Bad fall to say the least
Last Update: May 27, 2021
A quadriplegic’s most serious fear
The last time I wrote a blog it was about my getting a Covid test back in April. I resolved that issue by using the phone number and having an online test taken. My results of course were negative, and I was able to get to the doctor’s office finally.
The very day I left my group home they were giving Covid shots, and I mentioned I might get my shot at the doctor’s office. As things turned out I was informed that since I had a serious bladder infection and would be placed on antibiotics that I was unable to get a Covid shot. You must be off antibiotics for 14 days before you can get a Covid shot is what my doctor informed me.
Anyway, let us zoom forward to May 19 which is the eventful evening which this blog is about. At approximately 11:25 PM that evening I slid from my bed and between my end table legs and the floor landing squarely on my head and left shoulder.
When I hit my head, I saw enough stars to fill the night skies of Montana I twisted my left arm under my body and on top of the legs of the end table. Landing on my shoulder so hard as to dislocate it. This dislocation caused a tremendous amount of pain when they had to put it back in position at the hospital.
I also ripped the skin from the top of my left hand and cut a sizable guess up my left forearm and did a small cut below my left elbow. Thank God for the ambulance drivers who picked me up because one of them worked on my hand for 15 minutes replacing the skin.
To say the very least I am extremely sore to this day, but I am recovering very well and within a week’s time, the healing process has begun enough to close several of my wounds. My major problem has been pain but that is nothing unusual in my life.
I have contacted the state because of the bad service I have gotten from hospice and they are supposed to come out and investigate and I think things will turn out better once they do. One major problem I have now is that the antibiotic medication for my bladder hospice started me on is causing me nausea and stomach pain, so I have stopped that.
I am fighting with hospice to take a urine test and get me on the correct antibiotic so I can get over this bladder infection. This other medication they started me on was a continuous medication and stopping me from getting a Covid shot(s). I guess I will have to wait for the state to intervene before this gets cleared up.
I am also having difficulty with hospice because of the left shoulder and that started out before the injury. I am also battling them over buying the ensure I need so badly to supplement my diet because I eat so poorly in this group home even my doctor contacted them about all this information back in April.
Well, I guess from this point on things can only get better.
I am so sorry to hear this Joe. I'm glad you're feeling better, but it does sound like you have a way to go.
I'll send blessings and good wishes your way, in hopes that things will start looking up for you. ☺🙏
Well you are so right it has been a rather tough year but hopefully, your prayers will help me make improvements.
Wow, Joe! You are one tough nut to crack, my friend!
Continued prayers for your speedy recovery!
See more comments
Oh, Joe, you are in a dilemma, but you sound like it's just another day.
I had my first Covid shot, and it was not pleasant. It stung, I had a sore arm for five days, a splitting headache for two days, I was very sleepy at work. I slept well during the night, two very early nights, mind you and a couple of times I walked into the office to get something and couldn't remember what I wanted and that was yesterday. Today I'm much improved.
All the best for improved health, Joe. Prayers coming your way.
I am so happy to hear you got your shots Yvonne it is a dilemma we all face and I'm glad you faced it. I am so sorry to hear about how it troubled you so but it sounds like the worst is over now and thank you know much for your prayers God bless you in return.
Thanks, Joe. I'm happy the worst is now over. My second shot is in August.
Yvonne that seems like an awful long way but they know what they are doing just brave through darling and do not worry about it it probably will not be as bad as the first.
Thank you Joe