Hubby did it again!!

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   Posted 8/21/2008 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all
For most of you, you will remember almost 3 years ago my husband fell and shattered his calcaneous bone (heal) and was layed up for 5 months. Well he slipped coming done a hill and broke his leg (completly thru) had to have surgery to put it back together. They put a steel rod from the knee down to the ankle and a plate in the area just above the ankle. He will not be able to walk for 3 months, so here we go again. He says this time it is not nearly as painful as last time, just tough not being able to get around.
Life in our house is never dull! I have been doing fine,  I have had a total of 5 skin cancer spots taken off now. Most were very easy and not too much of a scar except the one on my face and it left a big dent. My Dr. says that I can have a plastic surgeon fix it but I think I will just live with it. Iam busier than ever with work and having to do all of the shopping and house duties since hubby cant help. I guess you dont realize how much help they are until you dont have it anymore.
I do read the posts but have not had much time to respond to them. I will try to drop in a little more often.
Love to all, Bernadette

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   Posted 8/22/2008 5:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Bernadette!!! I can't believe this! I think it is time your husband sees a regular doctor and have a good health check up for the reason he breaks bones so easily. Has anyone mentioned this to him? There are several medical reasons that could cause bone breaks, the first of which that comes to me is Celiac Disease. The is a condition that only requires eating a gluten free diet. Wheat products are a no no. My husband was diagnosed a year ago last Feb. He has had symptoms for years and broke several bones over the years, and not as quickly as twice in three months. He was very anemic when they started doing tests. As soon as he quit eating wheat products, his blood went back to normal and he gained weight and looks great now. I recently met a woman who broke both her arms and a leg and then they determined she was a Celiac. She is 61 and was only diagnosed last year. We have two great nephews, little boys, who were recently diagnosed because of other problems not broken bones. But a good complete blood test would be the best way to see if all is well with your husband. Three months off his feet and how long was it before? Gees that is rough. He better get a job he can do sitting or lying down. You take care of yourself, too. Getting over tired and stressed is not helpful

Big Hugs, MK

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   Posted 8/22/2008 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey, Bern. So sorry about you hubby. Hope everything goes well with the treatment

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   Posted 8/22/2008 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
When I saw the subject line here I just couldn't believe what I would read.  That is just horrible.  I better warn my DH, not to repeat, too.  You are right, it never seems to be dull.  And yes, I agree, we don't appreciate them until they aren't there or are layed up.  At least this time you aren't going thru chemo, if that makes you feel any better.  I remember when my DH did the same thing.  It was the hardest time of both our lives.  The thing is, DH hasn't learned his lesson, because he still goes on the roof. 
Sorry about your skin cancer spots, too.  My nephew's wife had one removed and it had me worried.  She just had a baby last year. 
Well, you take care and tell DH to be careful.  I would check into that celiac disease, too. 
I have one more week of freedom and then all he__ breaks lose with school and work!
L & H,

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   Posted 8/26/2008 8:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Again

Thanks to those of you who replied, he is doing much better. We went to the Dr and they actually put a hard cast on it ofr a week until His surgeon is back from vacation. I have not had a chance to check into that celiac disease but I will bring it up with the Dr on Thursday.

Kathy, good luck with the school work, boy I would not want to do that at our age you are something else!!!

Hugs to all, Bernadette

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