Back to Jail with Ketchup

Back to jail with ketchupBack to Jail with Ketchup…puns…intended puns.


Out of jail for a while, but I went back. You can read all about that here “Out of Jail Thrift Store Hauls.”


Another blogger said one’s problems or ailments should never be aired. On the other hand, someone else said these things help people identify with you. If this is a rule, I’m breaking it, and baring all to you, my friends.


The short answer is, I broke another bone forcing me back to the chair for who knows how long. (which feels like being in jail). Have you ever spent 24/7 in a chair? I spent all Spring and Summer here, and now it looks like all Fall and Winter too. Ain’t no fun. I called myself being careful, but who plans to fall? “I think I’m going to fall today so I can break another bone.” No we don’t do that.


Thinking I pulled a muscle in my butt, I walked everywhere with a crutch, but it grew excruciatingly painful. One MRI later I’m back in the chair. I have a cracked tailbone and spinal stenosis among other things. Doc said it takes 12 weeks to heal. Internet says it takes 6-12 months! I’ve been so depressed, I haven’t read or commented on blogs nor written a post until now.


Osteoporosis has reared its ugly head, so I guess I’m playing “ketchup” with my age this year…not that I consider myself “old” yet, but everything hit me early. I lost my husband at a young age; I entered menopause at a young age, and now this.


So you may not see many posts on my projects or holiday decor. I might be able to do some, but not much. Just the facts friends.


back to jail with ketchupI ordered my first wheelchair from Amazon. (First kiss, first date, first wheelchair…what a milestone!) Is there anything they don’t have?


Doc says he wants me in a wheelchair if I have much distance to walk. Wishing sometimes to go to the eternal home rather than go back to jail with ketchup, especially for so long. But maybe it won’t be so bad. My BFF says it will give me freedom and mobility. Yes I know I’m seeing the glass half empty.





back to jail with ketchup

22 comments on Back to Jail with Ketchup

  1. Florence I am so sad to hear this. I know you were ecstatic to get out of jail just a short whle ago. It must be so difficult to be stuck in jail. I know when I sit in front of the screeen for a few hours I start to get antsy. Hang in there Florence, we are at the othe end of the screen and we can keep you company. Also it will be better now with the wheelchair. At least you will be able to get out of the house. I’ll be praying for a speedy recovery for you.

  2. Oh no Florence. I am so sorry. I know how frustrated you were and how happy you were when you were sprung free. I wish you a quicker recovery and hope that the chair does help you get around easier. Keep thinking “half full”…maybe it will help!! 🙂

    1. I’m trying Kim, and beginning to think a little more positively about the whole thing. I’m tired of this pity party! I’m ready for a new perspective.

  3. Oh Florence I am so sorry to hear you are back in the chair(jail). I am glad you got the wheelchair so you can get around a little more. We are here for you, that is the beauty of the internet, right? Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  4. I’m so sorry to hear about your troubles Florence. It can be so frustrating not to be able to do the things that you enjoy, but a wheelchair will certainly help with your mobility. I wish you a speedy recovery, and I’m sending positive thoughts your way. 🙂

    1. Yes this is definitely slowing me up, and it is frustrating, but hoping the wheelchair will give me a little more freedom. I’ve already gotten it, and I see it’s helping. Thanks for the good wishes!

  5. Oh, no!!! I’m just now seeing this. Don’t know how I missed it. Wasn’t keeping up with emails, I guess.

    This is unacceptable. You’ve got to stop doing that! You need to get back to normal. I know your tailbone hurts. I believe I cracked mine when I was in my 30’s. Yes, it hurt for several months. Had to sit kinda sideways. It was tough.

    1. I know! I need to stop doing it definitely! Ugh…you broke yours too? Did you have a fall? Hate to hear it hurt several months though…ugh. I’m trying to deal with it.

  6. I’m so sorry to hear that Florence, I can only imagine how frustrating it must be for you. Wishing you a speedy recovery and in the meantime, may your wheel chair take you places you’ve never been before and help you run circles around everyone else in the thrift stores. Sending you lots of love and prayers from South Africa

    1. Wow, thank YOU Michelle!!! Appreciate your good wishes! And all the way from South Africa!! Yes I got out in the driveway today with wheelchair to enjoy just being outside in the sun and gentle breezes. That was great and therapeutic for me…just something that simple. Can’t wait to go a little further afield now.

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