So I took a tumble 10/17 and broke my femur–which is one honking big bone, let me assure you! Midnight ambulance, surgery, recovery and on to a rehab facility for lots of physical therapy. So far, I can get in and out of bed to a walker and then a wheelchair. I can do tiny “pivoty” steps to achieve these tasks. Over the course of several days, I have been able to put a little weight on the leg to actually walk a total of 24 steps—leaning heavily on walker!
The menu here is amazingly varied, but way too high carb. I have found a great young ally in the kitchen, though. She seems to actually worry for me when I can’t eat anything on the tray. So she is adorable trying to figure it out. Don’t worry, though, I have various Atkins things with me, and my 4-carb pitas. Plus, we can keep blueberries and cream in their fridge (my safest/favorite berry).
A question for TuD Oldtimers: Can anyone help me find a wonderful female member from England who was a scientist, I think, and used to make some of the very best science based arguments for low/no carb. I think her hubby was a T2 with/or on the verge of complications? I want to review her arguments in case I need them in this potentially hostile environment. I think our forum entries would have been early years—2008/9 or so…
Oh—BTW…The reason for the tumble? My blood pressure was running low! Astonishing to me—as some of you know, my struggle has always been in the other direction! I had had my usual glass of wine for dinner (mistake #1) and decided to wash my hair in the sink. Threw my head forward to gather hair in sink—and down I went, like a Redwood----thunk!..Onward!