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Where can we live but days?

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Legs Akimbo
"If you think we don’t care because I don’t tell you much about her you only show that you do not understand people at all."

It's been a rather chaotic few days. The other morning my mother dismounted her stair lift, somehow fell as she turned, and broke her femur. Luckily she didn't hit her head (or anything else) on the way down, so she was able to press the button round her neck that summons help, and a neighbour duly arrived to call the ambulance.

So, she's now in Southampton General. Apart from giving birth, it's the first time she's stayed in hospital in 92 years - and the first 24-hour period without a cigarette since I was born. Naturally, at her age they were nervous about operating, but it went fine, and she seems to be making a good recovery, now plus one steel rod in her leg. I'll be up and down to Southampton quite a bit this week.

Now we're beginning to think, if they can do that for her leg, perhaps they can give her a new hip after all? The only reason they haven't is because they were worried about the anaesthetic, but if it weren't for her hip she'd basically be physically fine, and good for another decade of independent living...

But let's not totter before we can hobble.

In other news, Bristol's first cat cafe is now officially open. I'd put off going because my daughter (who despises my weeaboo-ness) was going to be here, but then she got invited there by one of her friends, much to my chagrin. But, broken legs permitting, I should be there a week today.

Sorry to hear about your mother's accident, but good news that she is recovering well (despite the absence of fags!). And I suppose if it all ends up with a new hip and all the benefits that would bring, then that's quite a silver lining.

Yes, it would be! It's a long road from here to New Hip Land, but I hope that's where she ends up.

Wow -- that sounds rough. I'm glad she seems okay.

I saw her yesterday. She was quite chipper, and demanding Wodehouse.

Glad your mom is pulling through!

She's basically pretty strong in body and mind, except for her hip (and, as it turns out, leg).

Both my elderly friends have had falls involving fractures, but both recovered well and they are older than your mum. I hope she also recovers fully.

Thank you! That's cheering - and I shall tell her.

Oh, my, that must have been very worrying. Glad she's doing well.

Thank you!

Thank heavens the rest of her is undamaged. Hope she continues to recover well. My slightly less elderly friend who was knocked down crossing the street and had both legs broken, just celebrated walking her first mile.


Wow! I'll give that to my mother as a goal.

Best wishes to your mother for a swift and smooth recovery!

Thank you!

Sorry to hear this - though great that she's making a good recovery.