September 27, 2009

My Crazy Life

I'm living a crazy life right now. Not only have I been dealing with teaching the teen how to drive, I'm stuck with a husband in a wheelchair.

In the early part of August my husband had an accident. He broke his clavicle in three places, his ankle in three places, and his big toe. He's in a wheelchair because you can't use crutches with a broken clavicle.

He's had two surgeries since. The first put his shoulder back together. The scar is nasty and big.

The second surgery put his foot back together. He was in a cast for the first two weeks but they decided to put him in a boot for the remainder of his healing. He hates the boot and never wears it unless we have to leave the house. He says it irritates him.

The Xrays are my husbands. The clavicle is pretty obvious, but I still really don't see what's up with the foot. I suppose the doctor knows what he's doing.

Anyhow, he's slowly recovering.

Needless to say, he is home from work. He can't do what he does for a living from a wheelchair. Between having him home and dealing with every aspect of home life and keeping it all together I'm going crazy.

The wheelchair will hopefully be traded for crutches in two weeks. Since this occurred, we discovered our home is NOT handicap accessible or friendly in any way, shape, or form. If anything were to happen to us in our golden years we would have to make some major changes around here or move.

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  1. It sounds like he's really beat up. Was it a car accident? Believe it or not, I have lived my entire life without breaking one single bone. Knock on wood.

    Happy trails

  2. My goodness! Well at least you discovered how unsuitable your house is for those not terrible mobile!

    Conda, always the Pollyanna

  3. Bloody nora! What a terrible thing to happen! Now, if you want I can come over there to nurse him to recovery. I'm sure if he was given suppository or a fleet enerma by a male nurse it would get him back on his feet real quick!

  4. Oh, dear.
    I'm so sorry for your husband and for you. My daughter sprained her ankle terribly this spring, and today told me she wishes she had paid attention and not walked as much and used the crutches, and elevated her foot, etc., etc. You may warn your husband with her tale of woe. The pain that would have been gone by now, continues.

  5. Hey Swu!

    Yep. I broke my ankle when I was a teen. If you can believe this, I did it marching in a parade. I tripped on one of those yellow bumps in the road...I'm here to tell you don't ever break a bone.

  6. Hi Conda!

    We're trying to figure things out for the future. I don't want it to come any sooner than it should. But, we really need to address the issues sooner rather than later.

  7. Hello Peter!

    I would love for you to come help me!!! However, I don't think he would be too pleased. He's in physical therapy now and progressing. Hopefully only one more month to go.

  8. Hi Kathy!

    Agreed! I sprained my ankle a long while back and thought there's no pain left I still have a bit of swelling.

  9. Hi, Muse. I just had my second surgery from a foot fracture that occurred almost a year ago. It was bad enough - can't imagine how your husband must be feeling with the clavicle and all. Hope healing comes quickly.

  10. Ye Gads! Sorta reminds one how fragile life can be. It's no fun to start having to consider accessability in one's living arrangements.

    Heck we're even thinking such things for the dogs! When my Lab and German Shepherd got too old for the stairs, I carried them. At some point I'll have to accept that it isn't a good idea for me.

    In the meantime I hope you and the family are doing better. Those kinds of injuries take longer to heal as you get older...and you feel them years later.

  11. Hi! How's things and has hubby recovered yet?

    Take Care,

  12. Hi! I'll be away over Christmas so I'm here early to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year – take care, Peter

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