Hip Not Broken, Thank Goodness

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@HazySue (20773)
United States
April 3, 2017 8:06am CST
We now know that my sister-in-law did not break her hip in her fall yesterday. What a relief. It is badly bruised and turning all kinds of beautiful colors as bruises do. As for her wrist, she broke a little bone in it that will need surgery. They will be putting a small metal plate and some screws to hold it together. The surgery will be this afternoon at 1 pm. In a couple of days she will be coming home with us so we can help her while she is out of commission. She is in a lot of pain but they are giving her those pain killing shots that make her not care so much. All it all, it loos like she was pretty lucky. We are thankful for that. It could have been so much worse. Have a great day and keep on writing.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
3 Apr 17
I'm sorry she needs surgery but glad her hip isn't broke. I hope she's able to recover quickly. I will keep her in my prayers.
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@HazySue (20773)
• United States
10 Apr 17
Thanks for the prayers. I told her about them being sent her way and she says thank you.
@JudyEv (121012)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Apr 17
It sounds bad enough but could have been much worse. I guess she will find it a bit difficult to manage with a broken wrist.
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@HazySue (20773)
• United States
10 Apr 17
She is having a problem managing. Her right hand is her dominate hand.
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@JudyEv (121012)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Apr 17
@HazySue It's good she has your support.
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@HazySue (20773)
• United States
12 Apr 17
@JudyEv we wouldn't have it any other way.
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@LadyDuck (151618)
• Switzerland
3 Apr 17
At least her hip is not broken, but a broken wrist is not funny too. I am really sorry.
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@HazySue (20773)
• United States
10 Apr 17
A broken wrist isn't too great. But she is lucky her hip is just bruised.
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@LadyDuck (151618)
• Switzerland
12 Apr 17
@HazySue Yes, a broken hip is even worse.
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@allen0187 (33150)
• Philippines
3 Apr 17
Sorry to hear about what happened to your sister-in-law. Hoping for here speedy recovery.
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@HazySue (20773)
• United States
10 Apr 17
She should be ok as long as she takes her time and lets her body heal.
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@allen0187 (33150)
• Philippines
11 Apr 17
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@Shavkat (59618)
• Philippines
3 Apr 17
It seems a nice to hear that. Hip dislocation or fracture is really a disabling condition. I am sure she will be fine.
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@HazySue (20773)
• United States
10 Apr 17
Thanks. I don't know what we would have done if she had broken her hip.
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@Shavkat (59618)
• Philippines
11 Apr 17
@HazySue It was a terrible thing to happen if ever, my friend. I have a patient who had a hip fracture. It takes years before she recovered from it.
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@HazySue (20773)
• United States
12 Apr 17
@Shavkat I have heard that it does take quite a while to recover from a broken hip I am so glad my SIL doesn't have to deal with one.
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@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Apr 17
I am, really glad her hii ius not brohjen sorry about her wrist of course but she was lucky
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@HazySue (20773)
• United States
10 Apr 17
She was very lucky. Now if only she can make it through the next 6 weeks with injuring herself again.
@marlina (72551)
• Canada
3 Apr 17
Good news that her hip is not broken. Good luck to her for the surgery on her wrist.
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@HazySue (20773)
• United States
10 Apr 17
The surgery went fine. She is still in pain but it should pass in a bit.
@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
3 Apr 17
I am so glad her hip is not broken! I was thinking rehab and walkers and all sorts of miserable things! How old is your SIL? Does she live by herself normally? I hope she doesn't have pets that need taken care of. I wish her a speedy recovery and you and your husband a good houseguest!
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@HazySue (20773)
• United States
10 Apr 17
So was I. She is 68 years old. She has two dogs that are also staying with us.
• United States
3 Apr 17
That's good that her hip isn't broken. The rest seems minor to what it might have been.
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@HazySue (20773)
• United States
10 Apr 17
She was very lucky. From what the doctor said it could have been much worse.
@sharon6345 (121184)
• United States
3 Apr 17
Oh that is wonderful news. It would have been terrible if she had broken her hip. I wish her a speedy recovery
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@HazySue (20773)
• United States
10 Apr 17
She should be starting to feel better soon as long as she doesn't cause herself any more damage.
@Happy2BeMe (74679)
• Canada
3 Apr 17
Sorry to hear that she needs surgery but it is good that she did not break her hip. Wishing her a speedy recovery.