This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

holey dooley...i broke my arm, ouch...and block a, a gardeners journal

i can't believe it...i have broken my arm...
i'm doing this one handed...no capitals or punctuation to make it all a little easier...

on wednesday morning whilst carrying a glass of water with drops in them for jojo my shoe stuck to the floor and i went splat right onto my left shoulder...ouch...tears...pain
i couldn't get myself up off the floor...
just as well mr armchair was on his work from home day...
jojo wouldn't of been able to assist me up...
visions of lying there till 6.30pm

off to doctor... hospital...x ray...physio for sling as it can't be plastered due to location...
takes all day...
finally pain relief at 4pm...
diagnosis...fractured/broken hummerus

dosed up on painkillers...and other stuff...it should all heal up in about 6 weeks followed by physiotherapy...

this all makes me think about...
who cares for the carer...

i'm sooo lucky and grateful for mr armchair's support and care but he is run off his feet...

how would it be if i didn't have that support...

it brings me to the plight of a gentleman last year that was at a meeting i went to...
his wife's was in her 70's as was he...
she was caring for her 90's mother and a 50's daughter with a disability...
he was just about at the end of his tether...

enough said...it's all too upsetting...

 i would rather be doing this...
the night before i had come this far with block a of a gardeners journal quilt...




i started cutting up some fabrics and putting them aside...

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this is as far as i got...

i think i'll be spending  bit of time in blogland visiting...reading, resting as i cannot do anything...
might do some catch up posts...
i hope i'm a good patient...

i could look at this all as a forced break from caring...

feeling a bit weary now...i can smell the coffee brewing...dzintra

51 comments:

catita said...

do not start doing amazing stitching and sewing things and cooking one handed coz i will get very jealous!

Dzintra, you are amazing person and CARER please, please request the help you need

your body TOLD YOU, you needed a break. therefore, give yourself lots of TLC
lots of love
marianela and Niran

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Dzintra!!!Gentle Hugs...wishing you many healing sparkles and much love and good cheer! hang in there and get better!! Soon your wing will mend and you will be flying again!
victoria

Astrid said...

OMG! I also believe it's a sign for you/your body to relax. But still, I'm sorry it happened that way. A SPEEDY recovery to you! Take it easy! Lovely projects you are working on.

Chookyblue...... said...

Oh what bad luck.......carers have to look after themselves......don't try and do to much that arm needs REST.........good to see progress on the GJ now you need to have a forced break of 6 weeks.........send me your fabrics and I will cut it out for you........

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Oh no, Dzintra!!! You know I know how you feel, how bad it hurts, and all of the emotions that come along with it. I'm so sorry. You will need lots of care, but you will come through this just fine. Be diligent with your therapy - when it's time. It will hurt and you will wonder if it will ever be normal again, but you'll get there. Write to me if you have things that concern you or questions...as you know I'm a pro in the broken arm and shoulder department. Take care, be careful, and don't keep reliving the moment over and over again in your head!
Love to you,
Catherine

Notjustnat said...

Oh dear, my dear Dzintra. Sorry for your accident. It could have been worst right? At least it's the left arm. Hope you are not left handed. Yes, what to the carers do when they need caring! If I live closer I would bring you dinner. Not too long before I can do that - thinking of you and take good care of that shoulder - Hugs Nat

Jamie said...

So sorry to hear about your fall and your broken arm. How awful! I hope you will heal up quickly!

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra, sending a big hug your way. My goodness I hope it heals well. I hope Jojo was Ok when it all happened. Hope you have arranged a little bit of help with your routine.Happy days.Bev.xoxo

Colleen said...

Oh my dear, I'm so sorry. As a Care giver myself, I know how your needle work gives you a sense of well being & peace. If I could, I would fly over & assist you & be there for you!! Know I'm thinking of you.

Lurline said...

I wish I could boost you along with a positive comment - oh dear - please take care of that arm, I know every little bit of pain you are feeling!
Big hugs - Lurline♥

Fer said...

Oh no! Here's hoping you'll mend quickly and be back to you old cheerful self in no time. ♥

Suedio said...

Dzintra . . . don't go overdoing it with your good hand scrolling through blog after inspiring blog!!!

Take care and mend well. Sue

Sandrine said...

Oh dear Dzintra, I hope it all heal as quick as possible.Make sure you take good care of yourself... xx

RitaGri said...

Dzintra, turies un saudzē sevi, lai dzīst labi tava rociņa. Atpūties! Sega top ļoti skaista!

Cattinka said...

Oh no, a broken arm. That means a lot of rest and no stitching for a while. Hope you don´t get too bored.
I love the new block you stitched it is very nice.
KATRIN W.

Terry said...

First I am sorry you are broken Truly I nursed DH with a smashed shoulder NO fun but it does mend.

Second you ask for help more or longer for Jojo and home help for you. I also know this is hard for strong women to do but needs must.

Third if you can't stitch think of all the reading you can catch up on. I read almost all of the Elm Tree Quilters while recovering from hip replacement.

I shall think of you and telepath strength. Hugs Terry

Kath said...

Oh poor you, this is going to be sooo frustrating for you!

Micki said...

6 weeks will fly by Dzintra! I am so sorry that you are in pain, and I know how much you want to stitch, but just relax, read and take a break.
Micki

Maree: said...

Oh Dear you Poor Thing...so Glad that you have Help in Mr.A...Please Take Care of that Shoulder so it can Mend properly...
sending Big Hugs.
xx

barb said...

Dzintra !!! How tragic & painful !!
Poor thing.....
What a darn nuisance.
Take care
Love Barb xxx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH PRECIOUS....I AM LATE DUE TO HAVING TO RUN OFF EARLY YESTERDAY...sweet one, I am in pain just thinking about this! Oh dear, we would ALL be there now to aid if we could...sending you much love and hugs...gentle ones on the opposite side! BISES...Anita

Fiona said...

That is terrible news. I hope you are a little more comfortable as each day pases. Having had 2 arms in slings in the past few months I really feel for you but give it the time to heal. Big Hugs coming your way.

Fee XX

Kim said...

I've got to say, you have a cute arm though and it's a cute photo!

Vintage Sandy said...

Oh dear Dzintra, I'm so sorry to hear this news I will keep you in my prayers..praying for a complete healing of your arm Take care my friend!!
Hugz

Stina said...

Oh no... Sweetie...bad luck!!!
Sending you lots of well wishes and hope your days will fly like the wind to a fast recovery...:0)
Hugs!!!!

Simone de Klerk said...

Poor poor you, Dzintra! Guess you'll have more time for reading now and maybe take a walk on the beach?
Don't they cast arms anymore? Luckily I have never had to experience a broken arm or leg. Only a toe and finger, but then, you are still able to do almost everything.
Thinking of you and take care! xo

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Dzintra, I'm so sorry to hear about your arm! That's no good at all! I wish you a speedy recovery and I hope everyone is looking after you! :D

carole brungar said...

Yes, I want to know too! Who does care for the carer? I hope you can rest up, your stitching is looking lovely!

Posie Patchwork said...

Darling Dzintra, wishing you well & Handmade Market just wasn't the same without your burst of energy to say hello. Here's to a speedy recovery & being spoilt by your fabulous husband & children. Tell your gorgeous husband to stop by Shop Handmade & i'll give him some goodies to take home to you, next time he's in Canberra. You missed out on some new products yesterday at my stall!! Love Posie

Jeni said...

Dzintra, i have been away just read your blog.............oh dear your poor silly billy....hope you get help from MR A...I AM SURE YOU WILL ...... i will keep in touch
hugs

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh you poor thing Dzintra....you did a good job....oh my heart goes out to you...look at all those lovely blocks ..your GJ is looking so good...take care Peg xx

Sea Angels said...

Oh no!!
I am so sorryxx
I know this will make you rest and slow down but I could think of better ways.....how about I fly out for a month or two and look after you xxx
ha ha .
Sending lots of healing this evening xxx
Hugs Lynn xxx

Sarah said...

Oh dear! You poor bugger! I hope it does not take too long to heal Dzintra xx

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Oh D I'm so sorry to read of your mishap.
Everyone needs a helping hand now and again. You having been the helper for so long it is hard to imagine you not being able to. But rest is important for those bones to heal, so make sure you don't do too much and let others help as much as they can.
Susan x

Kim said...

I've got to know. How did your shoe get stuck to the floor? A wad of gum maybe. I always wonder the silliest things.

Natalija said...

I'm sorry to hear about your accident. Wish you a speedy recovery.
Hugs,
Natalija

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My sweet Dzintra,

I send you a gentle hug with lots of yummy goodies that make you happy....a craft or two, a bouquet of your most favorite flowers. I would be so frustrated as well if I could not go about doing my normal routine as well. The only thing I could think of doing would be to savor the silence and just know that it is a temporary state of stillness to gather new ideas and thoughts. Know that you are well-loved and we are thinking of you! Blessings to you dear, dear friend! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh most precious, know we are with you! Take a nap.......

Mildred said...

So very sorry Dzintra. Sending my wishes for a speedy and full recovery. Your needlework is lovely - brings a smile to my face.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I've just sent you an e-mail. Sorry it's not a bottle of wine instead!
Catherine

Anonymous said...

Hi Ing, Sorry to hear about your arm. Wish I lived closer to help you. Michelle

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest Dzintra! Oh yes, you are correct. I did not go to the gala, and I have to say that I wish the committee would have planned this event on a Saturday night rather than on Friday night when teachers are so tired. I know that most of my colleagues made the sacrifice and went, but I had to listen to my body and mind. I so enjoyed the quiet evening all alone, for my husband had something he had to attend that night. We work on opposite ends of the metro area and have only one car, so he got a ride with a colleague and I just came home to listen to the silence. However, I hope I will have another occasion to wear my Audrey outfit and dance the night away....I hope you are better dear one! I am sure you have had an opportunity to really sit and be still...too much stillness of course can get old...there is a time and place for everything...stay well and I send you my best...Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

BIG HUGS to you DZINTRA!!! Anita

Pooch Purple Reign said...

aw... i feel your saddness...
sending a huge HUG
i know you will be back in the saddle before long. the time will go fast and you might be grateful in the end for the rest
~laura xx

Carla said...

HI Dzintra, i hope you are ok.. What a drama.. must be hard sewing now. I hope it mends quickly. how is blogging one handed?? Carla

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Ouch is right! Dang I know how that must have hurt and I am so sorry to read about you breaking your arm.
Nothing worse than a break and I just pray you get some rest and the pain pills work.
I broke my back last April and have regretted that fall ever since. We have to learn to stay upright. lol
Take care
Love
Maggie

The Clip Cafe said...

Oh MY! I do hope you recover well. I have never broken any bones so I can only imagine the pain and discomfort.xx

Cubby House Crafts said...

So sorry to hear about your arm and hope you have a speedy recovery!!
Lisa

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

OH Dzintra, I'm late posting here, but at least we chatted via email earlier. I SO relate to the plight of the Carer!!! Thank goodness for Mr. Armchair, and thank goodness he was there that day! I didn't realize they couldn't plaster in certain places! Wow, that makes it all so much more difficult! Take care of yourself dear Dzintra~ xxxVicki

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

OH Dzintra, I'm late posting here, but at least we chatted via email earlier. I SO relate to the plight of the Carer!!! Thank goodness for Mr. Armchair, and thank goodness he was there that day! I didn't realize they couldn't plaster in certain places! Wow, that makes it all so much more difficult! Take care of yourself dear Dzintra~ xxxVicki

My Grama's Soul said...

All I can say is OUCH!!! I'm so sorry this has happened.

Jo

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