Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The last azalea

I lay on the ground wondering how long I would lay on the ground? But let's start at the beginning...

Monday 7 a.m., I looked out of my office window and noticed a beautiful pink bloom. Just beyond the tree line, but within my small forest, color so rich it beckoned me to come visit. Out the door, bedroom shoes and all, my adventure began.

The last azalea was blooming. Honeysuckle vines threatened to cover the beauty. So off towards the house I went to retrieve my clippers. An uphill climb on grass still wet with dew proved to be my down fall. I tripped over a small stump, losing my right shoe, throwing me off-balance; the ground came up hard and fast. The crunching.cracking sound in my right ear 'told' me I was hurt. My right arm and shoulder took the full brunt the fall. Life had just changed.

From down below, in my garden, a voice asked, "Are you alright?"

I answered, "No, I can't get up." I was laying on an incline, my head lower than my legs. My right arm stretched straight out from my side. I had broken the arm ball that fits into the shoulder joint. I had broken a smaller piece of bone that held the shoulder tendon in place. Yep, life changed.

Ironically, the neighbor who came to my aid had changed up his morning routine. He decided to have his morning coffee on  his front porch, which looked onto my backyard. I had lying there 5-10 minutes. It took longer than that for the ambulance to arrive.

Surgery is schedule for this Wednesday, with an overnight hospital stay of 1-2 days. I'm writing this post left-handed; quite the accomplishment for me. If you don't "see" me for a few days don't worry. I'll be back as soon as I can... with even greater adventures. I'm talking serious pain medications... the sky's the limit.
And now for a first time, left-handed post to 'blog-land'. Keep the faith. This too shall pass. Thanks for reading.


  1. Dear Dixie,
    Sorry to hear of your accident, although the pian medication must help. I once went "under the knife", was out cold for the operation, and the mood I woke up in was a very happy one. Hope it goes the same for you. And, the azaleas look great.
    Wishing you all the best and a speedy recovery,

  2. thanks David, i'm home now; hard to type. def, out cold. i
    have med pump until tomorrow, and pills too...more pills after that.
    homecare agency will be here on monday. i appreciate your concern and visit.

  3. Wishing you well Dixie. Please don't reply to this comment if it hurts to do so!
    Click here for Bazza’s Blog ‘To Discover Ice’

  4. thanks bazza; that's very kind of you. I'm doing well; just a hassle typing with my left hand. thanks, again.

  5. I have been so very busy that I haven't able to blog much. I just thought I come over to what you've been up to.

    Sorry to learn what had happened to you. It reminded me of my sister-in-law who fell and dislocated her shoulder not too long ago. My prayers are with you.

    The next time I get a break, I'll come back to see how you are doing. Hope you feel better soon. Take care.


  6. Hey Dixie,
    Oh my, headed right over after reading your comment on my blog.
    My thoughts are with you and may you have a speedy recovery after the surgery.
    And either hand, you write very well:)
    In peace and positive thoughts, your way, Gary

  7. Oh gosh. I've been away and I'm just catching up with the blogs I like. Sorry to hear the news. Wishing you well and a speedy recovery.

  8. Slow going, Paul, but moving along nicely. Glad for your visit.

  9. That's very nice, Gary. Hope things are better your way.

  10. Aw, Mike, you know how quickly things can happen. Thanks.

  11. I just came by to see what was happening So sorry to hear about your fall. I will be checking in to see how you're doing. Best wishes!

  12. Thank you, CheerfulMonk. I enjoy your blog site and all the commenting mates! Such a great group.


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