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Friday, May 5, 2017

OUT OF COMMISSION

Hello, friends.  Just a note to say there won't be any cards from me for awhile.  I had a knee replaced on 18 April and last Tuesday, fell and tore open the knee where the stitches were.  Fortunately the new knee was ok, but tore the quad tendon and am in a full leg cast.  Had to have emergency surgery to repair it all - am in the hospital until tomorrow and then will go to a rehab facility for don't know how long.  Since I live alone, I'm pretty helpless when it comes to getting up.  Cast will be on for 4 weeks - a real bummer.  I am good - a little down at times - my kids are coming the end of the month to help me celebrate my birthday (even my son from England and my granddaughter) so have that to look forward to.  So I guess you'll see me when you see me.  All for now.  Betty

29 comments:

  1. Sending hugs & positive thoughts, my friend. Feeling so helpless & wishing I was close enough to be an in-person visitor while you recover. So wonderful your kids are coming--keep thinking about that! Big virtual hugs, Greta

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  2. Betty!!! I am so very sorry to read this. It sounds awful. I am so glad the kids are coming. If you send me your address at the rehab I would love to send a card. It's not much but maybe it will help. you can send it to jabardee@gmail.com Please let us know how you are doing!

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  3. How awful Betty, I hope you feel alot better soon. sending hugs. Sallyx

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  4. Betty! I'm so sorry to hear this. It caught my attention because I am thinking I will start the process for knee replacement soon. I will definitely be thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. I'm glad your family will be there soon and I look forward to seeing your beautiful card designs in the future!

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  5. Oh, Betty, so sorry to hear your news. I'd love to send you a card at your "new home" - email me quilt14@gmail.com with your address, please? Keep your chin up!

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  6. Take care Betty! Sending hugs and good vibes for a quick recovery. Have a wonderful birthday celebration with your family. xx

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  7. Oh Betty, I am so sorry to her this. Plesa put me on the list for the address. You probably have a card at your home from me sent earlier this week.sending lots of hugs

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  8. You poor thing. So sorry to hear this. Sending prayers for a speedy recovery and hope you won't be in rehab too long. Take care my friend.

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  9. Warm wishes, speedy healing and the strength and patience to get through the next month.... or two.

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  10. Aaw Betty! So sorry to hear you won't be around in a while :( because you have torn your knee so badly!! That sounds awful for you, you poor thing! Wishing you a very speedy recovery and hope you have a wonderful Birthday with your family (I'm sure that will cheer you up no end). I will be eagerly awaiting your return and the return of your beautiful cards! Take care! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  11. Betty, get well soon. Sending prayers that everything heals fast. Take care. Hugz

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  12. Awwww, Betty - so sorry to hear this, on top of the replacement too. Sending ginormous hugs to you and lots of wishes for a speedy recovery :-)

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  13. Very sorry to hear this, Betty. I look forward to your posts every day. I live alone, too, and often wonder how I would function with a leg or foot injury. Glad you have children coming to help you and at least brighten your spirits. Take care, take it slow, and heal quickly.

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  14. Oh, no! This is very harsh news indeed. I am so very sorry that you're experiencing this! You;re in my prayers and I hope you get better ASAP. Would you like us to send you stamped images to color in bed?

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  15. Sorry to hear of your medical situation, Betty. I think I have swapped cards with you through CCC. Know lots of stampers are thinking about you.

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  16. Oh No! Oh, Betty, I'm so sorry to hear about your trouble. I live with my husband and cannot imagine how I would be functioning without his help (I had major surgery the beginning of April. Bless your heart, I will be praying for you. I hope you can give us some updates as you go along. My dad was in a rehab facility and got really good care. The whole atmosphere was very very different from the hospital. The place was filled with healing and hope, as all the people were expected to get better. I'll be praying that you get some excellent caregivers and that you will improve very quickly and be able to get back to the crafting and other things that you love soon! Hugs, treen

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  17. Hi Betty, so sorry to hear that you fell and received all this damage, hope you recover well, hugs, Jasann

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  18. Oh Betty...that was so hard to read! I really wish we lived closer so I could help taking care of you! I am so sorry for all that you've gone through, and I pray that rehab goes well and quickly! I hope you have a wonderful birthday celebration with your family ~ Sending big hugs and prayers ~ Barb xo

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  19. Betty, so sad to hear of your injury and a full leg cast not fun at all, I know first hand. Please rest (like you can do anything else) and take care. Glad you will see your children and look forward to seeing your lovely cards. Lucille K xoxo

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  20. Bummer, Betty - just getting back from AZ and reading this post. Hope you're on the road to recovery!! Thinking of you and sending hugs!!

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  21. Oh Betty, so sorry to hear what happened to you... I hope the rehab goes well and you can come back soon! Sending big hugs and positive thoughts your way!!!

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  22. Oh, Betty .... I'm sorry to hear that. Hope the best for you
    Lovely you can look forward to getting your family home for a birthday

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  23. I hope the healing goes quickly for you and you are back on your feet soon.

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  24. Oh, Betty, that sounds so painful. Really hope you are on the road to recovery. Big hugs to you, Jo x

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  25. Sorry to hear this, Betty! Big hugs and a speedy recovery!!

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  26. So sorry to hear this and hope you will be back to your normal routine before too long. Enjoy being with your family and have a happy birthday.

    Linda D.

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  27. Hi Betty -- I came by to say hello and thank you for the very kind and thoughtful comments you have been leaving on my blog. Imagine my surprise to read you update and find out you were had this awful full after have knee surgery -- Oh my! I can remember very well my recovery period after my hip replacement surgery -- it was not a "joy" by any means and can't imagine how much worse it would have been had I fallen! I am so very sorry and hope you are hearling and on the mend. I also wanted to say thanks for the sweet notes about my new grand-daughter "Harper" who is my little LOVE. I never knew I could love anyone so much -- my boys have always been my loves, but she is right up there with them and has made me so very happy. I'm so blessed that I have been able to fight hard in my Cancer Battle and be doing pretty well. She is like a miracle and I'm so thankful and grateful to have her in my LIFE! It's pure JOY and she makes me very happy! Hugs to you and I hope yo'll be feeling much better very soon!
    ~ Lisa

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  28. Oh Betty, I don't know you but I'm sending an air hug thru the computer anyway. Do get well soon. I am one of the many who have enjoyed your inspiration so much and hope to see you up and creating soon.

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  29. Dang I just read what happened to you. So sorry to hear that happened. It's enough to go through surgery itself but then a fall. I am glad to hear you are at home now and coming along in your healing. It's nice you got some coloring in while healing.

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