Tuesday, October 22, 2019

End of the year post

Well it's been a year.
The beginning of March we went to PA to celebrate our grandaughters 1st Birthday and our Grandsons (early)13th.  Both were fun.  Thanks to everyone who attended.

In July we were back in PA & took out ATV's with us.  We had a blast, thanks to Justin & Shannon & Braeden, who made it fun. 
  We came back to NH, and in May, I broke my wrist, I feel on some bumpy rocks.  First time I've ever broken a bone. but it ended riding season with the ATVs.  for awhile anyway.
In June, we went to Edinboro, Scotland, (Dave for work, me for fun)  I had my cast signed by the Red Hot Chilli PIPPERS Not to be confused with peppers.     Great Evening.

  Now that he's mostly better, I will tell you about Dave's accident.  He went up a hill, basically without any momentum to get him to the top.  He did jump off the ATV but it decided to chase him down the hill.   This all happened on a Saturday prevning. 5ish.  He was taken by helicopter to Altoona Trama Hospital.  When I arrived, he was already thru x-rays and such.  His list is a little long of the things that were wrong.   so here goes. 
a Hematoma, that dissipated after 2 days.
a C1 Fracture that apparently wasn't there after 2 days
an L3 in his lower back (which is totally healed)
Eleven broken or fractured ribs
A broken Left CollarBone
A Shattered Right Hip
and other bumps & bruises
On the 20th of July was his accident.  He had a total right hip replacement on Sunday the 21st. We were up and walking on Monday the 22nd, On wednesday the 24th, we were in the Rehabilitation Hospital.   His goals were to walk up stairs, and get into our truck.  I was so greatful to this group of people. They worked with him 3 hours every day, he worked everyday with my help. (I was so proud every day) By the 31st, we were able to drive to pick up the ATV's and drive home.
On the 5th of Aug, he got his staples out of his hip, and was then told that on the following friday the 9th of Aug, that he was to have surgery for his collar bone.
      He now has a new Titanium Hip and a new Stainless steel collarbone.  (He thinks he's Bionic)
  It was alot of in home PT and alot of outpatient PT, but he is almost 100%.  We have our great, and not so great days. His ribs are still healing.  those take time.  He has been working from home. 
I went back to work,  part time of my part time. I missed my residents.

We just went on a Business Trip for Dave to California. He had to work,but I got to see a few things I haven't seen yet, by san francisco.   
We had our Early Thanksgiving on the 12th of Oct.   It was fun.   Diane, Mike, Lorraine, Sharon, Deanna, Russ, Shannon, Justin, Braeden & Kyra.    It was a nice time,  fireworks ended our evening.

I think all things considered, it's been a busy busy busy summer.   It was fun, and Dave and I are looking forward to going on a Toys for Tots run with the NH ATV club.   We ar excited to return to our fun runs with our new 4 wheelers. 

Until next time.  Enjoy life to it's fullest.