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Comment by Dreamland 17 hours ago

Definitely a slow process to get ankle healed. Certainly with the boot I have been confined to my home. Fortunately I like where I am, just would like to be independent and get in the car to get things i need. I will be patient. Have friends visiting tomorrow with lunch. Looking forward to that. Glad you have healed and hope I am right behind you.

Comment by david1980 yesterday
Dreamland, oh I understand that one. I injuries my left ankle once. It swelled and I limped for sometime. A few days after this setback happened I was walking in the park. A friend of mind saw me, and could tell that I was struggling. He is an MD and called me over and wanted to see my ankle. He look at it for about 5 minutes and, told me to go home and elevated it and take Tylenol. I have to say it hurt for sometime after the swelling left but, it eventually did improve.

Another friend would help me and she was an MD from France. She was awesome, we use to walk in that park a lot. That lady was one of the best medical doctors that I ever met. The last I knew she was going back to France, because she did not like the U.S. medical system.

Comment by Dreamland on Thursday
SweetMelissa, the ankle is doing ok. Can't stand not being able to drive. So far friends are helping with any groceries I need and a few come by with good take out. Haven't needed too much since I was well stocked. It is things like milk. Tough living alone, but surviving. No real words of wisdom except don't fracture your driving foot!

Thanks for checking in.
Comment by Slick on Wednesday

Thank you sooooooooooo much...I enjoyed so much ...I posted it on FB....for all my "Old Foggy" friends to enjoy....:)

Comment by bobmac on Wednesday

hi all you old foggies..   i am a regular from the Born in the 60's group, but i wanted to share something with ya'll, because i don't relate to much of it.    hope you do !    ENJOY..    (it's a legit link) 

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Comment by SweetMelissa on Wednesday


How's the ankle?

Please post what help you've found for others in need of suggestions ...

Take it easy ...

Comment by Dreamland on February 3, 2016 at 12:01pm
I do have one in the area, mixed reviews but I am mainly looking for non perishables, so they could work out.

Comment by SweetMelissa on February 3, 2016 at 11:48am


If you have Safeway in your area, I know they delivered back in 2007. I don't know about now.

Take care ...

Comment by Dreamland on February 3, 2016 at 10:40am

I am not used to having to stay put, but I need to keep the weight off the ankle so it will heal properly. 4-8 weeks. Fortunately my friends are kicking in to help me out. Looking at places that deliver groceries. Thanks for the options for getting help. That will be useful. We do have to be careful and this accident totally caught me off guard. Now I just have to be good and stay off my ankle.

Hoping to heal fast!
Comment by SweetMelissa on February 3, 2016 at 9:55am


Sorry to hear of your injury. During grief, everyone is highly susceptible to illness & injury ...

I thought the major reason for my injuries was aging. Fortunately, I found it not to be entirely true, most of it was grief. I had to learn to tone it down even though I find strenuous physical work a great way to get endorphins rushing through my brain ... :-)

Another suggestion is to get help. I hire a youth group from a local church, that I am not a member of, for a variety of tasks such as house cleaning, yard work, moving stuff, etc. This youth group takes donations like household items, clothes, furniture, just about anything they can sell to finance their church activities. They always have an adult present to help them as well as communicate w/the employer.

Take care ...


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