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Thursday, January 19, 2012

I Don't Need Rehab! ~ Once Upon a Time

This is the 7th instalment in the Once Upon a Time series. 

It's been awhile (Nov. 2011) since we read the last installment of Once Upon Time; we were left wondering if the Princess's dream of going home from the hospital was going to happen... Well, the doctors had one more stop before the Princess could return to her castle...


No, not this kind of Rehab ... 

This kind, Physical Rehab. 

Which included learning to transfer from bed to wheel chair; wheel chair to the "royal throne" and back to bed, all on her own.  Learn to use a walker; go up and down stairs; learn to use a cane;  rehab therapy on her shattered elbow and re-develop hand/eye coordination, motor skills, thinking, focusing.

But due to a similar little gadget (tub seat) the need for the above rehab almost ended...

Well, the tub seat and the nurse who left her sitting there (ALONE - unattended), [after the Princess repeatedly had been saying she was getting dizzy,] to go and get the bath towels she had forgotten. In the time the nurse took to get the towels, the Princess must have gone unconscious ... as the nurse re-entered the bathroom, the Princess was no longer sitting on the bath bench, her limp body lay over the side of the bathtub,face on the floor ... a small trace of blood ...

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Thankfully the Princess's Angels were again working hard to keep her safe. She woke to the nurse's screams; unaware of what had just happened or the grave danger she had been in moments earlier.

After this second close call on her life the Princess was determined that she was much safer at home. With the help of some wonderful friends, she was able to learn to get in and out of the wheel chair; take steps with the help of cane and slowly (and painfully) go up and down a few stairs. Yes, she was almost Home... now all she had to do was learn to transfer from wheel chair to car.

After the therapist explained the technique and cautioned that this is the part most people have problems adjusting to, getting in a car backwards. This was going to be EASY! 

Any woman who has ever had to get into a car this low will tell you; the only way to do it in a Ladylike  way (not exposing anything) is "sit in backwards, then bring your legs in together". When the therapist uttered these same words, ~ For the first time in all this therapy stuff... she knew/was confident she was going home.

 Will things be better now that she is going home? Tune in next time for a continuation ... of


  1. I can only imagine how painful the therapy must have been. I had to have my big toes broken and pins put in when I had bunions removed from both my feet. After the pins came out, my husband had to rotate my big toe ten time 4 times a day. It was the most painful thing I ever had to do. Just the mere thought of having him do that made me cringe!

    To have gone through all that you did...well just let me say you are one strong and courageous lady! I admire you for your determination and strength!

  2. awful. insult to injury. literally. but you are obviously a strong woman to have come this far and be moving forward.

    i'm glad your angels have been with you. love that photo of statue.

    it's nice to think of them there to carry you when you can't do it yourself.

    keep moving forward.

  3. Celia, your courage and strength are an inspiration to all of us. I am so happy you are here to share your life with us. You are very dear to me.

  4. Dearest Celia,

    Wow, what a fate! Like a little infant, you never can leave a patient unattended! So sorry you had to go through so much for so long. But as I've discussed with Pieter while we walked the other day, you had so much benefit from your kick boxing and other sports. You knew about persistence and discipline and that got you to the moment where you now share your courageous story with the WORLD! Love you for that, you are a girl of my heart; and many hearts... ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
    Oh, may you receive my 30 hearts and that none, ever will be broken again! May the angels always carry you safely away.

    Love to the both of you,


  5. You are so brave! How scared you must have been. I always feel safest at home

  6. ...And she lives to tell her story -- boldly and with confidence that her life was spared for a reason. Bless you, Celia!

  7. I SO missed this series! Was hoping it would be continued.
    Oh Celia, I still have such a hard time imagining what you must have gone through. And how far you've come.

  8. I know how hard rehab is...trying to get back to where you once were and to have to depend on others....so glad you made it home...I'm tuned to the next piece....

  9. You are truly an inspiration! Your angels were watching over you once again at that moment, and your strength and determination helped you through. I cannot imagine what the nurse must have been thinking to leave you alone! Home is truly where the heart is and I believe most of us would heal better as we feel safest there. Within hours of giving birth I was asking to go home where my husband can care for me.
    Wishing you a lovely evening, mon ami! xoxo, B

  10. I'm so glad you're back home! What a scary treatment at rehab - unreal that you were left alone like that! You are truly so amazing and make me want to be a better person. Really!

  11. Oooh, you really were protected!!! What kind of nurse was that? Well, have a lovely day and I'm happy that you have a little snow:)

    Kristin ♥

  12. Love the car, it may be low but you're still having fun getting there. You share so much, so simply, I could (almost) feel living through it.

  13. (I want to say a bad word )

    Damn I hate you have to go through this

    you are a strong woman and to tell us all about your daily struggles makes us all strong

  14. I am so sorry to hear about your rehab, an awful experience to go through. God was certainly looking over you and has kept you protected.

    My husband is permantly disabled with MS so I can understand some of your rehab. So pleased you are now home, I am now a follower, blessings, Maureen.

  15. I can't believe that nurse left you unattended! (Scream)!! I hope she was fired! I'll look forward to your next installment. I'm really glad your life is better once again. You're a very strong person and your story gives hope to others who may be going through difficulties. May angels always watch over you!!


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