March 22, 2008
I’m still working on getting a MRI. I see my doctor Monday. Would you believe yesterday my glasses broke half in to? So I’m off to Walmart to see if they have some frames that will fit my lenses until I can get to my doctor. He’s not in on Saturdays of course. A few years ago I had a pair to break on a Sunday wouldn’t you know. Walmart came to my rescue that time so maybe they will this time.
I was able to quilt some on my Scrappy Bargello yesterday. I can’t hold the handle with my left arm but I managed with my right to do some one handed quilting. I couldn’t stand to not quilt any longer. I am doing a freehand rose, leaf, swirl design. It belongs to me so if it isn’t perfect, who cares? Not me.
As with all of you I need another project like I need a hole in my head, buuuuuut, I can’t resist. I found this quilt in the April/May Quilt Magazine and I love it.
I ordered 2 pieces of fabric that is in the quilt in the picture to start my fabric stock pile, aren’t they pretty?
We have been told by the company that sold us our truck that it is going to be a long process before we can get it back. It has to go through steps by Chrysler to determine what happened. That’s all right with me as I don’t want it back if it’s going to run over someone else or me again.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter and I’m sending you these pix as my gift to you for Easter. Please ignore the dead leaves in the background as I haven’t cleaned out the winter crud yet.
March 16, 2008
There really isn’t much for me to talk about this week. I’m still recuperating but things are healing and getting better. I still have muscle spasms in my arm that hurts like the dickens. Also on the back of my arms it’s like a burning tingling feeling. Hurts anyway. I think it is because the bruise hasn’t completely healed. We still haven’t heard about our truck. Maybe soon.
Hope everyone had a great weekend. I will be glad when I can get back to quilting. I don’t like this forced break.
March 9, 2008
Just a little update to let you know I am still kicking, even though it isn’t very high. I still can’t bend my right leg but it is getting better. The wound has scabbed over, that it why it is so stiff. I’m still having muscle spasms in my arm. I think I’m going to go to the doctor tomorrow and complain about them. Our truck is still at the dealers. I don’t know what they will say about it. It don’t matter what they say, I know something happened with it. I will be so scared of it if they don’t find anything wrong with it. I doubt that I could afford to get another vehicle since we just bought that one in November.
On the quilting front, I did get some blocks pressed of the oriental themed quilt I started a few weeks ago. I couldn’t trim them as it hurt my arm. At least I got to do something.
Below is a couple pix I took Friday. We got 2 snows last week. That is unusual for us. Tuesday we got 3 inches and Friday we got 8. It’s about all gone now.
Hope everyone has a great Sunday.
March 5, 2008
I thought I would let you know how I’m doing today. I still can’t bend my right knee so I walk like Festus from Gunsmoke. My BIL has been calling me Hop A Long Grandma. I have terrible muscle spasms in my left arm. The doctor says it can be 2 weeks before I notice my arm feeling much better. I guess that isn’t too bad for having a 4000 pound vehicle roll over it. My hips have been hurting alot from the bruise across them. We took the truck to the dealer today. They kept it and gave us a Jeep to drive. Daimler Chrysler is sending their own inspector to look at it. There has been no reported problems with the 2007 Dakota so they will check it over good. As long as they fix it. I will post more later. Have a great night.
March 4, 2008
So many things have been happening in our lives that I have finally asked, How much more do I have to take? Here is a warning that some of the photos may be disturbing. I hope this is the last time I have to post about something that has happened.
Saturday after we left the hospital where Lynn’s Mom died, we went to Sams and bought supplies then went to Cracker Barrel and ate. We got home around 6:30. It was dark so I left the truck running and the lights on while Jazzy did her business and I got the truck unloaded. When we were finished I reached in the truck to turn the key off and the truck started rolling backwards. We have a 2007 Dodge Dakota with less than 5000 miles on it. It shocked me and I pulled up on the gear shifter but it was in park and making a clicking noise. I don’t really know what happened between when it started rolling and I was on my stomach at the end of my driveway. I looked over my left shoulder and the tire wasn’t 6 inches from my head. It ran over my left arm, the rest of the way down our driveway, across the street, through a neighbors flower bed, hit their trellis and stopped about 3 feet from their house. I was lucky and I know I was. It came so close to my head, this incident could have had a lot worse ending. I went to the hospital and was xrayed from head to toe. I have mutiple abrasions and bruises. My left arm wasn’t broken just deep tissue bruising. I can’t seem to stop crying. I keep seeing that tire being right by my head. I’m showing some injury pix. If they are too disturbing I am sorry and will delete them. I just want to share what happened. We will be taking our truck to the dealer to find out what happened. Also thanks for all the kind words you had for us about Lynn’s Mothers death. She is finally at peace.
Tire treads on my arm.
Same arm this morning.
I also have a bruise about 12 inches long by 3 inches wide across both hips. No picture of that, thank goodness.
I’m soory I sound so depressed, I hope this passes fast. Thanks for listening to me.