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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 12/12/2011 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello All!

I got an email late this afternoon from Kathy…and she could use Prayers and well wishes. She took a very nasty fall…and is in severe pain, with an appointment pending this Wednesday to check it out.

My prayers out to you Kathy!…take it easy….and take the roller skates off! JK!…I'm not sure what she was doing when she fell, but regardless she is hurting way more than normal.


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   Posted 12/12/2011 10:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Awe Kathy.
Hope your feeling better soon, take care and rest up for now and use ice after an injury
to help heal...and many many Prayers being sent to you....Hope it turns out okay
Wednesday and that it's not serious....
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   Posted 12/12/2011 11:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope you recover quickly from your fall.
Take care

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   Posted 12/12/2011 11:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear that, Kathy.

Hope it isn't anything too serious. No fun to get hurt on top of already hurting.

Best wishes.

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   Posted 12/13/2011 6:45 AM (GMT -6)   

I'm so sorry to hear this.... take care of yourself..... and let us know how you are.

Thinking of you... --Tina
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   Posted 12/13/2011 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Kathy....Take it easy and we will pray for you. Let us know how your wed. appt goes.

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   Posted 12/13/2011 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   

Hope you feel better soon!:)
I am a 30 year old female. Have had problems with Crohns/Colitis since 1997. Once I had my colon removed things got a little better. Until about 2 years ago. I just got my port placement and will start Remicaid treatments soon:)
I have awful tummy pain and joint pain as well as female issues.

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   Posted 12/13/2011 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Best wishes Kathy, hope you have a speedy recovery.

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   Posted 12/13/2011 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
So sorry about that fall Kathy. Sure hope you will be feeling better soon. Let us know how you make out at the dr. tomorrow.

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   Posted 12/14/2011 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
       Good Luck on your appointment today Kathy! We hope it is not serious, and all turns out well for you.
    Give us a jingle as soon as you know something. Will you have to take transit transportation today, for your trip there. I know you have said that is a long ride for you.
         Take care in all sincerity!....take your time, but we sure do miss you here!
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   Posted 12/15/2011 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
smhair  Hello All, thats how I looked after I fell down the very steep hill (mountain) in front of our building.  I am not sure who did the engineering on this project, but I know for a fact that all the basement apartments have sump pumps in them.
So it had  been raining for about 4-5 days, I was going out to work on the Ark (lol), I was walking the dog, but we have had an unusual amount of rain all summer and into the fall and now going into winter.  As I steered the dog toward the grassy area, which is about 6" out then it simply drops and the hill goes luckily for me, right into the hvac units (there are 4 per building), so after tumbling down because I leaned to far over, getting something out of the wonderful lovely dog my daughter has.  I landed at the bottom directly in front of the 1st hvac unit.  So, never letting go of the precious dog, I never wanted, I (and only I can say this about myself) threw myself around, all the while mud flying about, it was then I realized I could not pick myself up.
Of course I kew this, thats why I dont take baths anymore, just showers, I am not ready to suffer the humiliation of have someone come pick me up out of the bath tub.  So at this point, I realized I needed help, so sitting in a pile of mud about 2 inches thick, I began screaming "HELP" several times until someone older than I am and in a robe came out to ask about calling 911.  I said no, but could you find someone that could help pick me up.
She goes in the office (rental) and comes out with a young man who appeared to be 140lbs soaking wet, with a lovely suit and tie on.  I begged him, "please dont try to pick me up I weight ...lbs, (it was way more than 140lbs.)  Nevertheless this young man came down, put both his arms under mine and then I also grabbed a part of the hvac and up I was.  At this point, the thing I had hurt the most was my dignity.  Sadly more was to come.
After I got in my apart. which this young man walked me all the way to.  I checked most of my vital areas of pain.  A little more bruised but, heh, I would live.  That night I woke up screaming in pain, as every time I tryed to take a deep breath, a sharp pain would shot under my left breast.  My appt. was only one more week away, so I said well, I can live with it, no biggy.  WRONG, turns out I had a most diffficult time with what I thought was a bruised rib.  Yesterday, after x-ray, it was a little more than bruised, it had a hairline little tiny crack.  It amazed me that this tiny little crack could cause so much pain.
Again, its like until you are aware you are using it, well, its just not possible to be that painful.  Once again I was wrong.  Not only does it hurt to breath, reach, turn, etc, etc. it takes at least 6 weeks to 3 months to heal.
I will spare you all of the words that sprang from my mouth, some I didnt know I knew when I heard that.
So, here I am with a, darn you know those brown things they wrap around ankles and such.  But the strange thing is, I still feel better knowing what it is.  Somehow that makes it hurt less.
Sorry to inform everyone I will be pulling out of the summer olympic summer games, but such is life. lol
Thanks so much everyone for your prayers and hopes for my well being, it worked, I feel much better, so thank you again.
Everyone take care and hope all are feeling as good as possible.  Luv and smooches to all,
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson

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   Posted 12/15/2011 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kathy I'm sorry that you cracked your rib. I hope you heal really really soon, although it will take a while. I'm thanking God right now that I didn't crack or break anything. Best wishes to you and I will be praying for you. Take it day by day. Bless your heart. Take care.

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   Posted 12/15/2011 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Kathy, I'm glad to hear you are "okay" but sorry to hear you are in additional pain. And boy does that sounds like a very undignified experience, but what a blessing that there was someone there to help you. I'm hoping you heal soon and have as little pain as possible.
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   Posted 12/15/2011 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
…well it could be worse….just glad it was not. How long is it expected to take to heal? 3mo or so? No coughing or sneezing! Ouch! shakehead

Kathy,….I hope you heal quickly! Your going to have to slow down a bit…and make sure your feet are planted on good flat solid ground in the future.

All our best to you….get some rest!

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