TGIF — Almost Over

Paula Light, at Light Motifs II, has this prompt she calls TGIF. She encourages us to take this opportunity to openly chat or jabber about anything we want.

This is my first TGIF post since Friday the 13th, which for many, is an unlucky day. But for me, that Friday the 13th was the last day that I was able-bodied, as on Saturday the 14th I fell off a ladder and fractured my left hip and broke my right arm near my shoulder. Hence, I haven’t had much to TGIF about.

But almost five weeks after The Incident, things are starting to look up a little. I still need to use a walker to get around, and I still have. 50% weight limit restriction on my left leg, but I am starting to put a little more weight on my left leg and hope, within another two to three weeks, to begin being able to bear more weight on my left leg and maybe advance from a walker to a cane. And maybe a few weeks after that to migrate from in-home PT to outpatient PT.

My right shoulder and arm are still not doing great, but I’ve got daily exercises that I’m doing to try to get back my strength and to improve my range of motion, but there’s a lot of physical therapy ahead to look forward to.

Today I received a California Temporary Disabled Person Parking Placard for our car.

This will be helpful for my wife and me when my wife has to drive me to doctor appointments and physical therapy, which she has to do because I haven’t been approved to drive yet and probably won’t be until April. So at leased now we’ll be able to park in handicapped parking spots next to the building entrances. Every little bit helps.

And on that note, happy TGIF, everyone.

14 thoughts on “TGIF — Almost Over

  1. newepicauthor February 17, 2023 / 4:33 pm

    Just like the Eagles song Peaceful Easy Feeling, you are already standing on the ground.

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  2. Paula Light February 17, 2023 / 4:35 pm

    I’m glad to hear that you’re improving, albeit slowly. Hang in there! Good vibes 🙂

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  3. Sadje February 17, 2023 / 5:19 pm

    Hope you keep on improving with speed.

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  4. Gr8BigFun February 17, 2023 / 6:37 pm

    Glad to hear you are getting better week by week Fandango. Keep hang in.

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  5. bushboy February 17, 2023 / 10:29 pm

    Another wise move and thanks bureaucracy. Happy parking with your wife 😏

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  6. margaret21 February 18, 2023 / 1:57 am

    Oh, bad luck indeed. That sounds grim. I hope your recovery continues steadily.

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  7. Marleen February 19, 2023 / 12:52 am

    Did the hospital put in the request for you? Or did you apply online?

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    • Fandango February 19, 2023 / 5:31 am

      I applied online, but my doctor had to complete a portion of the application.


  8. leigha66 February 19, 2023 / 6:49 pm

    Nice to hear of some improvement and that parking permit has to help!

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