TIMETRAVELER2 an active member of the HP community, recently had a bad fall and broke some bones. She will need months of therapy and could certainly use our prayers. She asks that no one write or contact her directly, because she cannot respond as she has a broken wrist. She hopes to return to HP when her injuries have healed. Thank you for your concern and prayers..
TimeTraveller II get well soon! It wouldn't be the same without you around here. I wish for you a quick and pain-less recovery (as much as possible) and I do look forward to the day when you can return to HP! It's always sad to hear of a major mishap like this that suddenly takes someone out of their normal life, but doubly sad when it's someone you "know" and respect. May your keyboard gather little dust due to a fast recovery, however you can keep writing by dictating into a recorder, to type up later when you feel better or when you can bribe someone to type it in for you. Perhaps outline some articles on a recorder (many computers record nowdays, if you are able to access your computer at all). I know one program, the spendy Dragon Naturally Speaking, even translates your spoken words into editable text. (I found its learning curve to be steep and got frustrated with it, but perhaps you'll have better luck--most people I know SWEAR by it for writing email and memos and such, and just brainstorming ideas for stuff to write about.)
Get better as soon as you can, TIMETRAVELER2, at your own speed and lots of rest and pleasant things to see or read.
With a broken ankle, I found that the swelling after surgery was the longest-lasting obstacle, but sticking my whole foot in ice helped a lot. AND, I had one session of reflexology foot massage/pressure point therapy on that foot and ankle and the swelling was released - I could walk again!
Sending prayers up and I'll be thinking of all those bones kitting themselves together quickly and swelling remaining minimal.
All of the HubPages Staff is thinking of you timetraveler2! We hope you can give yourself time to rest and recover, but hope for a swift rebound so that we can see your positive self back in the Forums and on the site! Take care.
Spoke with TIMETRAVELER 2 today. She is home now, doing a bit better, but has several months of physical and occupational therapy ahead of her. She deeply appreciates your comments, prayers, and good wishes, and so do I. This is a good "Community."
This community is the best! I wish I could hug each and every one of you for your kind and loving support. Both my right wrist and right leg are broken and I can only type with one finger...I am right handed! Thank you so much for your good thoughts..I'm down but I am not out!
Oh, you poor thing. That will make crutches impossible. Looks like you're definitely going to be sitting around taking it easy for a while. Plenty of time to train those other fingers on your left hand to type.
My husband is one month into his forced rest period after breaking his ankle. Driving the rest of us crazy! lol. By the way, if you are having trouble with swelling, I wrote hubs about a gel that reduced his swelling quickly. Don't know how your swelling is going, but just letting you know in case you need it.
Hello everybody: I just returned from a visit with my wrist surgeon who is very pleased with my progress. He said that typing on a computer will be very good therapy for my broken wrist! So, I'm going to give it a try and plan to slowly start publishing again. Your prayers and kind thoughts obviously are working...thank you so much!
That is wonderful news, TIMETRAVELER2! I will keep praying for a complete recovery. Just do not push yourself too hard- you do not want a set back- slow and steady is best. That is what I always advised my clients (in Speech Therapy.)
One of the things I never expected when I joined HP was the kind of support my fellow hubbers have given me recently. I also never realized that writing could be so healing! My hand is doing better each day and tomorrow I will find out more about what will happen with the fracture in my femur. I am hoping for good news and will update all of you once I know what is coming. Keep your fingers crossed for me, and thank you again for your many kind and supportive thoughts and words.
What wonderful and encouraging news! And for all our occasional frustrations with HP, Google, or each other, this really is an engaging and supportive community. Hoping and praying for good news from your doctor. Thanks for keeping us updated on your progress. Blessings! Theresa
Again, a big thank you to all of you. Unfortunately, I received the worst possible news today from my hip surgeon. It seems what I thought was a small fracture is an elongated one that runs the entire length of my hip implant. It is possible it may heal, but it is more likely that it will cause the implant to come loose which will mean a total hip revision. My doc wants my wrist to heal before he does anything and says that as long as the pain is minimal, we can wait. This does not look good and we are talking an extended amount of time for all of it. To say I am distressed does not even describe my feelings right now, but there are no real choices here. Your prayers and some good fortune are my only chances to fix this problem. Sorry to have to be writing this, but I wanted all of you to know what is going on because you have been so incredibly caring and kind.
Not much more to say at this point except that healing is happening, but it is verrry slow. At least I am able to write again, and it is good therapy for me. Again, thank you so much for your kind and loving support.
I felt so bad when I read what you're going through and how thoughtful of phdast7 to bring it the attention of those who would've otherwise never known. Seems like quite a rollercoaster you've been on. I'm glad to hear healing is happening... and my thoughts will be with you! Cat
So sorry to hear about your travails. I think most of us mistakenly assume healing broken bones is straightforward, until it happens to us or someone near us.
I discovered differently when I put my hero in a car crash in my novel (yes I know, how mean). The story assumed his broken leg would heal fairly quickly but when I started researching, I found that wasn't the case at all. It totally changed the trajectory of the novel and his path to recovery over twelve months became part of the plot - and I'll certainly never take a broken bone lightly again!
Hello everybody: Here is another update. The bones in my wrist, except for the one that is chipped and could not be operated on, have healed. Of course the soft tissue still needs time, but I am able to do many things with my hand now that I could not do before. The leg is status quo for now. We just have to wait and see about it, and this will take months. I am still mostly home bound, but am not bedridden. I no longer need the platform walker for my arm, so getting around the house is easier. One thing I know for sure is that I'm going to watch my step in the future!! Thanks again for all of your kind support.
So encouraging to hear a good report. Being able to move around freely, even just in one's own home is such a blessing (I remember those days -- when I couldn't carry anything from room to room-- because it took both hands and legs to stay upright and walk.) You clearly have many friends here and have been missed. Blessings!
Hello fellow hubbers: I'm here with a bit of news. The hip doc says he sees strong signs of bone growth in the leg and the implant is still solid. I will be seeing him monthly to see how things progress, but he now feels I may have a chance to avoid another hip replacement surgery! Just sharing.
That is very good news indeed! And it has been good to see your name, hubs and comments popping up here and there. We will all hope for continued bone growth and stabilization in the injured hip. Selah.
When I hear people talking about the demise of HP, and then I read all of your notes of support, I cannot help but feel that HP will rise from the ashes and thrive. How could it do otherwise with such good people as yourselves. Honestly, you have given me such hope! I am certain this is the reason why I am healing so well. God Bless all of you...and especially Theresa for starting this thread on my behalf.
I thought it was time for an update regarding my health issues. As it stands now, the bones in the wrist have healed, but it will be 6 months before the soft tissue and other things are fully functional. I'm at about 80% right now, which is very good, I think. The leg? We're still at a wait and see point. The entire leg has rotated to the right about 45% which is causing problems with the knee. I am waiting to see the Doc tomorrow to find out if this is a muscular problem or if the implant has gotten loose. Am hoping it is muscular, but if not, I'm in for more surgery. Limbo is a terrible place to be! On the brighter side, my pain is minimal, and I feel pretty good otherwise. The online writing has kept me sane, so even though HP is having problems right now, it is keeping me connected in many ways, and for that, I am very grateful.
So glad to get an update and wonderful to hear that it is mostly positive (80% is really good, considering the severity of your injuries). I have been crazy busy working at the River House, trying to get lots done before the new semester began (which it just did), but I think of you often. Keep working at recovery and I am so glad that writing and reading on HP has been part of that recovery. Blessings! Theresa
Thanks Theresa: Since the problems here have come up, I've decided to create an RV Lifestyle blog on blogger. I even bought a private domain name called rv learning spot. I didn't put the link here because I don't think we're allowed to do that, but you can run it together and put .com at the end if you want to take a look. Still ironing out some of the tech issues, but really like being able to write more personal articles there than what I can post here. Anyhow...just waiting to hear more about the leg and dying to get into the RV again...it has been a very long, slow summer! Any thoughts about maybe coming down to FL for a visit?
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