Monday, July 25, 2016

Oops! I Did it Again...

Yes, I did indeed.
Now I've broken the OTHER ankle. I slipped on a wet floor in a fast food restaurant. I'll be having surgery this week. Depleted calcium is just one more side effect of long term prednisone use (nearly 17 years). It's a miracle drug for me, but the side effects are brutal. I thought all these years of mega doses of Vitamin D3 and calcium made up for the deficit. Apparently, not.

I'm struggling to come up with any positive thoughts about the situation---unless you count the doctor's comment, "You have really clean feet. It's ALMOST a pleasure." Yeah, there's that.


  1. Oh no, you poor dear. I feel bad for you, but I will admit to chuckling at your doctor!! Saying a prayer for extra speedy healing.

  2. What are we going to do with you Barb?!?! Wishing you a speedy recovery. Maybe you can think of all the productive things you did last time? I bet you'll have all your Christmas shopping done by the time this one heals...maybe? Keep us posted!

  3. Oh, no! I'm so sorry to hear this. I know what you mean about the steroids. I'd be dead long ago if I hadn't taken a couple of really big doses, but still..

    I love your thinking, though. Maybe now is the time to have a go at knitting some socks

  4. The problem is that after this long you cannot stop taking them because the withdrawal would take just as long as you have been taking them. Looks like you will be needing to research all the high calcium foods for the future

  5. I am so sorry this happened. After the surgery you'll have some good time to craft :) (looking on the bright and positive side) Take care girl!!!cm

  6. Oh my! Sending prayers for quick healing!


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