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Monday, July 26, 2010

I am back!!!!

Hi everyone,

Such a long time between posts and I even missed the ESAD blog hop and my up line's Stamp Camp. Why you might be asking - well I have been stuck in hospital for a just over a week and am now finally home.

On Saturday 17th July my lovely family and I decided we would have a visit to Glenbrook at the start of the Blue Mountains. I have a very dear friend who has a stall at the monthly Rotary Markets and I wanted to go up and support her. Amanda makes the most amazing items from felt and ribbon and you should check out her blog for some of her ideas. Not far from the markets are some lovely 'easy' bushwalks, so my DH and I thought it would be nice for the girls to go on their first bushwalk. Well to cut a long story short I ended up falling whilst helping DD4 down some steps and broke my left ankle rather badly. Because we were in the bush I had to be 'rescued'. Here is a picture of some of my lovely knights in shining armour.

They even got the rescue helicopter up but because of the tree cover they couldn't get the winch down. So instead I had 8 burley men carry me out on the 'stoke'. I always wanted to know what the cage stretcher was called and now I know.

When we got to the Elizabeth Look Out this is what greeted us.

Heaps of rescue vehicles. DH said that there were two Ambulances, Bush Fire Brigade, normal Fire Brigade, Special Operations (Police Rescue), normal police. Rather embarrassing having so many out for me I have to say.

Here I am being loaded into the back of the ambulance.

I was taken to Nepean Hospital and I have to say the care of all the staff there - particularly in ward N2G was fantastic. It was hard waiting for my operation but it finally happened and I am now the proud owner of a titanium plate and 5 screws.

I am now back home - hopping around using a frame (couldn't quite cut it with the crutches). Wishing desperately to get upstairs to do some crafting but that is not going to happen for quite a while.

I have some words of wisdom for you. If you go for walk in the bush - no matter how small it is make sure you have a map (if we didn't have one it would have been hard for my rescuers to find the correct one), make sure you have a mobile phone they may not work everywhere but we do have relatively good coverage here, and wear proper hiking boots. They do protect the ankles. If  I had hiking boots on I may not have caused as much damage as I did.

I cannot weight bare on my left ankle for 6 weeks and will have many weeks of physio to get through this.

I am hoping to do my classes next month but will have to wait and see. Over the next couple of days I will show you the projects I made for the ESAD blog hop and some of the lovely cards that I have received from some very lovely people.

'Til next time,

Juliette

8 comments:

cardsbyjenn said...

Hi Juliette
Glad to hear you are finally at home. Thanks for posting these pictures - wow - all those men there to rescue you. You must have felt very special! What did you daughters make of all the fuss I wonder? Anyhow, hope you mend quickly, and get your family to move your recovery station (aka craft room) downstairs for you.
Take care, Jenn

Amanda for Nanny Kate Design said...

Hello gorgeous
Glad to see you managed to get some hunky men in uniform to come to your rescue. You are an amazing woman! A fantastic friend, mum and wife...and I am sure many will agree.
xx manda

Amanda for Nanny Kate Design said...

Hello gorgeous!
Glad to see you had some hunky men in uniform to come to your rescue. You truly are an amazing woman, a wonderful friend, and a fantastic mum and wife...and I am sure many will agree with me.
xx manda

Michelle Marchant said...

Wow Juliette,this is very serious stuff. We were all thinking of you at camp and didn't realise how serious it was. I'm glad you are back with your creature comforts around you and look forward to your posts.

Debbie Lamb said...

Hi Juliette, I was wondering what had happened to you. Pleased to hear you're out of hospital now. Take good care and wishing you a very speedy recovery :)

Jennifer Adnitt said...

Hi Juliett. So sorry to hear about your accident. Wow you did create such a fuss. LOL I'm glad all our cards we created at Stamp camp cheered you up!

Liam said...

hi juliette,

So sorry to hear you had an accident bush walking what a disaster. You were lucky you were with others to help you. I hope you are starting to get on the mend.

Liam

Sue Dean said...

Wow! The things some girls will do to get men in uniforms swarming around them. Now this is a good lesson that healthy exercise is not good for us. I hope your recovery is quick and that your family is taking care of you. Don't forget to ask for help if you need it. Take care and use the time to relax and play. Lucky you don't need to walk around to place an order from the new catty when it arrives!!!

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