Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Did You Miss Me?

Hello, Dear Ones! I pray you all had a wonderful Christmas and we're speeding toward 2016. Have you missed me in Blogland? Well, if you follow me on Facebook you know what happened to me. 
But those of you who didn't know I'll tell you about my ordeal. 

On the night of December 14th we stopped into the grocery store to pick up a few things. On the way back to our car I slipped on something and fell on my knee and knew at once something was wrong. Mr. Precious managed to get me into the car and we came home. I was praying that maybe I had just jammed my knee but after a little while knew I was really hurt. 

Long story short: went to the ER, broke my kneecap in three places, had surgery with pins and wires in my kneecap, stayed in the hospital for four days or so and then to a nursing home for rehab. I just got home yesterday and this is the first time to get on my computer.
 Of course I wasn't able to join the family for Christmas morning but insisted that Mr. Precious go and watch the grandbabies open their Christmas presents. They took pictures for me. Later that day they all came to see me and brought me presents. The little oldies got a kick out of seeing our little ones.

Now you may not want to see the next snap so close your eyes, it's pretty icky!
 My poor poor swollen chopped up stapled up knee. Dear Ones, this has been so very painful. I thought I was pretty tough. Shoot, I had both my children by natural childbirth, and I think this topped that! Ouch. I was on pretty strong pain meds for a while and I'm still a little fuzzy trying to think back on the first few days. But I'm so much better now. They took out the staples before I left the nursing home and they said, oh, it won't hurt. Liar, liar, pants on fire! Hurt like the dickens! 
On to a more pleasant note...the food here was really very good though. They put me on a salt restricted diet I guess because of the swelling. So what does a gal do that wants just a tad of salt on my groceries? Tell her Mr. Precious to bring up a little salt shaker. So he grabs one of my little hand painted pieces from a friend. Worked like a charm! ;)

The nursing staff and therapy workers were so nice to me. I prayed that Jesus would use me while I was there and I believe He did. My daughter called me while a worker was in my room and I was saying, "praise the Lord, that's answered prayer" and the lady said - you're a believer, aren't you? Then she told me how she had been living her life and realized she needed Jesus and gave her heart to Him and how He had changed her life! Hallelujah!
The little lady who swept and mopped the floors and cleaned the bathrooms told me I had been so nice to her. She said no one ever talked to her and I had talked to her and she was grateful.
One of the nurses told me I had been the nicest patient they had ever had.
I would wave and say hello to the little oldies as we poodled down the hall in our wheelchairs. 
I'm not bragging on myself, just wanted to say, we just don't know who needs a smile or a little conversation as we go through this life. We can all be a blessing to someone else.
This is how I look and have looked since my surgery. I have on this immobilizer until I go to the doctor and he'll tell me what's next. I'll have home health folks come and work with me for exercises and stuff. This immobilizer keeps my leg straight so I won't bend it at the knee. I've been walking on a walker and doing pretty well with it. The physical therapist worked with me to climb enough stairs so I could get into my house as we have four stepups from the garage to the house. I did just fine climbing them. My pain is much better but I feel so weak and heavy. I've lost almost 10 pounds and that's always a good thing. So I'll pop in as my energy comes back.

Love to you all and for those of you who knew about me, thank you for your precious thoughts and prayers. I cherish you all.

You are all my sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Haven't Got Time For The Pain

 All those crazy nights when I cried myself to sleep
Now melodrama never makes me weep anymore
'cause I haven't got time for the pain
I haven't got room for the pain
I haven't the need for the pain
Not since I've known you

You showed me how, how to leave myself behind
How to turn down the noise in my mind
Now I haven't got time for the pain
I haven't got room for the pain
I haven't the need for the pain
Not since I've known you

Suffering was the only thing that made me feel I was alive
Though that's just how much it cost to survive in this world
'til you showed me how, how to fill my heart with love
How to open up and drink in all that white light
Pouring down from the heaven
I haven't got time for the pain
I haven't got room for the pain
I haven't the need for the pain
Not since I've known you
~ sung by Carly Simon