Hippy Sick

on Sunday, April 06, 2008

THIS IS A HIPPIE CHICK
She has n0thing whatsoever to do with today's post other than being a blatant attempt to get more people to visit this blog under false pretenses.


THIS IS A HIP JOINT

WHICH IS ALTOGETHER NOT THE SAME AS A HIPPIE JOINT


My mother, 85 years old, had a fall last Sunday and on Monday, it was confirmed that she had a fracture of the femur near the hip joint. Despite her age, the doctors' concurred that it was best to operate and correct the situation. She subsequently had an operation to insert a metal plate and screw to hold the bone together. Overall, she is recovering well although she now faces several weeks of physiotheraphy. A lot of my time this week has been spent having her X-rays done, visiting doctors, etc.

A few weeks ago, I had a bad fall which resulted in a bruised ego and a trapped nerve. Unfortunately, due to the additional stress from carrying or transporting my mother about, I aggravated the nerve and was in considerable, immobilising pain from that.

So you could say that both of us are currently Hippy Sick and that's the reason I have not been blogging and visiting your blogs lately. I got an injection for the pain this morning and I may be on a Hippie High so please excuse me if parts of this post are senseless, incoherent or even possibly psychedelic!

34 comments:

evalinn said...

Oh, I hope guys get well soon!

A Happy Downtowner said...

Ouch! I can imagine the pain... I wish both of you a speedy recovery. Take care.

daysgoby said...

Whoa, man! Just....whoa.

Wishing you (and your Mum) good drugs and a sweet smile of accomplishment!

Hageltoast said...

sounds like you both need a hippie joint.

Ruth D~ said...

Ahhh . . . I confess this post makes me smile. But that's only because of your hippy high that came through. In seriousness, i wish you both well. My mother who is a year older than yours broke her hip in a fall while she was in the hospital. Apparently it didn't hurt all that much, and because her memory ain't what it used to be, she forgot she broke her hip and it healed right up with no problems. The mind body connection? Or lack there of? :>)

On a limb with Claudia said...

Oh Squirrelly! I am so sorry. Both of those injuries are so very painful. I've found that only acupuncture helps that kind of thing. Poor you and poor squirrelly mommy.

((hug))

You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Janice Thomson said...

Wishing you both a speedy recovery! Like Ruth, I too smiled for the same reason :)
Take care Mr. Squirrel.

Gerbil said...

Yowch. I hope both of you heal quickly.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I'm so sorry that you and your mother are both suffering, and at the same time yet.

I hope you both feel much better really soon.

Take good care of your wonderful self.

blackcrag said...

If your mother has to hav e an accidnet, the one that is quickly operated on and soon fixed is the best kind to have. I hope she (and you) are better soon.

meggie said...

Ohhh, so hoping you are both recovering well!!
Please tell you mother I am thinking of her with positive vibes! And also to you, of course!!

Dr.John said...

I hate pain. Your mother will be fine. My mother in law had both hips replaced. Went on for many years after that.
I will pray for you.

jmb said...

I hope that you both recover quickly. We value our good health only when we are sick. Take care LGS

Becky Wolfe said...

Ouch - praying for a quick hip healing for both of you. I have hip pain as well but it comes & goes. Tends to get inflamed now & then, which happened when I was travelling in Africa a couple years ago. I have my very own hip xray - courtesy of 3 dollars at an Ethiopian clinic - it is one of my fave 'souvenirs' of the trip. LOL And one of my last because the inflammation was a reason to go home & rest. Hope you are both getting some rest.

Tai said...

Ugh! Well the very best to both of you hip people!

Andre said...

Yikes. Those various ops sound pretty painful. I wish you Godsped on your recovery.

By the way, the Hippie Chick was a definite luring element. She's pretty hot; in a Woodstocky, psychedelic sorta way.

patterns of ink said...

So sorry to hear about your mom's accident. I'm moved by your caring tone toward her and sorry that it resulted in your own pain.
You know why I'm saying this... make her first priority as much as you can... the blogosphere will be here when you return.
Tom

mago said...

That's all very hip(py), hope you will both be hopping again soon!

Claire said...

Aw, Squirrel you are allowed to be a little messed up considering all that you've been through. I'll pray that you, and especially your mother make speedy recoveries.

geewits said...

Yikes!
I wish you both speedy and happy recoveries.

Odat said...

When it rains, it pours...I'm so sorry bout your Mom and you...Hope both of you get back to collecting nuts and running in the trees real soon. I'll keep both of you in my prayers...
Peace, (from a hippy chick) ;-)

Dave said...

Okay... You got me laughing out loud... NOT ABOUT YOU FALL THOUGH! But at that hippie girl! I think you will have to use a little bit more of a provocative photo if you want more action! :-)

Just kidding ya!

Sorry to hear about your mother as well as your fall. Take care of yourself. I know how difficult it is to get rest when you are a caregiver but you have to lookout for yourself every once in awhile right?

MedStudentWife said...

:(

I hope you both feel better soon.

Big Hugs

Proxima Blue said...

Jeepers Squirrel! I hope you and your mom will both be feeling better soon!

You're no spring chicken you know....

:>
-P

Ruth W. said...

ugh....not good dealing with pain, is it. I have been so fortunate in not experiencing and major pain yet and I thank God daily that I don't!!

Get better

Marja said...

Just visiting you LGS to see how you are. Not that good he. Bless you and wish and your mum well. Peace Broo

citizen of the world said...

Good luck to you both in healing!

the walking man said...

Squirrel do the hippie thing and take a drug for the nerve. Neurontin (gabapanetine) is for nerves that are in pain.

There is nothing better to a mother than a good squirrel.

Peace

TWM

evalinn said...

I miss u...hope u get well soon!

Josie said...

"I got an injection for the pain this morning and I may be on a Hippie High." Groovy!

I hope your mother is okay. I know a fractured hip can be very serious in the elderly. Please give her a big hug and say, "This is from Josie." I would give you a big hug, too, but people would talk. *heh*

riseoutofme said...

Sorry to hear you are in pain. Hope you both feel better soon.

Keep taking the tablets!

Miao said...

Get well soon!

tsduff said...

Oh no! I'm sorry to have missed so much here. Back injuries are on my list of the worst pain (way past number 10). I hope you find that happy position/drug to help you relax and be pain free without surgery. Poor Squirrel.

Gina said...

Owie!!!! oh I am SOoooo sorry, Mr. LGS! I will keep you in my prayers and your dear mother as well. Please be careful not to lift or bend for a while!! Rest and warmth...Be Well!

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