Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Impatient but not enthusiastic

I am getting more and more impatient with the healing process....Bob and I have decided to take a short walk around our circle this afternoon to build up my leg muscles. I found my un-used sneakers ( unused since I fell). Finding them myself can be easier than giving him instructions ..lol. I will take the walker which is all wheels and a seat ( if I need to rest) and head out when he returns .

The lack of enthusiasm is for starting any new bears or friends ... or anything really. Going to have to work on that!!




Bob and I just returned from my first walk with walker around my cul-de-sac.....time to strengthen my leg muscles!

My granddaughter wants help taking photos for a portfolio...think I can get up enthusiasm for that!! She has made great strides in her art classes this year!!   She's my favorite grand daughter even though she's the only ...!!!!LOL!!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

I'm back sort of...

Just after my last posting Tigger ( Robb's orange striped cat) tripped me in the kitchen. Well... I had a choice.... either crush him or fall. I chose the latter. I fell with a huge bang and when DH came running  could not get up. Luckily the First Responders are only blocks away! They managed to get me onto a carrier, out to the EMT vehicle and off to the hospital.
I broke my femur ( thigh bone) into four pieces. The orthopedic surgeon inserted a titanium tube into the femur.
All this was complicated by by my afib and the thickness of my blood.
My insurance sent me to a rehab facility after the hospital stay where I received physical and occupational therapy..... now I am home. I still get physical therapy ( Scott is really good). The doctors say I am healing well

So with a rented hospital bed. toilet lifters, walkers and a transition chair we are coping. It would have been a lot easier if our house wasn't multi-floors.!

DH has been wonderful throughout.... constant visitor to the hospital and rehab  facility.... washed and brought clean clothes etc.  He has watched me progress and has been a great "go for" . For whatever I need or want!!

Today is my first time back at the computer!!!  Life must be getting much more normal!!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

update on the cats...

Jack and Tigger have decided either of us available makes a good place to settle.  They even will sleep together on on lap which was unheard of before.
At night Jack sleeps under our bed and Tigger sleeps at our feet with occasional trips up to my head to tickle me with his whiskers and cold nose.
Now if only they would awaken at 7am instead of 6...!!  LOL

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Grief Counselor's homework

Robb's employer arranged for us to see a grief counselor.  After our first visit she assigned a homework project..... Bob and I heard the assignment very differently but that's neither here nor there. I heard that I was to paint a ceramic plant pot with something that reminded me of our son. Then smash it and glue it back together.... the repaired pot is no longer perfect but it is whole. That is to reflect the hole in our life without our son and that we can put our life back together. Perfect...no... lots of cracks but "whole" in a sense.

Robb always wanted to have a beach house ... or lake house on the water..so that's what I chose.


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

My helper

Here's Tigger being my helper as I pin bear pieces together... LOL  His new favorite place while I am sitting in the recliner with my feet up....  Bob calls him our own "orange terror".

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Jack and Tigger

Robb's two cats have moved into our house. They miss him almost as much as we do BUT they are settling in.
My two daughters were over last night so today is a little bit of a set back....


Tigger, the orange striped one, has adopted me.  Jack, the gray striped one, has adopted Bob.

Monday, February 19, 2018

going to be quiet

My blog is going to be quiet for awhile.... my son was killed while helping someone ....

my poor husband had to write the obituary...

http://meyersfuneralchapel.com/2018/02/11/robert-groh/

Days are currently a struggle.
Bettina