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Christina Websell
November 26th 16, 07:28 PM
To say hello and see how you all are. Boyfriend is fine, myself not quite
as much, I fell foul of my steep stairs again, broke my leg and back. Leg is
not so bad now, but it looks like I'll have to have cement put into my spine
if I want to lead a normal life. I had to spend some time in a nursing home
because my bed and toilet facilities are upstairs. It was not a good
experience.
Anyway, when I got the airboot off my leg, I was home from the nursing home
next day, it was a Friday. On Monday I was measured up for a 2nd stair rail
and they came Tuesday to install it. How fabulous is that?
Boyfie is always very patient when I'm in hospital, he just waits, allowing
himself to be fed by sister in law, Claire, but the moment I'm home, he
claims she's a stranger and tries to rush out of the back door if she
visits, like he'd never seen her ever before. FGS, she's visiting nearly
every day atm, over the years he must have seen her a thousand times but
still he trusts no-one except me. Luckily, she is fond of him, and is not
offended by the fact that when she feeds him when his mummy is missing she's
ok and when his mummy is back, she becomes a frightening stranger.
I haven't a clue what happened to him before he arrived here, but it must
have been kind of serious.

Joy[_3_]
November 26th 16, 07:44 PM
On 11/26/2016 11:28 AM, Christina Websell wrote:
> To say hello and see how you all are. Boyfriend is fine, myself not quite
> as much, I fell foul of my steep stairs again, broke my leg and back. Leg is
> not so bad now, but it looks like I'll have to have cement put into my spine
> if I want to lead a normal life. I had to spend some time in a nursing home
> because my bed and toilet facilities are upstairs. It was not a good
> experience.
> Anyway, when I got the airboot off my leg, I was home from the nursing home
> next day, it was a Friday. On Monday I was measured up for a 2nd stair rail
> and they came Tuesday to install it. How fabulous is that?
> Boyfie is always very patient when I'm in hospital, he just waits, allowing
> himself to be fed by sister in law, Claire, but the moment I'm home, he
> claims she's a stranger and tries to rush out of the back door if she
> visits, like he'd never seen her ever before. FGS, she's visiting nearly
> every day atm, over the years he must have seen her a thousand times but
> still he trusts no-one except me. Luckily, she is fond of him, and is not
> offended by the fact that when she feeds him when his mummy is missing she's
> ok and when his mummy is back, she becomes a frightening stranger.
> I haven't a clue what happened to him before he arrived here, but it must
> have been kind of serious.

Wow! You and Boyfie have been having a rough time!

I'm glad you're home and your 2nd stair rail was installed so quickly.
I know Boyfie is glad you're home too.

I know what you mean about what happened to Boyfie before you met him.
I wonder the same thing about Koala. Again, it must have been pretty
serious because, not only does he hide when anyone else comes over, he
shows absolutely no desire to go outdoors. He loves watching the birds
and squirrels that eat the seeds and peanuts I put out, but backs away
from the door when I open it to take the food out or to come back in.

I hope you'll be able to have the necessary work done to get your life
back to normal, and that that experience isn't too horrendous.

MaryL[_2_]
November 26th 16, 11:53 PM
On 11/26/2016 1:28 PM, Christina Websell wrote:
> To say hello and see how you all are. Boyfriend is fine, myself not quite
> as much, I fell foul of my steep stairs again, broke my leg and back. Leg is
> not so bad now, but it looks like I'll have to have cement put into my spine
> if I want to lead a normal life. I had to spend some time in a nursing home
> because my bed and toilet facilities are upstairs. It was not a good
> experience.
>
Oh, Tweed, I'm so sorry you had that experience. It sounds frightening,
but I'm glad you are on the mend. Please keep us updated.

MaryL

Matt Ferrari[_5_]
November 27th 16, 08:55 PM
On Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 1:28:04 PM UTC-6, Christina Websell wrote:
> To say hello and see how you all are. Boyfriend is fine, myself not quite
> as much, I fell foul of my steep stairs again, broke my leg and back.

sorry to here, get well...

jmcquown[_2_]
November 27th 16, 10:27 PM
On 11/26/2016 2:28 PM, Christina Websell wrote:
> To say hello and see how you all are. Boyfriend is fine, myself not quite
> as much, I fell foul of my steep stairs again, broke my leg and back. Leg is
> not so bad now, but it looks like I'll have to have cement put into my spine
> if I want to lead a normal life. I had to spend some time in a nursing home
> because my bed and toilet facilities are upstairs. It was not a good
> experience.

I'm so sorry to hear this! I'm glad you're home and Boyfie is happy
again. Very fast installation for the stair rail, which is a good
thing. I hope you mend quickly.

Jill

dgk
November 28th 16, 03:18 AM
On Sat, 26 Nov 2016 19:28:00 -0000, "Christina Websell"
> wrote:

>To say hello and see how you all are. Boyfriend is fine, myself not quite
>as much, I fell foul of my steep stairs again, broke my leg and back. Leg is
>not so bad now, but it looks like I'll have to have cement put into my spine
>if I want to lead a normal life. I had to spend some time in a nursing home
>because my bed and toilet facilities are upstairs. It was not a good
>experience.
>Anyway, when I got the airboot off my leg, I was home from the nursing home
>next day, it was a Friday. On Monday I was measured up for a 2nd stair rail
>and they came Tuesday to install it. How fabulous is that?
>Boyfie is always very patient when I'm in hospital, he just waits, allowing
>himself to be fed by sister in law, Claire, but the moment I'm home, he
>claims she's a stranger and tries to rush out of the back door if she
>visits, like he'd never seen her ever before. FGS, she's visiting nearly
>every day atm, over the years he must have seen her a thousand times but
>still he trusts no-one except me. Luckily, she is fond of him, and is not
>offended by the fact that when she feeds him when his mummy is missing she's
>ok and when his mummy is back, she becomes a frightening stranger.
>I haven't a clue what happened to him before he arrived here, but it must
>have been kind of serious.
>
>
Yikes, that's terrible, but I'm glad it's mostly over. My mom is 88
and is always afraid of falling, but since this is Florida there are
almost no stairs to fall down. We have around 900 homes in my
community, and only 10 or so are two floors, and those are difficult
to sell.

My cats seem to miss the stairs - everything is just spread out on one
floor. Marlo always liked to hide in the basement, but there's no
basement here. On the plus side, they do get to play with the lizards
that manage to find their way inside.

Christina Websell
November 28th 16, 09:23 PM
"Joy" > wrote in message
...
> On 11/26/2016 11:28 AM, Christina Websell wrote:
>> To say hello and see how you all are. Boyfriend is fine, myself not
>> quite
>> as much, I fell foul of my steep stairs again, broke my leg and back. Leg
>> is
>> not so bad now, but it looks like I'll have to have cement put into my
>> spine
>> if I want to lead a normal life. I had to spend some time in a nursing
>> home
>> because my bed and toilet facilities are upstairs. It was not a good
>> experience.
>> Anyway, when I got the airboot off my leg, I was home from the nursing
>> home
>> next day, it was a Friday. On Monday I was measured up for a 2nd stair
>> rail
>> and they came Tuesday to install it. How fabulous is that?
>> Boyfie is always very patient when I'm in hospital, he just waits,
>> allowing
>> himself to be fed by sister in law, Claire, but the moment I'm home, he
>> claims she's a stranger and tries to rush out of the back door if she
>> visits, like he'd never seen her ever before. FGS, she's visiting nearly
>> every day atm, over the years he must have seen her a thousand times but
>> still he trusts no-one except me. Luckily, she is fond of him, and is
>> not
>> offended by the fact that when she feeds him when his mummy is missing
>> she's
>> ok and when his mummy is back, she becomes a frightening stranger.
>> I haven't a clue what happened to him before he arrived here, but it must
>> have been kind of serious.
>
> Wow! You and Boyfie have been having a rough time!
>
> I'm glad you're home and your 2nd stair rail was installed so quickly. I
> know Boyfie is glad you're home too.
>
> I know what you mean about what happened to Boyfie before you met him. I
> wonder the same thing about Koala. Again, it must have been pretty
> serious because, not only does he hide when anyone else comes over, he
> shows absolutely no desire to go outdoors. He loves watching the birds
> and squirrels that eat the seeds and peanuts I put out, but backs away
> from the door when I open it to take the food out or to come back in.

I just wish I knew about his past. He had a posh collar on, so someone had
him before so that suggests they cared about him (not enough to have him
neutered though) which is probably why he got lost. Looking for girls and
following his hormones. I sorted out his hormones and now he's sleeping by
the fire :-)


> I hope you'll be able to have the necessary work done to get your life
> back to normal, and that that experience isn't too horrendous.
>

Christina Websell
November 28th 16, 09:43 PM
"MaryL" > wrote in message
...
> On 11/26/2016 1:28 PM, Christina Websell wrote:
>> To say hello and see how you all are. Boyfriend is fine, myself not
>> quite
>> as much, I fell foul of my steep stairs again, broke my leg and back. Leg
>> is
>> not so bad now, but it looks like I'll have to have cement put into my
>> spine
>> if I want to lead a normal life. I had to spend some time in a nursing
>> home
>> because my bed and toilet facilities are upstairs. It was not a good
>> experience.
>>
> Oh, Tweed, I'm so sorry you had that experience. It sounds frightening,
> but I'm glad you are on the mend. Please keep us updated.
>
> MaryL
>
it was more than scary. I laid at the bottom of the stairs all night. I did
have my cell phone but I dropped it, and when I felt for it there was broken
glass around me so I decided to wait until it was light to find it. My
hair, all of it, was soaked with blood. Anyway, I got help when I found my
phone in the morning..It was a long night lying there with a broken leg and
back. And thinklng "what if my phone is out of battery?" Luckily it wasn't.

Christina Websell
November 28th 16, 09:45 PM
"Matt Ferrari" > wrote in message
...
> On Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 1:28:04 PM UTC-6, Christina Websell
> wrote:
>> To say hello and see how you all are. Boyfriend is fine, myself not
>> quite
>> as much, I fell foul of my steep stairs again, broke my leg and back.
>
> sorry to here, get well...
>
Thank you

Christina Websell
November 28th 16, 10:01 PM
"jmcquown" > wrote in message
...
> On 11/26/2016 2:28 PM, Christina Websell wrote:
>> To say hello and see how you all are. Boyfriend is fine, myself not
>> quite
>> as much, I fell foul of my steep stairs again, broke my leg and back. Leg
>> is
>> not so bad now, but it looks like I'll have to have cement put into my
>> spine
>> if I want to lead a normal life. I had to spend some time in a nursing
>> home
>> because my bed and toilet facilities are upstairs. It was not a good
>> experience.
>
> I'm so sorry to hear this! I'm glad you're home and Boyfie is happy
> again. Very fast installation for the stair rail, which is a good thing.
> I hope you mend quickly.
>
Boyfie is always delighted to see me again, he's not one of those cats who
get the hump about it and turn their backs because they are offended. He
cannot believe his luck when I'm back. I'll never leave him - and he will
never stop waiting if I have to be gone.

MaryL[_2_]
November 29th 16, 12:04 AM
On 11/28/2016 3:43 PM, Christina Websell wrote:
> "MaryL" > wrote in message
> ...
>> On 11/26/2016 1:28 PM, Christina Websell wrote:
>>> To say hello and see how you all are. Boyfriend is fine, myself not
>>> quite
>>> as much, I fell foul of my steep stairs again, broke my leg and back. Leg
>>> is
>>> not so bad now, but it looks like I'll have to have cement put into my
>>> spine
>>> if I want to lead a normal life. I had to spend some time in a nursing
>>> home
>>> because my bed and toilet facilities are upstairs. It was not a good
>>> experience.
>>>
>> Oh, Tweed, I'm so sorry you had that experience. It sounds frightening,
>> but I'm glad you are on the mend. Please keep us updated.
>>
>> MaryL
>>
> it was more than scary. I laid at the bottom of the stairs all night. I did
> have my cell phone but I dropped it, and when I felt for it there was broken
> glass around me so I decided to wait until it was light to find it. My
> hair, all of it, was soaked with blood. Anyway, I got help when I found my
> phone in the morning..It was a long night lying there with a broken leg and
> back. And thinklng "what if my phone is out of battery?" Luckily it wasn't.
>
>
What a terrifying experience! It reminds me of something that happened
to my grandmother (years ago). She fell down her basement steps and
broke her hip. That was long before we had cell phones, and the family
would not have tried to call her because she was supposed to leave on a
trip that morning. Fortunately, my uncle went into the house and down
to the basement because he wanted to borrow some tools. Otherwise, she
could have been left there for a very long time.

Have you considered wearing one of those pendants where you can simply
press a button to reach emergency support? I have one, and I'm pretty
good about wearing it most of the time. I simply drop the pendant
inside my blouse so it is out of the way. Many of them also come with a
wrist band. I think it would be a very good thing for you because you
have had several bad accidents, and you live alone (except for Boyfie).
I am concerned for you.

MaryL

Joy[_3_]
November 29th 16, 12:28 AM
On 11/28/2016 4:04 PM, MaryL wrote:
> On 11/28/2016 3:43 PM, Christina Websell wrote:
>> "MaryL" > wrote in message
>> ...
>>> On 11/26/2016 1:28 PM, Christina Websell wrote:
>>>> To say hello and see how you all are. Boyfriend is fine, myself not
>>>> quite
>>>> as much, I fell foul of my steep stairs again, broke my leg and
>>>> back. Leg
>>>> is
>>>> not so bad now, but it looks like I'll have to have cement put into my
>>>> spine
>>>> if I want to lead a normal life. I had to spend some time in a nursing
>>>> home
>>>> because my bed and toilet facilities are upstairs. It was not a good
>>>> experience.
>>>>
>>> Oh, Tweed, I'm so sorry you had that experience. It sounds frightening,
>>> but I'm glad you are on the mend. Please keep us updated.
>>>
>>> MaryL
>>>
>> it was more than scary. I laid at the bottom of the stairs all night.
>> I did
>> have my cell phone but I dropped it, and when I felt for it there was
>> broken
>> glass around me so I decided to wait until it was light to find it. My
>> hair, all of it, was soaked with blood. Anyway, I got help when I
>> found my
>> phone in the morning..It was a long night lying there with a broken
>> leg and
>> back. And thinklng "what if my phone is out of battery?" Luckily it
>> wasn't.
>>
>>
> What a terrifying experience! It reminds me of something that happened
> to my grandmother (years ago). She fell down her basement steps and
> broke her hip. That was long before we had cell phones, and the family
> would not have tried to call her because she was supposed to leave on a
> trip that morning. Fortunately, my uncle went into the house and down
> to the basement because he wanted to borrow some tools. Otherwise, she
> could have been left there for a very long time.
>
> Have you considered wearing one of those pendants where you can simply
> press a button to reach emergency support? I have one, and I'm pretty
> good about wearing it most of the time. I simply drop the pendant
> inside my blouse so it is out of the way. Many of them also come with a
> wrist band. I think it would be a very good thing for you because you
> have had several bad accidents, and you live alone (except for Boyfie).
> I am concerned for you.
>
> MaryL

i agree with the suggestion about the pendant. I have worn one for a
couple of years. It is waterproof, so I can wear it in the shower. I
never take it off unless I'm going to be away overnight or longer. It
is one of the best kinds of insurance there is.

Bastette
November 29th 16, 02:40 AM
Christina Websell wrote:

> it was more than scary. I laid at the bottom of the stairs all night. I did
> have my cell phone but I dropped it, and when I felt for it there was broken
> glass around me so I decided to wait until it was light to find it. My
> hair, all of it, was soaked with blood. Anyway, I got help when I found my
> phone in the morning..It was a long night lying there with a broken leg and
> back. And thinklng "what if my phone is out of battery?" Luckily it wasn't.

Oh my god, that's terrible! I knew your injuries were severe, but I didn't
realize you had gone through such a long, scary night before being able to
get help. I think it was smart of you to wait until you could see, before
hunting for the phone, rather than trying to get up right then, in the dark.
With a spinal injury, moving around could have made it much worse.

I have to chime in with my agreement about the medical emergency pendant.
I think they're expensive, but in your case, maybe it's covered by NHS, at
least partially? You certainly have a legitimate need for one! I'm still
wondering about what you said about possibly sleepwalking. You've had more
accidents on those stairs than could be explained by coincidence. When
you're in a more stable (and recovered) condition, I hope you'll get that
checked out.

Joyce
--
If you can't operate your turn signal, what makes you think you can drive
the rest of the car? -- bumper sticker

dgk
December 4th 16, 02:34 AM
On Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:28:23 -0800, Joy >
wrote:

>On 11/28/2016 4:04 PM, MaryL wrote:
>> On 11/28/2016 3:43 PM, Christina Websell wrote:
>>> "MaryL" > wrote in message
>>> ...
>>>> On 11/26/2016 1:28 PM, Christina Websell wrote:
>>>>> To say hello and see how you all are. Boyfriend is fine, myself not
>>>>> quite
>>>>> as much, I fell foul of my steep stairs again, broke my leg and
>>>>> back. Leg
>>>>> is
>>>>> not so bad now, but it looks like I'll have to have cement put into my
>>>>> spine
>>>>> if I want to lead a normal life. I had to spend some time in a nursing
>>>>> home
>>>>> because my bed and toilet facilities are upstairs. It was not a good
>>>>> experience.
>>>>>
>>>> Oh, Tweed, I'm so sorry you had that experience. It sounds frightening,
>>>> but I'm glad you are on the mend. Please keep us updated.
>>>>
>>>> MaryL
>>>>
>>> it was more than scary. I laid at the bottom of the stairs all night.
>>> I did
>>> have my cell phone but I dropped it, and when I felt for it there was
>>> broken
>>> glass around me so I decided to wait until it was light to find it. My
>>> hair, all of it, was soaked with blood. Anyway, I got help when I
>>> found my
>>> phone in the morning..It was a long night lying there with a broken
>>> leg and
>>> back. And thinklng "what if my phone is out of battery?" Luckily it
>>> wasn't.
>>>
>>>
>> What a terrifying experience! It reminds me of something that happened
>> to my grandmother (years ago). She fell down her basement steps and
>> broke her hip. That was long before we had cell phones, and the family
>> would not have tried to call her because she was supposed to leave on a
>> trip that morning. Fortunately, my uncle went into the house and down
>> to the basement because he wanted to borrow some tools. Otherwise, she
>> could have been left there for a very long time.
>>
>> Have you considered wearing one of those pendants where you can simply
>> press a button to reach emergency support? I have one, and I'm pretty
>> good about wearing it most of the time. I simply drop the pendant
>> inside my blouse so it is out of the way. Many of them also come with a
>> wrist band. I think it would be a very good thing for you because you
>> have had several bad accidents, and you live alone (except for Boyfie).
>> I am concerned for you.
>>
>> MaryL
>
>i agree with the suggestion about the pendant. I have worn one for a
>couple of years. It is waterproof, so I can wear it in the shower. I
>never take it off unless I'm going to be away overnight or longer. It
>is one of the best kinds of insurance there is.

My mom has one.

Mike Mayers
December 26th 16, 08:40 PM
I broke my leg (femer) last july. My emergency caller got the emts here in 15 minutes. I am still using a walker because the leg is still healing. During the hospital and nursing home poor Cotton spent 8 weeks at a shelter. The leg was repaired using a titanium rod.

Mike in new hampshire - 87 years old

Mike Mayers
December 26th 16, 08:40 PM
I broke my leg (femer) last july. My emergency caller got the emts here in 15 minutes. I am still using a walker because the leg is still healing. During the hospital and nursing home poor Cotton spent 8 weeks at a shelter. The leg was repaired using a titanium rod.

Mike in new hampshire - 87 years old

Mike Mayers
December 26th 16, 08:40 PM
I broke my leg (femer) last july. My emergency caller got the emts here in 15 minutes. I am still using a walker because the leg is still healing. During the hospital and nursing home poor Cotton spent 8 weeks at a shelter. The leg was repaired using a titanium rod.

Mike in new hampshire - 87 years old

jmcquown[_2_]
December 26th 16, 10:11 PM
On 12/26/2016 3:40 PM, Mike Mayers wrote:
> I broke my leg (femer) last july. My emergency caller got the emts here in 15 minutes. I am still using a walker because the leg is still healing. During the hospital and nursing home poor Cotton spent 8 weeks at a shelter. The leg was repaired using a titanium rod.
>
> Mike in new hampshire - 87 years old
>

So good to hear from you again! Sorry about the broken leg :(

Jill

Joy[_3_]
December 27th 16, 12:38 AM
On 12/26/2016 12:40 PM, Mike Mayers wrote:
> I broke my leg (femer) last july. My emergency caller got the emts here in 15 minutes. I am still using a walker because the leg is still healing. During the hospital and nursing home poor Cotton spent 8 weeks at a shelter. The leg was repaired using a titanium rod.
>
> Mike in new hampshire - 87 years old
>

I'm glad you're healing and at least able to get around with a walker.
I assume poor Cotton is home now? I'm sure he's happy to be there. I
hope your healing continues and that you can soon do without the walker.