Oh goodness, that sounds terrible. I'm glad you had lots of good friends and neighbors there to help out. Sending lots of positive thoughts in your direction to heal well (and stay mentally engaged so you don't go nuts being stuck mostly immobile in the meantime!)
Oh no!! Please let me know if I can help in any way. I am around next week and can come help with anything you may need. Good luck with the recovery!!
How horrible. So sorry. Hope the surgery and healing go well.
Ouch!!! Always the worst nightmare I have when up on a ladder. We’re thinking of you and sending positive recovery vibes (vibration therapy).
Ow! Hope they fix you up supergood!
Holy Toledo! That's scary. I guess it's good that it's not worse, but still. Keep a good attitude, that will actually help in your recovery. :-)
I feel your pain re. missing out on the spouse-free week to get stuff done. But there will be other chances for that.
Wow, glad to hear it wasn't worse. Although a torn Achilles is bad enough. Hope all goes well with the surgery and recovery.
Oh Valerie, that is not good! I'm really sorry to hear this. Especially because now all those chores aren't going to get done. Do the bright socks still fit, or is your leg too swollen for that? I hope the surgery goes well and you're not in too much pain.
Oh no! Thoughts with you; sorry we're not located closer to you to help out.
Hope that the surgery goes well and fixes you up good.
I hate ladders but mostly because I hate heights. Doesn't help that relatives have fallen off them with various injuries. Heal!
So sorry to hear this, Valerie. Wishing you a swift, complete recovery!
Goodness, that sounds nasty :(
(BTW, Sara L says hi.)
Yikes! Hope you have a speedy, pain-free recovery.
Thank you all.
Yes, I am very grateful that it wasn't worse. I could have tumbled off the roof I was on to the ground. No more ladders for me, ever again, except on the ground, with someone holding it, maybe then. :)
Yes, Alex, I immediately shed the cotton liner wrap they put under the splint and have been wearing one of my many happy socks since.
Best wishes, Valerie. Sorry you are going through this. Ladders are pretty spooky things! I approach them with a lot of trepidation.
Ouch - I heard on Sunday but without the detail of it being a complete Achilles tear. Put me in the ladders are clearly a bad bet, if not actively evil, camp - by now I've heard way too many similar stories (keeping an eye out for or a goodly distance from your own motor vehicle when it is supposed to be stationary also a good tip based on the experiences of people I'm acquainted with plus a few celebrities). Though the or at least a common thread does seem to be being alone with the homicidal inanimate object so perhaps it would be overkill to hire professionals for everything if you have access to reliable spotters/bottom of ladder bracers.
<3 Lots of good wishes for a smooth surgery & speedy recovery. xoxo.
Keeping you in my thoughts and hope that the surgery is uneventful and recovery goes as well as expected.
Oh no! Hoping for a speedy and uneventful recovery. No more drama!
Yes! That should be your motto: "No More Drama"!
Good luck tomorrow, we'll be thinking of you.
Oh my goodness! Please let me know if there's anything I can help with! Hope the surgery goes well and the recovery is speedy.
What hospital is surgering you? Is it outpatient?
Fairfax INOVA - out patient.
Best wishes for the immediate surgery and what will likely be extended recovery. Broken bones get put together, heal and away you go. Torn tendons need to mend with surgery and regrowth and then restretching over time. Persistence, patience and thorough physical therapy are in order. Take it as a challenge and meet it head on!
Thanks everyone! Anxious about the recovery, that’s for sure. But, I can do it, and plan to do it well. :)
Alex - I am wearing the caution tape sock.
Appropriate gear. I hope the surgeon sees it.
Hope the surgery goes well, and don't give up! It might be frustrating now but with a bit of work and a positive mindset you will be out in the woods again in no time :)
Yikes, catching up on my AP log reading and this is not what I hoped to find. Good luck with the recovery.
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