Each evening, when he comes home, he tells me about all the people who've asked how we are.
Today, I made him a cheat sheet...
left wrist broken in four places, fingers on left hand dislocated, hand dislocated (re-set)
nerve in left hand compromised, no feeling in middle finger
four stitches in right middle finger
very swollen left elbow
many large bruises from transport and trauma team
bruised rotator cuff
large road abrasions on hip, arm, shoulder, feet
surgery tomorrow to stabilize bones and repair nerve in mom’s wrist being done at mount sinai outpatient
we were wearing helmets, traveling up a small hill when a driver pulled in front of us to make a turn
mom saw that he was not looking left, told dad - dad hit the horn and driver pulled further out into intersection, dad hit brakes, scooter skidded, we fell…mom fell away from scooter dad fell with it,
mom hopes to return to work on july 7th
Yesterday, we went into town to see the 2nd best wrist surgeon in the city (the 1st best doesn't take my insurance).
He saw both of us and was gentle and kind and thorough. His staff was supportive and patient and caring - and I realize these things should be expected but arriving in an ambulance and being treated by a trauma team in a hospital is rough stuff. While I can appreciate their fast work and diligence, they don't have time to spend on bedside manners. It was good to be cared for with compassion yesterday.
We had ct scans and xrays, I will have screws and plates. My hand and wrist are a little gruesome to see and I find myself crying a lot.
But...there are flowers and candy, K strokes my hair while I cry, we will be okay.
And, for today, we have matching braces.
Everything hurts but we feel lucky.
Our boys are doing an amazing job caring for us and the house.
My boss is generous and kind.
We will be okay.