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Oct 11, 2017 · Fractured hip* in Bones, Joints & Muscles

@hopeful33250 Theresa thank you for your comments. Sometimes it was really hard, but because we were in separate units at the nursing home, I was able to pull away from being with my husband 24/7 and because I came home alone, I was able to realize that i was doing ok on my own. I believe this was God’s plan in answer to my prayers for peace and for us to be in His care. I never prayed for total healing for either of us but that he would lead us as he wished. My faith has guided me through this.

I was under care for osteoporosis after I broke my foot and ankle in 2004. I finally had to stop the medication in 2016. i also am a Type 1 diabetic since childhood. So I have spent much of my life with health concerns. But I did actually fall when out in the yard with my three dogs. There is no fence, so I had all three on leashes when they spotted a cat. They wrapped their chains around my legs and tried to take off, bringing me down on some brick trim around a flower bed. I was face down but tried to stand up and fell backwards on the bricks. I feel blessed that I healed so quickly, but I have always taken care of my health. Sometime I will give my experience on self-diagnosing my diabetes. It might be interesting to someone with a child that is diabetic.

Oct 11, 2017 · Fractured hip* in Bones, Joints & Muscles

@gailb It is so helpful to share and hear from others. Thank you!

Oct 11, 2017 · Fractured hip* in Bones, Joints & Muscles

@JustinMcClanahan Thanks for your comments. It helped me to write about what happened and what I am doing to recover. I hope I can help others, because that helps me!

Oct 10, 2017 · Fractured hip* in Bones, Joints & Muscles

@faith123, I fell and fractured my hip in June. After surgery, my husband 3ho was under my full time care and I were put in a nursing home. He was in the Dementia unit and I was in the Rehab unit, but I could visit him as I was able. He did not get the same quality of care that i got in the rehab unit. I used a lot of my spare time repeating my exercises and walking the halls. Of course I started in a wheelchair, graduated from wheelchair to a cane and finally walking alone using the railings along the walls in the hallways for support and stopping to rest as needed. I worked hard so I could recover and take care of my husband again. I have no family except a daughter who never visited or called, so I came home alone to finalize my recovery.

Six days after I was home, my husband passed away and that set me back a lot. I still have no appetite and no desire to go anywhere or do anything. I know this is due to grieving and I am determined to get through this and enjoy the rest of my life. (I am almost 74, my husband was 82) My faith has played a big part in my recovery, also my sense of humor. After losing Fred, I lost a lot of self-confidence in walking without my cane. I still use it when I take the dogs out and certain other times when I do not feel confident or think I may be on my feet for a long time. My friends and church family have been very supportive and I still exercise every day. And I pray a lot! I still have pain in the groin area where a screw is holding me together while i heal. I no longer feel pain the other places in my leg and knee area where there are other screws and metal. I was told to swing my arms when walking and to try to get my gait back to my usual way of walking.

My suggestion would be to push yourself just a little more than you think you can do but not enough to injure you . Just enough to make you feel good that you achieved it and to encourage you to try harder. And I will pray that God will be with you to help you find peace and healing so that you can begin to try a little walking inside without canes or a walker. Try to find some sources for fun and enjoyment and to change your discouraging days into happy days. Find someone who would benefit from a call from you occasionally so you can add outside interests back into your life. I have people that i send cards to and some I call every week or so, to give me less time to think about myself. And I always feel so good that I have brought joy to someone else who needs it. My little reward to myself.

Good luck with your recovery!

Mar 20, 2017 · Feeling Skipped Beats, Palpitations: What could this possibly be? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

A relative recently had a cancer diagnosis and no insurance. Someone set up a Go Fund Me account on Facebook and friends, family, coworkers, stranger, etc pledged enough for her treatment. If you get this set up, please let us know so we can help. In the meantime may God comfort you.

Mar 20, 2017 · Hoping for no tumor regrowth and good news in Brain Tumor

Definitely praying for you. God bless!

Mar 12, 2017 · Long-term depression in Depression & Anxiety

Wish I could take you up on that offer. You’re the greatest! God bless you!

Mar 12, 2017 · Long-term depression in Depression & Anxiety

Oh my gosh! You are definitely being taken advantage of! Try organizing a group to share helping with others needs. If no one is willing to help you, let some who ask know you are already maxed that day and will be unable to help this time. You should not feel guilty, and perhaps someone unexpected will come forward to give you some relief. If I had showed up and the “sick” person was shopping, I probably would have said I must have misunderstood and I will take the food to someone else (your family). If you continue to let others take advantage of you, they will never stop. PLEASE take care of yourself. Keep sharing on this site and you will find that many will have ideas and suggestions for you. Work on finding the strength to stand up for yourself. I’m working on this very thing myself.