Monday, December 2, 2013

Broken wrist

Today was the day Dan had his surgery for his broken wrist. We arrived at the hospital around 8:30 this morning and left around 3:30.  To me, a long day when I am not working there.
Because he broke his wrist at an angle, it wouldn't stay set, kept popping out.  They had to put a metal plate with screws over his bone to hold it in place.  Hopefully we won't be setting off any alarms when we go through the scanners at airports.  God was good, and the surgery went well.  I did think it a bit odd that the doctor called me on the recovery room phone to tell me how the surgery went. That was a first, and hopefully a last.

He is sleeping now, probably will off and on the rest of the day and maybe into tomorrow.  Because he doesn't take pain medications or even aspirin very often his body is not used to the effects.  Therefore, they make him very groggy and sleepy.  He hasn't been sleeping well since he broke his wrist (last Tuesday) so it isn't going to hurt him to get some extra sleep.  He will get the stitches out on the 16th, but will still have it in a  sling for another 4 weeks, according to the doctors. He says 4, we'll see.

I will be doing some Christmas shopping this week and will be leaving Dan at home to rest up. He usually goes with me but this will allow me to get his gift.

Sunday, December 1, 2013


I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving, no matter who was or wasn't there or what you had to eat. (many years we could not afford a turkey so I stuffed chicken) We can thank God for the love of family and friends.  We had a mixed bag this year, our oldest son was down early in Nov. to spend some time with us.  Our youngest daughter and her husband were down, they spend the day with his family and our youngest son and his wife were down around 11 pm that evening so we celebrated with our feast on Friday.  All in all we had a great time and good visits.  As I am not a Black Friday shopper in the wee hours of the morning, I was glad to wake up around 7.  I did do a little shopping but much later in the afternoon and I avoided the malls.

Tomorrow we will be spending our day at the hospital as my husband will be having surgery on a  broken wrist.  Because the break was at an angle it wouldn't set, so they are going to put a metal plate in.  The plate will keep the bone in place while it heals and will stay in, unless there are complications with it.  I am not sure how that is going to work going through airport scanners, we'll find out. Not planning on flying until next year, but fly we will. He's rather fly to Colorado than drive. It is an outpatient surgery, he needs to be there around 9:15 am and he should be able to go home around 3.  We pray all goes well.

God bless everyone!

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