Post # 1
Writing this post through tears, but DH is asleep and has already spent all day comforting me,but I am just breaking down and need some support. I got a call today at work that my mom was injured in an accident and I needed to come to the hospital. I HATE hospitals, but it’s my mom, who is always fearless and whom I have never seen seriously injured, so of course I freak out and go. When I got there of course it was a scary sight with her hooked up to a million machines, crying and all wrapped up in gauze, and even wrapped tight her arm was still twice it’s normal size. It turns out she broke it in three places in a really extreme way. They had to transfer her to another hospital, and she is having surgery tomorrow that is going to involve, plates, rods, screws, and one of these horrible contraptions to hold it all in place.
I’m a wreck. The hardest part was seeing how much pain she was in until she was crying out because of it, and how terrified she is about the surgery, she was crying about that too…and there is absolutely nothing I can do. I feel so helpless. She is so upset about the rods and screws and scars that will be with her forever, and terrified at the thought of surgery – she is 50 and has NEVER had an overnight hospital stay or surgery except for her C-sections with my brother and I.
My dad is staying the night with her there, so I can take some comfort in that…but I just can’t seem to stop worrying and crying. And if one more person tells me not to be upset because it could have been much worse, I’m going to scream. I know its true, but it still doesn’t change the pain she is in and the helplessness I feel.
Post # 3
I’m sorry you and your family is going through this. I can’t even imagine what you must be going through. (((HUGS)))) I will definitely pray for her safe and fast recovery.
Post # 4
I am sooo sorry for you mom & your family! I know its soo hard! You feel helpless, angry, sad & alot of other not so great feelings. FEEL THEM! Let them out, don’t hold them in!
My mom had a bad car wreck some years ago (I think 98-99) & now has screws in her face, a metal rod in her leg & her arm. Its REALLY scary to go through something like that! Of course it could have been much worse, it REALLY could have. But it wasn’t & it is what it is… Which is VERY scary & well, not so great. 🙁 I will pray for your mom & your family!
My husband had screws put in his face & ankle due to a car wreck also back in 2007. I was older then & understood everything that was going on. The emotions I felt was extreme!
So if you want to msg me & talk you can! I know exactly what you are going through!
Post # 5
Aww . Hugs!!!!!!! I hope your mom gets better soon!!!!
Post # 6
Thank You, Lord, for her life. I pray for comfort and peace for all of you! Relief from the pain….successful surgery and quick healing! I pray you would be able to rest tonight, knowing she is in His good hands.
Post # 7
Praying for your mum & for you ((((HUGS)))) I can’t imagine how you must be feeling.
Post # 8
Sending many postivie and comforting thoughts your way <3
Post # 9
I am sorry that you and your family is going through this. I rebuke the devil and pray that your mom will make a full recovery. In Jesus name I pray. Amen
Post # 10
I definitely feel I have to reach out to you. Hopefully my words will offer some comfort during this difficult time. I’m 29 now, but I lost my mom while I was away in college to a drunk driver. I was a thousand miles from home and there was nothing I could do. Feeling helpless is one of the worst feelings in the world. My life turned upside down within a matter of seconds and I thought I would never be able to pick up the pieces. I will never forget that day. I know people telling you “it could have been worse” means absolutely nothing. I felt the same when people would try to comfort me by saying “she’s in a better place.” Don’t let it make you angry though. I’ve found people often don’t know what to say in difficult circumstances like this. All I can say is, find comfort in knowing your mom is still here. As difficult as it is to see her in pain, trust that God has kept her here for a reason. Continue to offer her your support. Surround yourself with family. Lean on each other, and PRAY.
You are in my thoughts and prayers! <3
Post # 11
I give you my prayers for your mother, for your loved ones and for yourself. May she recover quickly and without too much pain. *hugs*
Post # 12
Oh I am so sorry. And you are more then allowed to be upset! People who say that are trying to make you feel better (I lost my step mom over the summer and I eventually snapped after hearing “at least she’s not in pain anymore” and “she’s in a better place” too many times), but sometimes it doesn’t work. Let yourself be upset over this, your mom is hurt, you can’t help her and helplessness is one of the worst things in the world.
Prayers and thoughts go out to you, your mom and your whole family. <3 <3
Post # 13
I’ll keep you and her in my thoughts and prayers! Im so sorry 🙁 It’s always hard to see a parent in pain, especially when there is nothing you can do to help. I’m sure you will all be stronger after this, and even though I’m sure you appreciated her before, you will have a new found appreciation for her presense. Let it all out!!!
Post # 14
Thinking of you and sending healing and comforting thoughts to you, your mommy, and your family. <3 So sorry this is happening but very glad she made it through. She sounds so strong – I know she’ll get through the surgery just fine and emerge stronger than before. Keep your head up – if you have time update us to let us know that she has come out of the surgery and everything is fine 🙂 I know it will be!
Post # 15
I’m sending you all my love x
Post # 16
So sorry to hear. Well wishes to your mother. She’s in my thoughts and prayers.