Woman Down 

Sorry friends.

I got into some trouble.

A bad PTSD episode was triggered by a psychiatric assessment where I did my best to be positive and not allow myself to be triggered. Yea, right.

Despite the fact the doctor was pleasant and helpful I was obviously kidding myself. Bizarre days and nights followed.

Things got worse on Sunday morning. I stood up and pain shocked me. I lost consciousness, fell and broke the ankle of my good leg.  So now I have two legs that are injured.

Thank God for my loving husband, daughters and sons in law. They have been taking good care of me.

I miss reading your posts but even writing this is major for me. Please take care of yourselves and pray for my husband, Hamlin. Poor guy.

After a second trip to another emergency room (as suggested by a kind Doctor who made a house visit to see me),  it was discovered that my original diagnosis was inaccurate. To make matters worse, the original hospital sent me home with the wrong cast. The cast they gave me did not provide the appropriate support, it was only causing me more pain.

I’d like to thank the kind folks at Bowmanville Hospital emergency room. They made it a priority to make me feel comfortable and they gave me the right cast. I’m hopeful that the pain will begin to subside.

Thank you all for all your love and support. I’m so grateful.




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60 responses to “Woman Down 

  1. Wishing you wellness, Cynthia. I can relate. Great big hug.

  2. Sending positive healing thoughts your way Cynthia! And let the f-bomb fall wherever it needs to! Hugs, Kellie

  3. So sorry to hear that you are the woman down! And in all of this you thought of us. Scream and cuss as much as necessary! You are surrounded by love. May peace find its way into your heart and body!

  4. Oh my! So sorry to hear this. Glad you were able to let us know so we can pray often. Feel better soon! – Karen

  5. les lawrence

    Here is my e-mail hug. Make that two. You are in our thoughts, you and all your great gang. Love and broccoli. Les and Sandra.

  6. I’m sorry to hear all this but thanks for the update. Surely hope you feel better quickly and your family keeps it between the ditches.

  7. Hugs & prayers sent your way, beautiful friend. Remember to be as kind and gracious to yourself as you always are to others, dear Cynthia. ❤

  8. So sorry Cynthia. Get well soon. Huge hugs. X

  9. So sorry to hear. Language is your best friend, all the four-letter words you can think of. xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

  10. Sending all good thoughts and prayers, Cynthia!

  11. Oh Cynthia, I wish I could hug you (gently) and sit and listen to some music with you. Sending Hamlin strength, patience and the knowledge that things will improve, as they have in the past.

  12. Jacquie

    I was thinking of you just before your post arrived! I’m sorry to hear of all your trauma and will pray for both you and Hamlin.

  13. Jacquie

    I was thinking of you just before your post arrived! I’m sorry to hear of all your trauma and will pray for both you and Hamlin.

  14. Oh Cynthia, I am so sorry. I am sending you love and light and hoping you are feeling better with each passing moment. Some wise words/an affirmation from Louise Hay, “My healing is already in progress.”
    One step at a time, my friend.

  15. Susan Glazier

    So sorry to hear this. If there is anything you need. I’ll be happy to help! I know you won’t be down long, you’re a strong lady! I’ll say a prayer for a speedy recovery. Good to hear your family is around you for strength. Better soon. Susan

  16. Darling girl, I empathise more than you know. Try to keep positive and keep laughing (as long as it doesn’t hurt!). xx

  17. So sorry to hear this Cynthia, please take care and I’ll be sending healing thoughts your way.

  18. You poor thing! Hope you feel better soon! Hugs!

  19. Prayers for you and for Hamlin. xo

  20. Joanne Schuetzl

    Sorry to hear about your fall. Cynthia I am a phone call away if you need me . God Bless you, Sending prayers & good thoughts your way . Love Tony&Joanne

  21. Jessica

    My dear Cynthia, I can’t believe this. I certainly feel the pain for you and sending love and big hugs that you can share with Hamlin. You are both in our thoughts,

  22. rosie

    scream and cuss as loud as you want…. then take a deep breathe….. be calm and carry on …. much love my friend one step at a time xxoo

  23. I’m very sorry to hear that but at least you’ve got some competent and loving caretakers. Take care and be thankful that you don’t live alone!

  24. I’m sorry to hear this, Cynthia. You’re in my prayers.

  25. Omg! Get better quickly. I am so sorry.

  26. Oh Cynthia, I didn’t see this. Warm hugs and healing wishes heading your way.

  27. Cynthia,
    I am sorry to hear of this. Please take care and and I am sending my prayers for yourself for a strong recovery. Issuing positive thoughts and strength for Hamlin, Nakisha and the rest of your family. Big hugs 🙂

  28. Thoughts, prayers and love flying your way!

  29. You poor thing! I am so sorry this has happened and will be praying for you and Hamlyn. Much love xx

  30. Prayers to you and your family Cynthia.

  31. I can’t believe I pressed Like on this post. But I AM glad you told us. Goodness, what a terrible experience and now the pain of a break. Prayers up! I hope you heal fast and rest well.

  32. I am sorry to hear of the troubles and the fall, Cynthia. I am glad you have such wonderful family to help care for you. Hamlin and your family are in our thoughts and prayers right along with you.

  33. This, I guess will take time. I wish you well, Cynthia

  34. Oh Dear! Briskly sitting it is.

  35. Praying for you and most importantly, for your doctors to find the correct diagnosis.

  36. Laurie Graves

    So very, very sorry! Oh, my! May the healing begin and the pain subside.

  37. Ann Moser

    Dear Cynthia, sending you good energy, holding you close in my thoughts and prayers.

  38. Oh Cynthia! My heart aches for you and your leg – what a tumultuous, trying time you’ve been through. I will be thinking of you and wishing you the speediest of recoveries, and a salve for the pain in the meantime.

  39. Oh my gosh!! I am so sorry to hear all of this…a nightmare for sure. I will be praying for a quick recovery not just for the bones but for your mind to be at peace after such a stressful situation.

  40. Murtagh's Meadow

    Poor you Cynthia. I hope you make a quick recovery. I know that the first couple of days after putting in a cast it can be still very painful, but hopefully pain will ease. Our health is so important to us. Sending lots of get well wishes.

  41. Oh, no! NO! That’s awful–I am so sorry, Cynthia–let your family take care of you . . .

    • Thanks Kerry and all kind friends. Sorry can’t reply to each of your kind messages but I do greatly appreciate. Don’t stop messages The depression is miserable. And back to guilt over my poor husband who is working so hard.
      I can finally see parts of garden. Sun shining. Send funny jokes please and my best wishes to you all.

  42. As someone who managed to get themselves a gentle tap from a car a year or two back and knackered ‘the good knee’ please accept my smoothy mwahahaaaaargh or even sympathy (blimey auto correct is on form tonight). For what is worth you will cope and if all be ok even if you find it hard to believe now. Absolutely best of luck with everything : the broken leg and the ptsd. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take it easy and look after yourself. We will all be here when you are ready to come back.

    All the best and god bless.


  43. gloria moodie

    Oh Cynthia as someone who went through this..broke my ankle in three places,as you know, I have to say”hang in there”, that’s what you will have to do with that cast on,but I know you are strong,just remember this too will end..one day at a time and with the support of friends and loved ones you will do it..much love Gloria

  44. Andrea balsara

    Cynthia, I’m so sorry this has happened. I can’t imagine how you must be feeling right now. We live fairly close by to each other so if there is anything you need please let me know. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  45. My goodness, Cynthai! I’m so sorry to hear about all your troubles. I hope you heal very fast. Love, Yvonne

  46. John G. Gammon

    Hi Cynthia Hope the pain has subsided somewhat. Trust that you will be feeling better soon. Regards

  47. Oh dear Cynthia .. so sorry to hear this! Thinking of you both .. big hugs

  48. Joanne Lopez

    So sorry to hear Cynthia! You must feel like you’re being knocked down constantly. Hush. It makes me think of this verse: “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed……so then, death is at work in us, but LIFE is at work in You.” 2 Corinthians 4:8.
    I pray somewhere in the midst of all this, you seek God’s presence; and He continue to surround you with love; strength and resources to be healthy again.

  49. So sorry Cynthia and thank goodness you have now been properly treated. Get better soon and sending love and hugs ♥

  50. So sorry! But relieved you are surrounded by lots of love and very good care. 🤕

  51. Sending you love and healing thoughts, dear Cynthia. ❤

  52. So sorry to hear this happened to you! I hope you’re feeling better.

  53. Kev

    Oh my… I cannot imagine the agony you must have been in both physically and mentally. I do hope you are recovering well by now, Cynthia. You were doing so well… I will be sending positive thoughts your way. Thank God you have such a loving and understanding family around you.

  54. Oh, Cynthia, I am so sorry to hear of your difficulties. I’ll be praying that you find comfort and have a speedy recovery along with prayers for your family. God bless you.

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