Wednesday, January 13, 2010

broken wrist

distal radius fracture
multiple bones involved
major dislocation

this is after swelling went down 4 days later
we thought it looked great
apparently not

saw surgeon yesterday
bad, serious break
surgery essential

displacement of almost 3/4 to 1" of all vertical joint bones in left wrist
everything shoved up into my forearm, tipped at diagonals
not flat and inches from right spots

this shortened my arm, fractured 3 or 4 bones
all crazy displaced at weird angles from force
of my fall on black ice last thursday

new technique discovered 3 yrs ago should work good
titanium plate screwed into bones

my lovely bones will create a new portal
for manifestation of new energies of creation

i will sew garments of great joy
and coverings of good will once more

i will be bionic but still won't be able
to be a magnetic pin catcher

oh well
i shouldn't make airlines alarms go off at least

details in time and space:
1230 alaska time
think happy thoughts of healing
grateful blessings its left and not right wrist

broken wrist
laughter therapy
alien encounters
Stitches in Memory and Time


  1. So sorry to hear about your fall and the fracture, my son had the same thing happen to him and the only thing I can say is do everything they say and don't do anything they say not to do and your wrist will once again be ok. Will keep you in my prayers for perfect healing after surgery. BarbM

  2. I am so sorry to hear of your fracture. ouch! Heal well!


  3. Wow, take it easy and take care of your wrist and yourself. A pin catcher would have been handy. LOL

  4. Ouch!, I'm so sorry to hear the news, please keep us uptodated! -hugs!-

  5. you poor thing - be brave. My son had a similar injury when he 'left' his motorcycle doing 90mph ... the bones will knit together and you will be surprised - before long you will notice stiffness, but be back to yourself, mostly!!!! DO YOUR REHAB after surgery!

  6. And there will be the added 'bonus' of being able to predict weather. *grin* Heal well and mend, friend.

  7. Not good, Michele - lots of bones involved there - hope you are helped with the pain - thinking of you!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  8. Oh dear! It's worse than I had thought! Probably you also. Praying that the surgery goes well and the recovery is smooth. Take care!

    Hugs, Karen

  9. Oh ouch!..So sorry to hear about your fall and the fracture, Best wishes for good healing.
    Julia ♥

  10. My heart is hurting and breaking and somehow I'm feeling the pain, I'm taking it in. Oh my friend. Blast! This, well dear friend what can WE DO for YOU? Do we have your address for mailing packages of healing?

  11. I am so sorry about your arm. I hope it heals quickly. I did say a prayer for you :)

  12. Praying for great surgery outcome and quick healing and recovery.


  13. So sorry that you have broken you wrist, It sounds like you have a great attitude about it though. I will be praying for your healing.

  14. I'm so sorry this had to happen to you. But at least we live in a time and place where surgeons can operate and repair injuries like this. You're in my thoughts and prayers for complete healing.

  15. My dear Michele,
    I know you will be worrying about others and all the things you might be needing to do -
    Those things will wait or others will help- Know that you are loved and treasured by those that know you -
    Wishing an easy surgery - and a complete recovery.
    Sending you warm thoughts and positive energy,

  16. That looks painful, ouch.
    I hope it heals well, even if it is your left, we still use that to hold things while we create with the other;)


  17. I am feeling with you! I am going to pick up MyGuy in an hour and he just had to have a nerv transplanted in his wrist. Argh!

  18. Sorry to hear about this! Get that surgery and get better soon! Praying for ya!

  19. OUCH!! Take care of yourself! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

  20. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  21. Ouch that must have been a nasty fall you had. I hope all goes well for you. Look after yourself.
    Jenny in Belgium

  22. Oh Michele, how awful! So much worse that we'd hoped. My prayers for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. This will try you patience for sure!

  23. Sometimes we rejoice at what the medical community can do ~ this is one of those times. Blessings upon your caregivers and to you as you travel this road to healing of your own body.

  24. OMG! That looks like it hurts bad!
    Hears hoping you have a great surgeon and recovery will be successful. The hand and wrist have alot of nerves running through it.
    Thinking about you today. Good luck!

    Feathers in the Nest

  25. Anonymous1:16 PM

    In Israel we say "Refuah Shalama" wish means you should have a speedy recovery. All the best from your friends at the Quilting Corner.
    Fondly, Etty


Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.