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when hubby fractures his ankle at work. And that is exactly what happened yesterday. 🙁 It surprising how everything just changes. Your focus, your thoughts, your prayers, your schedule, your life. But through it all the Lord is in control, and that is what we are clinging to.
Yesterday evening, with only 2 hours left of his work shift, Paul called me and told me he rolled his ankle at work and was heading to the emergency clinic! Talk about a shift in focus and what I was doing. I hopped in the car and met him at the clinic. We were there for the next 3 hours!!! They kept apologizing to us for the delay, some other cases were more urgent. And we didn’t mind, except that the doctor herself was the worst. She only talked to us for about 3 minutes, and would just run out the door! The nurse was nice and talked to us extensively on what Paul should do, keeping it elevated, ice, resting etc… The problem is, the doctor only wrote part of those instructions on the workman’s comp sheet. So even though right now, Paul can barely walk on it (he has a boot cast on), they expect him back at work after his weekend today and tomorrow. Why? Because the doctor only wrote ‘light duty’ work on the paper work, so that means he should be able to go to work.
I’m telling you, emergency clinics are not my favorite place, honestly. They rush you through like cattle. I like our doctors office, but being that it’s workman’s comp, we have to go where they send us. So his work said if he can’t walk on it (like they said he should be able to) that tomorrow we need to go back to the clinic and have them put it in writing that he can’t work right now. Of course, Paul is doing all he can to try and walk on it so he can go back to work. Well, it’s not the work he’s use to, because he normally has to lift 60-70 pound boxes, which he can’t do right now. So he will be one of those ‘greeters’ at the front door of the store. He is NOT looking forward to that. But since he’s in a boot cast for the next 2-4 weeks, that just might be all he’s doing for a while.
He has a clutch truck that he won’t be driving for weeks. Our Jeep is automatic, but for the next week or so, I’ll be driving him to and from work. Between the medication he’s on, and just not feeling well enough to drive, it’s just better if I drive him. So our lives will be quite different for the next month, into Thanksgiving. But I’m thankful it’s not worse, which it could have been. I’m thankful medical bills will be covered. And I’m thankful that the Lord is in control.
But if you think of us could you please keep us in your prayers, mainly my husband. That his ankle will heal quickly, and properly. And that our finances won’t take too much of a hit. Thanks. 🙂