We headed for Owen Sound yesterday to see the orthopaedic specialist. It turned out to be a fracture clinic that has a steady if small stream of new fractures coming through every day. The visit was quite quick and efficient. He said things were looking fine and we could simply maintain what we're already doing, keep the leg in a brace that holds it straight 24 hours a day for the next six weeks.
The hospital has what looks like a pretty secure system for keeping COVID19 patients separated from everyone else who arrives at the hospital, so we think we're safe.
Bloody nuisance this is though, especially trying to go through the doors in the house. I'm having a really difficult time positioning myself to get through those doors without damaging the door frames. Mrs. F.G. has tried various different combinations of padding to support my leg in the wheelchair. I now have a pillow, a board wrapped in an old pillowcase and a support piece enclosing some bubble wrap all under my leg. Thanks to her efforts I am reasonably comfortable.
I spend a fair bit of time sitting in front of the window reading and watching the birds that happen to be dropping by. There are two robins that come and entertain me outside the window every day, and a number of junkos, a song sparrow, and occasionally a chickadee, nuthatch or woodpecker. Of course the squirrels keep coming and have emptied the peanut feeder yet again.
We have discovered that the local nursery is selling plants for spring but not much more than pansies at this stage I think, but they have a system where you can phone in your order and go and pick it up by appointment so you have no interaction with any people. either staff or visitors. That's going to make Mrs. F.G. feel a lot better about her spring gardening efforts. She's just returned, so I'm off to see what she got.
You got some good news! I can hardly wait for the plants to arrive but don't know how we go about picking up things here!ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear how unwieldy that leg is, but so glad to hear that you're doing so well. Kudos to the missus. I picked up a bunch of flowers for my front porch but was gussied up as if I am contagious. But I don't think I am, any more anyway. Who knows? We've all got to social distance as much as possible. Now that I have my flowers, and hubby is totally well now, I won't be venturing out in my car. :-)ReplyDelete
Good news about the leg, FG, but it must be hard to get around. Leave it to you two to figure it out though.ReplyDelete
We went to our local nursery for a drive through pick up of triple mix soil for our planters.ReplyDelete
The cedar walls of our downstairs bathroom are forever all bashed up from my daughter trying to maneuver her wheelchair and extended leg after her serious accident. Poofy pillows are your friend.
Hello, it is nice to have some good news. It is also great that Mrs F.G. is able to work on the garden. Take care, wishing you a happy day!ReplyDelete
Pansies, those smiling faces they have last for months, and will be such a delight, a good start, even if the necessary vege plants have to wait. Your leg, I cannot imagine how difficult this might be for you both, bubble wrap sounds like a good one to use, can you get any memory foam from a health supplier? district nurse? Hang in there, like all things, this too will pass. Down here, 2 weeks into total lockdown, the queue at our supermarket, either one, is now about one hour outside, 4 allowed in at a time, the online app, I have tried to get a time slot for what is called " Click and collect '" The staff pack the order, it is in a secure large outside locker, you are given a 4 pin number to unlock it. But as soon as the time comes up on my laptop, the slot is taken.And this is for 7 days in advance. So we are so thankful, every time, for our friends who are doing this, it isn't compulsory, but everyone over 70 is advised to not go there. A grey sky, another day. Take care, and for Mrs F.G>. the curtains down here have taken a back seat to some fun stuff on the machine, applique shamrocks on grey fabric for 12 place mats. I could not crawl on the floor to pin the linings another day!!!ReplyDelete
Looking forward to seeing all the beautiful photos of the pretty plants!ReplyDelete
Like you didn't have enough problems now you have this to add to your challenges.ReplyDelete
Be Safe and Enjoy the flowers.
It's about time.
Let's hope that healing goes faster and faster. Yes petunias tolerate colder weather both spring and fall. I haven't seen any out but I am not out shopping right now. I am glad you didn't have to have a cast put on that leg.ReplyDelete
I hope things become easier for you....I cannot imagine have to keep my leg straight. I hope when the time comes you can get the plants you want.ReplyDelete
prayers for fast healing!! my favorite nursery is doing the same thing. i'm not ready to buy anything yet, i don't often plant pansies because my gardens are filled with tulips and daffodils right now!!ReplyDelete
I haven't been by in a while and was surprised to hear about your broken leg. That makes a tough situation getting around for sure. And an even tougher one having to go to a hospital right now. Take care! - MargyReplyDelete
I had to go back to read what happened. Thought I was keeping up on your daily posts. sorry.ReplyDelete
I hope that the door jams learn to bend as you approach to make things a bit easier. My goodness, you and Mrs. F.G. have had challenges sent your way. I'm sure she is looking forward to her garden plantings. :) Take care!
Good news about your leg. H, my dear wife, broke both the bones in her lower leg while she was ice skating 35 years ago and was in a full-leg plaster cast for three months and a fiberglass brace for another three -- really hard to get around. the place we get bedding plants will now deliver, so we'll make a list and call in our order in a couple of weeks. Many people are adapting to life in the time of CORVID-19, but others still think it's a hoax and don't take any any precautions -- they're awfully foolish.ReplyDelete
So glad you don't need surgery. I hope Mrs FG gets some nice plants! :)ReplyDelete
Sounds like your natural outdoor entertainment center is keeping you happily involved with their antics. Birds and Squirrels have a habit of doing that.ReplyDelete
Ingenious squirrels are the bane of every bird lover's existence, I am sure. They are smart little critters, however, and despite doing everything I can to thwart them, I have a grudging admiration for their persistence and ingenuity.ReplyDelete
The nursery solution makes sense.ReplyDelete