Monday, October 6, 2008

I do not have my head in the oven nor am I hanging from the shower rod.

Well...after that cheerful little entry I guess I need to fill you in on what has been going on and why I haven't written. Youngest daughter Eddie is a real physical fitness nut who works out everyday, eats right, swims and all those other annoying things that keep you healthy. After completing her daily three mile run (don't you just want to pinch her little head right off her shoulders?) she returned to the house to get her bike and go to the gym for her daily workout. OK, if I just ran three miles the only way you could get me to the gym would be if they were serving FREE pizza and beer. Eddie grabbed her bike, put on her helmet and headed for the gym. Just as she came around a corner she saw that a piece of the sidewalk was missing , slammed on her brakes, flew over the handlebars and did a face plant onto the concrete. End result was a broken arm, black eye from hairline to lip to ear, split lip, skinned knees, road rash and bruises the size of a dessert plate. She had surgery on Saturday to put a steel plate in her arm and is recovering well so I plan to stay a few more days until Eddie is feeling better and then I'll head for home. Mike and Eddie have a wonderful church family who have been furnishing dinner every evening and the offers of help continue to stream in all day. What would be do without our family and friends?

8 comments:

W. Latane Barton said...

Oh, poor thing. I'm with you when it comes to exercise but each to his own. I know she has been in pain and was glad to have her mother there to be of comfort. We mothers are good at that, aren't we? The exercising, no, but comforting pain, yes.

ga.farmwoman said...

Oh my! I hope Eddie is feeling some better now.
I was about ready to drive up that way to see what happened to you!
I know Eddie is so glad you were able to help out.
Take care of yourself Eddie.
Pam

Leah said...

Wow, I know how accidents like that can be soo scary and can really affect your daily life. It is so hard to see someone you love in pain, much less your daughter!!!

Best wishes for the whole family!!!

Leah
www.fiveblondes.com

Caution Flag said...

Wow. That was a terrible accident! Enjoy your days being her caregiver again. I've missed you!

Susie said...

So sorry to hear that Eddie had an accident! I'm glad to know that she has you to help her, and her other family and church friends. I pray for a speedy recovery for her! Glad to hear from you as well. I was very worried that something had happened. It just wasn't like you to stop writing. For me it's normal, but not for you! Let us know how she is doing.
God bless you and your family.

Susie said...

PS...
Very GLAD you don't have your head in an oven...or hanging from the shower rod! hahaha!

tipper said...

I was wondering about you-so sorry about the accident-but glad to hear she is on the mend. You know I just have to say-Bless Her Heart!

The Tile Lady said...

OUCH!!!! I was dumped off my bicycle once when our dog ran right into my front wheel and suffered a broken thumb and traumatized hip, and that took quite a while to get over! Plus I needed help with all the simple things one does with the help of the thumb! But, I wasn't nearly as banged up as poor Eddie! I am SOOO sorry!