Jun 25, 2010


Hello ladies: Happy Pink Saturday! This is going to be a short post, because I took a fall and am having some serious back pain. Since last Tuesday, I have been in the hospital emergency room twice. I even got a ride in an ambulance! The ambulance ride was for a severe migraine, I was at Burger King and someone call the ambulance when I collapsed on the table. Next thing I remember is this cute paramedic asking me if I could tell him my name. It was the worse headache I have ever had. I could not even enjoy the ride because of the pain, and to top it off, I got sick on him. Talk about being embarrassed.

My next visit to the emergency room was because I fell off the dining room table.What was I doing on the dining room table you ask? Good question! Being stupid! I was going to decorate a candle chandelier that was over the table. When I stood up, the whole table flipped over on me. The force of the fall threw me into a marble table with all kinds of china dishes that fell on me. Then my big head hit the wall and a glass frame and shattered into a million pieces. I am so lucky I did not impale myself. There was glass and blood all over. I was alone, of course, no one is ever home when I fall. I need to plan that better. So I layed under the oak table until I was sure there were no bones showing anywhere. After I got the big table off me, I crawled to the couch in the next room to get my self up. As it was happening, it felt like everything was in slow motion. Like I was watching a cartoon only I was feeling everything. Today is the first day I have started to move. I have been on a lot of pain killers. I did fracture my shoulder blade and my back is having severe muscle spasms. I am feeling real loopy (muscle relaxer). So, that was my week. I had all kinds of plans, but I guess God had other plans.

I did not take any new pictures. These are some pinks that I had already taken. I just could not miss Pink Saturday. I know I have not finished visiting a lot of you who joined Tea Cup Tuesday. I hope to catch up soon. I hope that by this Tuesday everything would be back to normal. I almost forgot, while I was at the hospital, the doctor found a heart murmur. So now, I have to take all kinds of tests to see why I have this all of a sudden. So please say a little prayer on my behalf. Keep safe, and have a great PS! Blessings, Martha


Eileen said...

Oh my goodness, Martha! That is quite a lot for one person to go through. I hope you are on the mend soon!

stefanie said...

oh, what a busy week you have had!!!! I do hope you start feeling better!!!
I have to tell you, I love your window box inside the kitchen...sooooo cute! you take care.

Draffin Bears said...

Oh dear Martha, I am so sorry for all you have been going through, what a bad week you had.
I will say a prayer for you my friend and I hope that you are feeling better and that you get the heart murmur sorted.

Sending healing hugs & love

Regina said...

Happy Pink Saturday Martha.
I'm sorry about the accident. A prayer for your immediate recovery.

" Regina "

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, Martha, You sound like me! I have had one accident that tore all my surgery loose, then a few days later I had a bad fall. I've been at the Doctors and Hospitals, and still going! I hope your better soon. I have not been able to visit or link for a while, and it makes me so sad! I love coming over and seeing all your lovely Treasures! I am up late, can't sleep for pain. lol Sending up a prayer for you! I know you have been through a lot lately! Get well soon!!!!

Unknown said...

I hope that you are feeling better soon Martha and recover well. Suzie xxx

Home and Heart said...

OH NO!!!! I am SO glad it was nothing more serious!! I am sure God love's you and was not having a chuckle that you fell of the table!! I hope you are healing well and back to yourself soon!!

Victoria said...

HUgs and more hugs Martha...I am happy you are aok..it must have been scarey! Please get well soon..wishing you all the healing and recovery you need..and wishing you many bright sparkles and lots of TLC..may you feel well soon! HUgs!
Beautiful pinks too!!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What are we going to do with you!! I am glad that you did not impale yourself!!!
Please be careful!! I can so relate because I have fallen 5 times in a year. I have severe curvature of the spine and I have some nerve involvement that causes my right foot to go numb and down I go!!Like a ton of bricks!! I haven't broken anything yet, Thank God!!
I pray it does not happen when I am walking down steps!!
And I agree, no one is ever home when I fall. Maybe that is a good thing though because i am so embarrassed!!
Take care now and take those happy pills for the pain!!

Big hugs,

Unknown said...

Dear Martha, I can only imagine the pain you are experiencing. I didn't have such a bad fall but it took me forever to recover, actually I think I never will since my knee still hurts so much. Take all those pain killers and try not to put yourself back to work too soon. The thing that worries me is the migraine. Are you a sufferer? That episode sounds too violent to me. WE all going to be praying for a speedy recovery. Blessings, Marta.

Unknown said...

Hi Martha, sorry about that, please take care.

Love your kitchen!


Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hi Martha, Oh my goodness, what a week you have had! You take care of yourself!! And stay off of Dining room tables....actually, all tables!! :) You rest, that's what you need to do rignt now!!!!

Your pinks are gorgeous!! I don't think I've seen them before, as I've only been blogging a few months.

Wishing you a Happy Pink Saturday my friend!!

Warmest hugs to you, Brenda

Chatty Crone said...

Your pinks are beautiful - but you need to stop falling! I am so sorry. Hope you feel better soon. sandie

Patti said...

Oh, my, Martha, what an eventful week!! I'm SO glad you weren't injured more severely. I'll be praying for you, for a quick and complete recovery.

Since I'm new to Pink Saturday, I hadn't seen any of your pinks. I LOVE the valance in the first photo....actually that whole set-up. Looks like your kitchen sink, right? What a lovely view as you do the dishes.

Take care, my dear...and no more standing on tables!!


Rebecca Nelson said...

Martha...are you kidding me? Girlfriend...you could have killed yourself.

I did something like this once (sort-of anyway). When I was 16 I was living in Colorado and the year was 1976. I was in a choir gathering with several school and couldn't SEE the director so I decided to stand on the chair that was ON TOP OF THE CHAIR RISERS. Well...the chair collapsed and I woke up in the emergency room. Horrible experience and I have a scar over my right eyebrow to this day.

I'm so glad you are still with us. A Saturday without your PINKS would be sooo boring!


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh no Martha, you should take rest and no more moving up and down and decorate your home for few weeks.. am so sorry to know about the fall your had and I am praying for your fast recovery..

oh btw that blue handpainted roses tray you had here just like my handpainted hat pin..

wishing you a good rest weekend

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh my goodness, Martha, you have been having a hard time! I have taken so many falls over the past number of years that I have been going to physio for about six weeks now. You poor thing! Rest up and get better soon.
Love your pretty rose teapot and I adore your watering can lamp; that's the cutest! Take care of yourself and Happy Pinks to you. I will pray that you heal up quickly.


Nancy said...

Wow! What incredible experiences. Do take care and hope all heals soon. Love the cut work lampshade! Happy Pink Saturday!

Mary said...

Hi Martha,
My goodness you have had a terrible week.
Hope you are feeling better soon and please take care of youself.
Blessings, Mary

Claudia said...

Martha, my goodness! My dear, I am so sorry! What a hard time you've had, not to mention how frightening it must have been. Dearest, you must be careful (I'm sure I'm not the first to say that this week) My husband is always saying that to me, as I have had my share of mishaps.

Please take care and rest so that the healing can begin.


Tess said...


I hope you are feeling back to normal soon! This is NOT how to find excitement :-)

Lovely "pinks" by the way...I love the china!

Have a quick recovery!

Susan said...

Dear Martha...I was SO SORRY to read that you took such a dreadful fall. And also was sorry about collapsing at Burger King. Hmmmmm. Is God trying to tell you something? Maybe slow down? Oh Martha, please recuperate and get all better soon. Your pinks were lovely. I even like the kitchen curtain. God bless you. I will pray for you. Susan

Doni said...

Oh you poor dear!!! I can't believe your week! STAY AWAY FROM THE TABLE!!!! but I have to admit, it sounds just like something I'd have done myself! I'm so glad you're alright, but I hope you're injuries heal quickly. Prayers are with you!

Susan Freeman said...

Martha!! Be careful! I am so sorry to hear about your tough week. I'm sending you love, hugs and prayers!!

Susan and Bentley

Needles Everywhere said...

Oh Martha! I am so sorry. Didn't your mamma teach you that we NEVER make a ladder out of furniture!!! It's something that runs through my head everytime I'm tempted so stand on something. I am just sick about all your injuries. I wish you a speedy recovery. Take it easy on yourself and use those medications to benefit you and get you back on your feet.

Moments of Grace said...

Dearest Martha,

I am so very sorry to hear of your accidents and your illness. Please rest and take care of yourself. You are so used of God to be a blessing to others and I, for one, need your inspiration and words of encouragement (a little selfish maybe--LOL). I am praying now for your full recovery and pain relief.

May the Lord bless you so richly as you recover. May His peace be yours today.

In Grace,

Bettyann said...

Dear Martha: oh my goodness you have had quite a week..yes we all do the crazy thing like standing on the table..you are in our prayers and thoughts...please let us know how you are doing next week...take care friend..

Creative Grammie said...

Oh my sweet Martha! You've certainly had a taxing week! I'm glad you're recouperating and I'll definitely put in a good word with the Almighty. Right now I want you to repeat after me: I will not stand on dining tables anymore. come on, say it.
Before I forget, I love your PS vignettes and especially the one with the rose teapot.
Ok dear, get well, and watch out for those pain killers and muscle relaxers.

Terri said...

Martha, what in the world am I going to do with you?! Do I have to come over there and keep and eye on you???
From here on out you are banned from climbing on anything...do you hear that? Banned!
Oh I know, it is hard to keep a good woman down when she has and idea, but please (lol) for the sake of all that is holy, don't climb on anything!!! : )
O.k. I am feeling a little more calm now...
I am sorry about your severe headache, I took that ambulance ride too last winter with a shocker of a sudden headache, dropped me to the ground too. I am so sorry you have gone through that. I would have rather given birth to twins! I hope you (or I) never have that again.
And I hope the murmur was a glitch, and they find out all is well with your heart.
My thoughts are with you as well as my truly good wishes for you to receive only good from here on out.
hugs, hugs, and more hugs,

Tara said...

Good grief woman! I am so glad you are still alive after the week you've had! Your migraine sounds awful. My sister and a couple of cousins get terrible headaches that can take them out too. No ambulance rides for them though.
As for the table incident, that sounds plain scary. I am so happy you didn't hurt yourself worse. I hope your back feels better soon! Love the view from your kitchen window too, Happy Pink!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Oh, my goodness, what a story you have told! I hope you are on the mend after that awful fall!

Thank you for the invitation to join your tea party! Since it has passed, I'll try to remember to join next Tuesday! I would love to share my yellow depression tea with everyone!

Take care of yourself!

God Bless!


Bunnym said...

Jeez Martha...what are you doing climbing on tables or anything for that matter? Stop it...stop it right now missy! Whatever needs to be done that you have to climb on something to do...LET IT GO...or get someone else to do it. Glad your OK...it could of been worse.
Please take care of yourself...
...there!...I'm done now.

hugs, bunny

Rose said...

just checking in my computer was sick and now working. boy! that tough about the falls. i guess it was a blessing in some way going to the hospital as you may have found out about a possible heart issue. hope it's not so. loved your photos. just get better and then when you can drop us a line. prayers in your direction.

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Oh Martha! Hope you're feeling better today. Take this Sunday to relax and rejuvenate. Prayers being sent your way.


Unknown said...

G'day, Martha ~ OMGosh! You can't go climbing around like this, it is a good thing you are ok ... dear me, we aren't 16 anymore, sugar! I am so sorry, you've sure had a rough few months ...
I do hope things turn around for you on the uphill trend.

Have a lovely & safe 4th ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Kerrie said...

Oh Martha, I want to cry for you! Please, pls be careful and do nothing like that again! I will pray for you. Bless your heart! I hope you will be feeling better soon and the doc will find why these things are happening very soon! Love and hugs, Kerrie

★Carol★ said...

Decorating is a dangerous business! My goodness, you must have been so scared. No more climbing on tables for you! I hope you start feeling better real soon. It's my first Pink Saturday, so it's very nice to meet you!
Carol~~Old Glory Cottage

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello dear Martha,

Oh my goodness, you must be more careful! Take care of yourself! Aren't those happy pills the greatest! I had to take them for a herniated disk last year, and it was touching the sciatic
nerve! I thought I would die with the pain. Rest, and hope to see you post soon!


parTea lady said...

So sorry to hear about your accident. Hope you will soon be feeling much better. Now I see why companies like lifeline are needed - it must have been very scary being alone when that happened.

Artzy Heart said...

Oh,my...Martha! Are yoiu doing better now? So sorry to hear about your horrific mishaps. How brave of you to post again so soon. Please take care and God bless you!