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,
Clare

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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. 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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