Post by LFS Post by BrritSki Post by Sally Thompson Post by Sid Nuncius
Who are you, and what have you done with umra?
Visiting relatives. Now in state of collapse (us, not the relatives). We
havent even listened since Sunday. The sky is falling!
Waife broke her kneecap 8 days ago in our hotel on Isola di Giglio. She
tripped on a chair as she was getting up :(
Had to go to mainland to get an x-ray and was put in a half-cast (not
missing final e) and we drove home and was put in a full cast in the
local hospital. Checkup yesterday showed everything OK, clean break, no
displacement, so they will take the cast off on 5th July, do another
x-ray, and assuming all OK cast will stay off and she'll start rehab.
and we'll be able to go back to UK later in July to pick up new GB reg
car and bring back 2 of AGCs for a holiday with their cousins.
Waife is not the sort of person to enjoy any sort of rest, esp.
enforced, so she is still gardening from her wheelchair where she can,
or shuffling round on her bottom :)
Meanwhile, my activity may be a tad reduced on the usenet front...
I hope all is well soon.
Post by LFS
Hope she heals up quickly! Sounds a speedy job compared to Daughter and
Son-in-Law's ankle breaks. He had nearly six months in a cast,
fortunately able to work from home. The day he went back to the office
Daughter fell and managed exactly the same injury, with the same
results. That was a bad year.
#1 daughter broke her foot when pregnant with granddaughter. She was
lucky that work were fantastic and completed her time before going on
maternity leave just before the birth by being driven to work in
taxis, that I think the firm paid for, and they set up a couch
downstairs so she was able to work in comfort.
Then, still with a painful foot and tiny baby, they had to get a nanny
during maternity leave, as she was unable to lift or carry the baby.
Her older child, then 9, was a big help fetching and carrying, but not
able to do all baby stuff and her husband was away lots for work :(
Then the baby broke HER foot at about 22 months. She was in plaster
for a while and the nursery she began was a Forest Nursery, outdoors
and on various levels with steps between. She had to be helped all
the time but coped, as babies do. She's only now, a year or so later,
really confident and climbing all over the place.