Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What happens in Vegas...

...stays in Vegas

unless you manage to break your wrist and come home in a cast and a distal radius fracture in your right wrist! yes folks...i am right handed and this SADLY is my colouring wrist!



this pic was taken in the hospital waiting room! yes, that is a smile, but i was really doing my best to put on a brave front in the midst of level 8 pain and a hubby who was feeling as bad (or worse) than me! do you have any idea how much a wrist fracture hurts! after asking for morphine i actually fainted! and i'm a pretty tough cookie when it comes to pain!

i got some x-rays which confirmed the break and they stabilized the arm for the rest of the trip.
generally with this type of fracture they don't do anything until the swelling subsides so i was in no immediate need of further care and could suck it up and enjoy the rest of the trip. which i did!

next day we spent the afternoon at the spa in ceasars palace and for 50 lustrous minutes (and 3 times that much money!) i forgot my wrist was broken! heaven i tell you! pure heaven! that evening we ventured to freemont street where i played blackjack at a table for my first time EVAH! i came out 50 bucks ahead and that made me happy since i am NOT an aggressive gambler. a bit more shopping (MUCH less than i would normally do) and a show rounded out the trip.

in case you are wondering... the wrist was broken on a FREAK fleight line (zip line) accident...even the hospital confirmed that this has never happened. everyone was wonderful and i can't thank enough the folks at bootleg canyon and st. rose dominican hospital for their care! they were all wonderful, especially casey who wanted to carry me down the canyon! crap...his adrenaline must have been really flowing just in order to pick me up!

today i saw the orthopedic surgeon and we have opted to go ahead with surgery and reset the wrist. surgery or not, i'd be in a cast for 6-8 weeks so might as well get it fixed now.

sadly, (VERY SADLY!) my colouring days will be on the back burner for the next few weeks until i get use of my hand back! but I WILL BE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I promise! and i will be back colouring up stamping bella and mo goodness!!!!!!!

until then...i guess i'll be doing puzzles! thanks kath!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


42 comments:

Tammy Hershberger said...

OMGoodness, I will miss your posts SO much!!! I'm so sorry for your accident, but please take good care so you can come back to us and keep up your beautiful, inspiring work!

Regan said...

jeeeeeebus girl.......that just flat out SUCKS

I'll miss your posts!

Karen Motz said...

Oh Linda...what an awful thing to happen!!! Hopefully you'll be a really quick healer!!! For now, sit back and sip some wine with your left hand! :)

Marcie S. said...

Linda!! Oh no! Let me know if I can do anything for you! :( So sad that I won't be able to see your creations for awhile but just get better soon!

Tanya said...

Oh Linda! I hope you heal quickly. Until then I'll be waiting patiently for your next card.

Crafty Cath said...

Wow. I could not imagine NOT being able to color or make cards for almost 8 weeks. That is terrible! Hope your surgery goes well and you are back to feeling yourself again soon. We'll miss your creations until then.

Crafty Creations said...

Oh No!!! That is TERRIBLE! I am so worry to read about your wrist and wish you a speedy speedy recovery!!!

It seems like you did enjoy the rest of the trip. I will second the LUXURIOUS Cesar's Spa and massages!! My favorite is LENA (yes, I know the name of the gal who gave me my BEST deep tissue massage EVER!!)

Again, all the best for a speedy recovery!!

Dawn B. said...

Oh noooo.. This is terrible.. I am sending get well wishes.. Now I know why my daughter screamed bloody murder all the way to the emergency room when she broke her growth plate..Hugs to you..

Carla Murphy said...

Linda that is horrible. No colouring for 8 weeks? That's just plain awful. Hope you have a speedy recovery so you are able to get back to your cards. (When P first told me, my first thought was... we have a Copic Emergency...)

Get well soon!!!

leenda said...

Oh NO!! Horrors!! I'm going to have withdrawals but enough about me. Milk it for all it's worth, catch up on some reading and GET WELL QUICKLY!!

leenda said...

P.S. You could have Paula-bella decorate/color your cast w/Bella stamps! That would make you feel all better.

dpkennedy said...

Oh no! That really stinks! Just take care of yourself and rest up! We'll just all have to hold tight until you can grace us with your art once again! It will before we know it!
Hugs!

Tammy said...

Dang....who am I going to use for inspiration while your incapacitated!?! I am going to miss your posts and wish you a speedy recovery!!!

Melanie said...

Oh my goodness Linda...I'm so sorry to hear about your accident. I'm sure going to miss seeing new posts by you over the next while, but I think you've got a pretty good excuse, lol! You rest up and get better. I'm sure you'll be a colouring fiend once you're all healed up.

CreaRenata said...

So sorry to hear about your wrist. Hope it wil get better soon, I will miss your posts very much. Just love each and everyone of them!
Take care!

Hugs,
Renata

Allyson said...

Oh Linda, your Copic hand too. But it's not just the crafting, although that's really important it's all the other things like not being able to drive, and getting dressed is a nightmare. Yes... I speak whereof I know because I broke my wrist (the left one) on the steps of the Library of Congress about 4 years ago while on holiday in the States. So have a very good recovery and rest it well. Good luck with the op. I like everyone else will miss the inspiration and look forward eagerly to your next crafting post.

Have a hug xxx

Corey said...

OMG! The main thing is your alright,and in good spirits. I wish you a speedy recovery! Tale care of yourself. I'll miss your work, but you'll be back soon.

sueincanada said...

So sorry to hear about your wrist but hope you managed to enjoy the rest of the trip. We will all miss your cards and will be anxiously waiting your return to coloring.

Terri said...

Now you see...this is just one more reason for me to park my butt in front of a Top Dollar machine (MY personal favorite slot machine) and not move. All other activities can be hazardous to your health!

Seriously...hope you are feeling better and your road to recovery is a quick and painless one!

GabrielaD said...

oh poor you.... I am so sorry this happened to you (and to all of us, because we will certainly miss your talent). Take care of yourself and get better soon!!!

Priscilla said...

Oh Linda...so sorry to hear about your accident! You're going to go thru serious withdrawal not being able to color...and we're going to miss your posts! You take care & hope you're feeling better real soon.

Michellena317 said...

OMG! NOOOOOO! Your coloring wrist! That is the worst! I hope you feel better soon.

Cindy H. said...

How awful!!!!! Pain...and you can't even color to make you feel better:( {{{{{Linda}}}}} Get lots of books, videos and comfort food and then relax. Hope you feel better soon i.e. 6 rather than 8 weeks!

Betty said...

Oh I DO know how much it hurts to break A WRIST AND TRY AN ANKLE AT THE SAME TIME! A month ago I got bucked off a young horse. STILL type one handed, left handed stamping can work but no coloring. I was a 9 close to 10 in pain scale..I had kids with no drugs, 1st one was 8 lb 6 oz. 3 days in hospital, 3 screws and wire in ankle and still might have to plate wrist. I'm still not able to put weight on foot so getting around is very hard, DH burned up most of his vacation taking care of me...it can be worse!

LORi said...

OH My Goodness Linda!! I am so sorry to read this!! I will be praying for your speedy, complete and pain free recovery!!


Hugs and Blessings - LORi

Betty said...

Linda, you can continue your pity party...we can have it together! This not stamping is the worst. Oh and the worst pain IMAGINABLE is when they tried to pull off my boot with my broken ankle and I was SCREAMING "CUT THE *%#$ OFF, I DON'T CARE" and you know it was bad cause I love those boots..But they did cut IT (still hurt getting it off) and DH got it fixed. Guy asked how bad I was hurt. Oh and I still have the horse.

Donna Marie said...

Noooooo... Say it ain't so. What will we do without your beautiful work for inspiration? I wish you a very speedy recovery and I hope your wrist heals perfectly. Keep updating on your progress.

CraftyViolet said...

Oh, bad luck for sure. Will miss your posts. Your cards are the best! Hope your wrist heals fast. Keep up the good spirits!

Nic said...

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! What am I going to do without your beautiful Bella creations!?! But enough about me! I hope your wrist mends really quickly. I'm sure our withdrawal in missing your posts will be nothing in comparrison to not being able to colour for weeks on end.

Get well soon.
Nxxx

Darsana said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mishap. I can't imagine the pain, but I'm sure it will not come close to the boredom. I hope you had a good rest of your vacation despite the situation. Make sure to rest up and follow Dr.'s orders to the "T" so you don't risk losing any use. Best wishes to you and speedy recovery!

Monica said...

OMG, Linda, I am so sorry!! Will certainly miss your posts. Hope you heal quickly and are back in the swing of things soon. Take it easy.

Love,
Monica

Amy Sheffer said...

Oh NO!! Say it isn't so! Sending speedy recovery wishes, Linda! We'll miss your posts and will be looking forward to your return. {{{Hugs}}}

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! I am so going to miss your gorgeous colouring!

Sending lots of speedy healing vibes!

Leslie said...

OMGoodness, I'm SO sorry. I hope you're feeling better soon and take this "time" to relax and enjoy the wine that Paula will be bringing you! :) Take care.

Tammi said...

Oh no!! Sorry your dealing with this, hope it's a speedy recovery for you! I'll def. miss your gorgeous creations, take care! ~hugs

Michele (mitchygitchygoomy) said...

I read about this on Paula's blog, Linda. So sorry to hear about your freakish accident. Will have to keep remembering you as you go a little bit nutty not being able to color along with many other things. Will look forward to hearing the inventive ways you come up with trying to cope with this thing!! Keep well...You know, David Beckham has his legs insured for some astronomical figure and he isn't allowed doing a lot of things like, skiing or skating. Hmmm I wonder if Stamping Bella would insure your hands and forbid you from activities like zip lining and such...!!! Just a thought!!!

Aud said...

Oh, you poor thing!
I did the exact same thing in November 2008, fractured my right wrist (and I'm right handed too).

6 weeks in the cast, and I tell you, it hurt soooo bad after I got the cast off, I wasn't prepeared for that, so now you know... :o)

(I haven't been ice skating since I fell that day!)

Hope you heal well, and that you do not have much pain!

Hugs,
Aud

mycardz said...

OMGOODNESS LINDA!! How awful, what will we do?... I mean how awful for you! :D But, seriously, 6-8 weeks!! O-M-G! That's so sucky. I hope you're a quick healer, and back to your wonderful, totally talented, creative self again VERY soon! I will definitely miss you. hugz, from your No. 1 fan

Jeanie said...

Poor Lindabella..... my bottom lip is poked out!! I feel so bad for you, but even worse for me cuz now I have to wait for 8 loooooong weeks before I see your BEAUTIFUL work again. *sigh* Take it easy sistah and GET WELL SOON!
Mwah!
Chicken

Lourdes Torres said...

Linda: Focus on getting better, we have a lot of people who admire you and will be praying for you. I am sure you will be back on track pretty soon. Good bless you, ease you pain and let you see how loved you are.

Allison Cope said...

Oh Linda! That's horrible!!! Hope that you're on the mend. Love your bright pink cast!

Nancy B. aka Jean said...

I feel you pain, Just looking at your arm. I did this back in 2005. Except I shattered mine. and had to have pin's put in.

I came across you blog..by way of looking at some x-ray via google. And I found your blog. I think I'll have to follow it.

You have some beautiful cards.and ideas. And I see you have some of the same friends that I do.

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