Thursday, November 13, 2008

Angels to watch over me

We never know when its our time to go ~ I am grateful to my guardian angels for saving me August 9, 2008 ~ It could have turned out so very differently. To fall from a 25 feet height to the pavement below and survive is a miracle in itself! I lost my Grandma Doris when I was 10 years old and I always said she was my guardian angel... My Grampa Ren joined her in heaven a few years ago and I know they must have been together that night! I started praying as soon as I realized I lost my balance and was falling ~ I had always been taught that we are all in God's hands and I had faith enough to believe...Now the healing continues and the hard part it just now starting.. I thought the hard part was laying in bed for 10 weeks straight!!
These are 2 photos of the x-rays ~ I took them from the computer screen in the doctors office... The two pins in my hand were removed, the screw to the right near my thumb is permanent ~ I have 6 screws in my foot and a plate to replace the bone I lost when I fell...You can still see the hole in my heel where the rod went completely through my foot! I have a long way to go... the Titanium mesh plate that replaced my eye socket has healed just fine and I don't expect any other complications from that!
I have had a lump in my throat since yesterday afternoon... The visit to the Physical Therapist for the initial consultation was very overwhelming and although it was encouraging, it was depressing at the same time! I was not given much instruction from the doctors when I was discharged about a week after the accident soo I have been doing the best I can to get around and use my hand & foot as much as possible without hurting myself of course ~ I find out I have been doing alot of things the wrong way and hurting myself in the process ~ Mainly my knees and good right shoulder! That news was hard to take along with hearing that it will take at least 2 years before I wear normal shoes again... the circulation in my foot & hand is posing a problem as well as scar tissue that is inhibiting my complete healing sooo its back to work and harder than ever!! I am grateful to have my hand & foot still attached to my body, just knowing the work ahead is going to be daunting is hard to digest...I know I will make it through and in 2 years will be dancing with my stilettos on!! Thanks to my Guardian Angels I am here to tell the story of the miracle in my life and I am soo very happy to be alive!! Its the best feeling in the world even when the skies are gray ~ Its my miracle and I am FOREVER grateful ~ Thank you Grampa Ren & Grandma Doris for watching over me...

3 comments:

Nili said...

Sarah! Those Xrays are amazing....I am sad that the road seems long on overwhelming but know that those two years will come and go so quickly...18 have flown by...my lil' Gman all tatted and grown up...I stil see his little baby sweet self in my mind. I am glad you have love in your life and am grateful for your life and your recovery so far!

Sarah J. said...

Thanks sis! I know things will get better, they tend to every day ~ I stood on my 'bad' foot to shave my 'good' leg this morning in the shower soo its progress even if its slow...G-Man is still me baby even though he is all grown up! He got another tattoo this past week! "Carpe Diem" on his arm ~ he is in a band and they have a gig booked, also will go into the recording studio next week so I will keep you posted!
I am soo very happy for your little miracle growing stronger inside you every day :) cant wait to hold that bundle of joy in my arms as I am sure you are waiting with all the patience you can find. Love You and hope your weekend is a good one!

Bethypou said...

I understand having a angel watching over you. My mother passed in Feb. and I know she is watching over me. Best wishes in getting well.