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Coping with an Injury

I’m slowly returning from a blogging hiatus after my husband’s accident. We’re still dealing with things, but learning to manage it a bit better. I can’t say for sure, but I hope to post a blog once a week now, plus another for the wisdom quotes I share. I would also like to read more of your blogs when I can. I may not have as much time to comment, but I’ll let you know I read with a ‘like.’ I really do read, I’m not one of those bloggers. šŸ˜‰

bnwwzmiI’ve been introspecting and learning throughout this time of our lives. It’s given me several ideas for blog posts, so please do return to read. If you haven’t read my blog before, check out my ‘about’ page to see what I like to write.

I don’t want to dwell on the difficulty, or blog too much of our personal stuff, but I did post something about my husband’s feet injury the day after it happened.Ā  To briefly update … tens days after the accident, he had surgery. Right now he’s 4 weeks into a 5-month recovery (no walking), and we’re taking it one slow day at a time.

We’ve both dealt with the emotional and mental parts of this experience, but my husband has the added burden of pain. We’ve had some great days with lots of positive emotions, and some horrific days with lots of low emotions. It all comes with the total package of the experience.

I’m putting a couple of photos of him at home. If you’re squeamish, don’t look at them. The apparatus on his right foot isn’t pretty. (Sorry they are a bit blurry. I took them with my Surface (tablet)).

I look forward to hanging with my blogging buddies again.

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35 thoughts on “Coping with an Injury”

  1. I have to say, the contraption on his foot looks like something out of a sci-fi movie! But thank heaven for modern medicine that can do so much for us when something goes wrong. A few weeks ago, one of my coworkers was running to his car, trying not to get too wet in a downpour. And he blew out both knees. He’s just getting out of a rehab facility and will now need months of out-patient physical therapy, too. Hang in there on those tough days!

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  2. Gosh, it’s so crazy how life can come along and just throw something like this on your plate… I’m glad to hear that he’s recovering well… I hope there are more of the good days ahead than bad!

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  3. Lori, glad to see you’ve done an update post. I should show my husband this. After the two knee replacement surgeries, he may be able to relate. You take it easy. Glad to hear you’ve gotten into a routine.

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    1. Ha, funny, I was just commenting on your blog as you were commenting on mine. Thanks for coming over and reading my update. Blessings to you, Miss Kathy.

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  4. I’ve seen that you are around – thank you for the Likes, knew where you were at, and also that you’d be back. Glad for the update but my mind boggles with what and how you are coping.

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    1. Thanks, EllaDee. I had a hard time coping at first, but with him home now, and getting somewhat of a routine down, I’m coping better. Good to see you.

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  5. Well, it sounds like you’re finding whatever positives you can in this situation. And I’m glad to see your hubby smiling in that picture, at least. Hang in there, both of you!

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    1. Hey Terri. I took a couple of photos of him in the hospital and he looked so down. In this one at home with Max next to him, I asked him to smile. We are hanging in there so far, thanks.

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    1. Ahh, yes, I can’t even believe we’ve made it this far with handling it okay. I think you’re right about a year from now. Thanks, Anneli. Good to see you.

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  6. Look forward to your insightful posts! Your husband’s injury certainly makes me extra grateful for my mobility. I love to walk and can’t imagine suffering such an injury. But as you and your husband are proving, when we are pushed to the test, we usually find an inner strength we didn’t know we had.

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    1. That’s for sure, Joy. We have been pushed to the test, and somehow we’re making it through. Thanks for pointing that out. Good to see you.

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    1. Hey Mr. Andy, The device on his foot is called an External Fixater. That right foot was so badly broken, it would not stay together with a mere cast. So, those pins are screwed into his bones to hold them together so they can mend enough to eventually hold him up when he walks. You can actually see the screws that are holding those pins in. TMI? Thanks for the good wishes for a speedy recovery.

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  7. I’m happy to see you back, Lori. I must say, for someone who has gone through such a painful experience, your husband sure has a nice smile on his face. šŸ™‚ Wishing him and you the best as he continues with his recovery.

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    1. Ha, ha, yes, I had taken a few pictures of him before and he looked so sad. I told him to smile this time, since this one was not in the hospital, but home with the dog by his side. Thank you for the good wishes.

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  8. How frustrating the recovery period must be for both of you. It’s so frustrating when our bodies can’t do what we want them to. But healing takes time, and good on you guys for trying to maintain your positivity. I’m sure there are days where you feel anything but. Good luck with the rest of the process.

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    1. Thank you for the good wishes, Carrie. It helps that we finally got into a routine for getting around the house now. Good to see you.

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