As you may or may not have heard, I have had 2 major injuries this year. I also fell and hit my head really hard when I slipped on a pillow on the floor at 6am on December 19th while pulling an all-nighter and into the morning to get things shipped.
I had been in pain since falling from the top of a ladder on January 8th when I landed full force on my shoulder. I am waiting on a referral now for an MRI and possible cortisone injection to relieve the pain. I should have gone to the Emergency Room right away, but I was afraid of going to the hospital and thought that it would just get better on its own. It’s been 2 months now of pain and limited mobility in my left arm. When I do certain tasks and move the arm in a certain way, the pain is excruciating.
On the 24th of January, I stepped off my front steps and I had my mind on other things and stepped in a crevice in the soil where the rain falls from my roof and broke my ankle. I was so scared and lay there screaming for help as I couldn’t move. Finally, help came and they called for an ambulance. I was hoping it was something just like the ankle popped out of the socket, so we went to an Urgent Care facility. They took X-rays and I could hear them talking in the hallway saying, “It’s really bad!”. Great! So, I ended up in the hospital for a few days and had to have surgery ASAP.
Please understand that I did not hurt myself on purpose and am working the best I can. These injuries have really thrown my entire life off. I’m in a wheelchair after breaking my ankle. The trauma and the surgery affected me in a very strange way and my brain was not right for several weeks. I was lost, angry, and confused very easily, it was a bit frightening.
I did get the ok from my surgeon last week to take the boot off and sew as long as I took it easy. I tried sewing with my left foot, but it was like a runaway train. My work is very detailed and I need to have a good connection with my brain.
So, I am working on outstanding orders and will be making a few extras while I am at it. You can follow me on Instagram where I post progress photos and stupid pictures and videos of my animals. (Can’t help it, I love them so much!)