Just before Christmas I had a CT scan to follow up on my broken ribs as I was still in considerable pain. The CT scan revealed that rather than having 2 broken ribs as I was initially told, I actually have 13 on my right hand side. 7 ribs are involved altogether, 4,5,6,7,8,9 have two breaks each and rib 10 has one break. None of the 13 breaks have showed any sign of healing.
In March I am to have major surgery which involves a bone graft from my hip and plates and screws to rebuild the breaks. I am going to be cut in at least three places, my shoulder blade needs to be lifted to get to the ribs under there and also my right breast. As you can imagine I am completely devastated.
I did a post on Facebook about it and lovely Jen who has been a blogging friend since I first started blogging back in 2007 sent me a beautiful care package of tea light candles, bath wash and a scrubby all wrapped in fabric that I'm now using as a scarf! The most perfect package as I have a deep bath and its wonderful for floating my pain away in!
Such is the beauty of blogging, the genuine caring friends you make from all walks of life and from all over the world!
Unfortunately there a few who try to taint it, those few I feel terribly sorry for as they must have a sad and miserable existance if they are moved to leave mean comments on peoples blogs, such as this cowardly one that I had the other day!
Much thanks to you Jen for your thoughtfulness in sending me a gift and also to all my blogging friends who do leave sympathetic comments, they are much appreciated and lift my day!