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Mom Update

I just called Mom.
So yesterday morning when she went out for her walk, it was 37 degrees so she wasn't too worried about ice but she spotted a little bit of ice on her own driveway so she decided to walk in the gravel on the side of the road. That went fine until she started walking across another neighbor's driveway, which was slanted, and fell so fast and so hard on her left shoulder and hip that she didn't have time to try to catch herself.

She was at the doctor most of the day. They gave her a sling, which she's wearing, but every little movement is excruciating and when she moves it it feels crunchy. The doctor hasn't called her with her surgery time, but they're hoping to get her in this week. It took her fifteen minutes to get into bed last night and she was still in bed when I talked to her even though she had to pee.

She broke her arm right up at the base of the ball of her shoulder. And she's not sure she didn't break her hip, either; though there's not much anyone can do about that. (I joked to my aunt about a butt sling, heh) The chemo from her breast cancer treatment, as well as the thyroid pills she's been taking, has made her bones kind of brittle.

So hopefully soon we'll hear about surgery, unless she changes her mind and decides to just use her arm as a sling a la David & Goliath.

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rum_holiday
Jan. 6th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
Your poor mom!!! How awful!
rivulet
Jan. 6th, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
I know, I wish there was something I could do! I kind of feel helpless.
solteronita
Jan. 6th, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
Ow. I feel so bad for her. :( I hope she doesn't have to keep waiting!
rivulet
Jan. 6th, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
Me too! I would be surprised if she didn't hear about a surgery date today.
whatuluv
Jan. 6th, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC)
:(

oh my word that sounds SO PAINFUL!!!!!!!!!!
rivulet
Jan. 6th, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
I know, I keep thinking about it and getting imaginary pains. :D
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rivulet
Jan. 7th, 2009 12:39 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's going to be a long road, but when I talked to her again a couple of hours ago she said she did feel better than yesterday - so hopefully each day will be better than the day before!
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