How was your weekend?

Mine began like this: Bloody Toered line
Sweet, eh?

Have some residual “reminders” of my two neurosurgeries…On occasion my left foot has drop foot – no message from brain to foot to pick foot up. I am fairly trained now to pick it up without message, but Friday it doubled over before I knew it. My toe just ripped across and all my body weight dropped on foot and toe without any preparation to carry it. I called my husband as I could not get the bleeding to stop, nor could I put any weight on foot. He got home and I was laying in the bed with a papertowel around my toe and a trail of blood from the kitchen to the pillow my foot lay on.

What a guy. He cleaned me up. Probably could have used a stitch or two, but he got it to stop and he bandaged it beautifully. He also bandaged me into a “splint” for my foot to stabilize it. I kept it elevated and he got ice – and he then insisted I lay on my back the entire weekend.

He knows how difficult it is to keep me down no matter what, but he was right. Bless his sweet heart. He did everything plus-plus-plus.

It is now Monday and any swelling is gone. I am still bandaged, but can put some weight on foot . (He made me use the walker I used after my surgery, all weekend.) He would have made a wonderful paramedic.

Was going to get x-ray, but it is so much better I am just going to keep on letting it heal for a couple of days, and I think it will be fine. Even the swelling from twisting my ankle is gone. Mostly just got black and blue and a bit of toe swelling now.

So there it is RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) and I am on the mend. He even cleaned our refrigerator, went grocery shopping, and did the laundry.
What a guy. I thank God for him every day!

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8 Responses to “How was your weekend?”

  1. shilarya Says:

    Sailing on the same boat… Sprained my leg badly..X-ray n stuff..on RICE..😉

    • Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

      You take it easy and let your leg heal. Injury comes so fast, and healing takes place slowly. Remember you only have two legs and they have to last you a lifetime. THANK you – I think it is good to remember lots of people have challenges! Have a great day.

  2. susieshy45 Says:

    I am glad the bleeding stopped and your husband was there to help.
    God bless the pair of you in your love and support for each other.

    • Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

      Me too! I probably needed a stitch but he put a butterfly bandage on it and it stopped. Thank you for your blessing! We all need all we can get, don’t we! He is a blessing to me – I am probably more of a pain in the fanny! hahhaa Have a stellar day!

  3. Heart_Of_Words Says:

    Sounds like you have a winner there. Feel better!

  4. Brenda Manning Says:

    I hope you are feeling much better. VA made my husband a custom brace for his drop foot. It works well for him. Keep your man–he sounds like a real treasure.

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