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New Year's Day in the ER, but its all good!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

I managed to survive and have a Merry Christmas, but I was back in the ER to have my leg wound stitches removed on New year's day. From there I was admitted for six days for to undergo a strong antibiotic intravenous treatment. Apparently my leg wound had become infected and was not healing properly. I was very fortunate not to lose my leg. I endured those six days, probably lost a few pounds emoticon and lived to tell the story. I met some really nice people in the hospital, LEARNED A LOT, and mostly enjoyed the menu selections emoticon It seemed to be the hospital's policy that you could make almost any reasonable request for meal changes if the selections didn't suit you. That was a lot of fun. The hospital I was in must have had a great soup chef because there was a delicious different soup du jour every day. I am happily back home again and have a visiting nurse each day to change the dressing on my injured leg. I've had to back off a few of my activities, but that' not a bad thing because I put in a lot of time and effort to those organizations in the past and now its time for a younger healthier person to carry the load. I also got to see my darling daughter every day I was in the hospital and so we've grown a lot closer over the holidays, and that's another good thing. emoticon My family, five siblings who live at a distance from me, were all there in spirit to support and help me through this ordeal. They all called, my sisters prayed with me, and I also had a Pastor who met me in the ER on New year's Day. what more can you ask of a shepherd than he give up time on a holiday for a wounded sheep? I AM SO BLESSED. THANKS BE TO GOD!
All in all, I think my New year of 2014 is off to a good start because I've survived another challenge, learned to slow down a little more, and kept the faith. emoticon You know the old saying: "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!" and my favorite Bible verse: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
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  • IOWAGRAMMA
    Patty, so sorry to be so slow in reading/writing on your blog. First, I'm so happy to hear you were able to come home after your treatment, but more importantly, I hope that your leg has been improving some each day. Injuries, treatment, healing...it all takes time and sometimes we do get discouraged, but my bet is on you! You have such a great attitude and determination. Get well soon, my friend!! Hugs and prayers, Jeannie
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    2358 days ago
  • BEESPARKLE
    Praise the Lord you are okay and back at home.

    Your right allot younger gals to take over.

    Us gals have to learn the hard way. I am one of them.

    I added you.
    I also wrote you a private email in Sparks. emoticon
    2362 days ago
  • NELLJONES
    I found out that you don't need to be in a hospital for IV infusions. When my hubby's leg became infected after surgery 3 years ago (has it been 3 years??) they put in a port and the IV antibiotics were delivered to our door. I infused him every afternoon for a month. It involved a few home health care nurses, but it was better than being in a hospital.
    2365 days ago
  • TUPPERWARE1
    Glad your getting better.I fall a lot myself.Hugs.
    2365 days ago
  • DJ4HEALTH
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    2365 days ago
  • JAOTAO
    Glad you're ok - sounds like quite an ordeal to go thru!
    2366 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2332407
    Praise the Lord your OK. Your positive attitude will take you far. Your still a real trooper Patty and always in my prayers. Take care and stick to your Healthy plan. God Bless!
    2366 days ago
  • SANDRALEET
    I love and make soup There are many trials in life they all make us stronger and closer to god
    2366 days ago
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