December 29, 2011

So I broke my arm today.

My right arm too.
And believe it or not, that in itself is a blessing.

Here's the story in a nutshell. I was putting Christmas decorations away. We store them in our attic which is above the garage. From the high peaks in our house, there is a nice tall walkway down the middle of the attic. However, in the middle of that is a 2' x 2' foot hole, which for some reason is missing plywood to walk on (who knows why) where you do not want to step. I must have forgotten that important point along the way because while putting boxes away I stepped in that spot, busted through the drywall and fell 10 feet to the cement floor of my garage.

(note, the shade of blue...aka Brandon her husband... in the house is typing this, and getting a little queasy as he does, but not like she can type right now. Although even with one hand and pain killers she could do a better job than me). 

Somehow, only my arm was broken, no damage to my elbow or shoulder, no damage to my ribs nor did I hit my head. The hand of God truly was around me as I took that fall. This  could have been so much worse.

Now I lay in my bed, arm in a splint planning on going to an orthopedic specialist in the morning. Chances are they will do surgery to put a plate in to aid the healing of my arm. But for now, I imagine the crafts will have to take a back seat as I heal, rest and promise my hubby that I never, never ever go up there again.

If parts of this sound nothing like my wife, it is because she feel asleep, and I took free reign of the post. please don't hold my lack of good sentence formation against her. She is definitely the creative, brilliant writer in this family. By the way, we had been texting earlier in the day about her putting away the decorations. One of her last texts to me said: But a perfect day to climb that ladder (referring to the one to the attic). I am not digging the irony at all...
Please keep my beautiful wife in your prayers.

39 comments:

  1. Oh no! Good luck with the healing! I broke my arm in August, right at the elbow, and 5 weeks before my wedding. Not happy! But the pain went away fast (ish!) and I still managed to make my tiara, admittedly mostly one handed!
    Because it was in the elbow I lost a lot of movement for a while, but all is pretty much back on track now thanks to lots of physio.

    Fingers crossed it was a nice clean, easy-healing break!

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  2. Yikes! Sending you lots of healing thoughts, prayers and love to you and your family.

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  3. Brandon I think you did a great job writing this post! My hubby actually just put more plywood down in our attic because of gaps and holes. And I'm the hander upper and he's the stacker arranger. We know our place. LOL!
    I am very sorry to hear about her arm but like she (you) said, it could have been much worse. Praying she heals quickly.
    Kim

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  4. Jessica!!! I cannot believe you! OH sweet girl, I am so thankful that it wasn't worse, but I might need to come help with the girls one day! Love you and I'm so glad it's only your arm!

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  5. Oh No!!! You poor thing!! Praying for you friend!! Feel better soon!!

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  6. Not the best activity for Christmas break but appropriate I guess! Hope you heal well and am blessed by your attitude.

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  7. Oh my goodness! Praying for you and praising the Lord that it wasn't any worse! What a scary thing!

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  8. That's a rotten shame, so sorry that happened, hope you are 100% better very soon. So thankful it's not any worse than it is!

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  9. Oh dear! I'm so glad it wasn't worse! Your brain will be bursting with crafty ideas as you rest up! Take care, sweetie. We'll all be thinking of you and praying for you. ♥

    Thanks for your help, Brandon! You did great.

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  10. Oh my goodness!! Sooo glad it wasn't worse. Lot's of prayers and blessing that things will heal quickly and you will know new places with the God of the universe as you walk through this time!
    Hugs (careful ones)

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  11. How unfortunate! Healing prayers to you!

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  12. Thank God it was not worse. I am sorry to hear you took such a fall. Look at it as blessing, time to slow down and dream up some more creative ideas for 2012! Happy New Year!

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  13. Thats awful!!! You really are so lucky that you didn't break anything else. You truly had an angel watching over you!! I hope you have a speedy recovery!

    Kathy
    loveoffamily

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  14. Oh how sweet of you to post for your wife! But the poor dear!! I'll be praying that she heals quickly and that you do NOT beat yourself up over this!! Yes, being the good husband that you are I know you would (because my husband would and has!!). Accidents happen... thankfully it was not worse. Take care now and get well! Try to rest and have a Happy New Year!

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  15. Oh no! That really stinks! Hope you're feeling better soon and your arm heals quickly!

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  16. Sorry to hear that you broke your arm. Hope you feel better soon. It could have been worse, luckly you didn't break anything else.
    To your husband: you did a great job writing this blog, hope she isn't a bad patient that makes you running around :-)
    Best wishes for 2012 for both of you !

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  17. Jessica, I am so glad that you are okay. Wow, that must have been very scary. Get well soon!

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  18. Jessica.. What a BLESSING it wasn't any worse.. Truly the arms of The Lord were cradling you when you fell.. To fall that far and on a concrete floor it's nothing short of a miracle that you only broke your arm.. We will be praying for you and a full recovery... May your down time be blessed and full of rejoicing...

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  19. SEnding best wishes and prayers your way - it must hurt but be brave and enjoy the enforced rest - you will be so fired up with crafty idea's when you are better - you will be even more amazing !
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

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  20. So, so, sorry about your accident. But grateful you were not hurt worse. I will miss all your creative posts but wish you well and a speedy recovery.

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  21. OUCH! Hope you are up and feeling better real soon, don't rush the healing process either!!!

    Brandon, you did a GREAT job at posting for Jessica. She's a lucky lady in the husband she has! May you both have a happy, healthy and safer new year! HERE'S to 2012!

    Sending lots of Hugz and Prayers!

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  22. Oh no! I pray you get better soon and thank you Jesus it wasn't worse!!! Relax & let your hubby and girls take care of you. Let yourself be pampered and enjoy to sit at the Lords feet :) Be blessed my friend! Love you :)

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  23. just recently discovered your blog & have been meaning to say hello! Sooo sorry to hear about your fall, but amazed that it wasn't worse - thank you, Jesus :) We had an accident too putting away Christmas decorations tonight - but thankfully the only thing hurt were some shattered light bulbs :) blessings to you & your family as you recover!

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  24. WHAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BUT, BUT... I JUST Talked to you, and your were fine, and now you fell 10 feet on to a cement floor!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm totally crying right now....it's 4:49 am... would it be totally inappropriate of me to call RIGHT now?
    Yes, of course it would be ..BUT.. YOU. FELL. 10 feet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What do you need!?!?!?!?!?!? ANYTHING!!!! JUST SAY THE WORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. So sorry about your arm. However I believe god had his angels watching over you. I pray the pain eases really quickly.
    Blessings Gail

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  26. OH NO!!!! you poor poor thing!!!!! i am so so sorry that this happened to you but thank GOD it was not worse!!!! i mean it could have been!!!!! oh please please take care of yourself and if there is ANYTHING...ANYTHING at all i can do for you please let me know! sending healing rays -- tons of prayers and much love your way! ((((HUGS))))

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  27. Jessica I am so so so sorry sweetie! I am glad you are ok but what an ordeal... I am thinking about you and sending you lots of healing energy... xoxox Malia

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  28. Jessica I am so so so sorry sweetie! I am glad you are ok but what an ordeal... I am thinking about you and sending you lots of healing energy... xoxox Malia

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  29. ooo sweet girl...i'm so sorry that happened to you!
    it made me cringe to think of what could've happened in that fall.
    get lots of rest and get well soon!

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  30. Oh dear, you poor thing! How scary that must have been. Do take care of yourself and we will await your creative genius with bated breath.
    p.s., I'm sure there was a much easier way to get the Shade of Blue to put away decorations from now on;)

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  31. Hey Jess, so sorry to hear of your fall! I am praying for you friend. Keep me updated and let me know if I can help you in any way:)
    Kim

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  32. Praying for a speedy recovery!!! And so happy to hear it was only your arm. GOD is so good all the time!!! I'm new, so on to check out your blog!!!

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  33. Libbie told me about your fall at a party last night! Ouch! So sorry that you had that kind of excitement around your house, hope the surgery went well, that you have loads of pain meds, and loads of sweet family to take care of you for the next week or so. (And then to type, do your hair/make-up, the cooking, the cleaning, shave your arm pits (that one is impossible with a cast that goes over your elbow, I know...)) for you until you get a cast that you can type with.

    Praying for your speedy recovery, and so thankful that the fall wasn't worse than it was! And what a sweet hubby you have to type and post for you!
    Kate

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  34. So sorry about your unfortunate accident! That sounds so scary. Hope your arm heals back to perfect in no time:)
    Best wishes from A Pinch of Prim

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  35. Ohmygoodness!!! Just saw this!
    I am so sorry -- that must have been so scary!
    I've never broken a bone (knocking on wood!!!)...and I'm sure it's not a pleasant experience. :-/
    Praying for quick healing!
    ~Bec :-)

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  36. Oh my goodness, I am just seeing this. How terrible......and scary! I'm glad that you were not hurt worse than your arm (which is bad enough!!). Aww, prayers going out to you for a quick recovery! xoxo

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  37. Oh, no, Jessica!!! That's awful! I can't believe you only broke your arm with a fall like that - although that's bad enough, seriously. I've never broken a thing and I can't imagine the pain and infuriating frustration you feel. I'll miss your cute projects while you are on the mend. Heal quickly, for everyone's sakes!

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  38. I actually felt sick to my stomach when I read this. Thank you Jesus for protection. There is going to be a "rest of the story" to this.

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  39. Oh my goodness! I'm so glad you are as well as you are! That is so scary! Praise God!

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