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February 27, 2012

Ski Break!

Just when I was thinking I should write a post about how much I am enjoying skiing this year, I went ahead and broke my leg! Never a dull moment in my life, I tell you. Long story short - multiple ligament tear and meniscus tear in my right knee! *bangs head* This happened last Saturday when Ashu and I were skiing at Hoch Ybrig in a glorious weather! Two more families were with us and it was all fun in the morning until I fell down. The damage to the knee was not due to the fall but the way I rotated my knee. Hoped it was a bad sprain and tried to be in denial. But on Sunday morning, I could nt put my leg down.

Sunday - Hospital, X ray, kids at a friends house, dinner sent by the friend. A huge cast. (removable, thankfully) No fracture. Crutches!

Monday - MRI in the evening.

Tuesday - MRI reports. Ligament tear in two places and a meniscus tear. Physiotherapy suggested for now. Friend sends lunch. Cousin (college going girl!) comes home to help.

Wednesday - Hd drops the kids, drops me for physio, picks me up later and then goes to office. Cousin picks up Antu, makes lunch. Hd picks up Ashu and comes home. Cousin leaves after dinner.

Thursday - Hd holds fort. A friend picks up Ashu in the evening and drops her home. Friends visit. No horlicks bottle or mosambis!

Friday - Physiotherapy again. Hd holds fort. Cousin comes in the evening. I get a new Knee brace to wear during the day.

Saturday - Hd takes Ashu to a birthday party. Cousin and he make lunch. A friend sends dinner. Cousin leaves.

Sunday - Hd makes lunch/dinner. Takes Ashu skiing.

Monday - Hd drops the kids, makes lunch, picks up Antu at noon, works from home a bit and now off to pick up Ashu and then directly to the airport to pick up my SISTER!

Oh God! This was one of the toughest weeks in my life. Seeing Hd running around like a headless chicken and not able to help hurt more than my torn knee! God knows what I would have done if he had nt pulled through! And some dear friends and not to mention my little cousin! Sigh! I owe them big! Ashu too. She is an awesome helper. Fetching me stuff a million times and taking care of me. At one point, she hung a bag around my neck and put the phones, remotes, book, ipad, etc... and asked me to carry it everywhere! Guess she got tired picking up the phone! Antu is more keen on stealing my crutch though!

My mom will come as soon as she gets her visa. Sis decided to come and help until mom arrives. Family is a family for a reason, I guess. Me - I am just hoping that physiotherapy works and I would nt need surgery! And why oh why the right knee? Does nt the Universe know that we are screwed if I don't drive?

43 comments:

anantha said...

AYYO! Get well soon!

ashok said...

oops! get well soon...

Choxbox said...

Uh oh. Take care babe.

Everyone will grow up and manage so you take rest. Everyone will also grow down the minute you get okay, don't worry!

TPL said...

*gasp* this was a shocker :-( hope u feel better soon.

Had a rough week myself with the baby & husband falling sick together and me *had* to be at work for an important presentation that was scheduled months in advance. Wanted to pull my hair out.

Put a namaskaram to skiing and rest at home. Hugs!

Hitha Gotur said...

Fell better soon...

Gayatri said...

That's sad. Hope physiotherapy helps and you don't need to have an operation. Take care

Reva said...

YY told me before her travel.. hope you feel better soon. And prayers that the knee gets better with physio itself. Take care (and enjoy the pampering!)

sidcorner said...

Get well soon. This post prompted a silent reader like me to comment.

Also, indha situationla kooda unga tags so funny..

Anonymous said...

Oh no Boo...worst nightmare this is...you have an awesome sis...who is coming down to help from here...please take care and get well soon...heres wishing you a surgery free recovery

Bhavani

Subha said...

I hope you start feeling better soon and in action. Kudos to your family and friends to take charge. It must be tough for all of you and here is wishing you a speedy recovery without a surgery.

inbavalli said...

Ada paavame :( Such bad luck... Will pray for you first thing tomorrow morning. God bless your sister. And husband, and cousin, and kids.

"No horlicks bottle or mosambis!" Marie biscuit? ;)

Anonymous said...

Dear boo,

Hope there is no surgery.... i will pray for you..

Take care..


Sujatha Ramesh

Dwija said...

Hello boo,
I ve been lurking around your blog for a while now - absolutely enjoy your posts and your little adorable ones!

I am a mom of a 18 month old too and I had a similar problem - only in the left knee :) its a ACL and meniscus tear.. didnt get a surgery yet and was back on my feet after a couple weeks! So, it definitely gets better and workable! Havent gotten my surgery yet..

My best wishes and prayers to you! Kudos to the family that is so supportive!

Dwija

Anonymous said...

Get well soon!

Anonymous said...

Hi Boo,
Sorry to hear about the injury.Try not to weight bear through the leg and let it heal welL. Take care..

jey

Me said...

Oh no... :(

get well soon...

noon said...

Oh dear! I hope you get back to normal routine very soon. It is too too hard when either the mom or dad are not in 100% shape to carry on regular activities. But thank god for big mercies - at least you have your family members to come and help you. And good friends. Even in the middle of all this, the beauty of your family is so striking. So ready and always there for each other. Knock on wood a thousand times.
Get better soon! Best wishes.

MLC said...

adadaa :-(.. But am sure yr awesome attitude will get u back in action soon! until thn, take care & yensoi ALL the attention!;-)

Kookaburra said...

thats sad! Wish you a fast recovery ... Cant imagine how I would cope if I were to face it all ... Really wishing you a fast and smooth recovery!

Jay said...

Get well soon , Boo.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear! I do hope you recover soon!

But hey, this is an awesome chance to be taken care of by everyone, and find out who your true friends are. Heh. Like you said, family is family for a reason! (:

All the best! *hugs*

P.S. Ashu's idea to carry around everything - super cute!

-Shraddha

Anonymous said...

Hahahhaha only after reading @sidcorner's comment did I look at your tags.

I bow to you, for your ability to see humour in even the most unpleasant of situations is nothing short of inspiring, my lady! (:

-Shraddha

ThreeA said...

Hello Boo

Take care....hope you recover soon....

ThreeA

Sumana said...

Get well soon Boo. Glad your sis would be around and your mom coming soon. Hugs to Ashu and Antu. yay to HD for carrying thru. Take care and get well soon.

Blogeswari said...

Take care & Get well soon Boo. Lucky to have an older sis who has come down to help you.

Anonymous said...

One more silent reader coming out of hiding to wish you a super speedy surgery-less recovery!
@hugs!@

~P

Preeti said...

Oh Oh! Praying that you get well really soon and dont need surgery! Family is family for a reason, very true!!!

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Meera said...

OMG! Get well soon Boo! Awesome that your sis is coming down... but just relax and enjoy this break. Will pray that things get better soon and there is no surgery :(

Akhila said...

Oh no! Awful! It is indeed difficult to see the husbands struggle to take care of the house, kids, work & an injured. Good to know that family has arrived to help.
Take care & get well soon.

Ashu's idea is great. When you are resting, think about tweaking it a little & patent it :)

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

Take care Boo ...

When you have such wonderful family and friends, you have little to worry about ...

A and A said...

Get Well Soon!

Anonymous said...

Sema attitude..kalakareenga..unga family athukum mela..kadavul kitte varam vangittu vanthirukeenga ellam! Vazhthukkal and get well soon.

Mazhai

anubharat said...

Hope you get well soon Boo. My prayers for your speedy recovery.

Garima said...

A break in its true sense.
Been there for sure, I had a ACL tear and a partial MCL on my ski injury which now was hmm, seven years ago! But totally feels like yesterday!
It gets better, trust me especially after the Physio!

Smile through it and thanks to all the help you do have!

Vidya said...

Get well soon!!

mim said...

ada kadavuley!
get well soon.
hope your mum and dad get there soon...

Neera said...

Gosh! Recover soon Boo :(

mnamma said...

Ouch Boo... Get well soon. Sending good health vibes and prayers your way.

Anonymous said...

My mom had same issue. She was in a hurry to get back to normal life. Now even after 1 year, she still has a slight limp and not upto her usual speed. So first month no strain, physio must. Ease back slowly into your routine in 10 minute increments every other day. My prayers and wishes!!

AA_Mom said...

Ouch! Get well soon. Hope you and the girls are having a fun time with your sis

MindfulMeanderer said...

Ohh dear! Hope its a little better and you are getting your rest now that ur sis is here. Do take care. Hugs. n get well soon.

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