on monday afternoon, after I ‘d posted the stuff about falling in the road on saturday, the urgent care place called me to say that my nose was, indeed, fractured. this is the first time i’ve ever broken anything. i’m not scheduled to see an ear nose and throat person til next friday, so clearly it’s not something dire. it’s still kind of swollen, but doesn’t really hurt.
but after they said it was broken i decided to call my doctor and they got me right in to see a nurse practitioner. she did a blood test and x-rayed my wrist and did an EKG and said i had “post-consussive trauma,” i think. she said i certainly had a concussion since i fell so hard that i broke my nose. she consulted with my doctor, and then told me that i also need an echo cardiogram and a CT scan.
they were worried because i just fell, didn’t trip over anything, just went down, boom.
when i called mom that night, monday, and told her about my nose being broken and all the tests i needed, she said, “but grace, you’ve always fallen down!”
and of course she’s right. ever since i was little, i’m very prone to tripping myself up. that’s why i’m grace!
my wrist wasn’t broken, just badly sprained and today i finally bought a brace for it. i wish i’d gotten it sooner, but at least i have it now. i had the CT scan and it was quick, and they called today to say that i just have soft tissue swelling in my head because of the fall, so i’m OK. and i’m sure the ech cardiogram will be fine, and my scrapes are healing nicely.
i’ve been so tired all week, and today kevin went to the grocery store with me to lift stuff into the cart. i’m feeling a little more energetic which is great because i’m tired of just sitting around all the time.
and finally, more photos of september – i went over to water my neighbor’s flowers and started deer who were resting in the wooded area between houses. first there were two deer…
…and then i realized there were three of them…
…and all of a sudden an entire herd came racing out of the underbrush! i think there were at least seven.
bev came over for a boat ride and for some reason she brought her purse down to the boat. i pointed out that there wouldn’t be any shopping opportunities out on the lake, and i was sure that it’d be safe up at the house, so kevin took it. it looks like a man purse here!
amy and jim’s darling italian greyhound Izzy. kevin and i got to babysit all five dogs for a little bit yesterday, which was fun.
i haven’t taken les outside for a walk all week because i haven’t been felt like walking around, and i couldn’t pick up a cat. but luckily kevin has taken him sometimes.
one morning les and i were sitting in the fenced yard and suddenly les decided he was terribly lonely so he carried this big sock around!
we went to the Farm in early september and there with this unusual plant.
this is what it’s called, but since i didn’t write it down and i’m not writing it down right now, i guess i’ll never remember it. oh well, the deer probably like to eat them, anyway.
i love the chickens at the farm.
our 11th anniversary on september 16th! i continue to be amazed at how quickly time has been rushing forward. kevin ordered this beautiful multicolored bouquet for me, sweet man.
for our anniversary we decided to go to a small town outside of indianapolis, because herman’s hermits was playing there.
more to follow.
mrs. i haven’t hurt myself any more this week hughes.