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Monday, May 3, 2010

Sometimes You Need to Ask for Help!

and Sometimes a Picture tells it all!

How can I ever thank you all for the prayers, emails, comments, cards and flowers. Each of you have given me a much needed peace this past week. Christi has been an angel and is still by my side.
She has laughed and cried with me this week! Of course waited on me hand and foot.
Since this happened at work I can not go into full detail as they are still doing their investigations but I can say that I fell from about three or four feet and coming down I hit the back of my head on something very very hard and then landed face down on the floor. I remember when I hit my head and thinking oh my gosh did someone move a safe in here! As far as hitting the floor I must of been out by then because I don't have any memory of landing. My partner found me and called EMS. I remember them asking me a dozen questions and when they put the neck brace and board on my back that is when I realized the pain.
After they get me in the ER, I laid there praying that I did not break my neck. The partner that found me had broke his neck the year before and my mom before she passed away had broke hers in a car accident.
I also had other crazy thoughts that only I could have.....I remember thinking OH NO they can't undress me I  am harrier than the Sasquatch guy! Then I remembered the night before I had started doing a pedicure and only managed to do one foot when the phone rang and never went back to finish.  Along with the hairy legs and half pedicure I thought of the granny panties that I had put on that morning and my socks did not match my uniform and my boots were not polished the way they should be......then on top of all of these thoughts the nurse ask me when was the last time I had a bowel movenment and I thought OH NO did I crap in my pants during the fall. I am telling you guys all kinds of thoughts were going through this pea brain of mine while laying under the bright lights of ER and not being able to move anything. They had taped me to the board and I thought I was paralized because I could not move anything. 
Then I had thoughts of you guys and wondered if I would ever get to enjoy your sites again or write a post myself. Of course I thought I wish my kids were here....
Finally they do a Cat Scan and nothing was broken but I did have the concussion which is my second in less than two years but I know how lucky I am.
Work had called my brother Billy and he and my sister-in-law Linda picked me up and took me to their home until Christi arrived from Austin.
The next day my partner called me to check on me and being the crazy guy he is ask me if I remembered the questions they had asked me while I was lying on the floor. It seems I had told them my age and this was a no no because all the Officers especially him have wondered and asked my age but never would I tell them the truth. Well they all know it now.....hahahaha  They are working with a ole woman!
So other than hurting like heck I am alright. The headaches and back aches are the worse and I was told I would have the headaches for at least 4 to 6 months. I go back to my doctor in College Station tomorrow morning and hopefully he will release me for work......  I of course lay here worried about how far behind I am now with my ranch chores but it will work out.
Need to close because Christi is standing over me telling me back to bed.  I really need to proof read this but guess it is back to bed also I can't see the screen that good so no telling what this post will read. hahahah
Just had to let you know that I think of all of you often and love you!
Thanks so much for loving me the way you do.
The comments have eased my worries and pain so thank you my dear friends...
Love to all,
Maggie


60 comments:

Debby said...

I was determined to contact you somehow today so when I saw your post I was excited to say the least.
Whatever happened, I am so sorry, sounds like it was bad. So glad that you are doing well. It will take some time esp. if you had a recent other concussion.
I spent some time on the back board after an accident a couple years back. I'm claustrophobic, trust me, it was getting ugly.
If you could send me an email with your addy when you feel better.
((((HUGS))))

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dear Maggie;
How you manage a funny post in the midst of such personal pain is truly beyond me. I felt so bad sitting here laughing at the middle section of your message! (Shame on me!)

When you or Christi read this message, please email me your address. I'd like to add my small gift to your "Get Well" haul.

I love you and miss your daily posts. Please heal faster than they expect, so you're back to us whole soon.

xoxo
Donna

stefanie said...

you had me laughing out loud!!!!! I am sooooo glad nothing was broken, and that you are doing better...you take good care of yourself!

Linda said...

Oh my, I am so glad you are going to be okay, and that nothing was broken. Keep listening to your Dr, and take care of yourself!

Always Nesting said...

Maggie!!!! My gosh you poor thing!!!! If you were here in Oregon I would certainly help you. Bless your heart. I'm praying for you for a very speedy recovery. Hugs,Marla

Julie Harward said...

Headaches for the next few months...no fun! But I guess thats better than it might have turned out! I had to laugh because with my recent episode, I worried about many of the same things..my hairiness and here I was bleeding non-stop and these people at the local clinic that I knew were having to clean it all up...so awful! Well my friend...take it easy...don't make it get worse...sounds like all the advise you gave me recently huh!
Really...take care of yourself...God bless you..you got too much to do in life to have set backs...take care of you! Love ya! :D

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Maggie!!

Wow... What I time you have had dear Maggie!!! I know we have ALL been Praying for you and wishing we lived closer to help you and Christi.
May God continue to heal you in all ways!!!

We LOVE YOU and Christi sooooo much!!

Susan

Garden of Egan said...

Maggie, I am so glad you are OK! How scary!!!
Sorry us nurses ask about your bowel movements. We just want to know how bad it's gonna be when you ask for a bedpan. That's a job we may turf on to one of our unsuspecting co-workers if you say you haven't had one in a week!

You better behave from now on. You are an old lady and all! I love ya!!!!!!

Andrea said...

WOW....I am thankful and praising GOD you did not break your neck. Praying for you as you continue to recover.
Hugs, prayers, and blessings,
andrea

Melanie said...

How scary! I have been praying for you and will continue to do so. You are quite a woman! You make us laugh even while you are in pain -- what a gift of encouragement you have! Lots of love to you.

Love & Hugs,
Melanie

~ melscoffeebreak.blogspot.com ~

Lloyd said...

Maggie, I really enjoyed reading the posts on your blog. I am so sorry about your accident and so grateful that you are healing up without any serious problems. I will continue to lift you up to the Lord. God bless, Lloyd

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Oh my,

I fell two weeks ago and did something awful to my shoulder. Hate being laid up, hate being in pain!

Hope you feel better soon...

xxoo

bunny said...

Wow woman!...you did it this time huh? Thank goodness for Chriti, billy and linda. Take care Maggie Mae and when your all recuperated...perhaps you can go out and buy you some decent undies...

(((hugs)))
bunny

Delena said...

Maggie, don't rush yourself back to work. You need to take care of yourself first. Also can you are Christi email me with your address as I would love to send you a little get well gift also. I would love to meet you in person someday.
email: delenaj2@gmail.com
Hugs

Meghan said...

I am so glad you are ok, Maggie! Please know that I am thinking of you!!!

nanny said...

I am so happy that you are going to be ok after suffering from awful headaches (I hate headaches) but it could be so much worse,,,,we have alot to be thankful for!
Now,,,,how can you tell about something so serious and make it so dadgum funny!!!! you remind me of a friend who had a heartattack while running early one morning....while he was being medflight to hospital all he could think about was the Garfield underwear he had on(christmas gift from his kids)!!!
take it easy......
Nanny

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

So glad to hear you weren't hurt when you decided to swing from the rafters and lost your handing (footing?). You better watch your step girlie. Hope the headaches don't last long and that you are up and moving along very fast. You are made of "tough stuff." Keep that smile on your face and incredible sense of humor and you will be like new before you know it!!!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

OH Maggie I am sorry to hear that you fell..but I am so glad it wasn't something alot worse..truly..I must say the part about your granny pants made me almost poop mine..:) you made me giggle...glad to see you still have your sense of humor about'cha..;) take care and hang in there okay.:)

Dan said...

Maggie~

It is so good to hear from you! I have been thinking of you often and hoping that you are on the mend!

What a scary ordeal you went through! Thank goodness it was terribly serious. I am so glad that you have your daughter there to take care of you.

Don't worry about getting behind. It will all get done soon enough. It is a shame we all don't live closer. We could come and help out, but I would have to leave the tractor driving to you. One concussion is enough.

Get some rest and heal up. By the way...how old are you...??? Just kidding.

Love~
~Dan~

The French Bear said...

Maggie, I am so glad you are okay!!!!! OMG you never cease to amaze me girl.......you are so funny even when you are down!!!!
Take care and rest and please let everyone else wait on you for a change!!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B
xo

joanne said...

I am SOOO relieved to hear from you. Take care my dear friend...sending you love and prayers. jj

sissie said...

Hi Maggie!
You are still being funny feeling as lousy as you do....that's why we all love you so much!

I'm glad that you are going to be ok. So be sure and follow doctor's orders and take care of yourself. You will be back on the tractor and in the saddle in no time.

hugs
Sissie

Shelly said...

Maggie,
If it makes you feel any better about the hairy legs and the Granny Pants I almost wet myself when I read your post! YOU and I are alike in SO many ways!

Any time I go to the doc/nurse/dentist,,,,,,I'm always the "life of the party" because I'm trying to take my mind off of what the situation REALLY is!

When your better, wanna have a "braid off?" We'll braid the hair on our legs and add little beads or sequins!

Everytime I start to think that maybe I'll start dating again I think about my underwear (NOT lingerie) and why would I want to kick two perfectly good dogs and one cat off the bed to make room for a man????

I love you my dear! I'm SO glad to see your post I have been SO worried about you! If you can laugh,,,,or make others laugh, I think you are on the road to recovery!

Ohhhhh BIG BIG hugs! and "Pieces!" Big Time!

Shell

Maija said...

Feel better Maggie!!!

June said...

Maggie I was so glad to see that you had posted because I have been so worried about you. I see that you didn't knock your sense of humor out of yourself. What a scary thing to have happen. Oh, I don't mean the fall, I mean the ER staff seeing your hairy legs! hehe Please take care of your self girl!
hugs

Ivanhoe said...

Excuse me for laughing out loud here, but your thought in ER were so funny. I would probably also worry about my undies and bra and leg hair :)
I'm so glad you are back home and resting.
Hope you heal fast.
Hugs,
I.

~ Regan said...

Oh my goodness, Mags, I have been worried about you!!! I'm so glad you are getting better. Please remember to take care of YOURSELF, everything else comes second. (Even us! *sniff*!!) lol
Please get plenty of rest and good healthy food in ya- that always helps!
Thank goodness for Christi-- She was so sweet in telling us about the accident in the first place... Glad she is there to take care of you!
@--->---- Feel better soon!

Simple Southern Happiness said...

Good to know you can keep your humor with all around you is going nuts. OH NO~~ this reminds me when mom said, never go out without clean underwear on as a kid. I will be more aware nowand have clean shaven legs and polished toes after reading what you went through. One never knows what the day will bring! Please stay down, get your feet up and stay there. Let folks cater to you. Praying you get better soon but take some time to heal.

Hang in there, grab some chocolate if you like that sort of thing, it makes healing much more fun.

Prayers!

Auntie Cake said...

So glad it was not more serious than that, but it still sounds very bad, especially if you told your age!!! I was cringing and ducking my head as I read your post so I don't get hurt too, all I can say is OUCH!!! Sounds like you really need to take it easy for a while, thank goodness for Christi! You rest, those chores will still be there when you can get to them!
Kate

myletterstoemily said...

goodness, you have really been through the wringer.
i had to chuckle at all the funny thoughts you had
while heading to the hospital.

our mothers did tell us to always be prepared. :)

i will be praying about the headaches, etc.

Gerry said...

Maggie, your post this evening surely brightened my otherwise 'yeegad' day.
Christi, do not let your mother go back to work too soon. You are a good girl.
I do believe this post will have everyone of us will be shaving our legs regularly, complete our pedicures, go through our undies and sock drawers and chuck those questionable items.

Maggie, I am sending those Positive Thoughts your way.

Love to you both.

Hugs & ♥♥♥s,
Gerry

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh friend.....I have been checking your blog every day since your accident. I'm so glad to see you are back in your usual hysterical form.

Only you could do a post that would make us all crack up after such a serious accident. Take care of yourself , you know we don't heal as easily when we reach a certain age (if you know what I mean LOL LOL)

Get that rest, the chores will wait.

Blessings.

Jo

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Feel better soon and take good care, my dear friend.

Hugs and Prayers,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Vicki said...

AHG...so dang good to hear from you! And stop worrying about anything else but YOU...
And mind Christie dangit!

Love ya Maggie, just take the time to heal...

Susan said...

So glad that YOU were able to post...it was scary that you weren't at first. As for your underwear, I think granny panties are ok. Any undies are ok, they just have to be clean and mended, according to my mom!
I'm glad you have loved ones taking care of you.
Susan

Sue said...

Prayers and more prayers are coming your way. Take it easy about going back to work too soon, and let yourself get well.

I hope those headaches go away sooner than expected. I hate to think of a dear person like you suffering in any way.

=)

Kissed by an Angel said...

Oh Maggie I am so sorry that you have been through this horrible experience!!! You still managed to inject your post with some humour!!! How do you do it!!! On a brighter note I have left a couple of awards for you on my blog!!! I hope you feel much beter very soon.
Blessings
xxxx

C.J. said...

Dear Magggie, although I like grandma yellow hair, lol, I wanted to answer your question about my husband passing. It was three weeks ago Saturday, I am not so sure it has hit me yet. I cannot thank you enough for your kind words on my blog, so then I come over to your blog to thank you and read your latest blog. I am so sorry that you are hurt, and will send good positive thoughts to the universe for some fast healing! I did laugh at your hairy situation tho, and half a pedicure. We women are all alike aren't we? That's the great thing about us. I know after reading your blog that you and I would be good friends in "real life", so now we will have to be grateful to be good friends in this virtual life. God bless you.

Ronda said...

Oh my stars!!!1

I am so sorry to hear about what you have been going through. Please know that you will be in my prayers. I hope and pray you feel like a new woman soon.

Love & Prayers,
Ronda
try and have a peachy keen day!!!

Arkansas Patti said...

Was thrilled to see your post this AM and am so glad that your sense of humor was not damaged in the least. I was feeling quite guilty laughing and felt better when I saw I wasn't the only one.
Headaches for 4 months sounds awful but I am just so glad you are on the mend and that it wasn't any worse.
Think Pearl ought to fire warning shots over the heads of your co-workers for asking your age when you were barely conscious. That is dirty pool. The least they can do to make up for that breach of etiquette is to do your mowing for you.

LuLu Kellogg said...

Dearest Maggie~

I am so thankful you are ok! I sent you an email so have Christi check it for you if you are resting. Bless her for being there to look after you!

LuLu♥

Mumsy said...

It was so good to come here today sweet Maggie and find a post from you. I sure hope they are wrong about how long that headache will be hanging around...that has to go!! Will keep praying that you mend well and soon. Hugs for Christi for taking good care of you and HUGE get well hugs for you dear, sweet lady! Keep taking good care of YOU.

Sea Witch said...

Sweetie, so glad I stopped by. Will keep you in my prayers and hope that headache passes soon. Girl, you gotta take care of yourself as we love hearing from you. Blessings and much healing sent your way. Sea Witch

Dori said...

I'm late, but hugs to you! I hope you feel better soon :)

Sares said...

Maggie, it sounds like you had a close call. I am so thankful you didn't break your precious neck! We need you and your neck safe and sound. Now do NOT go getting back in that mower too soon, that is a direct order!

Marydon Ford said...

Oh, Maggie ... as I am picking myself up off the floor laughing, I apologize. I am sooo grateful that you only had a concussion, & nothing more serious. You need to rest & take care of yourself so you don't have repercussions from the concussion, sweet friend. Let everyone pamper you!

Now let me tell you, I have been in the same situation as you, & wished I could 'fade away' because of my physical appearance when hauled off by an ambulance. Later I have chuckled at some of the answers I gave them rather than the absolute truth they needed.

Prayers & hugs to you, sweet lady.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Cherrie said...

I am so glad you are ok and that you still have your humor! The poop in the pants remark made me lol. You are so funny!
I wish you a speedy recovery!

janet said...

Dear Maggie...So sorry this has happened to you of all people!! Please do whatever your 'nurse' tells you and take it slow. We will all be here when you are ready. Stock up on the headache tamers and stay off of any ladders in your home ;-) Seriously..get well soon, we need your good humor.
your friend,
Janet

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, Maggie...what a horrible thing to happen...I've been wondering what kind of accident...and how you were injured...and this is terrible. I'm so glad that your neck wasn't broken...but oh, the pain and headaches...I will pray for speedy healing for you! And ONLY you could keep such a terrific sense of humor through it all! You are such a delightful and lovely lady! I can't believe that you've been out visiting blogs either!! Thank you so very, very much...but now, pardon me as I wag my finger at you and join Christi in telling you to get back into bed!!! PLEEEEEASE, DO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!!! Love, Janine XO

From the Kitchen said...

Oh my goodness! I came to your blog intrigued by it's title and found out about your accident. I do hope you will be back to health soon. What a scary thing. It seems that you had a wonderful companion at your side to help.

I love that photo. It could be me!!

Best,
Bonnie

NitWit1 said...

What an awful accident. Hope the head and back pain subside before 6 weeks etc. Glad you have such attentive friends and family.

Forget the ranch and get well, plus we all will still be here. As for me I am doing some outdoor decorating at my little hacienda so blogging is slower. Also preparing for a huge yard sale.

Prayers for speedy recovery. Tell the guys you lied about your age HA HA HA. However, advanced age sometimes is beneficial like when I forget peoples names.

Nezzy said...

Oh my girlfriend, we both have that get-er-done drive. I'm so glad your doin' better, my prayers are still with you for a quick and complete recovery. I loved the little pic above...precious like you.

Take care and have a wonderful day.

Mimi said...

Hoping for a speedy, full recovery, Maggie!

Angela said...

Hey beautiful lady! I'm feeling the love here! ((hugs)) I just shared this post at my blog for my followers to head over here to read the update. So many of them prayed for you on my Fearless Friday post!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

We love you, Maggie! Wondering what on earth happened to you. I'm not really surprised by all your odd thoughts because our brains are funny things, ya know. And you're one of the funniest women I know anyhow!
Brenda

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Oh my dear Maggie! So glad nothing was broken. Be sure to take it easy and follow Drs orders. Listen to your body and rest, rest, rest. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
*hugs*deb

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

I am so glad to have found your post to see that you are recovering! How amazing are you that you can be so funny and tell such a great story even in the pain that you must be in!? About your age-just tell them you were delerious! I will be thinking of you and checking in!
~Nancy

Merle said...

Dear Maggie ~~ It is lovely to meet you and thank you for following my blog and for your nice message.
I am so very sorry you had such a bad accident
and do hope your recovery is fast and complete.
You do better with a cat on your bed, I only have a white teddy-bear. Take care, Love,Merle.

Angela said...

Maggie, I love ya girl. My goodness, you and I don't just have the same cousins (Ms. Pearl and the one that is at my place) but we have the same thoughts when were are in a very critical spot. When I was rushed by ambulance a few years back, I remember thinking, 'cripe, my legs are so hairy they could braid them'..'and my hair,lice would fall off it's so greasy'...I actually said to the male nurse when he was going to put those sticky things all over my chest...'don't go from the bottom (of my flannel granny pj's that I had on)just go from the top..there is less rolls.'

Seriously I said that. My husband sat there looking at me like 'what?" I'm sorry but I'm vain and I'm definitely not letting a MALE nurse touch my fat, thank you very much, no matter if I'm dying of a heart attack.

And,,what will they bury me in..my wedding dress or a red dress (you know how much I love red)..These are the thoughts that went through my head during that time..oh ya,,this one too,'I wonder if my hair dresser will wash my hair before they put me in the casket?';

I hope your enjoying your time with your daughter and resting as much as you can because I know your John Deere mower has been missing you greatly! lol

Taos Sunflower said...

Oh Maggie! OUCH! I'm terribly behind on everyone's blogs, so I've just learned about your concussion. Do take super good care...they are now learning that concussions can be much more serious for long term than previously known (I have four good ones under my belt; I like to blame them for my fleeting memory). Treat yourself well and feel better soon! XXX