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Friday, February 23, 2018

real life

well friends...pardon my one handed typing but this is real life. on wednesday I was mopping my floor with plans to pack for grimmwood when my feet flew out from under me and I put out my left hand to catch myself. well....I broke my wrist in a colles fracture, one of the most common fractures. my sweet neighbor, janet, drove me to the er and stayed with me until marvin arrived. the dr gave me some conscious sedation and put the bone back in place. today I saw the orthopedic surgeon and I will be having surgery early monday morning. please pray for a good outcome and uncomplicated healing.

even tho it is my left hand, I am finding many ordinary tasks quite difficult. marvin has been a wonderful care giver.  so blog posts may be mostly pictures for a while. and if I do not comment on your blogs please know that as soonas I can get back to typing with two hands, I will be commenting. rest assured your blog posts are being read and bring a lot of cheer to me in this small trial.

this has been reminder that while I feel young on the inside, I need to slow down and ti be more careful.I really miss stitching...it has always been a balm to my soul but all things happen for reason and I will try to learn a life lesson. one thing God is teaching me is that I really have no control over every day life and being a bossy big sister type, I like to think I do!

15 comments:

Sandy said...

I am praying for you Arlene. The little tiny fall last week taught me I need to be real careful. I was on the ground before I knew it. I am so sorry you broke it, but it could happen to anyone. I am going to pray for extra fast healing!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am keeping you in my prayers! Things can happen SO fast! Take care of yourself and take it easy! Lots and lots of hugs, Diane

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Arlene... you poor thing. I will keep you in my prayers. My Dad broke a bone in his hand yesterday and when the doc asked him why he was smiling he told him that he is weeks away from turning 100 and it's the first bone he has ever broken. Get well soon.

Robin in Virginia said...

Arlene, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will be praying for you especially on Monday morning as you have your surgery and then praying for a full healing of your wrist. Take it easy over the weekend and as you recover. Thinking of you!

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the fall and break of your wrist. Will keep you in my prayers. You will be in my thoughts Monday.
Marion

Carol said...

Oh, you just never know what each new day will bring, do you, Arlene? I am so sorry this happened to you! Will keep you in my prayers and I hope your surgery goes smoothly and your wrist will heal completely. Let Marvin spoil you all he wants--you deserve it! Sending a ((hug)) your way.

Mari said...

I'm so sorry! Marvin will take good care of you, as you did him with his back problems. Praying you heal quickly!

RJ said...

Oh dear Arlene I hate to hear this happened to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers for a good surgery outcome and fast healing. Take time to heal and so happy to hear Marvin will be there to take care of you. Wish I lived closer so I could help more. RJ

Terri D said...

Arlene, I am so sorry to read about your accident!! Prayers being lifted for a successful surgery and quick healing, dear friend.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for commenting on Mary's Blogger of the Week post. I recognised your name from Danielle's videos but you are a "no reply" person so I popped over to say Hi.
Sorry to hear about your injury, hope it isn't too painful and you can get back to typing comments again soon.

Mrs.T said...

Praying for you, Arlene! I know how fast things like that can happen from my tumble down the cellar stairs some time ago. You're right ... things do happen for a reason and I think one of the wisest ways we can pray is to ask God to help us learn whatever lessons He has for us in times of testing and trial.

I know what a blessing stitching has been to you and will certainly pray you heal rapidly and can get back to it as soon as possible. In the meantime, we can trust that God Himself will apply the healing balm that your soul needs. He is faithful!

Victoria Stankus said...

Sorry to hear that. Prayers for successful surgery and quick healing.

Mary said...

Arlene, I'm so sorry to hear about your fall. I pray that the surgery tomorrow goes well and you will be back to stitching soon. Mary

sharon said...

Sending prayers for your surgery and a quick recovery!

Anonymous said...

Oh bother, Arlene! I hope that you heal quickly (and take a break from housework!). Praying for you.