Hello to all Fern's friends. This is Heidi, mom from Two Goldens and a Wannabe, posting for Fern. I spoke to Fern this evening, and she wants everyone to know that although physically she is healing from her fall, she did sustain a concussion from falling. She is having trouble working with the computer, and so has been unable to blog. The doctor tells her she should bounce back, but she needs to rest and let her brain heal. I know I was worried about her, and I imagine her other blog friends are too, so I said I would try and get on her blog to let everyone know what is going on. I hope you will join me in wishing Fern the best and send good wishes for a quick recovery.
I am still sore from the fall. I am healing pretty good tho! I can not see at all tho! it is so hard to be on the computer!! I WISH Wish I could blog!! I so want to blog about the rest of my story!! BUT
Love coming your way, Fern and the cats
Thank you so much for you all worrying about me. It was a very bad fall!! Tom was out shopping and I had started to fix a big salad for our lunch. I had put a lot of our home grown tomatoes and some red onions and cucumber & carrots in the salad too. Then I went out to get some kale and mustard greens we are growing on the back patio. They are so good when young!! So good in salads!!!
You know I have been dizzy alot lately- Yes?? Days I had been dizzy but not Saturday. I would not have gone out if I had been dizzy!!! Any way I went out and squat "sorry can not spell" to pick the greens and when I went to stand up everything went round and round!!!!! I took a face first down on the patio!!! Blood--- I bleed like a stuck pig!! no thank goodness I only broke my glasses and probably creaked a rib or two!! For a 79 year old in December not bad!!!!
I was staying with my Grandparents and it was time to go to New York City for my second eye surgery. We left for the City before day light. When we got to the hospital Dad and Mom were there-- they probably had not been to bed yet!! They took us up to where I would wake up after surgery. The room that would be my home for 4 to 5 weeks after surgery. The Doctor came in shortly after we got in that room!! He came over to me and asked if I was ready to go to surgery and i said I guess!!??~~~~~~~~ The Doctor said he was so ready to FIX my eye!! He said he knew what to do this time!! What he had done the first time and he was going to do it better this time!! He would tie my bad eye to my good eye SO that what ever my good eye did-- my bad eye would do also!!!
My good eye would drag~~~ control my bad eye!!!
Back ground on my Dad!!
My Dad was born sighted. he went to first grade and second grade and to the third!! In the forth grade he went blind!!!!! He was blind until he was 18 years old!!! His parents had very little education They both worked!! Dad had very little to do with himself all day long. He listened to the radio a lot . They had a paino and he taught himself to play it. By the time he was 18 he played very well!! don't know how he got his job with the group of men that he worked for for so long!!!!
I fell Saturday am,,, face first on the back paito!!! Hurt my self pretty bad!! I look like and feel like I have been run over with a truck!! WE didn't have our great week-end like we usually do!!!!
love coming your way!!! Fern and the cats
Yes a question has been asked?? Was I going to school while in New York?? NO I was not
All I can say about school is that Since my Dad had not ever go to school as a boy b/c he was blind himself, I guess it was not thought about??? I had gone a few weeks in first grade only. I had spent only another few weeks in second grade before heading to New York City. So no school for me!!
Have a great week-end. Love you Guys. Fern
I had many pictures that I had planned to show you of my eyes and me at that time in my life that were in the computer that got hit by lightening so no pictures and I am so sorry about that.
WE were at 4 and a half weeks after surgery where I left off. Daddy was working so that meant my Mom and Dad were sleeping all day so my dad called my Grandpa and grand mom to come get me.
My dad's Mom and Dad.... They were always there for me when my dad called them.!!! I loved them so much!!! They took me home to south new York State with them until Dad called to bring me back to the city for more doctors visits. By that time it was 5 and a half weeks after surgery.
It has just dawned on me that I will at some point have to give you some back-ground--- oh well not now!!
Let us skip a few weeks~~~~~~. to 6 weeks after Surgery. Dad was sure the surgery had not worked. WE were at the doctors office . My eye was moving to the left some and a little to the the right some!!!! The Doctor was so happy-- he was ecstatic!!!! He was sure that he had done a wonderful thing~~~~~~~~~~ he was on the right track!! But my Dad WANTED THAT EYE TO LOOK NORMAL AND IT DIDN'T !!! The Doctor said that it would one-day. Dad said he wanted it now!!!!! The Doctor told my dad it was working!!! That was a miracle !!!!! The doctor sent us home to come back in another month. In another month it was not working much better. Then it was come back in another month!! My dad was not a patient man!!! Dad was really upset the next month when we went and there was still no change!!!
So buy the time it was 6 months after surgery and that eye still didn't look normal the Doctor said he would schedule another surgery !!!!!!!!! Another surgery---NO!!!!!
Well sweethearts I am tired but I WILL BE BACK FOR MORE In a few days!!! Sorry I can not keep going!!!! really want to tell you the rest!!!!
And I might get time to make tomato pesto!! Our tomatoes are so so so so GOOD People you can not buy them this good any where!! In 2013 we had tons of wonderful tomatoes=that we didn't even plant. They just came up on their own. Then again this year they just came up again and they gave us so many wonderful tomatoes !!!! Going to make a sauce today too!!
I am seeing really good today maybe I can get back to my story soon!!! I Hope!!!
Love coming your way, Fern