Saturday, August 11, 2012

Back Again

Haven't written a post in over a month.  Several  have wondered  if something was wrong.
You would not believe it if I told you!  If  you could see a picture of my face right now you would think I had been in a fight.

I will begin about a month ago.  Silas was out in the garden trying to pull up post that he had put down to hold up the wire for the butter beans.  He was so anxious to get the garden ready for fall.  Somehow he pulled a muscle in his back.  No big deal ~ it will be okay in a couple days.  The next day he could not turn over or get up without severe pain.  Finally, after about a week he went to the doctor.  He is not one to take
very much medicine.  He got an anti-imflammory and a muscle relaxer.  That's been three weeks ago.  He is much better but still has to be careful.  But I don't think he will have a fall garden.

The first couple weeks I had to feed the chickens.  Now, how hard is it to get a can of feed and throw it in the chicken pen and check the eggs?  I did fine with that.  Then I looked and their water was low.  I head for the faucet to turn the water on.  We have a little drainage ditch that I had to step over.  It was completely dry.
I decided to put my foot in the ditch and step up.  A whole foot.  (that doesn't sound right, does it?)  Can you imagine half a foot?  The ditch was about a foot high.  When I stepped up out of the ditch I went down on my knees.  Since I have problem getting up from anywhere without help,  I wondered what to do.  I hollered  for anyone that would hear me.  No one answered but the rooster.  Every time I hollered ~ he crowded!  By this time the whole situation was getting hilarious.  About 5 ft away was a tree that was big enough for me to pull up on.  I crawled over tot he tree but could not get up.  I sat there and wondered,
"Am I going to sit here until someone came out".  I looked around and the little drainage ditch was about two
feet away.  So I crawfished backward with my feet in the ditch and pulled up on one knee.  Yeh!  I was up and okay. I don't think the chickens got their water until later.

A little over a week ago I  had to go to the doctor to be established with a new primary physician.  We both felt better so we decided to go to Sams and pick up some things we needed.  It was a little tiring but we made it fine and headed on home.  Silas pulled the truck up by the door so I could help get the groceries in.  He still could not lift anything too heavy.  I grabbed my purse etc. that was in the front seat.  I got to the side walk and my sandal caught on the edge of the sidewalk and down I went.  My face hit a clay pot that I had on the bottom step and knocked it down.  I sat back up but could not get up.  I thought I had broken my glasses because  of where I hit.  It's only the grace of God that I did not break anything.  I hit the corner of my eye and scraped down the side of my face.  Silas could not help me so he hollered for our grandson and his Dad.
They picked me up and put me on the sofa.  I  was hurting ~ but  I feel blessed that I just hurt.  I have the biggest, black eye.  Guess it will take awhile to heal.

So ~ that's my story.  Have you had anything interesting happen lately?




Phyllis Blickensderfer said...

Oh, my! What adventures you've had. I'm so glad that none were seriously damaging. I know exactly what it is to have to crawl to an object to get up. While we were at the neurologist discussing my MRI, he had me squat. I tried that about a year ago in the kitchen pantry, and failed, but he assured me he would help. He's nice, but not strong. I could have used your ditch or your tree! Of course, I'm curious - did you take a picture of your shiner?

Anonymous said...

My goodness, you've been through the mill. I hope you and your husband are feeling better soon.

Pamela said...

Nothing has happened to me that was nearly that exciting. What a time you have had. I hope fall brings a bit less excitement to you--and your husband. I went to a new dr. too and was pleased I could touch my toes when he asked. 'twasn't easy!

Honeycombs said...

So glad you are both OK but my what a time for you, I'm sure when you look back you will find something spiritual in all of this! My son had a lovely shiner last month, he and some of the dad's decided they'd have a game of football while the kids were having a practise. The dad in goal and my son both ran for the ball my son came off worse as heads clashed. His eye looked terrible and even now still has a slight bruising to it. He's a paramedic too so you can imagine the comments.
Me, well we broke up from school for the holidays on Friday 20th July, I had a cough and by the Tuesday had to have antibiotics and an inhaler, it didn't clear up so doctor gave me different antibiotics and steroids, that was 4 weeks ago. I am still coughing but certainly feel a lot better, just need to build my strength up as we are back to school in 2 weeks time. But yes, we are blessed no matter the troubles. Hope your eye clears up soon. Jean

Sharon said...

Oh my! You have been through a lot lately! I pray you and your hubby heal quickly. I have been busy getting some sewing and crocheting projects done on time and not much time for blogging.

Barbara said...

My word, that sounds like some of our weeks over the last month too, with flooding and water pump going out, several falls and a heap of nothing.
I am happy you are okay, just bruised, you could of been hurt so badly, out like we are if we get hurt no one is around to hear calling. Hugs nd hope this month will be better.

Honeycombs said...

Hi Aliene
Just stopping by to say hope you're doing OK and that the black eye is now back to normal and that there's been no more catastrophes. Miss your posts. Love and blessings, Jean

Cathy said...

Please be careful getting around! Praying for healing for you and your husband. Hugs