Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Fall

Matty has been getting on pretty fine recently. Going out for drives, bossing everyone around (nicely), flower arranging, supervising the housekeeping and eating like a Trojan. She has even started knitting again now that the super strong cancer medicine has taken away all her arthritis pain.

Then, last night, she fell. She cut her brow and bruised her arm and hurt her leg. She spent all of last night hanging around A&E with Trish and Joe. Thankfully no permanent damage done and they let her out again mid-morning. Trish said she was a hoot at the hospital. The batteries in her hearing aid were running down so that generally means she has to shout a lot and as the cancer medicine removes her inhibitions she is not one bit scared of speaking her mind. So all the other patients had to put up with her sharing her opinions of them and their ailments. She called one doctor 'a handsome hulk' and was very pass-remarkable to all within earshot.

She is not quite as mobile as she was but with luck she will regain her liveliness for a wee while at least. Matty wasn't the only one of her family in the wars yesterday. Her older sister had a fall too and she has broken her hip. We'll tell Matty tomorrow when she is better able to hear bad news. Hard times for us all.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

auntie martha didn't deserve that, but if anyone will cope she will. i thought clare was the only one with the pass remarkable comments, but it must run in the family.

Anonymous said...

good post Nellie says your London sister xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Just dropped by to say, I check every day and send a bit of love to you and yours.

Anne

Nelly said...

Thanks. She fell again and has got another big bump on her head. She does not accept that she cannot be as independent as she was. It's hard for her - for us all.

Brighid said...

Geez Louise, We all seem to be going thru a hard patch right now. We're stronger than we want to be I'm thinking.
My parents are in their mid 80's and my mother called the other day to tell me that a friend had asked her what we were doing for their 65th anniversary the end of the month. Aaaah, nothing... they should have divorced thirty years ago...

Nelly said...

There's something we say here - "old age, it's not for wimps."