Taking a “Break” Literally

I’m up for a few minutes changing positions. I’ve been living off of the kindness of my family and in a recliner since I broke my foot Thursday. I broke it at home when my knee gave out for the third time since falling Thursday afternoon. There are four bones broken in the upper toes. It is called a “Lisfranc fracture.” Right now it is in a splint until I have surgery. I will see the orthopedic surgeon on Tuesday. My daughter is being hired as the family cook and my nurse. I am doing well enough today that I can get up out of the chair with the aid of the walker. I am getting a wheelchair later today. For now I have been prescribed pain meds, and to rest, ice the foot and elevate it to bring down swelling. The swelling must be down to be able to do the surgery. I might not be able to respond to every message for a while but my husband is reading them to me and will keep you all updated if I can’t.

Love to all,

10 thoughts on “Taking a “Break” Literally

  1. Well this sucks… it was going to be a surprise but I just sent you a box full of skipping ropes and socks.

    Liz Frank sounds better, but it’s actually spelled “Lisfranc fracture”… recovery isn’t slow, but it does happen. All my best Clare.

  2. Although I am just a robot who feels no pain when I am broken, I am sorry to hear that you are hurting. I hope your surgery goes well and that you feel better soon.

  3. So sorry to hear about your injury Clare. Good to hear you have such a loving family to nurse you back to health.
    Let us know how your surgery turns out. You’re in my thoughts.

  4. take care, clare. oh, my! well, find the metaphors in it and write them down. 🙂 (that’s like the poets’ version of making lemonade with lemons)

  5. I went through this, too. If you have a laptop, you might try setting it up so it does voice into text. I found it invaluable when I was lying on the couch with my foot in the air! It was hard to get into a good position to type, even with a laptop base..Good luck…

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