Hubby in hospital

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   Posted 12/12/2004 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, ladies.......another thing to deal with.  My husband fell off the neighbor's garage roof yesterday and shattered his left heal bone.  Needless to say, he is in the hospital.  He will be needing surgery, but we have to wait until the swelling goes down - maybe a week.  It's a good thing he didn't do this a couple of weeks ago.  I wouldn't have been able to help him up or to the car.  Two of my neighbors saw it happen and rushed over.  I was in the kitchen baking and didn't hear a thing.  Thank goodness for great neighbors! :-)
He is in terrible pain and complains that the bed in uncomfortable.  He's not the type of person who can just sit or lie down and do nothing.  This is going to be hard on him.  He won't be able to put any weight on it for 3 months and possibly, in a year, will need another surgery. 
The topper is - this is his last week at his current job.  He (supposedly) is to start a new one in 2 weeks!  I don't know about that.  At least it is the left leg, so he should be able to drive. 
Is this another test???  I think I already passed!!!  He is the type of person that thinks 'why me?'  'I hate my life!' - which makes it hard on me.  Thank goodness I am strong - otherwise, I would be a basket case by now. tongue
By the way, he wasn't putting up Christmas lights.  He was trimming a tree - THE NEIGHBOR'S TREE!!!  It is terribly grown over and drops a sooting residue on my lemon tree.  I hate it too, but I wouldn't climb on the roof.  I need to talk to the neighbor about getting it trimmed (or cut down).  I think it was actually a seedling that sprouted many years ago and it just kept growing.  It's right up against the brick wall and serves no purpose.  This is a new neighbor, so maybe they will be willing to do it.  The old neighbor wouldn't. 
Sorry to vent, but that's what it's all about here.  Other than this, I'm doing great.  I started baking again for selling.  In fact, I have a big order for Tuesday, but don't think I'll be able to get it done.  They will understand.

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   Posted 12/12/2004 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Kathy,

What rotten luck! Please take care and hang in there.

Sending prayers you and your husbands way.

God Bless,
"What sweetness is left in life if you take away friendship? It is like robbing the world of the sun"

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   Posted 12/12/2004 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Kathy
I am so sorry.  Sometimes I do think that we are tested everyday.  One time my Mom told me that God only gives us as much as we can handle.  and I lost it.  Told her my plate was full and I come from a big family so let's start sharing the load. 
My thoughts and prayers are with  you all the time.  Your brother cornered me at Mom's house a couple of weeks ago and told me to "get on line" .  I started laughing.  Told him I would just busy. 
When is your next chemo.  Here's hoping that it goes smoothly. 
We have raced "for the Cure"
Worn Lee's Jeans on Friday "for the Cure"
Bought New Balance tennis shoes "for the cure"
Worn pink ribbon pins "for the cure"
Collected donations "for the cure"
Ate pink M&M's "for the cure"
Drank Sutter Home wine "for the cure"
Spent an extra $.08 on a stamp "for the cure"
Ate Lean Cuisine frozen dinners "for the cure"
We have all done our part "for the cure"
now you do yours and get us that cure.

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   Posted 12/12/2004 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
My next chemo is the 21st.  I have a follow up the week after for one of the drugs.  I call that my 'quickie'.  LOL

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   Posted 12/12/2004 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh no! Sorry to hear this news! Please let him know we are thinking about him and hoping for a quick recovery!


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   Posted 12/13/2004 7:48 AM (GMT -6)   



My thoughts and prayers are with you and hubby right now. I know from experience that men are the worst patients sometimes. 4 years ago my husband was at work and had their boiler blow up on him and had 3rd degree burns on his hands and face and the recovery was torture. Thank goodness for us women who love them. I will be thinking of you both during this time.


  Psalms 91:4  "He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and armor".

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   Posted 12/13/2004 8:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Kathy, so sorry about these recent events. It is always something. Hang in there. The tests just keep coming to those that are strong. I will have you and your DH in my prayers.


Many Holiday Blessings to All



Life may not be the party

 we hoped for,

but while we are here we might as

well dance.

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   Posted 12/13/2004 8:04 AM (GMT -6)   

So sorry to hear about your DH...My gosh, enough already.
Please take care of yourself and even though it seems
impossible, try and get some rest.


Sometimes it is a slender thread, Sometimes a strong,
stout rope; She clings to one end, I the other;
She calls it friendship; I call it hope....

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   Posted 12/13/2004 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Well I would certainly think you have been tested. Its one thing to deal with this beast its another to deal with a husband that is laid up. Believe me I agree no one should have all this to deal with at one time. Come and vent anytime you need to. I am sure if it were me I would be signing my name Complaining again from Pa. Hugs Joyce
People are like tea bags, you have to put them in hot water to see how  strong they are!

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   Posted 12/13/2004 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry to hear about your husband. As luck would have it, I have a good friend recovering from the same injury. She fell out of a 3rd floor window in August. Is he getting an artificial heel? That's what she has. She also had to wait nearly a week before surgery. I can give you more info if you'd like, but don't want to take up space here.

My thoughts and prayers are with you both.


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   Posted 12/13/2004 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Ouch that sounds painful! Some men should never get on roofs. My husband has done it many times and has had no accidents, but I am always fearful. I'm sorry you are having to deal with this right now, your plate is full enough for sure. Will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers that he will heal quickly. MK

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   Posted 12/13/2004 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
That is horrible! when it rains it pours....but I just was listening to my Jodie Messina Cd on the way home (she's a country music singer) and she has a wonderful song called "Bring on the Rain"... among it's lyrics are: " no I'm not gonna let it get me down, I'm not gonna cry, and I'm not gonna lose any sleep tonite; 'cause tomorrow's another day, and I am not afraid, so bring on the rain" I listened to it alot during chemo. Seems to me to be an empowering song when you're down. Listen to it at Barnes and Noble sometime!

I hope your hubby's heel improves, and if surgery is needed, that is is effective.... sorry you are in difficult times......just think though, a heel is better than him breaking his neck... (sorry - I had to throw in a 'it could be worse' analogy.) I hate those but sometimes they help.

hugs, and hope your next chemo isn't too rough.....
"It's been worth everything I've been through,
 To do what I do"

                       To Do What I Do   -Alan Jackson, 2004

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