I Had A Great Fall

Forum: Cakes & Cake Decorating

Shirley Utterback-Wilson
June 3 at 8:53am ·
Here is my Humpty Dumpty story.
May 4th, 4 dozen cupcakes baked and iced in fridge waiting for decorartioions next day for Raaainbow community Cincnco de Mayo lununcheon. Sommehow the next morning I thought I was dreaming I was falling, in reeality I actually was. I had rolled off my bed and I guess I hit the metal frame on the way daown. I was in so much pain I couldn’t move my boody to get to the phone. I lay there for 24 hours before I forced myself up and called 911.
Brooken collar bone in two places, 5 fractured ribs. 25 days in the hospital. The only positive thing to come out of this is I have stopped smoking. Hopefully permanently this time because I have COPD and smoking is killing me. So for now I am on oxygen and a Nebulizer treatment every 4 hours. But I passed physical therapy in a breeze, am walking without any support. I will have a home care nurse for a while with help bathing. But I have had the most amazing medical advocates through my daughter Melissa, son Josh and so many great friends from the Rainbow community cennter. Believe me, having a Daughter who is an RN really works wonders. She knows what questions to ask and gets answers.
Thank each and every one of you for your caring posts and concern. Your visits to the hopspita and phone calls. I am a bit battered and bruised but I’m still here! Not that I would suggest it, but I lost 15 lbs while in the hospital.

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Shirley

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Sandra Smiley ...

Oh Shirley, I am so sorry! It breaks my heart to think about you lying helplessly for 24 hours. Bless you sweet heart for your up-beat attitude. Best wishes for the speedest recovery possible. Hugs (very gentle hugs)!

Toni (White Crafty Cakes) ...

Oh my goodness! What an awful experience! Hoping for a speedy recovery for you!

Blacksun ...

Oh my god..take care of yourself and best wishes for the speedest recovery as Sandra said…kisses..

My Sweet World (Elena) ...

So sorry to hear about your accident Shirley! I truly wish you for a super fast recovery and to be on your feet in no time! Hugs and kisses 😘💕

June ("Clarky's Cakes") ...

Oh my goodness Shirley!! Whatever made you fall off your bed in the first place??? Just awful. And laying there for 24 hrs. Can’t imagine!! Glad your on the mend. Take it slow and easy.

Michal Bulla ...

I’m sorry to hear about your accident. Best wishes for the recovery…get well soon!

Goreti ...

So glad that you are on the mend. Cannot even imagine your spending 24 hrs in pain like that.

MsGF ...

Oh my gosh – what a frightening and horrific experience :-( So glad you are okay and on the mend. Happy you aren’t smoking anymore :-) Take care and get well. Looking forward to seeing more of your terrific cake creations :-) Be well!

CakeHeaven by Marlene ...

So sorry to hear about your horrific experience!! I am really glad you are better now!

Donna Tokazowski- Cake Hatteras, Hatteras N.C. ...

Shirley, I’m so sorry to hear about your fall! I hope you continue to mend quickly. Please take care of yourself! I look forward to seeing your posts! Hugs!!!!

Cakeicer (Shirley) ...

Thank you everyone. I am doing much better, being back in my own home and bed is a big part of my healing.

Calli Creations ...

Oh my goodness… how terrifying Shirley!! I’m so sorry you have had this frightening and painful experience!! Glad your back home and on the mend

Judith-JEtaarten ...

Ah how awefull for you, hope your not in much pain anymore.
Get well soon xx🎈🌹

Delicut Cakes ...

oh my goodness!!!! I am so sorry to read your bad news, but… as you say you have given up smoking so that is really good! Do take good care of yourself, take it easy, don’t rush things and recover well!!! here’s a hug from Spain!! xxx

Cakeicer (Shirley) ...

I saw the orthopedic surgeon on Friday and he has discharged me. Says I am not 100% healed yet but well on the way. Also I have been weaning myself off the oxygen a bit at a time, see the pulmonary doctor tomorrow and see what he advises as far as stopping oxygen altogether. I am still using the Nebulizer twice a day but am doing well with my oxygen levels. Great how the body can heal itself.