Thursday, February 18, 2010

An update on me...

I went to the doctor yesterday and he said everything from the first surgery was healing well. He scheduled my second (and hopefully last) surgery for Monday morning at 7:30. I'll be in the hospital (Vanderbilt) until at least Wednesday. Once I get home, I'll be on bed-rest until I go back on the 10th for a post-op appointment. I won't be able to put any weight on my left foot for three months, after that we'll start physical therapy. (provided that Monday's surgery goes well) The doctor did mention that the coming surgery was much more serious and invasive than the first. 

If you don't know what happened, I had a sledding accident on January 30th. I ran into a tree and broke both bones in my lower left leg, crushing my ankle. The first surgery was done on the 31st, where the doctor attached an Ex-Fix (steel frame on the outside of my leg) and fixed the tibia with a steel plate and screws. 

I sincerely appreciate all the prayers, phone calls, cards, and kind words you have sent. It seems like everyday I get a card or an email from someone. It has been wonderful and encouraging to know I have so many people thinking about me!

I hope to get back to crafting in the next couple weeks. I have a craft room full of little projects just waiting for me to work on them! I would love to sew or paint something, but I have to be patient. If I don't let myself rest, It's going to take a lot longer to heal. So...I'm going to be a good girl and stay in much as I hate it. :(

Hope you're having a wonderful week! 

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Hello all!

I'm still stuck in bed, with my leg up on a pillow. The doctor changed my prescription to a different pain killer. After a couple days on the new meds, I'm doing okay. I'll go back for a follow-up appointment on the 17th and then hopefully they will schedule my next surgery. I'll keep you posted.

My daughter has been out of school for 3 days this week. Monday afternoon it started snowing and 4 inches later it stopped. I still have snow in my yard. Hopefully, she'll go back to school tomorrow. The school system built 13 extra days into the regular year. The kids have used all but one of those days. If they have to miss more than one more day this year, they will have to go extra days in the summer. We're keeping our fingers crossed that they don't miss anymore.

I found an awesome idea for Valentine's on the Nanny Goat blog. Crimson loved the idea, so we had to make our own. What do you think???

I used Picnik to add the words and then just uploaded it to Walmart's photo department to print it through the one-hour photo option. Once the photos are ready, we'll use my X-acto knife to cut a slit at the top and bottom of her hand and slip a Blow-Pop or some other type of lollipop in the slits. It will look like she's holding it. Click on the Nanny Goat link above to see their version and a finished version.

I think it turned out great!!!

Since I'm still not able to stay up for long periods of time, I may not be back on here until after Valentine's Day, so I'm wishing you a Happy Valentine's day now! I hope you and your loved ones have an amazing day!!! 

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Friday it snowed, and snowed, and then it snowed some more! The 6 or 7 inches we ended up with was amazing for middle Tennessee. Unfortunately, all the broke bones I ended up with wasn't quite so amazing!!! We got up Saturday morning, had an awesome breakfast with my brother and his wonderful family, then put on fifteen layers of clothes to go sledding. The first time I went down was a lot of fun. The second time was okay...I bailed too early. I was freezing at this point and wanted to go inside. My sister-in-law asked me to go just one more time. She wanted to video it for Facebook. (I know we're obsessed) My hubby gave me an extra hard push because he knew I would go in the house afterwards. (I don't do cold!) I was going really fast. I don't remember exactly what happened, but my left foot caught a tree and tried to knock it down! The tree was about 3 inches in diameter. Not very big but big enough to HURT!!! I immediately started screaming "call 911!" My sis in law did. The ambulance came and got me. We first went to our local hospital, but later was transferred to Vanderbilt in Nashville. I had surgery on Sunday morning. I broke both bones in my lower left leg and crushed all the bones in my ankle. I should be going home from the hospital today, but have to come back next Wednesday to see the Orthopedic doctor. He said they will schedule the 2nd surgery the following Wednesday. Needless to say, but I'm going to be out of work for a while. I'll keep you updated, but probably won't have any new crafts for a couple weeks. Thanks for all the sweet comments you left on my last post! Have a great day!!!