Hurting and Healing.

Well, the last 72 hours have been a bit stressful in a number of ways, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

So just going to touch on this briefly on the blog, my dad went walk-about and was MIA for four days, and to say that it added to my stress level would be a understatement.. however my dad is perfectly fine, he just didn’t think to tell anyone that he changed his plans and gave a helping hand at a cow camp in the deep dark bush country (no cell phone) helping round up several hundred head..

I will say that I have never been quite aware of the fact that I am NOT ready yet to lose a parent, I would say that no one is ever ready but I know that is not true, I have watched my grandparents fade into “not them” and am aware that a certain point, that passing can be a blessing for both them and the family.

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Myself, well I have been dealing with this bruise that is really a wound and darn big one at that, I have been treating it in a number of ways. Its finally starting to settle, I will not say that is healing at this point per say, so much as its stabilized. I am still on half-duty, ok, lets be honest, I am just starting to get back to half-duty today, I have been on.. “it has to be done duty for the past 48 hours with Dh picking up the slack for me”

I will admit that I was so not wanting or ready while feeling like crap, running a steady low grade fever, the overwhelming headache to be dealing with my big 1400 pound cow over the past two days, but thankful just as I am getting stable, she in fact is healing well.

We have allowed her out for brief times from the barn, she can hop, and kick and run around, rub on the big tire, in the dirt, and on the tree’s, visit the pond etc, but overall she has been locked in the barn, I don’t like doing it but if she is not willing to be smart enough to go to the barn from the biting flies, then I will have to do it for her, we have been treating her with salves and I have been keeping the calf on for the full 48 hours both for her healing saliva and to take the milking pressure off me.

I was thrilled to see this morning that she is healing very nicely and has settled back down in her milking because of it for which I am very grateful.

Wishing you all a great weds!


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10 Responses to Hurting and Healing.

  1. Oh, I feel for you! It’s so hard to be out of commission when there is so much to do. At least you have dear hubby to help out. Hope you’re well soon!

    • Thanks Mrs. T

      It is hard but I am feeling off enough that I just want to rest, and seem to be sleeping a great deal, so in truth I am not rearing to go with my body not being up to it, so far on the past couple days, I have been as mentally tired as I am hurting.. in a way that makes it easier.

  2. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    Okay, so here I am back to the internal applications again… Was that low-grade temperature pre-existing (like before your injury) or after? Pretty sure I’ve mentioned this before (and yes, you can call me a bug if you want; ) but are you taking homeopathic Arnica “beads” internally as well? They are MAGIC, I swear! And SO glad your Dad’s okay!

    • Hi Deb

      After, not before at all..

      I am taking Arnica as well but while lots of things help, this one is big enough and deep enough that only time and rest and care are going to allow my body to heal.. its a bugger and I would love to wave a magic wand and make it better, I am just lucky that I didn’t break or chip a bone, or end up with a blood club on this..

      Agree, I am so glad my dad is ok..

      • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

        Thankfully, as far as the clotting goes, you’re already eating loads of greens, so your chances are better than most of avoiding a clotting problem (YAY GREENS!: )

  3. elizabeth says:

    ouch! that looks very…. tender. you might want to VERY gently start doing finger tip circles around and away from the edges of it. that should help move the debris back into circulation and then out of your system. some very light stroking over the body of the bruise might also be effective. but VERY gently 🙂 this is NOT a ‘no pain no gain’ treatment, this is a ‘if it hurts it’s too deep’ treatment.

    elizabeth, r.m.t.

  4. grammomsblog says:

    Keep well! And take it easy too.
    I’m sure that mental stress over your Dad’s disappearance has affected your healing. I’m glad he’s safe. A good lesson for me too, to let my family know if I’m going away for awhile and where I’m going. Thanks for sharing that.

  5. Kodi says:

    Glad your dad is ok, these independent types can drive their loved ones to distraction! Looks like you did a good job on that owie, it’s already resolving to yellow in the middle! Chin up, third day is the worst, and it is a “flesh wound”, no bones, joints, or tendons. Hope it continues to feel better.

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