Monday, January 9

from ouch. . .to !!!!OUCH!!!!

After the popping champagne corks at Christmas, our anniversary and New Year, my birthday at the beginning of January always falls a bit flat.
In 2011 I clearly remember saying "you know I'd really like to do something different for my birthday next year". . .

I woke on Saturday morning quite breathless and light headed and didn't put up much resistance when Mark said he was taking me to A & E.

X-Rays showed I had a punctured lung caused by my broken ribs and I spent a very un-jolly weekend strapped to an oxygen mask.

I've been allowed home today but must report back on Wednesday for further X-Rays to check its not collapsed any further.

A birthday to remember for all the wrong reasons- be careful what you wish for!

(and yes to all of you who've asked, I'm afraid Bruce did have a hand [or rather a hoof] in this mishap)

39 comments:

sue15cat said...

OUCH indeed!! Poor you, I hope you heal quickly. Definitely a birthday to remember....for all the wrong reasons!

Naughty naughty Bruce, slapped hooves for him, I'd stand him in the naughty stable if I were you.

Sue xx

Country Style Living said...

Belated birthday wishes Elaine.....I hope you are feeling better soon!

sandiart said...

Happy? Birthday, or should I say Birthday wishes to you. You certainly don't muck around do you, if you are going to do something do it big. I hope your lung heals quickly, it must be terribly uncomfortable as well as painful.
Sending a very soft hug.
x Sandi

My Spotty Pony said...

Oh bad boy Bruce!! So sorry your birthday was not a happy one. Having been with my husband when he had a total lung collapse, I know how awful this has been for you (well, Mr.B certainly does!).
You have had such a bad start to the new year that hopefully things can only get better. My fingers (and toes) are crossed for you....
take care dear Elaine.
Love, Abby xx

Hesta Nesta said...

OUCH indeed! You poor thing Elaine, I do hope you are feeling better soon.
Much Love
Jo xx

Pennyblossoms said...

Bleedin' 'eck, Elaine! Not a good start to 2012. No more ear rubs for Bruce then.
If you can get any Arnica that can be good for bruising.
Hope X-rays are good and get better soon!
Z xx

Autumn Mist said...

OMG Elaine, that sounds horrendous. I hope to goodness you're okay, get plenty of rest (yes I know that's easier said than done!) xx

Jee said...

O gosh, Elaine. I should discount January and start the year next month. Hope Bruce is suitably sorry.

The Vintage Gardener said...

I'm with everyone else and send my good wishes for a speedy recovery.

YONKS said...

Oh NO! Poor you, not a great way to start the new year! it must get better - surely :-)
Hope you feel better soon!
DI
xoxo

Elegancemaison said...

Oh this is awful news Elaine. I must go and eat my previous words about things getter better. Well I hope YOU do get better very soon of course, daren't comment further!Cx

Fading Grace said...

Elaine, you are in the wars, so sorry to hear your news, not good at all....according to my Gran who has spent a spell in hospital recently,(age 91) the male nurse Brian gives a very good strip wash!! So get yourself all mended quick sharp...and watch out for Brian.....lots of love xx

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Sorry to have missed your birthday - you didn't say in your email ;o(

Have just done my first blogpost in almost 3 months and also said 'be careful what you wish for' before I read yours! Heyho! There's a lot of it about.

Just realised your post is written today - will email.

Sxx

Sherri B. said...

Elaine, this is horrible, you poor thing! Please take care of yourself and rest up...I bet Bruce feels terrible about all of this and your poor hubby, he must be worried sick! Please keep us updated on your progress, we will be waiting for the 'good' report sweet friend! xxoo

Vintagemaison said...

Oh dear..you poor thing, not a good way to start the new year. Oh well, the only way is up! Carol x

Vintage Jane said...

Good job your hubby got you straight to hospital and you didn't put it off. Hope you are on the mend tout suite! M x

KC'sCourt! said...

OUCH!! Poor you, you certainly did do something different on your birthday. Something not to be repeated

Susan T said...

You need to look after yourself, or preferably get someone nice to do it for you. Poor poor you. I hope things start looking up very quickly xx

Edward said...

Oh this is dreadful news I really am sorry, I hope you are well soon I don’t now how long this sort of thing takes to mend, did the doctor say?
Regards
Edward

Get well soon.

OhSoVintage said...

Oh my gosh, how awful for you. Make sure you celebrate the birthday in style when you are able to. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
xx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

OOOH OUCH! XXXX Happy bithday x

Annie said...

You poor thing, hopefully you will be properly on the mend in the next few days. It will certainly be a birthday to remember.
Take Care Ann x

Janet said...

Oh Elaine you poor thing ! I wish you a speedy recovery and belated birthday wishes -you must go out and do something special to celebrate when you are feeling better xxxx

melbatoast68 said...

Oh dear! You win! Your start to 2012 is officially worse than mine :) I hope you are feeling better soon!

Country Cottage Chic said...

Oh no Elaine! I'm glad you went for an x-ray. Hope you are feeling better by the day.
Bad, bad Bruce - no apples for him!

Country Cottage Chic said...

PS...should I remind you about body protectors???

Alix said...

You poor thing! I'm glad you didn't resist when hospital was suggested and hope that the rest of your recovery goes completely smoothly. Take it easy and be well very soon!
x

Trashsparkle said...

Different, yes. Get well soon - and look forward to a belated birthday celebration once you're better. x

Terry said...

This is a very painful injury. Years ago I got bucked off at a show. I had 4 broken ribs and a pneumomthorax (collapsed lung). I was in the hospital 4 days, and completely laid up 6 weeks. It hurts to breathe, it hurts to laugh, it hurts to sleep. You have my sympathy, big time.

Trixie@ the vintage bothy said...

Blimey Miss Bunny, it's a good job that Ted is there to look after you. Keep smiling!
T x

haizi daizi said...

Hello Elaine ~ oh dear! I was so sorry to read about your collapsed lung and your stay in hospital ~ it certainly is something you won't forget. Wishing you a speedy recovery, take care ~ Haizi xx

Kim said...

oh my Gosh, Elaine..I have not checked on my favorite blogs for a few days and look what happens when I am not paying attention to you! Keep us posted and stay snuggled with Kit...she will make you feel better. Is Bruce alright?

Mimi and Tilly said...

I am so sorry to read that you've got a punctured lung, that's awful! I hope you're soon feeling much better. What an unbelieveable start to the new year. :(
I hope the rest of the year is a beautiful one for you and your family. Em xxx

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Oh Elaine, I cant believe I have missed your last posts and am possible the last to commiserate with you. I can only hope per your PS in this post that you enjoyed the ride up to the point of its abrupt end!!. I send lots of tender (and gentle)hugs and hope that you are on the mend soon.
Jenny xx

ilovemyhouse said...

Oh poor Elaine.
Was this caused by naughty Bruce?
Always my worst nightmare for Jil and her naughty Promiss.
I hope you make a quick recovery dear.

hugs and xx

Purrfect Haven said...

eeek.. sorry to hear this... take care, dear. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

Miss Mary Elliott said...

Gosh hope you're ok! Happy Birthday too :)) xx

Alix said...

HI Elaine - hope the recovery is going quickly. Here's how I have done the name thing - hope it helps! I have added my blog name to my photos in two ways. To begin with I found that when I export the photos (to make them smaller to load quicker for anyone who looks at my blog) there was an 'Add watermark' box to tick and type in what you want them watermarked with. But I couldn't chose the font that way, so I now do it when I edit the photos in Picasa. I just chose to add text before saving and exporting them without a watermark. It's a bit laborious, but I like the way it looks! Hope this helps - if I can do it, anyone can!
x

YONKS said...

Hope you are feeling better. You have been absent for a while :-)
Di
x

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