Sometimes Stuff Happens

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On December 4th I flew to Mexico City to visit friends. December 7th I took a tumble, fractured the head of my right arm in three places, and ended up in a wonderful private hospital in Mexico City. They put a plate in with seven screws…I really ring at the airport now. I was able to stay for most of the rest of the trip with my children. They took excellent care of me and I had a wonderful time. However, yesterday, it was determined the top two screws did not hold. It is a complicated surgery and the local orthopedic is sending me to the University of WA hospital.

While in Mexico, I learned how to turn my camera, a Cannon SI3, upside down, adjust the screen, which swung out, so I could see what I was shooting, and then hold the camera with one hand and take a picture… granted if it was an action shot… it was over before I was ready. I threw half of them away when I returned… crooked, out of focus, but I still have some wonderful memories. My brother “Denton” changed my posts to repost for another month, and I was hoping to start again this next week. I am going to have to take a break. I have ask Denton to take my site down on January 18th… but I will be back! As I recover, expect a visit now and then. I am still one handed typing, so comments may be brief.

Best to you all… Your photos have opened a whole new world for me.

14 thoughts on “Sometimes Stuff Happens”

  1. Sorry to learn of your “tumble” soon after your arriival in Mexico — this now answers my inquiry of the other day as to why you still had reposts. Wishing you a speedy recovery and hope those drs. get everything all fixed up to allow you to return to your passion of daily photography! Will anxiously await your return! Happy New Year!

  2. I’m so sorry to hear about you accident. I will miss your photos. I got hooked on Daily Photos from looking at your brother Denton’s photos. Hope you have a quick recovery.

  3. Oh, Norma, I am so sorry that you have to undergo more medical procedures with a recuperation period. I will wait patiently for your return. I hope you heal quickly!!

  4. Norma,

    Sorry to hear about your fall.

    After a full day of interviews and then a walk along a very beautiful area in Habana Vieja, I feel like climbing into a hammock.

    Habana is one of the more beautiful cities I have seen, but there are many contrasts. The people are very friendly and helpful to someone with poor Spanish. The are always amazed when I tell them I am from the U.S. and some really smile then.

    Get better!

  5. Oh Norma, I am going to miss you. I’m so very sorry to read about your accident and the added surgery. I will be thinking of you and wish you a very speedy recovery…come back soon….you will be missed.

  6. Oh, Norma, I am SO sorry to hear your accident. Three breaks… ouch! Even though you’ve had great care, orthopedic surgery involves many challenges and recovery takes time.

    Take good care of yourself and heal well. I’ll be looking for your return and for notes from time to time of your progress.

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