Friday, April 12, 2013

Ooooops!

If it's not one thing, it's 271.  I'm working on review of Alison Kent's THE SECOND CHANCE CAFE because it's stellar and deserves high praise, but the past week and a half has been a little unsettled at Casa Damron.  Tim fell at work on 4/02 and broke his right elbow in two places and his left wrist. Wrist is casted with thumb up as if he's hitchhiking and elbow was in a splint until this past Tuesday when orthopedic surgeon told him to take splint off and start exercising arm, trying to straighten it. Well, my overachiever husband had it pretty much straight by Wednesday (he has a very high pain tolerance). The cast will be on the wrist for five more weeks. He should be back to work in a week or so, under light duty restrictions.

Interesting making drinks/food accessible for him while we're at work. I was showering with him b/c he couldn't get either hand/arm wet and we had to bag them in plastic. Difficult showering when you don't have workable arms/hands/thumbs! Showering together was a lot more fun 30 years ago when we were younger and didn't worry about falling and breaking something (else)!!

I hope you're all having a great spring - we're still waiting on it in Ohio, it's been a little on the chilly side.  Are you reading anything great?  Do many of you like to read series? If so, who do you recommend? Personally, I love them. Some good ones are by Jill Shalvis, Lori Foster, Pamela Clare, Kaylea Cross, Catherine Mann, Kristen Ashley, Dee Davis ...  I could go on and on!

Have a great weekend - and look for that Alison Kent review soon!

Laurie


8 comments:

Quilt Lady said...

We have been going through about the same thing here. Mother in law fell and broke her hip Easter Sunday and was in the hospital until today. I have been there with the arms also, I broke my left arm really bad and dislocated the other shoulder on the right arm at the same time. Let me tell you this was not a good thing. I couldn't even feed myself for a couple of weeks so I really feel sorry for Tim right now.

Joyce M. said...

I once lost the use of my hands when my RA flared, plus I had a two y/o and a 5 y/o.

Cheryl said...

Hope Tim feels better soon.

Pat L. said...

Love series: Susan Mallery, Robyn Carr, Jill Shalvis, Toni Blake to name a few.

Lisa F. said...

So happy to hear that Tim is doing better with his arm. I've been selfishly praying that his injury wouldn't mess up our get together time in June!

Pat L. said...

How is Tim? Sorry you are both going thru this recovery. Look forward to Alison recent and upcoming books.

Laurie G said...

Sorry to hear about Tim's fall and subsequent injuries.

2013 has been an awful year for us: two young men (35,47) we know diagnosed wiith terminal cancer, flooded basements (due to a neighbor building a dam like blockade on the property line), wet, cold weather hampering the necessary relandscaping and drain installation to take care of the water which pooled in our backyard all winter long, 2 nonpaying tenants...

flchen1 said...

Hugs, Laurie! So sorry to hear about Tim's mishap! Hope he's healing fast, and take care of yourself and him!