November 14, 2016
Good morning. Yesterday was my day for a little rainfall. SIL Eddie and his friend Cliff were here working on the winter panels for my porch, and I was outside walking over to Eddie to talk with him. Whammo! Now here's the rain!! I fell down and landed on my arm.
Thank goodness I was right near Eddie. He helped me up and checked my arm to see if it looked broken. It did not. I went back indoors, holding my arm close to me. I must say it certainly did smart just a little bit. Once a little time went by, I realized that the arm really did hurt quite a bit, and I could not use it.
Daughter Deanne showed up soon after and drove me to the Emergency Room. It was not crowded, so I did not have to wait very long. After some exrays, the doctor told me that I had broken my elbow. It's a clean break though, and will not need surgery. This break will heal itself with time. They sent me home with a sling and told me to see my orthopedic doctor soon as possible.
*****I took a short break here because my orthopedic doctor said he could see me this morning. He said that I won't need a cast, and to use my sling only when I'm around other people so that they won't bump into, or grab, my arm. I can use my arm (it needs motion) but I'm not to lift anything heavier than a cup of coffee. No pushing, opening or closing doors with the arm either. I go back to the doctor again in three weeks.
This is good news because it is really tricky getting dressed or undressed (and most everything else) with only one arm. Thank goodness this has all happened to my left arm. I am right handed, so I would be in deep doo doo if it had happened to my right arm. It takes me longer, but I can still cut up Pogo's food. To type, I just set my left hand on the key pad and let my fingers do the walking when I need to type those letters. Easy peasey!
Last night, I had so wanted to take photos of the supermoon. Unfortunately, I could not use my arm and so that meant that I could not use my Canon camera. Instead, I went out on the porch after midnight, and took a few photos with my cell phone. I'm not really great taking photos with my phone with only one hand, so I leaned my hand and phone against the corner post (on my porch) for stability to take some photos. This was the view from my porch.
Ah well, if I can hang in there till I'm ninety five years old, I'll have another chance to photo this supermoon. So there's still hope!!
On the way home from the doctor's office, I stopped by Burger King to pick up some lunch for Pogo and me. The only cooking I'll be doing for a while will be for Pogo's meals. I have plenty of frozen meals in the freezer so I'm okay.
Now I want to get back into my jammies and get comfortable in my lounge chair. I want to see if I can crochet comfortably. I still have that turquoise afghan to finish. I think I proscratinated about working on it a bit too long or it would have already been finished.
Well, that's my news for today. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a super day.
Hugs, Edna B.