Friday, August 13, 2010

I will be missing in Action for a while...

My dearest husband is such a handy man around the house. He has been working for months of several remodel jobs on our home. This past Tuesday, he was working on hammering more bricks out of the existing fire place wall when he accidently removed the anchoring brick and the entire wall, about 800 pounds, came crashing to to floor. He just couldn't get his foot out of the way in time and the wall hit the foot, dislocating the ankle from the bones and shattering the tips of the bones that fit into the ankle.

Plus there are three fractures to those bones. They tried to reduce the fracture in the ER but were unable to stabilize his foot to he was sent to the Orthopedic floor.

Wednesday night they did surgery to put in screws and rods to hold the bones in place. We will be seeing a Orthopedic Trauma specialist early next week to decide on the next course of action, which will be, of course, more surgery to repair the fractures. We're looking at many months of recovery, and I'm still trying to recover from my foot surgery just a month ago. Just wanted to give you an update on my situation here at home. I probably won't be getting much crafing done in the next wee while.



  1. Oh Barb - I don't know what to say!! This is so serious and I cringed just looking at that leg. My thoughts and prayers are with you and hubby. God bless you both!


  2. OH! my God, Barb. I am so sorry to hear that. Just looking at the picture gave the shivers... You will both be in my prayers. Keep up your courage,strenght to go through will be there. Give news just to let us know, whenever you can.
    Take care.
    Hugs. Danielle

  3. Ouch that looks painful. I'm sorry to hear about your DH's injury. I hope you both heal quickly.

  4. Barb: I'm so sorry to hear about your hubby! My hubby had something similar years ago, except it was his wrist. The good news is he has full functionality and I hope that your hubby will find the same although it will be a long recovery process.

  5. oh wow we have a saying over here in Holland, an accident is waiting in every little corner and boy oh boy did your hubby had bad luck I hope his leg will heal very soon I am sorry he has to go all through this, wish hi all the best from us and also for you leg as well

  6. Your friend emailed the Mag group to let us know that both of you are in such a pickle. You are in my prayers and i wish both you and your DH a speedy recovery. Miss you and all your fabby creations

  7. Oh no Barb, your poor hubby! Not good news especially when you have your own foot out of action. Thank goodness it wasn't anything worse for your DH, although this is bad enough.

    Thinking of you both.
    Hugs, Lyn

  8. oh Im sorry Barbers, that looks painful. You both ned to rest up and i hope to see some of endyyour lovely cards real soon.
    Take care

  9. Oh this sounds terrible. So sorry to hear this.
    I wish your husband a quick and full recovery and strength for both of you

  10. My jaw dropped with every word I read! This is so sad! Treat your husband - and yourself - very well and I hope it all falls into place!
    ** Evi **

  11. o barb, my heary dropped when i saw the photo of the wall and his foot. He is so incredibly lucky it was just his foot. Please know that you are both in our thoughts and prayers. i have emailed you as well
    Please take care
    hugs Leonie

  12. On no! Hope he is doing okay with the pain and recovery! Hugs to you guys!

  13. Barb I am so sorry to hear of this I can't imagine what you must be going through. Sending big hugs your way :)
    Love and prayers

  14. Oh my goodness Barb. I am so sorry to hear about your hubby. My husband is a bit of a handyman, and accidents like this are my constant fear. We will be praying for him (and you).


  15. I was so excited to see a new post from you but I am so sad to hear of your husband's accident and your surgery. Thank God your husband can recover from this. You both are in my prayers and your card that you posted is sooo awesome. I love the colors and everything else!!! Speedy recovery to you and your husband. Giant hugs to you

  16. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ouch! Poor Hubby. I hope the worse is over for him. Bless his heart. Take care of him and YOU!


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