Talula’s Barefoot Books Blog

A running commentary on life as an online bookstore owner after 25 years in Early Childhood Education.

Missing In Action!

Posted by Talula on June 10, 2010

Barefoot Books Kids

Just in case anyone missed my ugly mug since my last post several months ago; I have been out of commission on doctors orders. I was prescribed complete bed rest for several months, while the docs worked on my bones.

Seems that I had been walking around all of last fall with bones that were so fragile they were about to shatter at any moment. Of course; with all that bed rest  24/7, I lost all my muscle strength and now need to rebuild it. I have spent the last 3 weeks taking a few steps at a time, to build up the balance and muscles. It’s seems slow going to me; but hey – what do I know. I’m the idiot that didn’t know I was ill in the first place.

And as if that wasn’t enough to deal with, I also had a concussion that was bleeding on the outside of my skull! I had hit my head on the top of our truck bed cover while I was loading my equipment after my last book showing just before Thanksgiving. It hurt enough to make my eyes blur and water; but I never thought anymore about it after I got home.  I took a lot of aspirin during the next couple of months for the pain in my hips, which in my dumb behavior; resulted in masking the bone problem and also kept the concussion bleeding until mid-February.

Talk about a dumb move! But in my defense, I am a person who has been very healthy most of my life. And since there were no real symptoms but hip pain, I just thought I was simply getting old and slow.

OK, that’s enough crying in my beer! I hope to back on the boards regularly soon.

Have fun out there and remember to read to your children daily!

Love to all,



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