Friday, August 24, 2007

Late night, Ceiling fans & Helium balloons


As my title states late night, ceiling fans and helium balloons are not a good combination. If you double click on the picture you will see the remnants of curling ribbon left from a Get Well helium balloon.
Last night, shortly after 11:00 p.m. I was awoken from my snooze on the couch by dogs barking and popping noises. I admit I was startled, jumped, and jammed my thumb on my left arm. Oh was there pain, instant pain, my left arm is the one that is really broke and my thumb was dislocated. ( What I mean by really broke is, the bones had to be placed back where they belong and it is the arm that was in question of surgery. My right arm has a hair line fracture on the ulna. Both arms are broken on the ulna, the left just more severely.)
To continue with the story, I hadn't figured out what happened yet, I was scared with the dogs going crazy, hearing the popping noises and then another strange sort of noise, really can't describe the noise. Well I immediately ran upstairs and woke up hubby, he wasn't to pleased to be awoken so abruptly, which I don't think I would have enjoyed either. He came down stairs and found the balloon wrapped up in the ceiling fan making the weird indescribable noise. He cut it out and we disposed of the balloon. We went back to bed, I had to take more pain meds. ( I am trying to wean myself off of those things). I was in bed for only about 5 minutes and the popping began again, dogs going crazy, scratching at bedroom door. I figured it out, some idiot in the neighborhood was setting off fireworks. I had to sit up with the dogs for about an hour, until all settled down, then went back to bed. I will most likely be on meds all day today, my wrist is really throbbing. Everything moves as it should so I just moved things to quickly and aggravated the healing process. Oh well what's one more day of pain?

12 comments:

Dawn said...

Sorry to hear about your exciting night - but it is kind of funny - well except for the pain!

Cheryl said...

I'm so behind on blog reading and had no idea that you had a nasty bycycle fall. So sorry about your broken arms! Your spirit is amazing! And you keep on quilting. :-) Hope your recovery continues to go well and that yo9u have not more ceiling fan and ballon clashes.

Quilting Journey said...

Dot, you are just having one amazing thing happening after another! These are words to remember, especially for those with new babies in the house or the elderly...no helium balloons and ceiling fans! My heart just goes out to you, going through all of this! Heal quickly and heal well. We are all a little bent out of shape here and there from life's experiences and I know those wrists of yours will be back quiltng in no time. Take care and know we are all thinking of you!!!

Shelina said...

I do hope that your arms heal up soon. How awful to have to deal with all those noises. Be sure to take it easy and allow yourself time to heal. The quilting will wait.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Sorry to hear about your broken arms - what a drag. Hoping the pain settles down quickly, and lucky you have dogs to alert you to scary dangerous things like balloons!

Patti said...

Holly told us yesterday about your set back - I am SO sorry! I was so hoping that somehow you'd be able to join us! We had a marvelous day, and missed you. We will be getting together again I know, and hopefully you can join us next time. In the meantime I sure hope your pain has lessened by today!

Karolee said...

Gotta love those pain meds - even if you want to get off them. :)

Sorry about all the excitement. Someone ought to take those fireworks crazy kids (adults?) and string them up in the ceiling fan!

atet said...

Ouch -- sorry about the pain, though, the balloon thing? Sorry, had to giggle there! Here's hoping the healing happens quickly!

Libby said...

Oh man - that is just about the least fun thing I've heard all day . . . I hope that you are back to being on the mend *s*

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

What a frightful experience... nothing goes well anyway without sleep and you certainly need recuperative rest right now. I am praying for smooth, steady healing and peaceful sleep. Take good care...

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Has your heart slowed down? We have not had ballons in the fan just heads. My two sons love jumping on their beds. They are 16 and 21 and you would think they would of stopped jumping at theirs ages.

Kairle said...

Never a dull moment, Dot! lol!

I sure hope your pain starts to subside. It's a hard thing giving up those meds when you're still in a lot of pain.