Saturday, August 24, 2013

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Well, hey gang...I thought I'd try to blog on this laptop...I still hate this thing...it often types without me even touching the keys...HOW can that HAPPEN?   And that letter 'L'...you just look at it and it types...I actually type faster with 1 finger...geeeezzz...But boy has this thing been handy the last 2 weeks...


As I lay here twittling my thumbs...I can't help wondering what you guys are doing today...But do you know what?  I've actually been so relaxed and so content...I'm just so glad I woke up and things weren't any worse than they were...AND I've enjoyed immensely...being pampered and waited on hand and foot by geezer.  He's always been just as sweet as sugar towards me...well most of the time  :-/  but to actually be pampered by him like "I've" pampered HIM all these years...now this is just heavenly and I'm loving it. 

But you know what?  This just really reminds me...how we should always be aware of how fast things can change.  One minute geezer and I were talking about those unique stop lights at the Carterville schools and the next thing I knew I was on the ground with a broken leg...in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye...just that quick...AND just that quick life can be completely snuffed out...and BAM you're gone.  That's exactly why I won't argue..you just never know what one minute from now will bring and you sure don't want the last thing you said to someone you love more than your own life...to be harsh or negative....or at least "I" sure don't.

But let me tell you just a little bit about what they did and my new tools I run with now.  I can't remember a lot...but I DO know I have a long bar...about 6-8 inches long and about an inch wide...that runs down the length of my ankle now...and some screws...I forget how many geezer said...The ankle/leg bone that runs up into my leg was completely broken thru all the way around/through  and I had a chip that was somehow cut off my ankle knob/bone and it was floating in the tendons and things down there.  I wanted him to just take that little chip out and throw it away...I mean why screw ON a CHIP?  RIGHT?  But Dr Romine said "No...you need that chip and everything we can salvage for stability...we need to even add some steel (or something) to stabilize you MORE"  So that chip had to be screwed back on with a tiny screw...now isn't that kind of silly..but he thought it was important.  And a line of ligaments were dislocated to another spot about an inch and half from where they were supposed to be so they had to put those
back in place. I also had to have other screws in other places but I was so out of it..I don't remember where...and geezer has told me a dozen times...but I keep forgetting...

Dr Romine was so SO nice....I'm guessing he was about 40 and he looked to me like Doogie Howser...just cute as a button and so SO down to earth...When they shook me to wake up...I looked toward my feet and there he stood and he just did a half moon wave and he just said "Hi"  :-) 
He even called our home the day after surgery....late in the day...and asked how I was doing.  I was impressed it was him instead of his nurse...he and geezer talked on the phone for a good bit and geezer was laughing so even Dr Lettuce was being funny....

I had to have at least 3 nerve blocks and we didn't know that until the sedation expert came in...and those shots are so deep...you have to have a shot to deaden before they give you the SHOT.  The shot places hurt for 2 days after I got home...I had one in the sciatic nerve in my hip...knee area and ankle area...and I think there was a 4th one...but I can't remember where....

When they were ready to wheel me to the operating room...a little black nurse came in that was as short as me...and she threw back the curtain and said "Time for hugs and kisses...we've gotta hit the road here"...So Billy and I were both so emotional...he's an old softie too...and when he left I was wiping tears and she let the curtain down and she said, "It's just me and YOU in here now baby, let'er rip"  :-)  But I said "No....we can't get past it till we get thru it...let's just go on"  So she said, "Well do you know what's GOOD about you both being so upset?"  And I said "What's that?"  And she said, "That you have that kind of relationship that would make you that emotional"  And I said "You are so right"  I just loved her....I would have loved to have interviewed her for a story....

But the drowsy feeling was horrific for a couple of days even after I came home....I called Kim one day when she said she was going to call me about 4pm.....it was Thursday because she came out while geezer mowed that day...and when she left she said she'd call at 4pm...5 came and no call and 6 and finally about 7pm I called her and I said "Now you DO KNOW to take anything I say right now with a grain of salt...because I'm saying all kinds of crazy things...did I say something that made you mad?  You didn't call."  She said "I called you mom...I called at 3:45 and we talked for 15 minutes"  :-/ well whoooooooooooooooo knew?  Not meeeeee...I was so drowsy I had forgotten...

But seriously....I am so blessed and I really needed to know he'd do something like this FOR me ..still...after 50 years....we're a real team...this old geezer and me.

More tomorrow...and then we'll try to get back on track with regular blogs on Monday.  But tomorrow's blog is very important...and it's going to speak volume's for me...and TO...YOU...so please check back...this is going to boggle your mind and it's about the wreck....

I ended up having to come back to my old desk top...but I've gotta get back down....I hope you all have a grand and groovy evening...and I love you all gobs.....

I hope this is all here and makes scense....I can't stay up to proof read.....we'll roll with the punches on this one.....


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