Some Challenges in My Life

Saturday May 12, 2012. I was in the bathroom and for some reasons I fainted and fell between the commode and the bathtub. I twisted my head and neck. I woke up with no memory of how I got there. I was on my left side with my face up against the tub. “Where am I?” I started trying to get myself up. By this time Jim heard me fall and came in a hurry.  Between the two of us we managed to get me up. Then we headed for the emergency room. After a few hours it was determined that I had two cracks in one of the vertebra’s in my neck. So on with the stylish collar that has to be worn 24/7 for 6 to 8 weeks. Still in a bit of pain we were sent home.

Next day it was Sunday. We got hold of the Relief Society to tell them I would not be able to lead the music. As the day progressed I was not doing well. I couldn’t eat, I was nauseous and very sleepy. By evening Jim began to worry. He called my visiting teaching partner who is a nurse and she came down and took my temperature and it was almost 102. She said we should go back to the ER. So back we went. Again after a few hours it was determined that I had a big ol’ bladder infection that was beginning to travel up to the kidneys. So after a big shot we were sent home.

So here we are May 19th and life is getting back to normal except I have this stupid collar that I have to wear. Sleeping has been a challenge. For the first few days I just slept in my chair. But I realized I was not getting the sleep I needed because I was not using my C-Pap machine. So I tried getting the mask on with the collar. I was able to get this to work and finally I tried to lay in the bed with the C-Pap mask. A good nights sleep. So gradually every day I can see improvement. Because of the collar it is hard to read. I am looking through the wrong part of the glasses. It is challenging to try to cook in the kitchen. Jim and David have been wonderful. They have been doing the laundry and the dishes. Our Ward members have been wonderful to bring in food and check in on us.

So every day is better and I love life and my family. Thank you all for the good wishes.