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Health And Weakness

Dianne fell today getting out of the bathtub.  The joints of her legs froze and she  could neither walk not stand.  EMTs came to help her up but since her leg was in pain she agreed to go to an ER and have an X-ray.  Leg seems find but her difficultie walking or standing continues,  We've had to call an ambulance once before already this  year and i had to ask my son-in-law to come over another time to help her up,  Leaving the ER we went to try to keep an appointment with her doctor and she fell in the parking lot.  I almost dropped her again when we got home and again when she went to bed for the night.  The last few weeks have been increasingly difficult from the point of view of her mobility.  The last time the EMTs came they talked assisted living and also this time.  Dianne has been adamant about this and i  have supported her wholeheartedly..But now i wonder if we can handle this  on our own.  She seems to be in denial, but maybe i'm just acting like an autistic kid.  It is probably a bit of both.  Anyway, she is asleep now and will likely sleep the night.

So no more worries until morning.  Then in early pm a physical therapist will come by to see what can be accomplished from that angle, and we might ask for some other kind of help once we find what services are available; i understand they are quite diverse.

Dianne is incredible!  I would not know how i might deal with chronic immobility that suddenly gets even much worse.  I am afraid it would  not be with a  smile on my face and a song in my heart.  You may think me remiss, but i always try to keep you informed about really important stuff.  Dianne dismisses her many health problems as not really important and i trust her more than myself to know what is important and what isn't.  But my inner peace is being tested and being found much wanting.  But we are both basically okay with whatever comes.

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vaporw
Feb. 7th, 2015 01:52 pm (UTC)
Just typing out loud here, because it happened to me. Is she on blood pressure medicine? When they took the water relief portion out of my medicine, the dizziness and falling disappeared instantly. Just a thought.
bobby1933
Feb. 10th, 2015 05:22 am (UTC)
Thank you, Jackie. I am afraid that diuretics are an essential part of her treatment; but i will ask the doctor.
pondhopper
Feb. 7th, 2015 03:54 pm (UTC)
I wish you both peace and the ability to confront whatever is to come. I'd been wondering how Dianne's health issues were doing lately.
bobby1933
Feb. 10th, 2015 05:24 am (UTC)
Thank you, Donna.
amaebi
Feb. 7th, 2015 05:22 pm (UTC)
Well, that's scary, difficult, and daunting. :/

I salute your love for each other, and hold you in prayer.
amaebi
Feb. 8th, 2015 03:53 pm (UTC)
I hope this is being a gppd weekend for you both.
bobby1933
Feb. 10th, 2015 05:24 am (UTC)
Thank you, Mary Ann.
elainegrey
Feb. 9th, 2015 03:16 pm (UTC)
Holding you and DIane in the Light as you make decisions. I know how challenging it is to try to decide whether someone whose judgement has been so dependable may be in denial.
bobby1933
Feb. 10th, 2015 05:26 am (UTC)
Thank you, Judith.
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