26 July 2005

My Dear Daughter

My dear Daughter has to have an operation to repair a badly broken collarbone today. It has been broken for seven months. The Doctor wanted to wait and see if it would heal, but "blind Freddie" would have been able to tell from the xray that there was no way it was going to. The bones were completely broken and almost crossed over!
Anyway today she has to have a bone graft from her hip to her collarbone and pins put in. I am extremely worried about her. She is being very brave. She has a wonderful helpful husband and three very good children, so she is lucky in that respect. She is a full-time teacher, so she has had a lot of work to do to prepare for leaving her classes for a couple of weeks. Even when she goes back to work, she will be in a sling for weeks. I will help her as much as I can of course, but it won't be easy for her.
Broken collarbones always seem to be a minor injury in football, but they can certainly be very nasty and we don't realise how much we move that bone in most things we do.

11 comments:

Jodie said...

Oh how awful! I hope everything goes well. My thoughts are with you all. XX

Me said...

Hope your daughter is feeling better soon. Isn't it great to have Mom's who will help us when we need it. I am sure that she really appreciates all the help from her family. Hope she is up and about and moving around soon.Take care and be good !
Me

A Girl Running said...

omg that is just awful. She will be fine suzy. Wasn't she in a bit of pain over the last 7 months though?

Kate said...

Gosh that sounds awful!! The poor thing, it sounds very painful. Hope all goes well!

Anne said...

Ouch - that sounds painful! I'm suer she will be fine but as a parent and mum you do worry!

Leighanne said...

Hope everything goes well - what a shame nothing was done sooner!

M said...

Suzy. How lucky that she has such a loving family to help her when she needs. I wish her all the best for the operation and hope that she comes out of it successfully. I hope her Mum will be OK too :) *HUGS*

michelle said...

The last 7 months must have been very hard for her. That will be quite an ordeal she has to go through. I wish her a speedy recovery. She is lucky to have you for support. Isn't it wonderful ho where she is 30 and you are still so worried about her! That shows what a wonderful, caring mum you are. Try to get through the time of the operation and then the worst will be over. Then you will be able to mother her and give her lots of help.

Mary said...

Oh gosh, 7 months!? I wish her all the best and a speedy recovery Suzy. It sounds like she has a great support network.

Emily said...

Best of luck for a speedy recovery to your daughter.

My brother fell 6 meters off a balcony in January, and his collarbone took most of his weight in the fall. The bone has mended by itself, so no surgery required, but he has a terrible lump on his shoulder where it hasn't actually set in the right place. The doc's say he is fine though...

Me said...

Just wanted to see how your daughter was doing - hope everything went okay.
Take care and be good !
Me