Thank you for all of your well wishes for my mother. She is getting better day by day. Last weekend, while chasing her new puppy (???) she felt something pop in the back of her leg, then she experienced a horrible pain. Turns out that she tore a ligament. She not only tore this ligament but she ripped it completely from where it connects her thigh to her buttock.
The result is that she has tremendous swelling and significant blood loss and obviously LOTS of pain. They don't give 64 year old women surgery to repair that type of pain (which incidentally would have been tremendously painful), but rehab. It will take 6-8 weeks to heal.
I'm sure she's doing better because as we were on the phone talking this morning discussing who would be coming to her house for the weekend she announced, 'I'm not thinking about that right now, my ass hurts! I gotta go.' Not laughing at you Mom...laughing WITH you. Anyways, when I see her this afternoon, I'll be sure to tell her about all of the nice comments.