse  :image014-22: 

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Oh MM I am in tears and my heart breaks for you.  I'm so very sorry you are in so much pain.  My tears are mixed with pain and joy for you friend and her wonderful kindness.  Thank you for sharing your plight with us.  Again I am so very sorry for your pain and my prayers are with you and Dave.

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I have searched everywhere but cannot find the cord I need to transfer the photos on my phone to my laptop. Then I tried to get facebook on my cell phone, again I couldn't get that figured out. In any case, the photos I have of my injuries from today might be a wee bit too graphic, which was why I tried to get my cell phone to have facebook on it.

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I just email images to myself using my affinitysims.com email from my gmail.com email they don't usually go through, but I am able to find the images in my sent box.  I think that I coud actually use my charger wire and just connect it to a USB port on my computer though.

 

Just a little side note.  I don't know if you remember when we were talking about Putin I said it seemed like he is acting like someone who has a terminal demise and I just read that one of his Generals said Putin has something sort of terminal illness.  I'm sorry but I am not sad at all and feel it is a good thing.

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I am so sorry to hear that you are in pain, MM, I will pray for your recovery. It is a good thing that you found a new friend and I hope you will continue to talk.

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Oh MM, I am so sad about what happened to you! I am praying that the pain will leave now and that you will heal fast and completely, in the Name of Jesus :Smiley10-1:

May God bless  Heather for the kindness she showed you! 

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Well things took a turn for the worse. My left foot has some kind of injury as well and putting weight on that foot in order to get around is very painful. It also makes going up and down the stairs an exercise in determination for me. Food is downstairs on the main floor, bedroom and bathroom are on the upper floor. Jake is having a difficut time as well as he is so upset whenever I cry from either pain or frustration.

It's a tad bit difficult right now to try and maintain my wacky sense of humour. :cry:

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Oh gosh to have your bathroom on the upper liven would be torcher for me.  Is there anyway you could keep some food upstairs so that you could just stay up there for most of the time?

 

My prayers are with you please get better very soon MM.

 

Hugh and much love!

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Oh MM, this is not good at all! You need medical attention, my dear friend. My heart goes out to you, I am crying with you.:1hug: I keep you in my prayers. :Smiley10-1:

 

I so agree with Beck! I need a bathroom as near to my bedroom as possible, otherwise I am in trouble - which make overnight visits to almost any other place really difficult for me.

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And just when I thought things were as bad as they were going to get....guess what???

On my right side, from my hip to my waist, it has also been completely bruised. I'm kinda like a very dark coloured rainbow.

A rather ugly coloured rainbow to boot. I wondered why my side was also having shooting pains.

Now I know!  :thud: I hope there are no more surprises. I'm about at the end of my rope.

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Today I was able to go up and down the stairs the same way as before my fall. It's wobbly but at least I can do that.

Unfortunately there is no lessening of the throbbing, or the shooting pains, or the pain in general. I am exhausted

because I cannot get a good night's sleep as the shooting and stabbing pains keep me awake. Jake has taken to sleeping in

his dog bed that is underneath my desk. He is sticking to me quite closely and checking on me a lot.

The new friend I thought I'd made, yeah she hasn't ever contacted me, so I guess that's a bust.

Walking around is still a challenge because my left leg isn't very stable and goes wonky from time to time.

It has made carrying food from the kitchen to my desk a challenge. I have dropped what I made onto the floor and Jake

is more than happy to get an unexpected meal. :slapLaugh: It simply doesn't occur to him that he is eating MY meal.

On the bright side he does a very impressive clean up of any accidental droppage of food.

 :vacuumsm: He just goes into hoover mode and the mess disappears.

His version of care is so sweet, he gently licks around the bruised area of my right knee, careful to never lick the actual bruised part. 

How he knows not to touch that area is a mystery to me. Every once in a while, while he is in his dog bed, under my desk, he will reach out with a paw and gently place that paw on my right foot. I do believe that he knows how much that gesture touches my heart. When I do need to lay down, he's taken to bringing a ball upstairs into my bed that he pushes under my chin. He doesn't want to play with the ball, he just wants to make sure his favourite toy is close to me and that he is sharing it with me for comfort. He insists on a full face cleaning and then nods off. I need to :zzsoft: now.

 

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Wow, Jake has always been such an amazing dog but for him to know to only lick the edges of you bruised area, well I guess it shouldn't surprise me.  Amazing just simply amazing.  I am happy to hear that you are doing somewhat better too!

 

Hugh

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So.....I did go to emergency last night cause this is just so painful. Good news---nothing is broken :ExcitedSmiley:

BAD NEWS--🤬My right knee and my right side have very severe deep tissue bruising. That is going to take weeks to heal. By weeks the Dr said possibly 3 months.

The elbow injury is close to 1/2 inch deep because they think that part landed on a stone and the stone pushed it's way into my elbow as deep as it could.

The left foot is sprained and also has deep tissue bruising.

My right side, well that injury has developed into a hematoma. I have to keep a close eye on it to make sure it doesn't get infected.

The Dr was just amazed from the severity of my injuries that were caused by a simple fall, meaning not from a great distance or height.

Well you know, if I am going to do something, I never go for a easy way. If I can somehow manage to make it really bad, yep, that's what I do. You either run with the big dogs or you stay on the porch. I should have stayed on the porch! :ROLF:

 

Other bad news that has nothing to do with me, Dave's boss had a tornado strike at a farm he rents. Two concrete silos are completely demolished and the actual amount of the tornado's destruction is MASSIVE! :scare3:

 

We have a lot of trees down in our area, and one tree on our property kinda decided to have a nap on our neighbour's shed. Do not even ask me how Jake and I actually slept through that, especially since I wake a lot from pain. :Whistle:

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I am so happy you were able to go and get your injuries checked and to know you are on the mend.

 

A town north of us was hit really bad with a tornado 2 people were killed and like 40 people were injured.  I sorry about the loss his boss suffered.

 

I sincerely hope and pray your pain level gets better very soon and allows you to get your rest.

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So happy to hear that no bone was broken. I hope the bruising will get better soon. It is so easy to lose balance and fall. I also had a fall the other day. I was out in the garden getting the raised beds ready for plants and I lost my balance and fell backwards over the raised bed with strawberry plants. The thumb on my right hand is swollen and blue and I have a big bruise on my back on the right side that hurts but it is getting better.

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Oh Marbi, take very good care of yourself. :Smiley10-1: :icon_hug:

As for me, I got pain medication!!  :cheerleader:

I'm off to take a nap with hopefully no pain.:CrossFingers:

 

Can you tell I took my first dose of pain medication?  :ROLF:

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My Aunt Viola was right!! GETTING OLD IS NOT FOR SISSIES.  :ROLF: (In my case)

Oh, that pain medication, doesn't really do much. It takes the edge off for about 1/2 hour and that's about it.

I got other medication to deal with that burning rash I have and haven't noticed any difference at all. Tomorrow I get to take the second dose, so perhaps it may start kicking in, who knows?

So much for Canada's health system, it's not that great when you can't even get your Doctor to actually hear what you are saying. The rash I have, I've had for close to one year. That's why I brought it to the attention of the ER Doctor. My own family Doctor has been prescribing a cream that does nothing, and I have repeatedly told her that.

I had to call and make an appointment with her for a follow up of my recent fall, trust me, she WILL hear me this time!

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And this is the Third day of me trying to get in touch with my Doctor.......:azn:

Be great IF they ever answered the phone. I've left 2 messages per day....last Friday, yesterday, and one message today.

Not getting that return call......not sure if I got fired from being a patient. 

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Finally, my Doctor called. I'm getting something stronger for the pain. If it works as well as Thor's hammer, that I requested, I'll be happy.

She is looking into getting me a physical therapist and in the meantime I am supposed to get lots of rest and stay off my feet as much as I can.

The thing with the meds----the major side affect is drowsiness. As again   :sleepy3: :zzsoft:

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5 hours ago, Rebecah said:

I hope and pray they help you get some good rest, and relief.

Amen to that! I also pray for your healing, MM .

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:ROLF: I got stuck upstairs yesterday and I couldn't call my Dr back. No how, no way would my left leg co-operate and let me go down the steps. Since I don't take my cell phone upstairs I had no way to call anyone. I don't actually have any phones upstairs, so I guess I better get one.

Anyway, I call my Dr office first thing this morning----they are on holidays until June 14th  :thud:

 

I have been up since midnight and for me right now it is 9:45AM. At 6:30AM, Jake trotted up to the first landing, going upstairs and whined and whined. He wanted to go back to bed.  :ROLF: Nope, no spoiled pupper lives here. :slapLaugh:

 

I have made some progress on recolouring some more outfits for my *Olena* collection. Slow progress, but that's better than no progress. Yes, I know my biggest problem is that I make way too many recolours for one outfit. I do not know how to control that process. :thud:Decisions, decisions, decisions. Good grief I can't even make my mind up about what I want to eat, how am I supposed to decide what patterns to remove from an outfit? :scare3:

 

You don't have to be :insane: to share my life, but trust me, it helps. :ROLF:

 

:sleepy3: :zzsoft:

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