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Friday, January 28, 2011

A New Twist

As many of you know, Marti is an administrator of a nursing home and rehab center.  She was talking to her staff this week to expect many admissions for the rehabilitation services because of the major snow storm we had two days ago.  There are many icy spots and people fall, break bones and need help getting healed and back to normal.

This morning Marti was walking across the parking lot to get to her building and she slipped on some ice and fell down.  She got up and her ankle hurt too bad to put weight on it.  Fortunately the truck that was coming to salt and sand the parking lot came by and the driver helped her get to her office.  Talk about bad timing and irony...

Marti called me and said she twisted her ankle and it hurt pretty bad.  She had some of her nurses tape it up and put it on ice.  I left work and drove up to her office.  This is how I found her when I got there.

It took quite a while but I finally was able to get her out of her office and we drove over to here.


After the X-rays and a visit with the ER doctor, the result was a spiral fracture of her ankle.  Six to eight weeks to heal and a consult with an orthopedic doctor early next week.  

But will this keep Marti down?  Here is her new "office" for the near future.

How is that for a new twist?

I promised her this time next year, we'll be someplace WARM where there is no SNOW and ICE!

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.


  1. Here, here, on the no ice & snow thing! Is it spring yet??

  2. and...take it easy Marti!! Hope you feel better :)

  3. Ouch! Take it easy, Marti, and enjoy your new working environment. Good promise, Paul. :)

  4. oh my goodness!!!!...take it easy, Marti!...way to get some time off!! year there will be fun in the sun and this time will be but a distant memory!!

  5. Oh my, take it easy Marti. Spring will be here soon!

  6. Feel better soon Marti. Hopefully this will be your last winter in this strange weather.

  7. Sorry to hear you took a tumble... hope you heal quickly and there are no complications.

    I think this is a signal that it is time to move on.

    Take care of yourself!!

  8. Oh no! Time now to have Paul wait on you hand and FOOT :)

    Heal fast and just take it easy.

  9. 29, 2011 at 8:55 AM

    Take heart, there IS life after ice. We are about 1/2 yr ahead of you, and left MN on Jan 2. The only ice we've seen is in our glasses. It is quite a process getting there, but it is good to be on the road.

  10. oh no so sorry to hear about your ankle Marti. Take care and hope it heals up very quickly.

    Brenda Brown

  11. Egad...hoping for a quick & full recovery!!!

  12. Sorry to hear about your fall Marti. You should be "heeled" by the time we see you in April. Please take it easy.

  13. Sorry to hear about your fall Marti. I hope you feel better soon!

  14. Oh my goodness what a "twist" to your events! How you gonna keep her in that chair and that foot up? Will you have to duct tape her in?

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House...
    BIG Backyard

  15. What a work ethic! Anneke fell in Big Bend Nat Park and we had to limp back to the car. He ankle swelled up to a huge size. Since we were 60 miles from a medial facility. It finally got better. Six months later a doctor found it was broken but luckily healed fine on its own. Next time we go to the doctor sooner rather than later.

    Hope she likes working from home.

  16. Oh, I'm so sorry, Marti! Hope you can take it easy for a while - but I know you won't. Get will soon!