Thursday, February 20, 2014

Real Talk Thursday: #CastProblems

It started off like a normal day.  Don't they all?  It was December 27.  My brother and sister-in-law were still in town for Christmas, and I went to run a few errands with my mom and SIL.  Brian was at work, my bro was at home, and my dad was still at work.  We decided to go to the grocery store because I was out of bottled water and contact solution.  We were in the car and my mom said "Should we go to Wal-Mart or just go to Neighborhood Market?" and I chose the latter.

Bad decision.

When I went to grab the big case of bottled water, I ended up tripping and severely breaking my arm.  Thankfully Brian and my dad were close and were able to get to the store quickly.  I got taken to the ER and it was decided that I needed surgery thanks to the bad break.  I was told before I went into the operating room that it should be an hour long surgery.  It ended up being a two and a half hour long surgery.

I now have two plates and 13 screws holding my arm together.

I got into my room at around 2 in the morning, but thanks to the pain medicine button, I was able to sleep.  Brian - not so much.  It's pretty impossible to get good rest in a hospital!  My mom stayed with me the next night so that Brian could get some rest.  In order to keep the swelling down, I had to have my arm attached to a pole above my bed.  After two nights in the hospital, I was discharged.  

Finally getting some food.  They forgot to put me on the food schedule.
Close-up of my traction/ice pack set-up

The next day, my mom took me to her hair salon so I could get my hair washed and blown out.  This was the absolute best thing!!  When you first have a cast, doing your own hair seems overwhelming and like a daunting task.  My cast went about three inches above my elbow, so there is not really any mobility.  

Here are a few things that have made living with a cast easier for me.

This Shampoo and Soap Dispenser by simplehuman  
It's pricey and will be a permanent fixture in your shower, however, this is a shower lifesaver.  You'll do a lot of washing your hair with one hand and one hand alone.  This makes it easier for your working hand to get your shampoo and soap without having to figure out how to open bottles.

Bettona Classic Pant by Athleta  
My hand on my injured arm has lost a lot of strength, so putting on real pants is next to impossible right now.  These look like real pants, have pockets, and are a great option for me to wear to work.  

Slip on shoes, like Toms, are also great.  I haven't tied a shoe lace in almost 8 weeks!

Trips to the nail salon to get my finger nails cut.  Trying to do it by myself has been pretty funny and frustrating at the same time.

Traditional flossing with one hand?  Forget about it.

For me, carrying a purse is uncomfortable and hard to manage.  I've been using this small wallet when I am out and just carry basic cards with me.  

Tomorrow will be 8 weeks since the fall, and I'm adapting to doing things one handed.  It's not always the easiest, but these are just a few things that have helped me out tremendously.  Of course, my biggest help comes from my amazing husband and wonderful family.  It's important to have a good support system and I'm very blessed to have such a great one.


Not a sponsored post.  Amazon, Athleta, and Vera Bradley have no clue who I am.  

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Fresh Start, take 2

Well, it's been a while, little blog.  I have been missing it lately, but don't feel like I have all that much to say.  So let's look at a list of what's happened to me since 2011...
  • June 10, 2012 - Got engaged
  • April 6, 2013 - Got married to my best friend in the whole world
  • December 27, 2013 - Severely broke my arm and had to have surgery.  (Still in a cast :( )
That's about the gist of the major happenings.  :)  We also were blessed with a new nephew last August and he's such a sweet little boy.  

I don't know yet how often I'll post or what the posts will consist of, but I'm going to try and keep this up again.  I do know that I'm the happiest I've ever been and excited to see what this chapter of life holds for me.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

(almost) Wordless Wednesday

Spring was really never my favorite season. Fall definitely wins that category, but seeing my Dogwood Tree in bloom makes Spring a very close second.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday, Monday...or Friday's evil brother

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

We had a lovely, peaceful weekend, which translates to it being totally uneventful. I've been struggling with blog topics lately due to the uneventful-ness as of late, therefore, I give you a random list.

1. C and I saw Limitless over the weekend (mainly because Bradley Cooper is yummy) and it was the movie that would.not.end. It was alright, I guess, but it was definitely a renter, not a pay $8 to go see.

2. I finally broke down and got a new iPhone. I was still rocking the 3G version circa 2008, and after it took over an hour to restart, I couldn't take it anymore. Yes, I know Apple and Steve Jobs will unveil a shiny new iPhone this summer and make the iPhone 4 cheaper but I couldn't wait.

3. Does anyone have any ideas how to keep my dog from eating cat poop? Anyone? (My apologies for the gross out this morning) It's a very real problem in my house since the feral cats behind my house have decided my yard is their litter box.

4. Spring Break came and went and I am longing for the time when it was something to look forward to. Now it just means work and getting to schedule appointments for kids actually during the day instead of cramming them in after-school.

5. My town has not been very "up with the times" when it comes to restaurants around here. Ok, really with getting anything to come here is a struggle. When we got a Target (2 years ago...), it was a BIG deal. And we're no small town. A Zaxby's and a Five Guy's Burgers would be amazing in this town.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Oh, Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

1. Netflix - in love
My parents were gracious enough to give us an AppleTV for Christmas and I have used my Netflix subscription to the fullest. (Finally) Lately I've been glued to rewatching Grey's Anatomy from the very beginning. Yes, I've seen every episode but I like to remind myself that Season 1 and the first half of Season 2 were the absolute best.

2. Bradford Pear Trees are the devil

I'm convinced that these beautiful trees are born from the devil. Yes, they're gorgeous to look at and are the first sign of spring around here. However, my allergies and sinuses beg to differ. Which leads me to...

3. Sickness
I'm sick and not too happy about it. My head feels like a giant is squeezing it in a vice grip.

Cue Sad Trombone

4. Running
I've been a super-slacker and haven't run in a week. However, when my head hurts to take two steps, I can't even imagine what running would feel like.

5. Pageants
Over the weekend, C and I went to the local university pageant. We had a great time! However, just a word of advice to all contestants...brush up on current events. That's all I'm saying.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Smiles for Friday

There are a few things making me smile this morning. (Please pardon the iPhone pictures.)

Brand new flats. I'm not normally a "bow" person, but I love these shoes.
Blowfish "Scoodle"

The new Petite Items at Starbucks. The Tiramisu cake pop is to-die.

Confession time: Last night was night 4 of the Women Run clinic that C and I are a part of now. We ditched. I feel guilty about it now because I know it's going to bite me in the a$$ later.

Target just sounded like a better option. :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Fresh Start

So... I'm not the best blogger on the block. But my goal is to change that. :)

Welcome if you're joining me from my original food blog, From My Teeny Tiny Kitchen. I still plan on posting recipes to that blog, you'll just see the picture here. At least that's the plan.

Also a big "Welcome" to those who may not know me.

My name is Page. I like to cook. I'm running, although not liking it too much but still putting on the shoes. My wonderful boyfriend supports me through all of my ups and downs. Our dog, Jack, loves me unconditionally...I think giving him cheese helps with that.

This blog will definitely be more personal than my other and my intent is to chronicle the journey to a healthier, teeny-tinier me. :)

It's the

brand new Page

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