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Brnadebt
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   Posted 11/15/2005 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
My hubby fell off of an 8 foot ladder at work yesterday and shattered the bones in his heel. We sat in the ER for 6 hours for them to tell us that they could not help us. They have a specialist that will do the surgery but he has to wait 3-4 days for the swelling to go down first. His foot today is even more swollen so Im not sure how it is supposed to go down. He is in alot of pain and the codeine is not even helping. He gets shooting pains that go up to his knee. They told us it would be very painful and it is. It looks like he will be home for quite awhile because his job requires standing most of the day. So if everyone could say a little prayer I would really appreciate it. I feel better getting to wait on him now since he has been waiting on me since my diagnosis.
Hugs:)
Bernadette


debbiR
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   Posted 11/15/2005 8:50 PM (GMT -7)   

Bernadette: I am so sorry to hear about your dh's accident. I know how painful a leg w/ both bones broken is so I can only imagine how painful the heal area is. If the pain meds he is on aren't working, then call and get him something stronger. There is no reason, as you know, to lay there in pain. I'm glad that you are able to take care of him and I am sure that he is also. Keep the foot elevated and try and keep ice on it. My dd is a paramedic. I was reading her your post and she went nuts. She suggested that if there is another hospital close, even w/in an hr, go and see someone there. She was shocked that they only gave him codine for his pain.

Lots of prayers coming your way and your dh's.

Gentle hugs...Deb


 


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   Posted 11/16/2005 2:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh that sounds painful!! I am sorry to hear dh is hurt. I guess you two are taking turns taking care of each other. I hope he is able to get something stronger for the pain! I am sending prayers out for a good recovery.
L&H, Gail
 
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Candy
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   Posted 11/16/2005 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   

I am so sorry to hear your news.  I will pray for less pain and for the swelling to go away so that he can have surgery.  Continue to help each other.

Love and hugs,

Candy


Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: if one falls down, his friend can help him up.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
 


Tavish
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   Posted 11/16/2005 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh dear, sorry to hear this....keeping you and your DH close in my thoughts. Kathy (babyseester) went through this too, as I recall... that her DH fell and shattered his heel too while she was going through chemo....

L&H,
Lori


chantry31
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   Posted 11/16/2005 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Yikes! Add this to all that you are going through! My prayers are going out to both of you.

Chantry
There are no wrong turnings, only paths we did not know we were meant to take - Guy Gavriel Kay


Brnadebt
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   Posted 11/16/2005 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone!

So far the swelling is still to much for surgery so we will just have to wait. I got out some of my pain meds from my surgeries and gave them to him and he is doing better, when those are gone we will have to get more.
Thanks for the prayers and support Im off work today so Im being his private nurse :)
Hugs:)
Bernadette


gma
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   Posted 11/19/2005 9:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry to hear of your husband's accident. It does sound very painful. And it also sounds familiar. It seems to me that Babyseester's husband did the same thing about a year ago. She is back to working and going to school and is not posting so often but maybe she will see this and have some answers to questions you might have. Hugs and prayers, MK


debbiR
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   Posted 11/19/2005 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Bernadette: Glad that you found some of your pain meds and gave them to your dh. Even happier to hear that they are helping him. I'm sorry that there is still so much swelling. I know that he has to be miserable. He is a "good" patient????? Most men aren't. lol
 
Thinking of your and sending prayers your way for strength and patience.
 
Hugs...Deb
 


Luci
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   Posted 11/19/2005 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, that sounds like a bad one, painful too. Sending DH gentle (((HUGS))) and both of you prayers for strength. Luci
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me lay an invincible summer.  Albert Camus


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   Posted 11/19/2005 12:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Bernadette,
 
Yes, these ladies are right, my DH did the same thing (although he fell from a roof) last December, just after my 2nd chemo treatment.  He shattered his heel so bad that the orthopedic surgeon said it was one of the worst he's seen in 40 years of practice.  It is EXTREMELY painful.  He had surgery where they placed some pins and metal plate.  He was in a cast for 3 months.  It certainly made my chemo and going back to work quite a lot more difficult, having to deal with his situation, too.  He has healed pretty well, but still has a limp and probably always will.  His ankle is still stiff and he has occasional pain.  The surgeon told him that after a year, he might need a follow up surgery to do some fine tuning, but he doesn't want to be in a cast again, so I guess he's going to live with the limp.  'Gimpy' is finally listening to me and taking short walks on his lunch break.  If you have any questions, you can always email me at babyseeester@yahoo.com.  Good luck to both of you.
L & H,
Kathy


Brnadebt
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   Posted 11/20/2005 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Kathy

I remember reading about your husbands accident too. It is very painful and limiting. He is able to get around alot better now that the swelling has gone done some. I would think they will be able to do the surgery this week. He has alot less pain now so that has helped, but I still have to do everything for him. It is hard having to do all of my chores and his :) The Dr in the hospitol said there was nothing that they could do for him because it was crushed so bad. They recomended a surgeon from another hospital thatspecializes in this type of break. I just want the surgery to be done so that we can get on with it. Thanks for the info and your email address Im sure I will be writing to you.
Hugs:)
Bernadette


Skky
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   Posted 11/21/2005 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Brnadebt,
My thoughts are a little late, but hope your hubbys feeling a little better. Remember not to do too much, believe me it will be there waiting again tommorrow.
Best wishes
Michelle
"There are two ways to live your life. One is though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."     -Albert Einstein


Brnadebt
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   Posted 11/21/2005 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Michelle

Thanks for the well wishes. He is feeling better everyday but now we need to get the surgery done and that will be a longer term healing process. I took today off from work to be here and get all of this taken care of. I will rest later.
Hugs:)
Bernadette


Brnadebt
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   Posted 11/21/2005 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone

We decided to go to a specialist closer to home so we had an appointment today with her. She talked to us for awhile and then looked at the x rays and then stopped, she said that she could not do this surgery either. This is the second Dr to look at the x rays and say they could not help. She gave us a name of a Dr at a different hospital in Seattle. This is the same one that the ER Dr gave us so guess he must be the best. I did not realize how bad this break is, but it can lead to permanent problems she said this is the worst break that you can have in your foot. There is a chance that he will never walk the same even with the surgery because the break is so bad. It has a minimum 3 months in a cast and then rehab......Im not looking forward to this at all. It is hard doing everything around the house. It makes me appreciate all that my hubby used to do.
Hugs:)
Bernadette


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   Posted 11/21/2005 9:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I can totally relate to all you are going through.  My DH will be saddled with a limp for the rest of his life due to this injury.  He never had rehab.  The surgeon told him to just walk.  It will be a year in just a couple of weeks.  He's doing better than we expected, because they kept telling us how bad it was and what to expect.  Remember, I was going through chemo when he did this, so imagine feeling like chemo makes you feel and having to do the things he usually does.  It was very, very hard, but we both got through it.  He hated not being able to do things.  He's normally a very active person.  Just sitting around with a cast and hobbling on crutches made him crazy. 
 
I'm here for you whenever you want to vent.  You might need it!  LOL
L & H,
Kathy


Brnadebt
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   Posted 11/25/2005 7:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Kathy

Thanks for the encouragment, he is alreday getting depressed at not being able to get around. The Dr that we went to scared him to death with how bad it is and that he would be lcky to come out of it with just a limp. I was at chemo when this happened so I understand what you are saying. I have 4 more weeks to go and then I will be done with chemo and then onto rads.
Hugs:)
Bernadette


babyseeester
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   Posted 11/26/2005 3:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Just remember - this is SO VERY HARD, but you WILL get through it.  I sometimes thought I wouldn't make it with all the stress, but DH and I did make it.  Please email me anytime, if you are feeling overwhelmed.  I can say without hesitation, I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH!  I'm here to help you.  Did you look at that website I emailed to you?
L & H,
Kathy

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