wings and things


on April 16, 2013

After 3 weeks and 2 days in hospital, my mother can go home. Today! Due to the wrist and pelvic fractures, she has been allocated a 12-week care package including two nurse visits per day, gardening and cleaning, meal help, physiotherapy and rides to shops or elsewhere. I’m amazed at such a great package and it is relatively inexpensive.

In a couple of hours she’ll be home and I’m going over to stay for the first night. I’m going to cook something great while she catches up on her emails!

This has been gruelling for Meggles – horrible pain, intolerance of pain meds., nausea and dizziness, a zillion tests and x-rays, but she seemed to burst through the ghastliness a couple of days ago in her usual style – stoic, resilent, smiling.

She is still on two crutches but she’ll probably just be on one next week. My mother has guts!

64 responses to “Mummy!

  1. camsgranny says:

    I’m glad, that she is getting better, and good enough to go home….:)

  2. So glad she’s going to be okay. She’s got to be one tough cookie.

  3. Sending healing vibrations for your mom’s complete & speedy recovery! Love & Light πŸ™‚

  4. Best wishes & healing vibrations for your mom’s speedy & complete recovery! Love & Light πŸ™‚

  5. wonderful care package Julie ! and great that she’s able to go home now πŸ™‚

  6. sbcallahan says:

    of course now we all know where you got your tenacity! hope she heals well and soon:)

  7. bulldog says:

    Good wishes to Mum for her speedy recovery… hope the bike has made a disappearing act…

  8. That’s great news, especilly for the extra help at home during the recovery. You must feel quite relieved.

  9. Kozo says:

    Yay, {{{hugs}}} all around. Your mum is setting an example for you, Julie. We are all stronger than we or anyone else thinks. {{{hugs]}} kozo

  10. Anonymous says:

    so glad meg is coming home and i hope you smashed that bicycle.

  11. Julie, your mum sounds amazing. How old is she???

  12. ytaba36 says:

    Is your mother Gutsy1, perhaps?

  13. Wonderful news, Julie! Wishing your mother a speedy recovery!

  14. Welcome home! I add my hopes and wishes for her to continue to heal and recover fully!!!

  15. So that’s where you get it from!

  16. victoriaaphotography says:

    Glad to hear your Mum is able to go home at last – (that care package sounds wonderful).

    Hope she can get back to cycling one day. At her age, being able to do physical exercise you love is important to Mind, Body and Spirit. I’m sure she will relinquish the bike when ‘it’s time.’

  17. That is good news and that is a great package of help for her…. Diane

  18. Gardengirl says:

    Hooray! One tough cookie you got there! Now I know where you get it from. πŸ™‚

  19. I’m so happy your mother is healing and doing better, bit by bit. Saying prayers for a full and speedy recovery.

  20. That is wonderful news!! I’m so happy for you and your mother. An extended stay in any hospital can drive anyone bonkers and send them into the doldrums. I am not surprised that your mother is resilient, brave and strong. Your traits came from somewhere!:) Enjoy making her a yummy meal! Hugs to you and your mommy.:)

  21. fgassette says:

    Praying for your Mother’s complete recovery.


  22. janeslog says:

    Good she’s getting better. Having had my own share of broken bones myself I can imagine how much pain she is in. At least she is getting better and the pain will diminish every day until it goes.

    I was given Diclofenac and Co-codamol but found they made me feel terrible so I stopped taking them and put up with the pain. Funnily enough I got used to the pain.

  23. adinparadise says:

    Every good wish to your brave mom. She’s been through a lot. Hope she continues to recover well, Juiie.

  24. janechese says:

    she is an inspiration to me.i wish her well and wellness.

  25. terry1954 says:

    Yeah!!!!! She is finally released and even smiling!!!!

  26. tersiaburger says:

    Dear Julie, in appreciation for your support, advice and friendship I have nominated you for the Best Moments Award. I think you are an amazing person! I think I am your biggest fan. I hope you will accept this award.

  27. Judy says:

    You are simply a wonderful daughter and I imagine you are smiling and resiliant just like your mother! πŸ™‚

  28. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Your mum sounds wonderful. It makes me smile, reading of your relationship. It’s lovely.

    And yes – she’s tough! πŸ™‚

  29. Good news, Julie! Give her a hug from her new friend across the big pond. πŸ™‚

  30. Gutsy seems to be in the water over there. Maybe you could bottle it and sell it. There is a world wide shortage. Hope Mother’s recovery continues to be speedy!

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