Friday, April 6, 2012

A Bump in the Road / Bum Knee Leads to Broken Ankle

My bed in the studio with my little nurse, Princess.

"The difference between friends and pets is that friends we allow into our company, pets we allow into our solitude." ~ Robert Brault
Last Sunday night, April 1st, while drying off after my shower, the knee that I had sprained the Sunday before, gave way when putting all my weight on it. I shattered my ankle in the fall. Two ambulance rides and forty eight hours later;  pins, plates and wires were surgically inserted to reconstruct the joint. I haven't seen the X-rays yet, but everyone who saw them said it was just a mess. My surgeon looks to be about twenty years old. He assured me that I am going to be OK, he is older than he looks and that he has been doing reconstructive orthopedics for over thirteen years.

"I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult the calendar." ~ Robert Brault

My sister,  Denise, has been a huge comfort.  She brought me food, flowers and even got  me cleaned up today.

I would have been very deep into the dungeons of depression by now if it weren't for my friends and family.  They have been taking such good care of me. I am so lucky and thankful to have such a wonderful support system. Not able to put any weight on the leg, it is going to be a long haul with estimates for a full recovery at six months. But with lots of tender loving care and a positive, healing attitude, I'm hoping to get rehabilitation down to about four.

"I get by with a little help from my friends" ~ John Lennon

Carole King - You've Got A Friend live with  Celine Dion, Shania Twain and Gloria Estafan

Thanks so much to everyone for your kindness and your friendship!

"When I find myself fading, I close my eyes and realize my friends are my energy." ~ Anonymous. 


  1. Oh, man! Sandy, this is terrible, I can imagine how much pain you are in. Of course lots of healing energy and love coming your way! The weeks ahead must seem more like years. Thankfully you are surrounded by your dear family and friends. Please be careful and take good care. Sending hugs and love! Robin.

  2. OMG, Sandy! I don't know what else to say - this is really such bad news from you. I am very glad you have such wonderful TLC though, and hope you are able to get around on crutches soon.

  3. I am sooooooo sorry to read what has happened to you and wish you a speedy recovery!!!

  4. Dear Sandy,
    We're sending prayers your way for a quick recovery!
    We're so sorry about your broken ankle, and hope
    it mends quickly.
    Gentle hugs,
    Debbie & Clyde

  5. Thanks for your well wishes Robin, Kathryn, Susan and Debbie. It does help to know that people care, doesn't it? I went to the surgeon's today and saw it and the x-rays for the first time. OMG, it looks like something out of Frankenstein. The surgeons say it looks good. Glad to be living in this day and age. Modern medicine is amazing. Thanks again for reaching out. My quote for the day is - "How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?" ~ William Shakespeare, Othello, 1604


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