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Offline Paul

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You never know what the day may bring
« on: November 03, 2012, 10:38:19 PM »
When I left the house to run my trap line about 6:30 this morning I noticed the light in the kitchen was out and thought I'll need to take care of that when I get home. Then this afternoon when I pulled into the yard I saw my son's car parked next to the garage.   It turned out that he had just brought my wife home from the emergency room.

Apparently about 8:00 this morning my wife climbed up on a chair to change the light bulbs, fell and broke both bones in her left arm just above the wrist.  Monday I will need to take her to a specialist to get a hard cast and determine if she will need surgery.  (In the X Ray, they do not appear to be "clean" breaks and the end of at least one bone looks like it may have splintered.)  For the time being at least it appears I will be chief cook, bottle washer, dog wrangler, and designated driver along with my other duties.

Oh, I forgot to add, since my wife already had two black eyes and a bump on her forehead from falling over the dog and whacking her head on the cupboard last Sunday, the people in the emergency room questioned my son quite severely thinking I was a potential wife beater.   Fortunately my daughter and her husband along with my son and his wife were all here when she took her first spill and he was able to assure them that his dad had nothing to do with either accident.

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Re: You never know what the day may bring
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2012, 05:05:47 PM »
When I had to stand on a chair to retrieve my stock pot yesterday, I thought of your wife. And I was VERY careful. I hope she is feeling OK.
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Re: You never know what the day may bring
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2012, 07:46:37 PM »
It may not count as broken glass, but at six o'clock this morning my wife and I were in line to cast our ballot.  We then left directly from the poll to the hospital where my wife underwent a forty five minute operation that lasted two hours plus while they installed screws and plates that with luck, will hold everything together.  After the operation the Dr. told me that while it looks like everything will work out in the long run, because Sue's bones are soft, it was much more difficult to patch things back together.

Both before and after the operation the pain has been severe.  When you have been married for fifty years, its hard to watch someone you love silently rock back and forth as tears stream down their cheeks.  Oxycontin won't touch it and there isn't a thing you can do to make it better.  I can't imagine what it would be like in a SHTF situation to have something like this happen and know that emergency rooms and Orthopedic surgeons were not available.

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Re: You never know what the day may bring
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2012, 10:57:43 PM »
Paul, that's two bad falls in a very short time.  Have you considered getting her a neurological workup?
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