Grandma has a Fall Part 2  

rm_MustangD6644 52M
1052 posts
3/21/2006 4:52 am

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3/21/2006 6:07 pm

Grandma has a Fall Part 2

Firstly I would like to say thank you to those people who have expressed their concern for Grandma. I would also like to thank those of you who have read the post about her and offered up a silent prayer for her.
She came through the operation OK. It turns out that it was what they call a "Half Joint Replacement Operation" where the femur part of the hip joint is takes the place of the bone part which was shattered in the fall. Grandma came through the operation OK and is resting as well as can be expected, although she is just a little confused as to why she is now in hospital and not the nursing home.
Writing up the first post made me realise just how important a part she has played in my life as I only get to see my paternal Nanna once a year when she comes down to visit her sister.
I have also been fortunate to have had three of my four grandparents reach over 90 years of age and in good health both physically and mentally, as well as have good relationships with all my grandparents. Not everyone is that fortunate.
You don't always realize just what it is that you learn or can learn from your grandparents [or even your parents for that matter] until they are nearly gone or already gone.
Cherish them while you have them and cherish their memory when they are gone.


Important note for us all, male or female to maintain our calcium intake throughout life to ensure strong healthy bones.

imsohorny19822 35F
1728 posts
3/21/2006 3:21 pm

Im happy to hear that you Grandmother is doing well.

You are very lucky to have your grandmother still with you, i still have both of my Grandmothers and dont know what i would do without them. I lost one Grandfather when i was 16 and the other last October.

Enjoy whatever time you have left with your grandmother Mustang, as they are a part of our lives we can never replace.

Hope she has a full and speedy recovery.

rm_MustangD6644 52M
1031 posts
3/21/2006 6:06 pm

Thanks Ally. As for the speedy recovery, well as you age that takes longer and longer to achieve, and given she was already using a wheelchair I dont expect she will be getting up to much. The best that can happen is that she is as comfortable as possible in the twilight days of her life. We dont want to loose her but to see her in pain and with her capabilities diminishing is very painful for us all. At least with Grandpa everything just started to shut down all at once and we had time to be with him and say our goodbyes, and I only wish that Grandma had been so fortunate.


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