Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Crutches Story and a Beautiful Orchid Planted by Mother Nature

Thank you everyone for your comments and concern. Unfortunately I am on crutches permanently. I had a hip replacement surgery done in 2010 and for the first 6 months things were going okay except when I sat down I could feel the metal pushing against my muscle and then one day when I was walking our dogs and I was using 2 canes and it became so painful that I could not walk without crutches. At the same time I was also diagnosed with Severe Osteoporosis and they found two vertebrae with compression fractures that just added to the problem. So for now it is crutches.

On to a happier topic. We have a tree in our backyard that looks more dead than alive but it is covered in different types of Orchids, Bromeliads, and Ferns.

This week we noticed that one bunch of the orchids were going to bloom so this is how they looked the first day.

On the second day they opened and looked amazing, but the next day all the blooms had died. Oh well they were pretty while they lasted.


Maureen said...

Your backyard is wonderful! - lovely to have orchids blooming, I don't know much about them but they must bring so much enjoyment, even if only for a short time. So sorry to hear that you aren't fully mobile, but perhaps future treatments will improve things for you. I have been diagnosed as being at imminent risk of full-blown osteoporosis which amazed me I have to say - but my Dr and I are working together on preventative and strengthening measures.

Sewicked said...

I was just talking about you on the way to Palmetto Tat Days, wondering how you were doing. I'm sorry to hear about the mobility issues. I'm glad you have such a lovely 2nd life tree to enjoy.