Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Update On My Pitiful Condition

(A card from my mother-in-law- thanks, Elsie!)

So a week ago today I fell backward coming down the stairs carrying Kennedy and Tim took me to the doctor where they said I had a fractured rib and there was nothing they could really do - that I should take it easy and get some rest and "feel better" and I was handed two prescriptions . I think I overdid things over the weekend (maybe the medicine was working too well) and woke up Monday feeling not so good at all. The spot on my back where I was told the fracture was- is sore to touch- but that is not where most of the pain is, to be honest. Most of the pain is right in the middle of my spine. This morning when I woke up and sat up, I was not met with seering pain, so I took that as a good sign!! I have spent most of this week on the couch and have limited what I do as much as I can. (That's harder than you'd think when things need to get done). Wonderful servants/friends at church have brought delicious meals and that has helped SOOO much. I'd say my biggest complaint is that I'm bored. I can use the computer some, but after a while, my back starts to hurt. The medication makes it hard to concentrate on the crossword puzzle book I bought. I get sleepy fast when I try to read. So I'm often left with TV and sleep. Tomorrow Sonja is coming to visit me.... Yay! :-)

Thanks to everyone for the kind thoughts, prayers, meals, etc. :-)


Lisa said...

Here's a suggestion:
Go to iTunes and download some free podcasts that you can play on your mp3 or iPod.

My favorites are Focus on the Family, Desiring God (John Piper), Joyce Meyer, and Let My People Think (Ravi Zacharias). It'll help lift your spirits and keep your mind focused on things above.

This, too, will pass. Hang in there! I'm glad you're getting better. Praying for you. Love you.

Kristy said...

Oh Brenda - I hope you feel better soon - that searing pain in the back does NOT sound good. If I lived nearby, I would take you food and even help to clean your house - or at least keep you awake! Oh, and I agree with Lisa - those are all my favorites as well - though I didn't know you could get them on iTunes for free - I will have to check that out.

Deanna said...

Hope you are feeling better soon Brenda! I fell once like that on some wooden stairs...twice. Notice we bought a house now without stairs???? :)