Wednesday, January 22, 2014

1/22 Outdoor Wednesday #263



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I have some sad news.   John, my husband, was taking the recycle bin outside, slipped on some ice and fell down the bottom two stairs on December 16th.  After spending seven hours at a nearby hospital, he was released to go home.   His instructions were to wear a leg immobilizer 24/7 and not to bend his knee.  We made appointments with the primary care doctor, the heart doctor and the surgeon.  These doctors took lots of tests:  blood work, EKG, MRI and X-rays of the leg.  John could not be operated on until the wound healed and was not bleeding or swollen.

On December 27th, John was operated on to repair the right quadriceps tendon rupture.  For now he is experiencing a lot of bed rest and physical therapy.  John is using crutches similar to the man in the photograph which I took while we were vacationing in Florida in December 2013.   Isn't that strange?

5 comments:

  1. Oh, I'm so sorry, and during the holidays, too. I hope that your husband has a full recovery! :)

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  2. What a sad thing to read on my first visit here! I am so sorry that hubs slipped, let alone the seriousness of his injury. Sending healing your way...:)JP

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  3. What a sad thing to read on my first visit here! I am so sorry that hubs slipped, let alone the seriousness of his injury. Sending healing your way...:)JP

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  4. I'm sorry that this has happened and I hope he is feeling better now.

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  5. Oh! I hope it is not bad and he recovers fast.
    Ice sheets can be really dangerous.

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