Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Ouch!

I have to say that the ending to our July 4th weekend wasn't good.

The weekend started out great, we were able to visit with some friends down in the LA area. There was lots of food and conversation. It was really nice to get away from the stress in our lives for a day.

Sunday we went out for a pleasure ride. Well it was supposed to be a pleasure ride but Missy freaked out at the end and dumped me on the ground. Our day ended up at the emergency room. I spent one night in our little hospital up here and then was transferred via ambulance to the big city hospital 50 miles away where I spent another night. I have 2 fractured vertebrae and I am very sore all over.

At this point I'm home but there isn't too much I'm allowed to do. I have to wear a brace for 10 weeks 24/7 and then I'll be wearing it a little less each day. It's amazing to see how many friends we really have.

The trainer Lorna works with watched the kids for 2 days since they weren't allowed at the big city hospital. Since we've gotten home we've had food delivered for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. My friends are keeping us covered until my mom gets here in Friday. We've had numerous offers of help that we've had to turn away. I feel so loved and blessed! I couldn't ask for a better group of friends.

5 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh no, I am so sorry to hear this, you poor woman. I don't know how I would handle not being able to do anything. You and your family are in my prayers!

Cheryl said...

Ouch, indeed! Hang in there and get better soon!

Presbytera said...

Kim - you have my prayers. I know about sitting and recuperating. I'm glad that you are surrounded by wonderful friends to help. Greet your mom for me when she comes.

Morgan the Muse said...

...well, thankfully you have that mule testicle, am I right? Paul told me.. Tuesday night?... I forget now, and I was shocked. Not as shocked as you were, I am sure, but still. I pray for a speedy recovery.

On the other hand, the 10 week time line makes me three weeks of work look better...

Marie N. said...

Oh no! I'm just learning your news now. I do hope by this time much of the pain is gone. I know you just cannot wait to get out of that brace though.