Since My Accident…

…tonight makes it a week since I broke my ankle. After 4 days in the hospital, I am adjusting to life at home basically secluded to my bedroom. I go back to the surgeon on the 29th and he will take the bandages off my leg, check the incisions, and give me a boot to wear. It will still be non-weight bearing for several weeks after. They opened both sides of my ankle to put in a plate and screws, and if I sleep through a dose of the pain meds, I can tell you exactly where the incisions are, and how long they are, even though I haven’t seen them yet.

My Nook of course decided this would be the perfect time to not turn on for me. This has happened before, but now I fear it may be permanent. I’ve gotten some great stories from all of you and may have to resort to reading them on my phone.

I am trying to stay positive as I am the type who is always on the go, and very independent. My 13 year old has been beyond amazing taking care of me before she goes to school (who knew she could make such awesome coffee!) as well as after school. She texts me during the day to see how I am feeling and to make sure I have taken my pills. I’ve also had friends who have stopped by both here and at the hospital to make sure I have everything I need.

I have been doing puzzle books for days right now, as I tend to fall asleep in the middle of anything and I have a hard time reading when I doze off and then can’t remember the last thing I read, or where I left off. I am hoping that I can get into a more routine sleep schedule as I continue to heal and then devote so many hours a day to reading, writing reviews, etc.

Keep the book suggestions coming, as I have many many weeks of healing ahead of me!

35 thoughts on “Since My Accident…

  1. vishal4u January 24, 2018 / 7:50 am

    Get well soon friend.

    • Angela January 24, 2018 / 8:23 am

      Thank you very much! 😊

  2. BookDragonGirl January 24, 2018 / 9:27 am

    So sorry you have to go through this! Dang Nook! Heal quickly!! πŸ’

    • Angela January 24, 2018 / 9:31 am

      Thanks Book Dragon! It is definitely a new way of life I need to adjust to!

  3. tangledmagic January 24, 2018 / 9:57 am

    Perhaps you and/or your daughter would read and review my book, Tangled in Magic. It’s a fantasy-adventure for middle graders, available on Amazon (ebook and paperback.
    Thanks and hope you heal quickly.
    Kim Ellis

    • Angela January 24, 2018 / 10:43 am

      Thanks for the kind words Kim! I will look for it and be in touch!

  4. utahan15 January 24, 2018 / 12:23 pm

    get well
    i do many crosswords!

    • Angela January 24, 2018 / 1:16 pm

      I love pencil puzzles! Keeps my brain sharp lol!

      • utahan15 January 24, 2018 / 3:14 pm


  5. invisibleinink January 24, 2018 / 12:26 pm

    Get well soon!
    If you’d like a book suggestion, I would strongly recommend ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas, ‘All the Light We Cannot See’ by Anthony Doerr, and ‘Six of Crows’ by Leigh Bardugo! I hope you enjoy!

    • Angela January 24, 2018 / 1:18 pm

      Thanks for the suggestions! I have been seeing a lot of positive stuff about The Hate U Give; the other 2 are new to me but I’ll definitely look them up!

      • invisibleinink January 24, 2018 / 1:21 pm

        Great! Hope you like them!

  6. thebookwormdrinketh January 24, 2018 / 1:40 pm

    Nothing wrong with puzzle books! Not too tasking, but a good way to keep occupied if you can’t stay awake for much else!

    • Angela January 24, 2018 / 1:50 pm

      Thanks so much!

  7. Chris L. Owens January 24, 2018 / 9:05 pm

    Hope you have a quick recovery. I broke my ankle quite a few years ago – it will take a while, but it does get better.

    • Angela January 24, 2018 / 10:00 pm

      Thanks Chris! Today has been one helluva day, and hoping for good sleep tonight and a much better day tomorrow…πŸ˜”

  8. RuchaReads January 24, 2018 / 11:36 pm

    Wish u a speedy recovery!
    Get well soon

    • Angela January 25, 2018 / 2:57 am

      Thank you Rucha!

  9. itsonlywordsand January 25, 2018 / 6:17 am

    Wishing you a speedy recovery.

    Can I suggest re-reading favourite children’s stories whilst you’re at the falling asleep stage. Because they’re familiar it doesn’t matter much if you zizz off in the middle of a sentence. What Katy Did worked well for me.

    • Angela January 25, 2018 / 6:19 am

      I am actually reading some Nancy Drew books I got from the library a couple weeks ago! I have not read them before, but they are an easy read so if I fall asleep it’s no big dealπŸ˜‚

  10. Mitzi Carroll January 25, 2018 / 8:07 am

    Continued best wishes to you and quick healing! Your daughter sounds amazing. I’m glad to hear she’s so attentive. Take care!

  11. Aimer Boyz January 25, 2018 / 9:46 pm

    It’s strange isn’t it that when we have to get up and get going all we want to do is crawl back under the covers, but when we’re forced to bedrest …we want to be up and doing πŸ™‚

    Speedy days until you’re up and about πŸ™‚

    • Angela January 25, 2018 / 9:58 pm

      Thanks Aimer! The last two days have been pretty rough, hoping for a good nights sleep!

      • Aimer Boyz January 25, 2018 / 10:59 pm

        I can’t even imagine. I’ve never broken anything and I plan to keep it that way!
        Hang in there πŸ™‚

  12. Rae Longest January 27, 2018 / 8:36 am

    Oh, Honey, after having survived a two month sequester to the bedroom after a foot reconstruction in 2014, my heart goes out to you! Your hurt is my hurt! I wish I could be there to wait on you.

    • Angela January 27, 2018 / 8:44 am

      Thanks Rae! It is definitely something I could never have been prepared for, that’s for sure!

      • Rae Longest January 27, 2018 / 8:57 am

        I THOUGHT I was prepared for surgery. I wasn’t prepared for the recuperation.

  13. niyogisandip January 29, 2018 / 1:50 am

    It is really heartening to know how your 13 year old took care of you. That’s really great! I sincerely hope that you will recover very soon and come back to your normal mode of lifestyle. Take care and stay happy … πŸ™‚

  14. Craftyreader January 29, 2018 / 8:39 am

    Get well soon πŸ™‚.
    Read The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce

    • Angela January 29, 2018 / 8:40 am

      Thanks for the suggestion!

      • Craftyreader January 29, 2018 / 8:41 am

        I am not publicizing but check my blog if u want to know about the book.
        I think it will make u feel light

      • Angela January 29, 2018 / 8:48 am

        Will do!

  15. thewriteedge January 29, 2018 / 5:20 pm

    So sorry to hear about your ankle, Angela! What did the surgeon say today? How does your ankle look?

    As for book recs, I just finished _As You Wish_ by Chelsea Sedoti and loved it. It’s a YA magical realism but so good!

    Feel better soon!

    • Angela January 29, 2018 / 5:29 pm

      I go back in three weeks. They took out the staples and gave me an air cast. Still no weight bearing for several weeks, and this is a whole different kind of pain. It was all purple and swollen and incisions on both the inside and outside of my ankle.
      Thanks for the suggestion! I’ll let my daughter know to look for it at the library!

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