When I started to do this post I realized that the last one was right before hubby's accident. First of all here is a link to some other slow stitching sunday posts.
Here is a picture of what I have been working on.
This was to be a surprise but with everything going on it was easier to show our son-in-law so that I could work on it when they were here helping around the yard.
So what's been keeping me busy? On November 13, 2014 my husband of 40 years fell 6 foot from the crane at work and landed on a cement slab. He fractured his right side pelvis in 3 places. There are only 4 doctors in our state that do the surgery he needed so we were taken by ambulance to Baton Rouge to the best trauma surgeon in the state. On the 14th he had surgery to repair those fractures. He now has 2 plates and 9 screws. We found out 2 months later that he tore his right rotator cuff to the point it is not repairable. They actually tried to repair it but it was much worse than they were expecting. Eventually he will need a reverse shoulder replacement. He has been in therapy since the accident (the first 3 weeks he was in a pt hospital, the next 2 months he was in at home therapy, and the rest of the time until last week he was in out patient therapy). He returns to the surgeon next Thursday and they will determine if he can be discharged until he is ready to have the shoulder surgery, or if he needs more therapy. He is VERY lucky to be alive. He could have died every time they moved him after the accident till the repair was done. They moved him 8 times. He is back at work since the last week of February on limited duty. He will always have a limp, and a certain amount of disability. Eventually when the pain or lack of movement affects him he will have to have the shoulder replacement. The doctor agrees to wait as long as possible so that he won't have to have another one later on. He is 5 years from retirement right now. He is hoping to make it till closer to that time before the surgery. I return to work soon it looks like at least for a short period of time, hopefully 6 months? As you can imagine this has been very stressful. He lost alot of blood and needed transfusions and has to continue to take iron pills for a while longer. But considering all he has been through, they are amazed at the attitude he has had through all of this and the improvement he has made. The doctors have said he wouldn't have recovered as much as he has without the "I will try" attitude. Anytime they have asked if he could do something his answer has been I will try. I am very proud of him. He has stayed with a positive attitude through the pain and changes it has made in his life.
So please keep good thoughts, prayers coming our way. And now back to the regular scheduled quilting.