What's Up With The Wonky April at WDWFG?

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What's Up With The Wonky April at WDWFG?

Hello hello! yay

As I'm sure many of you have noticed, things have been a bit slow with the site the past couple of weeks. While WDWFG has a a great team of people that work together to get things done, but as far as the newsletter, feature articles, news scheduling, forum over-site goes, that all falls on my shoulders.

On April 6th, I was coming out of the grocery store, and missed the step down off the curb. I landed very badly, and broke my ankle in three different places. Told that it was far too swollen to operate on (I'm getting lots of fun pins and plates put into it) I was put on bedrest for a week, then told it was still swollen and given another week of bedrest. I was able to keep up somewhat while on bedrest, but the medications slowed me down. wheelchair

Finally on the 21st I was scheduled to have surgery this week, but by the afternoon of the 22nd it was obvious that I had developed a virulent case of pneumonia in 4/5 of my lung lobes. This won me my second ambulance ride to the ER, where I was admitted, and spent a lovely (?) weekend. waiting

I am extremely pleased with the way the WDWFG team all pulled together to help cover my unexpected absence. We may have come to a bit of a crawl, but the site is still moving forward - just like Uncle Walt would want us to. Traci has been pulling double time with news and some feature articles, Melissa has picked up feature articles, and I'm always grateful for the way Mr. Hub and Vettelover help to watch over the forums and keep things moderated. muchlove

I am happy to say - I am now home! I'm going to try and get a ton of things done over the next few days. Please be aware though that I will be heading in to finally have surgery on my ankle this Thursday, so you may notice some continued hiccups for the next week or two. We'll be back up to full speed shortly - until then I thank you for your continued support for Walt Disney World for Grown-ups.

~Kristen mickey

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awesome and wishing you a speedy recovery.

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Seriously, take care of yourself and don't worry about anything else. Even if the aforementioned folks weren't doing a fine job keeping things running here, we'd all manage while you recover. Hope everything goes smoothly and you're back on your feet soon.

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Don't worry Kristen, I've been following your hectic adventure via Face book. Just take care and we will all be here when you return.

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Good luck with your surgery. Hope you have a speedy recovery!

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Sending lots of pixie dust your way for a quick recovery stars

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Goodness, I must have been on the boat and missed the pneumonia portion of this! Hope you are doing well and sending pixie dust for the speediest of recoveries!

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Even with all the craziness in your life right now, somehow you still find time to worry about others bighug

Hope you have a speedy recovery! Just think, you're getting everything out of the way now, then come the fall you will have a Fantasmic ( see what I did there Wink ) Disney trip!

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Thanks so much for your well wishes and understanding everyone! WDWFG is truly a labor of love for me and I feel horrible when things don't go as smoothly as I like them too. I just have to keep reminding myself that I'm only one person, and at the moment that's a sick and injured person.

JMed - I'm so happy for you that you were on the boat! My adventures, while exciting, have not been fun. I wish I could have been there with ya. muchlove

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sending you lots of healing thoughts~ muchlove

and echoing your appreciation of Traci, Melissa and our wonderful MrHub & Vettelover ! bighug

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stars sending pixie dust and well wishes. Get better soon!

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Get better soon muchlove

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bighug

Hope everything went well today.

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Speedy recovery biggrin

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Hope you are healing fast and planning your next Disney adventure. awesome

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Hoping to hear that surgery went well and you are on the road to recovery!!

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Hello everyone! Thank you so much for the well wishes. mickey

I'm a week out from my surgery now, and I'm starting to lower the doses of pain killers that have been keeping me asleep most of that time. They were only able to fix 2 out of the 3 breaks in my ankle, but they placed a couple of extra screws to help hold the unstable area a little more tightly together. It's another 6-8 weeks before I can bear any weight on it, and we really haven't talked about farther out than that, other than me needed a screw removal surgery in about a year. This is a long term recovery project. waiting

I'm hoping to be back on the forums, and doing some behind the scenes work over the next few days to catch up on everything I've been missing. biggrin Plus my fingers are crossed for being alert enough to get back to writing by mid-next week, that really depends on how minimal we can get the pain medication down to. crossfingers

~Kristen

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Kristen, I am so sorry to hear about your fall and ankle surgery. I hope all is well with you and you continue to heal in the coming weeks. You are in my thoughts. Sending all the pixie dust you need to help with the healing. stars

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Hope you get better soon Smile

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Glad to see you back on the boards! REST bighug

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Take care of yourself, Kristen! Glad to hear that you're on the mend! awesome muchlove

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First look at my post-surgery ankle... It's pretty ugly. Just call me Sally Stitches.

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eek

Yikes! YOUCHEY !

That sure looks sore sad sad sad sad sad

Take good care of you !!!!!!!!!!!!

muchlove
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Magic Mirror wrote:

That sure looks sore sad sad sad sad sad

I feel like I turned a corner about two days ago from being really broken and ill to more on the gaining strength and recovery side. My friends say that I sound more like myself on the phone, I've been able to get some work done, and I've started eating again. I think I'm finally on the road to recovery. muchlove

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Glad you are feeling a little bit better. I agree with MM - OUCHIE!

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As you are talking medical issues, let's clarify that should be CORNER!! laugh laugh

Seriously, best of luck with your recovery!

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Mad Hatter wrote:
As you are talking medical issues, let's clarify that should be CORNER!! laugh laugh

Seriously, best of luck with your recovery!

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BWAHAhahaha!!! See - this is why I haven't been able to keep up with the articles the past month. My brain thinks one thing but god only knows what my fingers are typing. It's hard to write on Norco. laugh

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Yikes, that looks rough. Glad to hear that you're beginning to feel better.

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Glad you are starting to feel better.

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Glad to hear you are getting back in the flow of things. yay

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Sending you positive thoughts for a speedy recovery! Glad to hear you're feeling (slightly) better!