Sunday, May 16, 2010

Old And New Friends Cheer Me Up


Welcome to Scribenbirder, Shirl, Sharon, Jabacue, and Cat who are new followers, new friends…how great is that?
Good news is: I'm feeling better for the first time this morning. I got Naproxen yesterday. It's an anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant that broke the chain of pain right away. Since the Vicodin didn't do much for the pain, I assume I had a muscle spasm in addition to the hematoma in my left arm that hurt much more than the broken shoulder.
From Rachael.
My blog plans for the month of May were to talk about my progress with yard work and my garden. Instead of struggling with the dry summer heat, I wanted to focus on a few plants, like peppers, who like heat, and then have plenty of flowers in baskets and planters all over the place. I also wanted to repair and freshen up things, as needed, around here. I was so excited about all these projects and now with about six weeks of recovery left to go, I have to put all that on the back burner and find other things to do
 
A present from Rachael, who knows I need a donkey in my life.
I will continue to blog. Looking at the photos in my computer, I found some adventures from the past that I can share. I'm working on one from the great Swedish animal park at Kolmarden that I visited in 2005. I also have some animal stories I wrote for newsletters in the past, but didn’t think I wanted to include in my blog…now I think I will. Of course, if it isn't too boring, I can always write about my day-to-day recovery and let you know what I learned from this experience. If I ever find my PATIENCE, I will write about that too. One thing I know right now is that typing one-handed really fries your brain. It's not easy, but may get better with time.
A small part of all the grass Rachael cut for me.
Rachael came yesterday and was a huge help. She went grocery shopping and picked up more pain medicines in town. She also brought a lot of gifts, both practical and fun, and a huge bunch of flowers. Then she cut the front yard grass and weeds and helped me with a long list of things that I couldn't do myself, like changing the sheets on my bed. It's wonderful to have friends, who will drop everything in their own busy lives and just come and help you.

Rachael, thank you so much…this quote is for you:


Make yourself familiar with the angels, and behold them frequently in spirit; for without being seen, they are present with you.
St. Francis de Sale

15 comments:

  1. Yes, you are very fortunate indeed to have a friend to help you.
    One of my favourite 'wild'flowers is the California Poppy. Of course they aren't wild here.....they have to be planted.

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  2. Well gee! I'm finally getting caught up on things, and, what do I find but that one of my favorite bloggers has done a fine job of hurting herself. I'm glad you found out that naproxin helps the pain. Always take it with food, as it can irritate your stomach very quickly. It's my "go to" pain med when everything else fails.

    I'm looking forward to hearing about hour past experiences and adventures. And, I hope I hear soon that you are, at least, up and around.

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  3. Rachael is a great friend, definitely a keeper! Those are some pretty flowers!

    Have you ever tried that voice recognition thing where the computer writes what you say? I have tried several times and took the "lessons" and all it is, is a good thing for a hardy laugh!

    So glad the pain is better. It's going to be a tough row to hoe, but you will mend, thank goodness! So happy to see you back.

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  4. Oh my gosh! I am so sorry this happened to you. I have a neighbor that was out walking and tripped over her dog and broke her shoulder too. She didn't have to have surgery either but it was a few months for it to heal. Please be careful...and patient...and LET it heal. I know of what I speak having come through my ordeal of late...Let it heal! :D

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  5. Love the quote.
    Rachael is an Angel.
    Hope you get to healing fast. Typing one handed is a nuisance! Hugs.

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  6. JABACUE -- the poppies are one of my favortes too. a small bunch of them showed up in my backyard this spring, they are still there, bringing me joy.

    LOUISE -- the first thing i read on the naproxin sheet was that they can cause strokes and heart attacks. what's up with that. glad to see you back.

    SHARON -- my swedish accent doesn't get recognized well when i talk to phone computers and i do most definitely NOT sound like the farmer's daughter.

    JULIE -- thanks for your comment -- i know i have to be patient and heal in whatever time it may take.

    AJ - OAKS -- yes, Rachael is a wonderful friend. i know you would be over here in no time too if you were closer.

    love you all -- inger

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  7. Oh, dear! I got behind with my reading several weeks ago, just now read all the way up to here, and look what happened to you! I am so sorry. Just goes to show, we never know from one day to the next what is going to happen to us. I am glad you are feeling better, and have such dear friends and husband. Did it nearly scare the dogs to death when you fell?! I bet it was awful for all of you, especially you! Loved seeing all the doggie and wildflower and scenic photos. Thank you. Hope you heal quickly. Thinking good thoughts your way.

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  8. BARBEE -- I MISSED YOU SO MUCH BUT UNDERSTAND IT MUST TAKE YOU FOREVER TO READ THROUGH YOUR BLOG LIST. THE DOGS WERE SO SCARED, THEN WORRIED, THEN DEPRESSED, BUT NOW MOSTLY BORED, I THINK. I'M READING YOUR BLOG LIST TOO. I ADDED THE CAT LADDERS TO MY SIDEBAR. IT'S PRICELESS. -- INGER

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  9. Sorry to hear about you accident Inger, I wish you a speedy recovery - have you ever visited Africa?

    Ah yes, patience ... I'm probably the most impatient of people, especially when it comes to standing in queues and dealing with officialdom and red-tape - but building my house is helping to teach me somewhat ... Still have a long way to go though ...

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  10. absolutely beautiful...thanks for this!

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  11. It's great to have good friends and good to have great neighbors...

    Enjoy

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  12. What a wonderful response you received from your blogger friends, and people say the internet spoils interrelationships - obviously they are wrong. I'm so glad you found something that helps with the pain and swelling... Don't forget to take it (with food). So glad Rachael could come and especially that she cut that grass you were so worried about. Feel better...

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  13. OneStonedCrow: I've never been to Africa. I love to read Lynda's blog from Tanzania, that's how I found yours. I'm getting old now and still looking for my patience...I hope this accident will have a lesson to teach. Good luck with yours -- building your home should help.

    Sophie: Thank you so much for your kind comment.

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  14. Retired Girl: Thanks for the good wishes. For hermits like me, it's a lot of fun to meet new people and see new worlds thanks to the blogging community.

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  15. Glad you 're feeling somewhat better....anyway... who couldn't use a donkey in their life? I like the cup...I will post a few pictures soon of my favourite things....keep your eyes open....you might like what you see. lol...Take care and continue to feel better.

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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