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   Posted 3/19/2007 3:36 PM (GMT -7)   
hey, i used to be frequent on this site--but some stuff happened!
my husband and i were trying to conceive, then someone decided to go and get crushed by 4,000lbs of scenery!
obviously we put that on hold for a few months, but we will be starting up again soon. while on the gurney in the emergency room, his foot was facing the wrong direction, his wrist was a "Z" shape, he was red with bruises and shivering in pain and he says to me, "i think we gotta put the baby stuff on hold, i am sorry." how sweet is he? and silly, like i cared about that at that particular time!
he was in a wheelchair for about two months, and a cane for about another two. he will walk with a limp for a long time and his wrist--well who knows. he has had a total of four surgeries and has a total of 10 screws and two plates in his body. what is cool is that he got to keep one of the plates and three screws that were only temporary in his wrist, he is a carpenter so he finds all hardware fascinating... also, he is the fourth person to have the type of rebuilding bone surgery that was done on his wrist. very cool.
AND he is on his second day without a cigarette!!!
(not to brag, but i quit on Dec. 26th 2006 and have no desire what so ever to start again!!!)
this whole ordeal has been very difficult on him. most men do not want to be taken care of--especially when they are truly physically incapable of taking care of themselves, and now he may never be able to do the work that he loves and is trained to do... so it is not easy for him.
i do have a funny bit for you all though:
So, i used to poop my pants, a lot. Then I got better. Then my husband was crushed and had to rely on me for everything--including helping him to the old person commode in the living room. And after a long day of working in the entertainment industry with divas, I had to come home and clean out the poop bucket in my living room. Well, that takes a toll on a person... Then as fate and luck would have it we are finally able to get him out of the house with wheel chair transport to a company Christmas party. We come home, worn out, and our dog has had diarrhea all over our office. Not just any diarrhea, he must have spun around while going--it was on the TV, my yoga stuff, the carpet, walls--EVERYWHERE! So not only did I have to clean my own poop, my husbands' poop, but now I had to clean poop off a television from my dog!
We called carpet cleaners.
That story wasn't funny for two days... now it is...
I miss you guys!!!
what would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 3/19/2007 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   


Thanks for understanding and starting anew!  :-)

Wow, I can’t believe your husband went through all that trauma and in the midst of all the pain commented about baby making.  What a sweetheart.  Thank goodness he is OK.  Sounds like the docs sure had their work cut out for them… good thing they’re pretty good at putting puzzles back together.  Hey, I bet your husband will set off metal detectors.  That will be a hoot.  Better carry his x-rays when going on airplanes.  tongue

A very special congratulations to the both of you for quitting smoking!  That is difficult!  Lets hope there will be many more smoke-free days in your future.

Funny poop story, bunny.  LOL  Kind of ironic.  I can see how it must have sucked majorly in the moment, but it is a pretty funny tale in hindsight.  Soon enough you’ll be cleaning your poop, your husband’s poop, your dog’s poop, AND your baby’s poop!  Good luck!

Again, CONGRATS to you both!!  I hope to see you around the boards.

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   Posted 3/19/2007 6:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Nice to have you back bunnybabe... wow, you and your hubby sure have gone through a lot. You are such a devoted wife taking good care of your husband, I bet that opened a whole new light for both of you on showing how strong your love is... situations like that can do that (I'm always trying to look at the positives :). It sounds like he is on a good road to recovery and he is a fighter as are you. You are both in my thoughts.

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   Posted 3/19/2007 8:59 PM (GMT -7)   
You're a tough lady, bunny!  I'm glad you're back.  We've missed you!  And hope the very best for your husband - sounds like he's pretty tough himself!
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