Bill and Juanita, owners of Allenspark Lodge B&B, are living their dream...

running a successful business and riding as often as possible.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bionic Cowgirl Update

Well, when Mom does something, she does it big.

Why have just one hip replacement when you can have two?

Why just fracture your arm when you could totally obliterate it?

No half-ways for Mom, no siree.

She got out of surgery shortly after 7:00 pm our time.  When I heard that she had broken herself not into two pieces, not even three, but seven pieces I wasn't too terribly surprised.  I'm pretty sure they coined the phrase "go big or go home" for Mom.

I didn't even ask how many plates and screws are holding her arm back together, but I'm sure it's an astronomical number.  Remember, she has 2 plates and 17 screws in her left wrist.  Certainly an obliterated elbow warrants more than that.

I didn't even ask when she's coming home because they'll kick her out for being too ornery in short order.  Expect a real update from Mom or Bill in the next day or so.


  1. Ye gods, that is ONE TOUGH WOMAN! And, bless her heart, too. Fingers crossed for a smooth recovery. What does she do for kicks, chew rebar?

  2. Jim and I are both so sorry to learn of Juanita's accident! Sounds too painful for words; can't imagine that ride back. Several years ago I fell on ice on the sidewalk 20 ft from my front door, fractured by ankle, and had to crawl up the steps, across the porch and in to reach a phone. That seemed like a big trip, but pales in comparison. We're sending healing thoughts from Ohio.

  3. Oh wow. I'm so very sorry for her! This is terrible! I hope she's not in a lot of pain and gets out quick. Wow!

  4. Gads!! Seven? Alright already Juanita we KNOW you are the Toughest Cowgirl Around!!! Take care, don't beat up the hospital staff too badly, and know we are thinking of all y'all from down here in the soggy southland.

    *WV: MOPHIDAB---- is that just a "dab" of morphine? ;)

  5. What awful news! Hoping the pain is being managed and she's comfortable and Bill is doing ok. Please keep us posted - best to all of you!


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