Six Weeks

henryinctApril 27, 2009

That is how long it has been since I have been laid up with a broken leg. You think you can do things but you just can't. Actually I was outside all afternoon but I can't do anything myself because I can't walk. I basically give orders to anyone I can find to do work for me. I accomplish a lot by organizing people and making sure everything that needs to be done gets done right. I would have made a great slave driver.

Tomorrow it will be back to Yale to plot the next stage of my recovery. I believe it will be another operation next Monday followed by a much more comfortable cast than I have now. I have read a lot of what others are going through on the broken leg support group message board and I really don't have it so bad even though my break is very serious. I at least am retired with a support group. Can you imagine being in a career or just having a very active life with lots of responsibilities and breaking your leg and having your entire life come to a screeching halt?

I used to feel invincible but no more. No more foolish risks. Also I have finally learned a bit about how to delegate. It has been said that the best use of your money is using it to buy time for yourself. This I intend to do from now on which means I no longer will do for myself a lot of the things I used to. And I will appreciate a lot more much of what I used to take for granted.

Henry

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catkim(San Diego 10/24)

Too late to wish you the usual "speedy recovery" then, but enjoy the 'slave driver' position while you can! ; ) Hope you will be on your feet again soon.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2009 at 1:28PM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

Best wishes for a complete recovery...how did you break it? Not gardening, I hope.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2009 at 1:10AM
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henryinct

I was on a ladder only about five feet off the ground cutting off a tree limb with a chainsaw and the limb came down taking out the ladder and me with it. Not the smartest thing I ever did.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2009 at 9:49AM
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