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  #11  
Old November 29th 16, 12:04 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
MaryL[_2_]
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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
  #12  
Old November 29th 16, 12:28 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Joy[_3_]
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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.
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Old November 29th 16, 02:40 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Bastette
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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
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If you can't operate your turn signal, what makes you think you can drive
the rest of the car? -- bumper sticker
  #14  
Old December 4th 16, 02:34 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
dgk
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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.
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Old December 26th 16, 08:40 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Mike Mayers
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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
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Old December 26th 16, 08:40 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Mike Mayers
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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
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Old December 26th 16, 08:40 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Mike Mayers
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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
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Old December 26th 16, 10:11 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
jmcquown[_2_]
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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
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Old December 27th 16, 12:38 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Joy[_3_]
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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.
 




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