Wednesday, December 22, 2010

An Update on my hubby...

My dear man has been experiencing much pain in his ankle of late and had cut back his work to half time and then to not working at all. Yesterday we went back to the Orthopedic Surgeon and the xrays revealed that, due to full weight bearing much too soon, the bone has collapsed just above his ankle. There are several broken screws and the Dr can shift his leg bones around much too easily. We were both devastated! We will enjoy a wonderful family Christmas and then prepare for surgery -again- on the 28th. This time they will have to retract the broken screws and add a piece of bone from his hip (ouch) and graft it into the bottom of his Tibia. Then more screws in place and possibly the replacement of one plate which has slid down toward the ankle because of the broken screws. So again we're facing several month of rehabilitation, and hopefully he has learned his lesson and will not insist on going back to work before those bones (tiny fragments actually) are completely healed.

Wishing you all the very best for a wonderful Christmas and a healthy 2011!



  1. Oh Barb, my thoughts and prayers are with you for his surgery and recovery. I haven't been on the group very long, so I didn't know you have been going through this. Hugs to you and try to have a merry Christmas.......

  2. That's a man for you....they NEVER listen!!!!
    Hope you can manage to enjoy your Christmas holidays and good luck on the 28th.

  3. oh BARB!!!!! This does not sound good sweetie!! yikes!!!!

    Please enjoy your Christmas and I will pray for all of you..
    hugs, Janiel

    PS the sending kisses card is adorable!!!

  4. Oh Barb. How awful! I am so sorry to hear your hubby will have to go through all of this pain. I hope you have a nice relaxing Christmas!


  5. Oh Barb :(

    My prayers are with you all for a steady healing of dear hubby! It is so hard yet so important to take it slow...I hope surgery goes well.
    Enjoy your Christmas!

  6. Oh Barbara!!
    What terrible news :o(
    All because he put weight on his leg before he should have!!!! I can't believe what he has to go through. AND put you through again!
    I hope you both can enjoy Christmas to the fullest.
    I am glad to hear they are operating soon.
    May the New Year be a much better one health wise, for both of you.
    Wishing you all the very best and I will be keeping your DH in my prayers.

  7. Ouch indeed. Praying for speedy recovery. And that hubby stays put until healed.

  8. Barb,

    I hope all goes well with your husbands surgery. I understand your situation, my husband is like yours. Please take a few minutes each day for yourself during all this. I hope your Christmas is peaceful and relaxing.
    Merry Christmas!!!!!
    Linda I.

  9. Hi Barb, some of them have to learn the hard way unfortunetly. He'll probably be a real good boy with the next surgery. Take care and have a wonderful holiday!
    Judy K.

  10. So sorry to hear about hubby's misfortune, praying for a speedy recovery and a great Christmas and an awesome 2011

  11. Sorry to hear of more surgery for your hubby Barb! Was just reading again your subtitle under your banner. Yup, you're going to need that sense of humor close by!!! Wishing surgery goes well and "both" of you recupe quickly!!! Enjoy the holidays!!!

  12. Oh Barb, he sounds like my husband, a little stubborn and thinks they are invinceble. I will pray for you and him as you go through the surgery and recovery. Good health and Merry Christmas to you both.

  13. Oh Barb, my thoughts and prayers are with you for his surgery and speedy recovery.
    Take care and have a wonderful relaxing Christmas.
    Hugs Harma

  14. Oh my gosh, this could very well be my husband!! I'm so sorry you've got even more of this to have to deal with, Barb!! Hopefully he will heal quickly, and will not push himself so hard! I'm sending you wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a joyful and healthy new year! I just caught the little glimpse of the card below and I KNEW IT!!!!! :) YOU ROCK my friend!!!! Love ya bunches!!!

  15. Oh dear - I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers ...

  16. oh Barb so sorry to hear this - he must be in agony.
    Ann xxx

  17. Well, rats! Not the Christmas present that you were probably hoping for. Prayers for speedy bone knitting and sure surgeon hands!

  18. Hi Barb, So sorry to hear the not so good news. You and hubby remain in my prayers. I told you he should start stamping! But not with his feet.(haha) God Bless you and your family and Merry Christmas and Happy Healthy New Year. Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  19. Barb, you two have had SUCH a year - 2011 can only be better, right?? Hope DH sails through surgery and recovery and doesn't drive you crazy in the process!! ;O) Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thanks for your many supportive comments to this new blogger in 2010!
    Deb T.

  20. Oh, Barb, how difficult for both of you. I can only hope that this ordeal ends soon, and that all will work out well.
    All my best wishes for a happy family Christmas and a successful recovery in the new year.
    Sue S.

  21. Barb, I am so sorry to hear the hubby is not doing so well. Men just seem to have to be so bullheaded and not admit they aren't 100%.
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year in spite of the health issues hubby has.
    I will pray for his total, rapid and complete recovery from all of this.

  22. Oh Barb!! I can relate to this, my hubby just had surgery for a tib-fib fracture 6 weeks ago and is non-weightbearing. He goes to the doc Monday and we'll see. Wishing you all the best and a Very Merry Christmas!! Saying some prayers for you and hubby!!

  23. Oh no Barb.... Men can be so stubborn to listen! I pray the new surgery goes well. Will keep you both in my prayers. Hang in there sweetie !

  24. Oh dear, my thoughts are with you and your hubby Barb and wishing him a complete recovery with this further surgery.

    Why is it that men think they are so invulnerable or that they can heal faster than are all the same the world over.



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