Sunday, October 30, 2016
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Being sick is a pain! I'm exhausted trying to "manage" the pain in my arm! On a happier note, I've enjoyed Ed's cooking the past few days!
Who knew he could make such a mean omelette? I guess watching the breakfast chefs on all his business trips has really paid off!
Friday, October 28, 2016
The bad news was: it really hurt afterwards!!!!! The nerve block only served to numb my arm so that it kept bonking me on the head when I tried to move it!
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016
Brittany got to wear the birthday antlers.
Mabel loved the cake and the candles. She thought it was all about her!With two sets of grandparents in the same room, she gets an awful lot of attention!
Saturday, October 22, 2016
We joined Brittany, John and Mabel for a fun day with the Stevens cousins, Eli, Lacy and baby Calvin.
We started with a great Vietnamese, vegan meal at All Chay in Salt Lake City.
We used Calvin and Mabel as an excuse to visit the kid-friendly Wheeler Farm.
Mabel saw a sheep,
and a horse!
It was a beautiful day for a hay ride!
Ed and Brittany lassoed steers!
We enjoyed walking through the hay maze,
Calvin and Mabel picked out pumpkins that were just their size!
Ed was happy that I had a broken arm so he got to hold Mabel more!
Mabel fell in the gravel and bumped her forehead. She and grandma have matching owies!
My arm felt much better today, and I was grateful to be enjoying life again,despite being somewhat jealous of all the two-handed people I saw!
The bathroom off my study had shower doors with a rail that made it hard to rest my arm, as well.
So Ed surprised me and went to the Internet to find out how to get the doors off! This is something I am definitely going to enjoy for the next several months! I love you. too, Ed!
We went out for Cafe Rio therapy afterwards, which also made me feel much better!
Thursday, October 20, 2016
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!