Update on Robert

Robert (Hubs) fell December 17th on a very wet rug at the bottom of the steps off the deck.  He fell in a twisty sort of way which allowed him to land on his own leg.  This was not as fun as it may seem.

So many have sent well wishes, I thought I’d take a moment for an update.

January 4th, 19 days after the accident (which included three trips to the chiropractor, one trip to his MD, and two sets of X-rays) it was confirmed by a specialist that Robert had two fractures.

One above his heel.


and the other below his knee


Robert was promptly (after 19 days) put in a cast.



Although it is a hard cast, Robert cannot put any weight on it for the next four weeks.  At that time they will remove the cast and X-ray him again to see if his bones have healed as planned.  If they have improved, he MAY be able to advance to a walking boot. The ankle is completely encased and the fracture in the knee is stabilized by the cast.


He’s pretty good on crutches, but is very frustrated that he cannot work his usual shifts. He’s such a good patient.  The only time he really freaked out was when we crossed a parking lot (make that a skating rink) where I did a not-so-graceful flop on the asphalt.  He had to go for help instead of helping me himself.  He hated that.

We’re both on the mend, but walking around the house feeling very, very old.  (I don’t know if I really added enough “very’s” to that sentence.)

Thank you all for your prayers, chants, texts, emails, tweets, and posts.  They have lifted our spirits.

9 thoughts on “Update on Robert

  1. godistricksy January 6, 2016 / 6:23 am

    Hi Bobbi

    Sorry to hear about the slips and trips. I wish you both a speedy recovery.

    Best wishes



  2. ghostmmnc January 6, 2016 / 4:54 pm

    What a way to start the new year! Sorry to hear of y’all’s falls 😦 Sending healing thoughts for a quick recovery!


    • bobbibowwoman January 11, 2016 / 7:48 am

      Thanks…it started before Christmas so that was kind of a bummer. But we’re all healing. Yeah!


  3. Jim January 7, 2016 / 11:05 am

    Hi Bobbi. Lucy sent me a link to your blog post. Sorry to hear about Robert’s fractured leg and ankle. I can relate because I broke my right ankle about three months ago and I too had to brave the ice for an appointment last Monday. Luckily I managed to make it in and out without taking a fall. I hope Robert achieves a full recovery. Best wishes, Jim Blodget.


    • bobbibowwoman January 11, 2016 / 7:44 am

      Jim, so good to hear from you. I hope your ankle continues to heal. It was a skating rink out there! We might have been out at the same time. Yikes. Glad you made it! Bobbi


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