After I broke my ankle, we were still planning on going on our 3 week, drive across the country to Seattle, go down the west coast, and then drive home trip. I can't drive, so my parents were going to come with us and help hubby drive. It all hit the fan on July 12th. My leg had been aching every evening for a few days. I thought I had been doing too much, not elevating it as much as I should. I woke up that morning and felt a little off. I tried to get up out of the recliner and collapsed. My night owl 16 yr old son heard me fall and came to try to get me off the floor. I could not get up, as My right arm and leg were not working. Hubby and my sons carried me to the car and rushed me to our local hospital, where they determined I probably had a stroke. They sent me by ambulance to the regional medical center. MRI testing showed I did have a stroke. We guess I had a DVT in my broken leg, which traveled from my leg, through the small hole I have in my heart between the left and right sides and then to my brain.
After missing 1 day of work for my broken leg and 3 days in the hospital, plus recovery time, I am feeling back to normal. I used too much vacation time to take a long trip, so we took the youngest 4 to the beach last weekend. It was too hot to actually go to the beach, but the kids enjoyed the pool at the KOA campground Virginia Beach and seeing a few movies in the heat of the day, plus the Maritime museum in Newport News.
Friday, July 8, 2016
We went camping in NY state, about 20 minutes from my aunts house, where we were scheduled to attend a 4th of July party. Early Monday morning, I woke up and decided to go take a shower before the kids got up. I stepped wrong on the muddy grass on the hill in front of our site and slid several feet, breaking my right ankle as I hit the small drainage ditch by the road. Hubby drove me to the local ER, where they x-rayed my ankle and put on a splint. We got to the party 3 hours late, as hubby and the kids had to pack up everything before we left for the party. I have a real hard cast, can not walk on or drive with my foot. My Mom and Dad will come with us on our 3 week camping trip in a few weeks, to help hubby drive. :)