Things come to a halt

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. 🙂

9 Replies to “Things come to a halt”

  1. Oh man what kind of doctors do they hire to work in a clinic. She needs to slow down and write exactly what is expected for him to heal right. Well the prayers continue for sure. Hope the next couple of days is a good resting, healing time for him. We love you. And we are here for you with anything you need. Love

  2. I hope you are able to get the doctor to change the form notes to give him more time to heal up.

  3. Will be lifting your family up in prayer. I understand about the medical bills rolling in, we just started getting all the different ones from all hubbies tests he had to have a few weeks ago. As you say, God is in control and He is always good. Blessings to you and yours and praying for a speedy recovery for your husband. Heather

  4. This is when compassion needs to be at the front of a doctor’s mind! How can she be so thoughtless. Again, you have such a brave and hard-working husband. May God richly bless his efforts to keep on working despite his injury.

  5. Oh bother, I’m sorry to hear about your husband’s injury and the hassle you two are having to go through with the doctor and at work. Good doctors are hard to come by, it seems. I hate having to go to emergency, there’s always so many germs there that if you didn’t go in sick, you are certain to leave sick. I wish you all the best and pray for a speedy recovery.

  6. Praying for your dh and all of you. I pray the details all come together and he heals fast. I also pray that your dh allows the Lord to teach him patience and whatever else is to be taught. I know that I had to learn that when I had my frozen shoulder.

    Blessings and ((HUGS))
    -Mary

  7. Oh, I pray your husband has time to recover, and that he gets the right forms. I hope the pain isn’t too bad and that he’ll be able to find some joy in the alternative work he will need to do for a while.

    I also pray that you will have the patience and energy to drive him where he needs to go and to be cheerful even when the bills come in.

    ((Hugs))

  8. AllofaKindFamily says: Reply

    Oh my 🙁 I’m so sorry. I hope that he will get the corrected instructions and be able to be out of work while it heals a little. (((Hugs))) to you as I know that it will be extra work on your end, too.

    Prayers being said for a quick healing.

  9. They expect him to walk on a fractured ankle? Good grief! Ok maybe I’ve been out of nursing too long to know…but that seems a bit much. Hope you can get things sorted, and that his ankle gets a chance to heal.
    Praying for you.

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