Today is a gorgeous early fall day here in Chicago. Its sunny, breezy and the temp said 68F.
The windows are all open and the now familiar strains of Super Mario for Wii are going non stop
Buzz has taken Zibby to a movie this afternoon, and Im home with Henry.
This summer has been kind of a bust. That is because I broke my leg on July 3. Breaking bones is no fun. I broke my right arm when I was 5, and then my left arm I broke twice during the 4th grade, and then had 2 surgeries on it to fix it a year later. I had figured I was done with broken bones! And I dont think I have to tell you that breaking a bone as an adult and parent is much worse.
To make a long story somewhat short, Henry had fallen (or jumped?) into a pool and was drowning. I jumped into the shallow end and as I landed and pushed off to swim towards him, I jammed my leg, feeling pain instantly. We got to Henry (me and another friend) and he was ok, but then I could not walk out of the pool! An ER and several Orthopedic Surgeon visits later, I had surgery to correct a tibial plateau fracture. I was then told I could not put any weight on it for 8-12 weeks. It then takes a few more weeks after that to be fully walking again.
Im at week 7 post surgery and the Dr has said I can start Physical Therapy and put a little weight on the leg. There is a lot of scar tissue inside where the surgery was done that is limiting my range of motion, so that I can bend my knee just a little bit and everything is sore and my muscles are all gone…its going to take some hard work to gain it all back. I remember having to do lots of PT for my arm 25 years ago, too.
So, Ive been stuck at home for most of the past 2 months, which is frustrating and can be lonely for me, but my kids too! Luckily I have an amazing community of friends who have taken the kids out several days a week and of course, Buzz is doing so much. Its been challenging and stressful, but Im doing my best to stay positive and gracious.
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