Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Freak Accidents

So I've vanished from the planet, unless you saw my two short FB posts.

What has happened is a freak accident. I went for my regular morning walk with DH. I took a bad step on the back part of the neighborhood loop, and inverted the knee hard enough to snap the tibial plateau. Then I fell, cracking the orbit of my left eye and fracturing the right wrist.

After surgery by the central Texas specialists in such trauma, I've spent several days in the trauma hospital, weaning off morphine. Now, I've transferred to a rehab hospital, where I'll learn the skills I'll need to go home.

Already I've learned to push myself one-handed in a wheelchair and how to dress myself. Very tight schedule here, and not my usual aides, so blogging is short-changed. Read about my enamel project on the Master Muse blog.


  1. You have been missed. I hope you are back making jewelry again soon. Take Care and I am sending good thoughts...

  2. Wow! How horrible! I'm glad you're back on the road to recovery!

  3. Oh Vickie so sorry, I know only a small portion of what you are going through. I fell taking my morning walk in December and fractured my left wrist. After surgery, casts, brace and much physical therapy most of the use of my wrist has returned. Still some therapy to go.

    It will take time and pain, but I know you will recover. Having a creative outlet to return to will help.

    My thoughts are with you for a successful recovery.


  4. Good grief Vickie! Take it easy, get better slowly and steadily and remember we are all sending you lots of healing thoughts . . .

  5. I love your new master muse design. Sorry to hear recovery to slow but hopefully in rehab you'll make great progress. Take care.

  6. Oh Vikie, I'm so sorry to hear of your fall. I send you healing thoughts too, and wish you a speedy and complete recovery.

  7. OH Vickie, I saw on fb you had had an accident. This is awful for you aand I hope you rest and recover quickly. Sending love to you x

  8. That sounds like a horrible ordeal. That was one nasty fall. Take care of yourself and here are even more healing thoughts.

  9. oh gosh. I hope you recover quickly!

  10. Vickie, that's just awful.
    I can't even imagine how much each of those three injuries must hurt.

    It must have been awful for your husband as well.
    Sending much love and wishes for healing,

  11. Boy you really did do damage. I haven't visited for a while and to read this - i am so sorry to hear of your fall. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  12. Anonymous10:44 PM

    Ouch, Vickie!

    Though the voice of experience (sigh) stored in my left brain says: "Let the healing take place, don't try to rush it," the right side still wants me to say, "I do hope you're soon feeling much better!"

  13. Vickie, I'm so sorry for all you're going through! Your poor husband must have been terrified! I hope you get home soon and life can get back to as close to normal as possible!

  14. Omg dear Vickie, didn´t knew what happened to you.

    I am sending you healing wishes and lots of love, take care.

    Big hug to you
    and all my best wishes