wings and things


on March 25, 2013

My mother had a terrible fall yesterday and is in hospital undergoing surgery for three fractures in her wrist. Her pelvis is also fractured in two places. She had just recovered from a fractured hip and was elated to be able to ride her bicycle again and it was only her second ride. A neighbour found her on the road and rang me. Since then it has been a bit chaotic.

She shines.

I weep.

52 responses to “Catastrophe!

  1. niasunset says:

    Oh dear I am so sad to hear this, best wishes for her, love, nia

  2. Oh no. So unfair. Big hugs to you both.

  3. As you know, I went through something similar in December. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you face this along with her.

  4. Susan says:


  5. ytaba36 says:

    I hope she gets the very best of care. We just don’t know what’s around that next corner.

    Ciao da Venezia.

  6. Healing wishes for her! I’m sorry.

  7. I am so sorry Julie….prayers of course….Diane

  8. So sorry to read that Julie 😦

  9. How awful for your mother and for you. How incredibly brave of your mother to get back in the saddle again only to fall once more. I see where you get your spirit. My thoughts are with you and your family. Big Hugs Jules.OOOO

  10. I am so sorry to read this. I hope she’s well again soon.

  11. so sorry about your mom — my dad broke his wrist years ago when he fell while riding his bike (and he was a regular bike rider)–so I have an idea of what you are going through–but yours sounds worse – praying for you both

  12. Anonymous says:

    Oh no your poor mum. give her our love xx

  13. letstalkaboutfamily says:

    I’m so sorry to hear that, Julie. I hope she makes a quick recovery.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Julie that is shocking news. Give your mum all our love xx

  15. artfulanxiety says:

    Life is such a huge pain in the butt. I know how hard you will take it for your mum, but try not to take on too much of her stress. Xox

  16. Colline says:

    Oh no! I hope she gets on the mend soon. Nothing as frustrating for an active person to be forced to become inactive.

  17. Oh wow, that’s scary stuff. I hope she heals quickly. 🙂

  18. victoriaaphotography says:

    Oh Julie, how awful. I do so hope her broken bones mend well – its not easy having fractures when you’re elderly.
    I hope she’s comfortable, resting and not in pain after her surgery.
    Love & Best Wishes
    (try not to worry too much – I’m sure she’s in good hands).

  19. fgassette says:

    Sorry to hear this. Will keep you both in my prayers.


  20. catchatcaren says:

    praying that she will be ok! ((((hugs)))))

  21. terry1954 says:

    I am so sorry Julie. I will keep you and her in my thoughts and prayers. keep me updated on her progress

  22. Gardengirl says:

    Hang in there! All will be well. I’ll say a prayer for you both.

  23. Sending both of you love and healing. Hugs

  24. mrsbauthor says:

    So sorry to hear this. 😦 I wish your mom all the best!

  25. marwil says:

    Oh dear, I’m so sorry to hear this. May she be in good hands and recover well. How unfortunate to fall just on her second ride.

  26. bulldog says:

    Oh no what a catastrophe… hope she is all right.. love the ending though… she shines you weep… normally the case…

  27. I am so sorry….prayers for healing and strength ♥

  28. dcwisdom says:

    Oh my goodness! I’m sorry to hear this news, and I’ll keep her in my prayers in the coming days and weeks.
    “They” don’t call us the sandwich generation for nothing!
    Sending you BIG Texas love and prayers across the waves…

  29. viveka says:

    Wow, your poor mother …. she must have been in some pain – at least she are in good hands now, but will she be able to manage on her own … when they send her home ???? The pelvis heals by itself, my mum has done it twice, but she never had two fractures. Your mum doesn’t do anything in half measures. What age is your mum … ??? I understand that you weep. You’re both in my thoughts.

  30. Oh, I’m so very sorry. Prayers for our mum and you!

  31. janechese says:

    Genuinely sad to hear this news – I do pray for healing for your Mother. She obviously has a zest for life. Thank God for good neighbours.Hugs to you Julie.

  32. rheath40 says:

    Poor you and Momma. Take care my dear. One day at a time.

  33. SnapInTime says:

    Oh my!! I am so sorry to see this! Wishing the best for your mother’s recovery to be as smooth as possible (and good management for the pain, too.) How upsetting to be able to return to something she loves and then fall again. 😦

  34. Rhonda says:

    Oh Jules…F#$K

  35. When it rains, it pours. I’m sorry to hear this and I hope your mom gets great care for a full recovery soon.

  36. Ah, so sorry. It can happen in a flash. Hope she heals fast!

  37. Oh dear, what bad news. Sending best wishes for a good recovery for your mum.

  38. Kozo says:

    {{{Hugs}}} Kozo
    Glad she is still shining. Maybe she is trying to teach you something. Wish I could dry your tears and give you a real hug, Julie.

  39. OH NO! With everything else, you don’t need to worry about your mom. So sorry to hear of her fall, and while biking, no less. I wish her a speedy recovery, and you some peace.

  40. Sending prayers your way.

  41. Trisha says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this, Julie. Sending healing thoughts and prayers her way.

  42. melissakoski says:

    Oh Julie what rotten news! I hope she heals in record time with little pain. Big hugs to you!

  43. I wish your mom a good recovery. So sorry this happened to her.

  44. I am so sorry for you, I hope your mum doesn’t take long to mend………

  45. sbcallahan says:

    of course i am so sorry but i have to ask. was she having fun? i hope so!

  46. shoreacres says:

    Been there, when my own mother did that – not that exactly, but near enough.The good news is that Mom healed up fine from all of her breaks – ankles, shoulder, wrist. The irony was that her bones were great – no osteoporosis. It was just bad luck.

    May your Mum heal just as quickly and well!

  47. Anonymous says:

    Julie, All I can say is that you continually amaze me, on so many levels. — Take care, Bill

  48. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    ‘Like’ isn’t meant to indicate liking your mother’s fall or your weeping, but just like the fact you can let your stuff out and share it.

    I truly hope things are going okay now. Bless your neighbour – that’s what you call a NEIGHBOUR.

  49. bluebee says:

    Sorry to hear this, Julie 😦

  50. Wow. That is some fall. I hope your Mother is doing well and makes a speedy recovery. Sending hugs and healing energy to both of you!

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