Saturday, 25 July 2009

How not to do gardening

What ever you do don't step over wire backwards and fall over and land on your bum and put your sewing hand out to steady yourself or you will end up like this!!!

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Yes it’s my arm in a sling with a broken wrist!!! I still can’t believe I spent 4 days in hospital after getting there in an ambulance.

You know what the worse thing about it all is that it’s my sewing hand!!! I am typing this with one hand and it takes so long to do.

It took the hospital 3 days to finally operate on my wrist as it needed a metal plate with screws to hold it together as my bones are weak from having osteopenia!! I am thankful I don't have a broken hip but I do have a huge bruise on my bum where I landed on it….gawd!! So no gardening for me anymore for quite some time.

I have so much sewing I want to do too……

hugs to all ….Vicki

43 lovely people said....:

Jeannette said...

You poor thing I have fallen twice at seperate times and broken first one wrist and then the second the last time.No sewing is hard but getting dressed is even harder I think. My thoughts are with you.

Miss Muggins said...

Oh Vicki, you poor poor girl. I really feel for you, and hope you are on the mend quick smart. No sewing = torture! Laurel xxx

clare's craftroom said...

You'll just have to do lots of planning ! Take care and mend quickly .

Miriam said...

Ouch!!!!!

Goodness, Vicki! I hope your healing is swift and you can get back to sewing quickly.

susanm said...

Hugs to you and hope you are now feeling much better. Hope your wrist heals quickly, that looks very painful. take care of yourself now. No gardening for some time, so just give orders!!! hehehehe

Joy said...

Oh Vicki you poor thing!!! I'm sending great big (but very careful) quilty hugs to you and I hope your wrist heals very (very) quickly. Take care and enjoy the rest - try not to go too barmy ;o)!!!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Betweens said...

vicki what a state!! I do feel for you get better soon.. wish I can put in a few stitches for you.
hugs

Heleen said...

Vicky, you poor girl. Take care and read a book. Take rest and let is heal well. Hugs Heleen

loulee said...

Oh No! I hope it mends quickly. Try to rest it, I know thats hard, but do try. Take care.

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Ouch! Poor you! Hope it isn't too long before you are well again.

DIDI said...

I send you a big hug! I know how you feel, I had to stay in bed for about a month and couldn't do anything and it was terrible! You know what was one of the worst things at home? Seeing the faces of panick of the kids and husband when they ACTUALLY REALISED they had to do EVERYTHING!!! Sometimes it was a bit amusing lol... I did tell you I'm a bad person didn't I?
Well what I did was take the oportunity of having alll that time for myself and read, googled around and learnt so many things related with stitching...
Biquiños (loads of them this time)

Chookyblue...... said...

been there done that when I was in primary school and I still remember it was NO fun........I am feeling for you..........one good thing it is winter and not summer with that plaster........

martameiga said...

Oh gosh! I am sorry for what happened to you! I just started to visit your blog very recently (knew about it I think through Didi's blog and I really loved your posts and your work. I wish you a complete and fast recovery, while them we will be keeping you company on the blogosfere...
Love from Spain

Marta

Dawn said...

So sorry to hear of your misfortune....I hope it heals fast for you, I don't know what I'd do if I couldn't sew.....I broke mine a couple of years ago but it was my left hand and I could still sew.
Hugs and Blessings

Sharon said...

You poor thing. I hope you feel much better soon, but it must be sooo frustrating. I remember getting all fit and healthly then I tripped over a golden retriever. Its a shock to find yourself breathless on the ground and in pain. I badly sprained my ankle...it was frustrating not being able to walk.
At least you know its on the mend now.

Funoldhag said...

I'm so sorry you had such misfortune to hurt yourself that way. It will be so hard to be unable to do the things you love, but time will pass and you will bounce back as good as new! Sending you cyberhugs! Carol

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hi Vicki!

Awww you poor love! I am SO sorry to hear about your wrist. Have you got plenty of books to read?

I shall email you!!!
Hugs and love!
Vikki xoxoxox

cdknuddel said...

Poor you Vicky,
hope it will heal soon, and the pain stayed away.
Its frustrating, no stiching, and anything you do needes double and tripple times to be finished. So make the best, get rest and give orders ;). My best wishes out over the ocean from Munich / Germany
Claudia

Anonymous said...

Take care and mend quikly. Hugs / Eva

Jenny of Elefantz said...

If only there was a magic wand I could wave and make you all better. You poor love. {{{{hugs}}}}

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Oh Vicki, I'm so sorry for your fall. Hopefully you will mend quickly and get back to sewing. Take care.
Vera

Ruth B said...

What an ordeal to go through and then you can't use the hand on top of it all! This is a disaster. I hope it helps to know we are feeling sorry for you and hoping for a speedy recovery. On the bright side I think you are free from housework for quite a while....if that helps at all.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Bummer!! Just had to say that to maybe cheer you! Hope it heals quickly and you can get back to doing what you love.

Barbara said...

That is a bummer, I recently slipped on a piece of cellophane and injured my left shoulder, so we are in slings together, but at least I am able to start doing a bit of embroidery today, sigh! Take care of that wrist, and do exactly like they say so it can be all better again, sooner rather than later. Will be keeping your healing in my prayers.

Donnelly said...

I am so sorry to hear that you broke your wrist. Four days in the hospital is a long time. You are in my thoughts for a speedy recovery.

Rhonda said...

Oh Vicki, bless your heart. I'm glad you didn't do any further damage but as you said...your sewing hand and arm. You are in my prayers for a speedy recovery.

Shasta said...

Ouch! I do hope you feel better soon.

Deb said...

Vicki, you poor thing. I think that it is definitely a sign that your right arm is only ever to be used for sewing as you say. No gardening at all. Hope you are on the mend again soon and back to your sewing. Take it easy, no over do it.

Ondrea said...

Good to see you back again Vicki! Looks like you'll have to put more flesh on your bum girl! Heehehee
All that aside, I do hope that your wrist heals quickly so you can get back to doing the things you love the most. Take care and give youself time to heal properly. Angel hugs.

Kim D. said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your broken wrist. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. Be careful with your arm and be patient so it heals properly..

Kim D.

jannimary said...

What terrible luck. Look after yourself and try not to go too barmy not being able to stitch.

Lucky-1 said...

Ouch........ (((HUGS)))

I am.... said...

Feel better soon...I hear eating fresh pineapple helps with the pain.

Karens Hopes said...

Oh you poor thing hope you feel better soon.
Karen

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Vicki,
Oh honey, you poor thing.
I'm feeling the frustration for you.
I suppose that sewing hand is also your painting hand, so its no good telling you to take up painting again either.
I hope you're not in too much pain, or frustrated.
I know what a busy lady you are, take time to smell the roses and watch your step.
Call me if you need anything.
Hugs,
Anna

MARYNAN said...

Vicki, so sorry to hear about your accident, how horrible not being able to stitch!!! I hope you recover soon!!!

Ina said...

I know how you feel. I fell 5 weeks ago and broke my left wrist badly enough that it needed a metal plate and screws. I chose not to have surgery due to other medical problems.

I got my cast off last Friday and I am now in a removable splint. The sucker still really hurts... A LOT!!!

I bought a "sit upon hoop" and I am able to embroider. My sweet husband has been cutting fabric for me.

I know it is rough. You can't tie your shoes. You can't hook your bra. You can't open ANYTHING including the medication bottles.

I watched a lot of movies and flipped through quilting magazines. Wish I could offer my suggestions. :( Hang in there!

Gail McCormack said...

Oh No!!!
How frustrating, let alone painful I bet!

I hope it mends quickly!

magalys said...

I wish you a complete and fast recovery, take care... Hugs

Loralynn said...

I feel so bad for you! How horrible to have broken it and even worse that you won't be able to do any sewing for a while! I can't imagine how stir crazy I would go not being able to do some stitching. My thoughts are with you for a speedy recovery.

Vintage Sandy said...

Vickie, my thoughts & prayers are with you for a speedy recovery.

Fee said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your accident, how horrible not being able to sew! I hope you recover soon!!!

TrishJ said...

Hi Vicki.
Ohhhhhh poor Vicki. Be a good girl, rest up and do what the good medicos tell you to do. Now is the time to do some research or just plain reading. Gentle hugs, TrishJ