I just finished a 45 minute conversation with my newest patient- GINNY!
She went to the orthopedist yesterday and he told her that the break was NOT where the ER doc had diagnosed it but in a smaller bone in her knee. This is not a "weight bearing bone" that was fractured but non the less it is very painful and she is unable to bear weight at this time. She was pleased that she does not
have to undergo surgery, naturally, but concerned with us here at SeniorLearn.
She can not
sit at her computer for awhile, her leg must stay with ice and elevation. It is difficult with these types of breaks to ascertain just how long she will be off her leg. She returns to the doc on June 1st.
She is in excellent spirits and I was able to pick on her considerably and make her laugh.
Her trip in July is another issue but she will patiently see what the month brings. It will be at least 6 or 7 weeks post fracture by then.
She is comfortable that her Latin students are finishing up and hopes that they will post their interest in the Night Villa.
She swears that after June 1st she will try to get in there, but we will see.
A good dose of Oxycontin might help with that issue.
She is resting well and says to say hello to everyone. Only Ginny could break her leg and say that it was her bes
t Mother's Day EVER. Winston came back home, he was visiting his mother the day that she fell and her boys came to her house, to rally around the mama bear.
She said that she LOVED the attention but as for me-- I would prefer to keep all bones intact.
She hates the crutches and has found an alternative. (Don't ask.)
I will be calling her in a couple of days and report back en mass.