Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fall Break!

Coda and I were hiking in Lambert Park yesterday morning when I tripped on a rock and fell straight forward. I thought I had  probably sprained my left wrist. I didn't know I had a rock in my headband when I took this picture!

When I got up to continue my walk I realized it was much worse! The pain was so bad I had to sit down again!

Amanda was talking to me through my earbuds and called Ed to come get me. I couldn't make it back to the road but was able to bushwhack to a construction site where a  very sympathetic man with a pickup truck drove me home!
Ed took me to the emergency room where I writhed in pain for the next few hours. I couldn't stop from shaking no matter how many warm blankets they put on! Even the morphine barely dulled the agony!

They were unable to set my wrist, as 
I not only broke the ulna, but also shattered the radius. I'll have to wait till next week to have surgery done! In the meantime they used Chinese finger torture to straighten my wrist, then pushed really hard on my bump, and bound me in a cast!

Brittany and John came up to find our loyal dog who had wandered off into the sage brush when I fell. Luckily, the construction crew had tied her up when she wandered up to the road.

I slept the rest of the day till Mabel came over to cheer me up! Brittany brought dinner up to help Ed who had a lot to do yesterday in addition to waiting on me! He even did a load of laundry!

I'm happy to be able to sit up today without feeling nauseous! I'm happy that my arm doesn't hurt if I hold it completely still!

I wish I could type with 10 fingers!


  1. I am SO sorry Judy. Heal quickly!

  2. PS Mops is my family name. This is Robin Reichman 🙃

    1. Thanks, mops. Come visit us sometime!

    2. Thanks, mops. Come visit us sometime!