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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Stair Accident, Ankle Dislocation & Fracture, Surgery :(


Hey guys. This is Bri, Paulette's daughter. I have a bit of sad news to share... Quite unfortunately, late last night, my mom missed the last step of the stairs. She managed to dislocate + fracture her ankle :'( The dislocation was absolutely evident...and she was in a lot of pain. The ambulance took her in.

She's scheduled for ankle surgery today. I am very, very worried about her recovery time. To those of you who would like to pray for her, wish her well, etc, please comment on this post. I'll be approving the comments so that she may see them when she's back at home.

Lastly, if you have any digi related questions/concerns, email me at: BeautyBloggerBri (at) gmail (dot) com
I won't be checking her email, but I always have mine open; I will do my best to help you.

Bri

134 comments:

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Ooch! I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and her.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about Paulette's ankle. My prayers are with her for a speedy recovery. Rest and enjoy some pampering. (((((((hugs)))))))
Karen.tlcnms69

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Oh dear, so sorry to hear the unfortunate news. She will surely be in my prayers. I wish her well and a VERY SPEEDY recovery. I just discovered her blog recently and it's AWESOME.

Gail said...

I am so sorry to read this news about Paulette - I said a prayer for a safe surgery - and fast and safe recovery - thank you for letting us know.

Tigger a(r)t work said...

Please send here the best well wishes and not so long pain.
I hope for her that it is a "simple" fracture with a speedy recovery!!!!
My hubby broke the calf multiple (with OP and Metal in the bone, but with no pain) and had a breaktime of 8month.
I pray that Paulettes outtime is not so long!!! and that the pain is gone quick.
Send the best wishes from
Tiggerchen

susan said...

I am sorry to hear about Paulette's accident and the pain she is in. I will be praying for a complete and speedy recovery for her. We all send her our best wishes.

Desire Fourie said...

Oh no that is terrible. Thanks so much Bri for letting us know about your Mom's accident. We pray that the surgery is a success and that the recovery will go well. Paulette here's some healing hugs all the way from Johannesburg xxx
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

porphuropolis said...

So sorry for your accident. Praying that God's healing touch will speed your recovery time. God's Blessings, Garnet

Wendy said...

Oh that is awful. My heart and prayers are with you Paulette! Hopefully, you will heal very quickly and painlessly. I will miss your daily posts.

Kaylee Snyder said...

So sorry to hear. Praying for a speedy recovery. Hang in there, Paulette! Hugs :)

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh my goodness, that´s awful, and be sure we´ll have her in our thoughts and prayers here ofcause we do. I really hope, everything will go smoothly and she´ll have a speedy recovery without too many troubles of it either. Tell her not to worry and just take all the time she need and make sure, she´ll be completely fine, before she gets back to do anything at all, it´s definitely not to joke about with such an accident. I really hope, it wount be as bad as it seems right now. Will keep her in my thoughts and heart through this.

Lee Mae said...

So sorry to hear this! Have a speedy recovery - big hugs!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh no! so sorry to hear this news. :(

I will most certainly be saying prayers. if there is somewhere we could send cards, please let us know. I know we could shower her what lots of get well wishes, but only if it's acceptable.

sending big hugs as well! please let her know that we are all cheering her on and not to worry one itty bit about the blog. thanks, Bri!

Anonymous said...

..but, of course,she'll be in our prayers. Please give her hugs from all of us. All God's Blessings.

KT Fit Kitty said...

So sorry to hear this about Paulette - sending well wishes and prayers her way!

meg said...

So sorry to read about mum's accident I do hope surgery has been successful and she makes an uneventful recovery. Please pass on my best wishes and to quote mum " life is short just keep laughing"
Best Wishes Meg

Marion Rivas said...

I am so sorry for her accident, i will be praying for her comfort and a speedy recovery.

Tine said...

So sorry to hear this news but thank you for letting us know, Bri. I wish you a speedy recovery, Paulette.
Tine

Esther W-B said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your accident and am praying for your speedy recovery.

Karen Hasheck said...

So sorry to hear about the fall and need for surgery. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during the surgery and recovery.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about your accident Paulette. Hope the pain eases soon, sending healing vibes and gentle hugs. Thank you Bri take care.xx

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Sorry to hear that you've had this accident. Hope you heal really quick!

Irene said...

Poor Paulette!!!
In Holland we say "an accident waits in a tiny corner" and often they jsut happen in daily things in and around the house.
My very best wishes for a speedy recovery!!!

xx Irene

Maxine D said...

Ouch!! Not good - I will be praying.
Blessings
Maxine

Anonymous said...

Paulette I am so sorry to hear about your accident. Get better real soon. My prayers are with you.

Pat Haessler said...

I am so sorry to hear of your accident. You are always so sweet when any of us ask questions, etc. My prayers for a speedy recovery. Take good care of yourself.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Oh so sorry this happened!! Hope your pain is settled down fast, and that healing is accomplished ASAP too!! Hugs and prayers.

Rhonda Miller said...

I'm sorry to hear about Paulette's accident. I will be praying for her.

MizDenise said...

Praying for your speedy recovery!

Anne Milnes Howard said...

Oh Paulette I hope everything goes well for you, I'm thinking of you and sending healing thoughts and prayers. Take care and know I care...
Love ~ Lady Anne xxx

Av said...

Sad news. Here's wishing Paulette a speedy recovery xox

Josephine Cox said...

Paulette, so sorry to hear about your accident. Sorry it happen on Friday the 13th. Thought that might make you laugh. Sending the power of healing your way. We will stay calm and carry on. Love Josie

Lynne aka Her Craftiness said...

Sending much love, hugs, and prayers for a speedy recovery.
Much love, hugs, and friendship
Lynne

hoptownracer1 said...

Keeping her in my thoughts and prayers! I am so sorry she is hurting, and I hope she heals quickly! Will pray for both of you, as I know it is hard to see your mother hurt. Hoping for a speedy recovery!

Kathie said...

Paulette,
Healing thoughts are coming your way. I'm so sorry to hear of your accident and hope your recovery is quick. All the best to you.

Diana said...

WOW that hurt. Now is your time for all that "TLC".
Big hugs.

Hoosier said...

What? You missed a step? Ouch. Praying for steady hands for the surgeon as he repairs your ankle and wishing you a speedy and uneventful recovery.

Amanda said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Amanda x

Kelley said...

Remember to take the pain pills BEFORE they are needed! Much easier to stay ahead of the pain then to try and catch up. Praying for a swift recovery.

Anna R said...

Paulette- So sorry for your accident/injury! My thoughts and prayers are with you for a safe surgery and complete, successful recovery. :) May you be well and comfortable soon.
Bri- Thanks for updating us! :)

Charlene Mitchell said...

Send big hugs and lots of prayers for a gentle recovery for your mom! She's such a generous and special lady. Hugs to you also Bri xx

Norma said...

Ouch! Really really sorry to hear about your accident, Paulette. Prayers for a successful outcome to your surgery. Speedy recovery! Sending cyber hugs.
Norma XO

scrappindede said...

So sorry to hear of Paulette's accident. I pray that her recovery will be quick and as pain-free as possible. I just had foot surgery and it will be a 6-8 week recovery...but the scooter has made it easier. Check out renting or borrowing one of those. Just be careful! Keep both hands on the bars! I hung a bag from the handle bars so I wouldn't be carrying things in one hand...tried that and fell. So just a word of warning! But they are great. :-)

Evil Edna said...

you are in my thoughts. Best wishes.EE

Bonnie Irvine said...

Oh Paulette, I'm so sorry to hear about your accident. I'm sending you positive healing thoughts for successful surgery and a speedy recovery. Take care of yourself!

Mel said...

Hi Paulette, hope you have a quick recovery, sending prayers. Hugs!

loyaz said...

Prayers winging their way to you Paulette and they will be coming your way daily. Have spent my share of time in hospitals lately so can really empathize with you. Hoping for all the best for you and wishing you a speedy recovery. We will miss your daily sunshine.

Carla S. said...

So sorry to hear about Paulette's accident. She will be in my thoughts and prayers. Hoping for a speedy and relatively pain-free recovery. Big hugs, Paulette! Thanks for keeping us posted, Bri.

jigglymills said...

Sending lots of healing thoughts and wishes for a good recovery! I hope you take the time for yourself to heal and recover!!! :)

Kathy said...

I am so sorry to hear this. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take it easy--I hope your healing is fast and pain-free (as possible in the circumstances.

Darlene said...

Paulette,

Sorry to hear about your injury! Hang in there.

Wish you well and hope you have a speedy recovery.

Ileana A. said...

Oh I'm really sorry! With a little 'patience I'm sure everything will work out in the best way. Perhaps at this time (I'm writing from Italy), your mom will have already had the surgery, let us have news.
Many many big hugs,
Ileanaxxx

Suze said...

Hi Paulette, This is so awful for you. I am sending healing thoughts your way and that surgery goes well for you. Make sure you take it easy and rest well to ensure a speedy recovery and as Kelley said - Take the pain pills before you need them! Bri - Thanks for letting us all know. Your thoughtfulness is appreciated. My thoughts are with you too as you try and ensure that Paulette takes the rest she needs! Hugs from New Zealand - Suze

Donna said...

So sorry to hear of your accident Paulette, sending you lots of get well wishes and hugs. I hope the surgery will help relieve the immediate pain and I wish you a speedy recovery :) Donna ♥ x

Maxam Made said...

Oh No!! I am so sorry to hear this Bri!! Just terrible!! I host a Fb group that your mom belongs to and I would love to do a card shower for her, at least send her a card myself!! My email is : maxammade@hotmail.com if you feel comfortable sending me her address. If not I need to understand! I do pray and I will pray for you mom!
Ginny M

Sandra H said...

Oh so sad to read this l'm sending lots of hugs and hopefully her recovery will be pretty quick xx

Lawren said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I will definitely pray for a speedy and easy recovery.

dottielottie said...

So sorry to hear of your accident Paulette, I do hope your surgery goes well. Sending you hugs and wishing you a speedy recovery.
Thank you Bri for thinking of us at this worrying time. Lottie x

Ema M said...

Oh my! I'm so sorry to learn of this! Lots of (((hugs))) and prayers for a speedy recovery.

Edwina said...

Oh, my! Paulette, I am thinking of you. I hope you have a speedy recovery. Sending hugs and thoughts of cheer your way. Edwina Brown

Ruza Rebel said...

OMG! So sorry to hear this. Lots of prayers, hugs, and well wishes. Please remember to take it easy like the doctors will tell you. When my hubby broke/dislocated his ankle on black-ice 11-yrs ago ... he didn't, and got sick on top of being on crutches.
Praying!

Judy P. said...

So sorry this happened. Just read about it. Bri, try not to worry too much. I know, easier said than done. Paulette, hope you have a speedy recovery. Will say a prayer for you. Judy P.

Nancy Seed said...

My heart goes out to your Mom, but tell her chin up (or should I say foot up!) and she will be back in business before she knows it.

As encouragement for her I also suffered an open fracture dislocation to my right ankle in 2000. At that time the fracture was so bad that the ankle was totally crushed and had to be completely rebuild (bionic now!). The surgeon was not hopeful for a walking recovery in my case but I proved him wrong. Just remember to have her listen and do EXACTLY what the doctors tell her and have her start to strengthen her upper leg muscles as soon as she can. She is going to need them for when she is learning to walk. I hope she has a good support team at home to lend a hand - it will really help her. Hope to hear from you soon with regards to her surgery outcome and speedy recovery!

AprilsL8 said...

Paulette, I hope everything heals quickly! Thoughts and prayers are with you!

TheresaV said...

Paulette,

So sorry to hear about your accident. I will pray for you and a speedy recovery!

GottaHaveJC said...

Oh no! Prayers and lots of good thoughts coming your way! Take as much time as you need to get well...we will all be waiting for you! Hugs and prayers!
Sharon

Tcee said...

I am so sorry to hear about your fall. Take it easy and best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Theresa (Tcee)

Photomama said...

This is too bad - I am seeing this late - so I know she is probably in great hands and working to get that swelling down - she will have to have it elevated and iced after her surgery - hope she heals fast, Praying for a quick recovery.

Kiwi said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear about this! I've broken both ankles,the first one was badly dislocated too and that was more painful than the actual break.Have a pin and plate in there permanently,and I will be praying for Paulette's surgery to happen very soon,also that it's completely successful.
Love & hugs
AnnB

denisekraposa said...

I am sorry to hear about your accident. My thoughts and prayers go out to you for a speedy recovery. I also want to thank you for sharing you beautiful talent with us.

Anonymous said...

thoughts and prayers are with you tonight for a speedy recovery
bettimae

Anonymous said...

Bless her heart...tell her to take care of yourself !

mrs_sweetpeach said...

Oh my goodness. I'm so sorry you are injured and I can only hope that you heal quickly and painlessly. Sending you my best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Ruth said...

So sorry to hear about your accident. Will be thinking of you tomorrow and your surgery. please know that there are lots of us out here in cyber space who really care about you.

Anonymous said...

Oh My Gosh! I am so sorry to hear about your accident and the pain you are in. I am praying for you in hopes of a speedy recovery. God blessings! Norma W

Cathy P. said...

Best wishes for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery, Paulette. Time for a little TLC for yourself and some rest.

Granmargaret said...

I have just read this. I am so sorry. I am prayer for her

Tress said...

So sorry to read about your accident. Sending healing thoughts and wishes for a speedy recovery!

Tress said...

So sorry to read about your accident and upcoming surgery. Sending healing thoughts and wishes for a speedy recovery!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear this bad news. I will be thinking and praying for a quick recovery for you.
Carol O

Heather "Hev" said...

I am sorry to hear of the accident and send millions of get well wishes and healthy hugs to Paulette and the family.

I havent been on so I have missed it so I apologise for not writing sooner

Paula said...

So sorry to hear about your tumble, Paulette.

But... this just seems a little ironic with your last post being "doing a happy dance....". So I was just wondering if you were doing that 'happy dance' when walking down the stairs? Not a good thing to do on the stairs, LOL!

Seriously though, I really do hope you have a speedy recovery and don't suffer in pain too much. Just don't let the pain get out of control or it's way too hard to get under control again. Take care and hope to see you back here soon. :)

THE BLUEBERRY BEAR said...

So sorry to hear this. Prayers for a speedy a and full recovery without to much pain and discomfort!
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Charlene said...

I am so sorry to hear about your accident Paulette. I can`t count how many times I have missed a step like that, but luckily I have not injured myself. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for a successful operation on your ankle. Hugs~ Charlene

Leeann said...

Oh my goodness, Paulette! Sorry to hear about your ankle. I wish you all the best and a speedy recovery!

Elizabeth said...

I'm so sorry to hear, that Paulette has broken her ankle. Wish her all the best!!

sandy's crafty bits said...

oh my goodness thank you so much for letting us know about your poor mum ... hope she is soon on the road to recovery ... she has had so many good wishes so it should help ... hope the op goes well and she is soon pain free ... so love visiting her blog and reading all her posts ... take time and tlc ... sending hugs her way ... love sandy xx

:: BlueInks :: said...

Wishing a helpful surgery and quick recovery. Best wishes, Paulette!

Sue said...

Oooo no, so sorry to hear about your accident Paulette, I hope the surgery goes well and sending you very best wishes for a speedy recovery

Dawn Haddad said...

Paulette,
So sorry to hear of your accident! I hope your surgery goes well and your recovery is nothing but speedy.
Take care!

Hetty said...

So sorry to read about this unfortunate accident. Thanks for keeping us up to date Bri.Big hugs to Paulette and speedy recovery. It does take time and meanwhile we just have enough digi's to use....so take good care of her!
{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}

Janet Van Rossen said...

Thinking of you and your family at this anxious time. Sending you every good wish for a speedy recovery and thank you for all the lovely and funny artwork you have shared with us.

Janet xx

Trish said...

Hi Paulette,
I'm so very sorry to hear about your accident and the injuries from it. I pray your surgery goes well and that it won't be too long before you're feeling better.
Many hugs,
Trish xx

Linda H.\ said...

I am so sorry to hear of your accident, I read this from a wonderful website:
When Life knocks you down--roll over and look at the Stars!!!

OH yeah, I read that here (wink) Please take care, thoughts and prayers are going to you and your foot and the upcoming surgery.

Faith A said...

Oh! my goodness, what a terrible thing to happen, it sounds a dreadful injury, please convey my get well wishes and hope everything sits in place soon.
God Bless
xx

nelliebly said...

Sorry to read about Paulettes missing that last step Ouch My thoughts & prayers are with you all Hugs Nellie

SiskiyouSue said...

So sorry! Hope all goes well in surgery and healing time is less than expected.

Jenscomp said...

So sorry! I've done that and it hurts like crazy. Hope you feel better soon and recover quickly.

Laura said...

So sorry to hear the news.. I hope you have a speedy recovery and feel somewhat better soon...
Laura

Sandie R said...

Oh! so painful for you Paulette. Prayers and best wishes for a speedy recovery

Penny said...

OMGosh, Paulette, I am so very sorry to hear this. I hope & pray that your surgery goes smoothly and that you have a speedy recovery. (And that they give you good stuff to take away the pain!!)
Sending lots of hugs, Penny

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhhhhh. So sorry about your tumble. Hope all goes well with surgery. Thoughts and prayers go out to you for a speedy recovery. Please take care and rest as much as possible.

Steffie

nannapat said...

Oh no! I am so sorry to read about your tumble. Look after yourself, enjoy the pampering, and get well very very soon. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers. Pat x

Sharon Underwood said...

Oh, my. I did the exact same thing a year ago and had the same surgery. She'll be OK, just takes patience and time. You all are in my prayers!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

I'm so sorry to read this!!! I really hope that she recovers swiftly!!!! My prayers are with her!!! Thank you so much Bri for keeping us updated!

Carol Dee said...


Thanks Bri for letting us know about Paulette's mishap. Paulette. I am sending prayers for a successful surgery with speedy recovery. It sounds like Bri is taking good care of you and the blog. Big Hugs...

Sarah said...

So sorry to hear about the accident. Hopefully there is fast healing and little pain. Sarah W

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

So sorry to here this. Speedy recovery, Paulette!

Regan said...

Oh gosh! So sorry to hear this! Sending healing thoughts and wishes for a speedy recovery, Paulette! Bri, thank you for updating us and letting us know what happened!
{hugs}
Regan

tlettling said...

Praying for less pain and successful surgery.

Diane Napolitano said...

Thanks for letting us know. Saying a prayer for successful surgery and a speedy recovery.

April Rogers said...

Bri, I have been without email or computer all weekend. I felt so bad when I read this post. Please give your mom my best and hope the recovery is as fast as it can be.
xoxo Nana April

BreAnn said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry! Thank you for telling us, Bri. Sending lots of prayers and gentle hugs!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh geepers! Paulette I will keep you in prayers and hope you will have a speedy recovery with minimal discomfort!

Pamela Gietzen said...

So very sorry to hear this news!! Will be praying for a very speedy recovery, and I know that in God's hands you've got the very best working for you.

Pamela

Duncan's Mom said...

Paulette, I hope you have a speedy recovery. I am recovering from foot surgery myself, so I can emphasize somewhat. Thanks for your wonderful digis.

mamichelle said...

I'm really sorry to hear about Paulette's accident! I will keep her in my prayers.

Sheri said...

Bri - Thanks so much for taking the time to let your mom's fans know about this unfortunate accident. I pray surgery goes well and recovery is quick. Just remind her that over-doing is the quickest way to setbacks. Tell her to take it slow :-).



Sheri said...

Bri - Your mom is in my prayers for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. Remind her to take it slow.

Darcy Schroeder said...

Paulette, I'm so sorry to hear about your mishap! Hope your surgery goes well and you will be up and around soon!!
Sending big hugs!!
Darcy

Bunny said...

I'm a little late in catching up on anything. I am so sorry to hear about your mama. How scary. I'm glad she's doing better. I pray that she continues to heal and will be able to get around on that scooter later. I pray that she will get stronger as each day goes by and that she gets waited on like a queen.

cmu said...

Paulette, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May your surgery be straightforward and your recovery smooth and full. With best wishes.

Anonymous said...

Paulette say to hear about your accident. I am hoping you have a speedy recovery. take care

Craftdee said...

Oh dear! Hope your surgery went well, and that your recovery is speedy and complete :-) Thanks to Bri for keeping us updated, Donna xx

patti said...

Hope everything went well, and wishing you a speedy recovery!!!

Jo Ann said...

Oh wow...Prayers for speedy recovery to you, Paulette! I am so preoccupied this month of June that I am unable to visit often or do some projects which is why, I didn't find out till now about
the accident you had. I can only imagine the pain your going through but heard about the surgery and I know that you'll be back in perfect shape in due time...Hoping to make some projects for TLC by July. Thanks, Bri, for keeping us updated and for continuing your Mom's generosity. I truly appreciate it. Hugs always...

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

KraftyKoolKat said...

So sorry to hear this, hope you will be free of pain soon.
Hugs
Cathy
xxx

Amanda said...

oh heavens, sorry to hear about your moms accident - I did something similar. Hope everything goes ok xx

MicheleV said...

oh my goodness! So sorry to read of your mishap.
Wishing you a speedy recovery and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers...
Take Care Paulette.
Michele

Grietje said...

I hope the surgery went well and that she's up and about in no time.
Get well soon.
Hugs Grietje

Anonymous said...

OMG..I'm so sorry to hear of your accident. I'm sending you my prayers and get well soon wishes. Please take care my dear friend you'll be in my thoughts and prayers.
Martha

Purple Card Lady said...

Bri, my apologies; however, I just now read this. I am so sorry to hear of Paulette's accident. I send her LOTS of prayers and well wishes for a speedy recovery. Let her know that she is in my thoughts. Thanks, Candy

Terri said...

Prayers to your Mom. Wishing for a speedy recovery.

Terri
stamper52@gmail.com

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Oh my goodness. How devastating. I've been reading backwards through all the updates until I finally reached here. I can't even imagine the pain your mom must have been in. I truly hope she is well on her way to healing. As always, my thoughts are with her and of course the rest of the family.

Hugs,
Lisa D.