Friday, 18 February 2011

No place like home!

Thanks to 21st century medicine and all your wonderful thought and prayers I am home safe and in pretty good nick! I have some new best friends, namely my crutches, a raised toilet seat , shower chair(with handles - deluxe model!!) and my favourite, the long handled picker upper grabby thingy! I am currently supporting 29 staples in my right thigh which I will lose on Monday! My new enemies are few but boy do they pack a punch -a daily blood thinner injection into my tummy with a sting like no other! I have new found respect for my son and others like him who have to endure needle stabs of one type or another every single day of their life. I have also discovered a new form of torture -  being made to lay on your back for 8 hours plus and not be allowed to move. Combine this with a cat sat on the upper chest or bladder and I would happily divulge name , rank and number!
My dear Mum is here being a star and the husband and children are adapting to me moving a lot slower than usual!
So, so far so good. Now I just have to be patient and wait for things to heal - at least another 4 weeks with no weight on my leg - chance to catch up with Bones series 1, a stack of books and try crack Angry Birds on my I pod!


  1. I just discovered angry birds yesterday...I am very behind!

    I'm so glad you are home, and I hope your recovery goes smooth as silk! Hooray for Moms who help!

  2. I hear the Angry Birds thing is ADDICTING!

    Glad you are home and doing well Amanda! Keep up the great work. (((HUGS)))

  3. hear in holland you can do the injections in your healthy leg, it's better and a lot less painfull. recover soon, love, riet:)

  4. Yeah!!!! An update means you are feeling good enough to type a bit and that means you are on the mend!!! So happy to hear it went well, or as well as could go.

    Beware of the Angry Birds . . . they will make you cRaZy!!!

  5. This post was a breath of fresh air. I have SO BEEN thinking about you!!!!


  6. I'm SO happy to hear that you are on the mend.
    If you can, find a joke site online, and have your family pick out good ones to print for you to read each time you need an injection! (Laughter is a natural pain reliever!!)
    Hugs and love--

  7. I just discovered Angry birds around Christmas time and spent WAAAAY to much time on the Ipad! Glad to hear that you are on the mend. I wish you a speedy recovery!