WOW! If you think I've been on a long vacation, you are only partly right...This sudden hiatus occurred last summer when I crashed onto the kitchen pavers in a very misguided effort to keep two salsa jars from breaking ( which they did, anyway ). For the first time, ever, it was time to call 911. The first fractured vertebrae was repaired via kyphoplasty. The second was repaired two weeks later broken humerus three weeks later resulted in a longer hospitalization plus a month of extensive therapy. One of my friends accused me of trying to break a record for the largest number of bones broken in the shortest time!
I am viewing this day of winter solstice as a time of new beginnings...I am starting to think again of the garden, starting to walk again and expecting a much better year ahead.
In retrospect, we have learned so much about our medical systems, the ins and outs of emergency services, medicare, doctors, rules and myriad surprising facts. more importantly, we have found Borrego to be a treasure chest of support systems and medical management services we had no idea was here.
In the next few posts, I hope to pass the information to you see it's not so scary to live "backcountry" when it comes to medical emergencies!