Friday, May 25, 2018

Injury Update

I've been a little MIA lately, and I expect that will be the norm for the next several weeks until we move and are settled into the new place. There's just... a lot.

I ended up really injuring my knee. My hamstring tendon is torn. I'm wearing a brace, and I'm on light duty at work. I can't walk for extended periods of time, and sports practice is definitely out. I'm still going, but I'm just observing now. Its the worst timing too; I have nearly met all my requirements to join the actual team, and this is going to set me back, by months probably. Sir and I are also trying to pack to get ready for the move, and my injury is definitely not helping.

I have a long commute to work and driving in my car hurts. Plus, it is causing strain at work as we try to figure out how to have other people balance the physical responsibilities I cannot do right now. Everyone has been very understanding about it; I just feel terrible.

I am picking up Sir from work in a little bit, and then he is going to drive us to NY (so I can rest my knee). It is my mom's 60th birthday tomorrow. My brother and I chipped in to get her a new computer. She has been without a real computer for a couple of years now. We got her a tablet, but she hasn't taken to it. She's just not used to it, I guess. So I hope she'll be more comfortable with the new technology. We tried to pick things that would be as familiar to her as possible. I don't consider my mom to be old, but she has always been what she calls an "electronic nightmare". She doesn't take to technology well. Conversely, my 81 year old grandmother is pretty tech savvy! I guess it skipped my mom.

Tomorrow we're going to surprise her with Red Lobster and a cake. My mom broke her back last month and while she isn't paralyzed, she isn't very mobile while she is healing. She had "a procedure" on her spine last Friday (she refuses to call it surgery), and hopefully she can start healing, but it is going to take time. So we are going to bring the party to her. Red Lobster has an online to-go ordering system. I'm going to tell her that I'm picking up my brother, and while I am going to do that, we'll swing by the restaurant to pick up her surprise food and get a little cake.

Tomorrow night, Sir and I are going to a fancy get-together for his family. His aunt and uncle are celebrating 50 years of marriage! I always enjoy getting all dolled up with Sir. It will be nice to schmooze with his extended family too; I definitely feel like we don't do that enough.

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!


  1. Oh boy - here is to hoping everyone heals fast and without too much pain.

  2. Hi Lea, oh goodness, between you and your Mom! So sorry to hear about the injury, and what rotten timing. Hope both you and your Mom heal quickly. Is it possible to take time off work in order to rest it?

    What lovely surprises for your Mom. Happy Birthday to her, and congratulations to Sir's uncle and aunt. Hope you have a wonderful weekend celebrating both events.


  3. Wow, Lea! ... That's a lot to deal with between you, your Mom and moving. Try to enjoy the family celebrations. Hope you and your Mom heal soon. ... nj

  4. Golly! I hope both you and your mom are able to be more mobile soon.
    The Red Lobster idea sounds terrific! Hopefully that will perk spirits up all over the place.

  5. OMG I'm so sorry to hear about your injury and your mum! I hope you and your mom heal up soon, and it's so sweet to take her a party, hope she enjoys it. :-)

  6. What a busy and fun weekend....Hope you and your mom are soon on the mend...Red Lobster idea is perfect! hugs abby

  7. gosh. all the injuries and "procedures" and all that excitement and bustling! I do hope you had a fun and fruitful weekend!


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