I am sorry to all my blogging friends that I have not read or commented on all of your posts but I have been in hospital for several days. This is just a status post really.

I lost my balance and fell as I was transferring from my outdoor wheelchair to my indoor one. I landed badly and have unfortunately broken my bad leg (now in plaster) and got a minor fracture of my shoulder (now in a sling) so I am typing with one hand. Fortunately I am right-handed and it is my left shoulder that is injured. I am still in quite considerable pain and am needing extra Care.

broken leg in wheelchair

I also knocked myself unconscious as I hit my head on a hard floor as I fell. I don’t remember anything after that until I woke up the next day on a ward. Apparently, I was found by my Carer who called the Paramedics who rushed me to hospital in an ambulance with blue lights blazing. I was then taken into Resuscitation as the damage to my head caused me to start fitting which I have never done before. Once they stabilized me, I was on High Dependency for a short while before being transferred to a ward. I made a fairly quick recovery thankfully although of course we still be in plaster for a few weeks now which is obviously further disabled me on top of my general disability. However, I realize that my accident could have been far worse and I thank the Lord for saving me from serious injuries.

However, I am good spirits apart from my continuing family problems. Sadly, neither of my children have made any contact with me or the hospital whatsoever despite the hospital informing them of my accident. That really hurts and I know that I should try to forgive them and am continuing to pray for God to soften their hearts and for them to come to know and trust in Christ.

Author: Ellie Thompson

Writing my memoirs, musings, a little fiction and a lot of poetry as a way of exploring and making the most of my life ... ... Having had a break from writing my blog for more than three years, I decided to return to write my memoirs, some day-to-day observations, views and feelings. My passion is non-fiction poetry. I have a disability and use an electric powerchair called Alfie and let nothing get in the way of living life to the full. I believe that you can never do a kindness too soon and should give credit where credit is due. A smile or a kind word could make the difference between a good or bad day for a person - we never know what's going on for another soul. Those little things, perhaps, practised daily like a mantra, could mean so much to someone else. Thank you for visiting my blog and reading a little more about me. Please, make yourself at home here. You are very welcome. Ellie x 😊

6 thoughts on “HOSPITAL BREAK!”

  1. Oh, take care of yourself and don’t worry about anything else. Sorry about the kids. Mine wouldn’t have either come either. One would have texted me. it’s all good, we each have to find out own way up the mountain. Feel better soon.

    1. Thank you for your understanding and good wishes, Gerry. I’m sorry that your kids wouldn’t have come either. I’m struggling more with my emotional pain more than my physical pain at the moment. I will certainly have to take up mountaineering to climb above it all, I think. Thanks for your perspective xxx

  2. I know I’m late in replying – but at the time I scanned the post and was thinking of you. So, now, knowing that it’s been a few weeks – I do hope things are better and that you are managing more ably. It’s really tough when there are new complications on top of an already (physically) demanding situation. Stay strong and be courageous – this too shall pass. xxxx

  3. Thank you, Pat. I am mending slowly. My leg is still out of action (nothing new there then!) but my shoulder is getting better and I am able to use my arm more which is a great help…..(I’m a tough cookie, you know!). Hugs, Ellie xxx 🙂

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