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Wheelchair Bound
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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 11/21/2009 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Friends,
 
I really am in a mess now.  yeah  I not only have no legs and need to use a wheelchair to get around, That doesn't bother me I'm used to that.  I now have this nice big cast on my left arm from close to my shoulder to over part of my hand. mad My husband and I were in an auto accident last Thursday 11/12. A guy ran a red light and hit the front left corner of the car spinning us around.  Not all that serious for the car, it's repairable, but  the car was not drivable and needed to be towed. My husband was helping me out of the car into my wheelchair when I slipped and fell onto the ground breaking my arm along the way. mad   It was a dark rainy evening and we had just been to the grocery store to pick up a few things. The doctors told me I'll need this cast on my arm for six to eight weeks and some therapy after that. mad   mad I broke it pretty good he said. They had to operate and insert a rod in my forearm.  I'm glad it wasn't my right arm that I use to write with and such.  My arm is in this big cast and just hangs there in this sling.  I'm not supposed to use it for anything for at least a two or three weeks.  mad Then it still can't put any weight on it to help me transfer from my wheelchair. It's been a real ***** trying to transfer from the wheelchair to the bed or toilet with only good arm. Needless to say I been spending a good deal of time either lying in bed or in my wheelchair.  It's just too hard to try to transfer onto the sofa or recliner yet. The cast doesn't come off until the week after Christmas at the earliest. Most likely the first week of January.  Needless to say I can't drive my van with only one good arm so I' m kinda stuck at home. I'm bored already.  I hate to think of what I'll feel like in a few weeks.  My husband did say he would take me out shopping or other places again when I'm ready. turn   I will keep in touch but it's a real pain trying to type using only one hand.
 
Linda
Wheelchair Bound/Legless Linda/Linda
Double leg amputee from diabetes and circulation problems. Legally blind, low vision problems.


loverain
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 218
   Posted 11/21/2009 4:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Linda,

I'm so sorry this happened! It sounds like you're handling it well and it's such a blessing that your husband is there for you. He seems to be a wonderful man. Please keep us posted on your progress as you heal.

Sending healing prayers your way,

Joni

Natava
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 35
   Posted 11/23/2009 6:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I am sorry that happened to you!  But you did a really good job typing with one hand. 
 
I will think about you and pray for a fast recovery. 

LanieG
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 11/23/2009 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Linda!  I can not believe this happened to you!  I'm so sorry!  I can't think of anything more to say other  than I'm glad it wasn't worse.  Thank goodness you have a wonderful attitude, too.  I hope the arm heals quickly and correctly.  In the meantime, please be careful.  Have a great Thanksgiving - and enjoy some time off from cooking then!
Lanie
 
forum moderator - diabetes
diabetes controlled so far by exercise and a low/no carb diet


Jeannie143
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   Posted 11/24/2009 10:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Dang Girlfriend! If it weren't for bad luck you'd have no luck at all! Take care, heal fast and know I'm sending prayers. Be brave! We need you back here with your great outlook.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


jojobruin
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 11/26/2009 1:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Stumbled upon your post...soooo sorry to hear about this....I say sue the other driver....

couchtater
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 11/26/2009 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   
That stinks. I hope you get better soon.

Joy

Phishbowl
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   Posted 12/4/2009 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
My goodness, Linda! Forgive me but, the expression "chewed up and spit out" comes to mind. I'm so sorry for your misfortune. Life can really be so unfair. I do hope you are feeling better soon - physically & emotionally. I'm sending you courage & strength, Girlfriend! :-)

Kris
Cheers,
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"

"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus


Wheelchair Bound
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 84
   Posted 1/25/2010 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Friends,
I was very busy over the holidays with relatives coming and with my arm in that big cast I really had a hard time doing many things including typingcry   My daughter was here for a week at Chirstmas and that was a big helpsmile   I let her do most all the cooking with my direction.  She did a good job of it too. The cast came off the week after New Years and I have been going to PT twice a week since then.  I have to go till the end of January.  The arm is healing very nicely and most of my strength is back in it, which is very good. It has been very hard for me to transfer from my wheelchair using only one arm. I found out if there is a will I will figure out a way to do it.  Almost slipped a couple of time till I got the hang of it.  Will keep in touch now that I can type with both hands again.yeah
 
Linda 
Wheelchair Bound/Legless Linda/Linda
Double leg amputee from diabetes and circulation problems. Legally blind, low vision problems.


Sherrine
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   Posted 1/25/2010 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Linda, you are an inspiration!
 
Sherrine
Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7


loverain
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 218
   Posted 1/25/2010 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Yay Linda! So glad you're on the mend and back with us. Stay close and take it easy the rest of the way to healing completely, girlfriend! Joni

LanieG
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 5408
   Posted 1/25/2010 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Linda, good to see you're back and mending or nearly mended, actually.  How's the snow?
Lanie
 
forum moderator - diabetes
diabetes controlled so far by exercise and a low/no carb diet


jujub
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Date Joined Mar 2003
Total Posts : 10392
   Posted 1/25/2010 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
So glad to hear you're getting back toward normal. I must say, your positive attitude is a breath of fresh air for me!

gonecrazynow
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 1/27/2010 1:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Linda, I can relate about not being able to put any weight on your arm or hand. I had both hands worked on with carpultunnel. Trying to get up and not use your hands bites. When I couldn't get up on my own I grinned and beared it. It does sound like you have a fight in you. Keep up the work and bear through the pain of PT in the end it will be worth it. Good luck in your future.. GoneCrazyNow

Jeannie143
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Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 6056
   Posted 1/27/2010 5:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad you are on the mend! Keep up the good work and don't be a stranger...

((((((((hugs!))))))))))
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


Phishbowl
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 547
   Posted 1/27/2010 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Linda! Great to hear from you (and that you're on the mend)! Bring some of that positive attitude and inspiration to the forum - we missed you :-)

Kris
Cheers,
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"

"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus

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