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    Had to leave work to rush home - Bill called from his cell - he'd tipped over in his chair and he was on the floor. He uses his tip wheels because he's had a few close calls and has tipped back in his chair more than once. Trouble is he's put on a few pounds since his wound has healed - you know I've been so immersed in the "stuff" going on around here I don't even think I've made an actual anoouncement - that after a good 5 years all his wounds are finally closed ! Thank you Jesus .... but I guess I'll do a thorough once over after todays little incident !

    Can't seem to let you guard down even for a moment - but on the other hand he got out for lunch even though he was up to his knackers in mud and yes his wound is finally healed - hope springs eternal and I think I see lilacs around the bend !

    How's everyone else doing??

    Obieone
    ~ Be the change you wish to see in the world ~ Mahatma Gandi


    " calling all Angels ...... calling all Angels ....walk me through this one .. don't leave me alone .... calling all Angels .... calling all Angels .... we're tryin' and we're hopin' cause we're not sure how ....... this .... goes ..."
    Jane Siberry

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    Hooray !!!!!
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    • #3
      wonderful about the healing. what to do about tipping though? and dropping the extra.
      the neuro has given my cymbalta for nerve pain. he says you lose weight on it without even trying, and if you try to lose while taking it, you really lose. I dont know if that is true, or if he says that just to get people to take it though.

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      • #4
        Do you think cymbalta will do that awesome. I am taking gabepentim and am thinking it is not working that well, I will ask my neuro when I see him next month.

        Since my injury I am not as active and could loose a good 10 #. Let me know if it works.

        Obie so glad hubby was nor hurt, but I bet it scared the crap out of you.
        JeAnNE L1Burst Fracture inc. 11/5/10

        Live Well--Laugh often

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        • #5
          What wonderful news about the wounds healing, Obie - and I'm glad he got out for lunch, but not about the tipover, that must have been very scary.
          MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Obieone View Post
            How's everyone else doing??

            Obieone
            Sweet deal, Obie, glad to hear it. I'm doing well with my present cathing to prevent UTIs, so all is good on my end. I also have some crazy CC members on Skype always making me laugh and vice-versa.

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            • #7
              Oh Obie the tip over hope everything is ok with that too. I had a similar scare just the other night. We have a 8 ft. porch lift that I built a closet around to make an elevator, works great, however the other night I was folding laundry and David was heading down stairs, I hear this big loud thump and I hollar "David" and he says weakly "help" I literally jumped 7 foot down the elevator shaft. I say 7 foot because David only went down 7 foot, got tired of pushing the button, thought he was all the way down and decided to back off, the chair was on its backside and David had done a complete summersault (sp?) out of the chair and was laying facing the other direction. Scared the you know what out of me. I was afraid to move him in fear he was really hurt and he was not liking laying on the concrete basement floor. Few choice words were exchanged and then I eventually got him up and checked out. Everything was fine. Now we have this joke about he may not be able to walk but he is a hella gymnist Aww the fun this life brings.

              Glad the sores are healed too. What a relief for you both.

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              • #8
                OMG, the situations this sci throws at us sometimes...my worst was using the van lift when a screw broke and angled the wheelchair in a way that it was all I could do was hold on to keep Joel from falling (sorta hard 3 feet in the air...) and scream for help...a man in his 80's was sitting in his car waiting on his wife and came to my rescue...He managed to use a jack and straightened the lift level and inserted a screw driver in the bolt hole...when we went to raise the lift to get the hell off of it the dang screw driver went flying...could have killed anyone in it's path...the metal part of the screw driver stayed in the bolt hole and the lift was back working...needless to say $7000 later the lift had to be replaced...
                Obie so glad to hear about the wounds healing, and Lisa, can't even imagine jumping 7 feet, is your back ok? so can Dave go forward and not back in?

                Girls, the cymbalta has not helped with my son's weight loss at all and he taken it over a year...hope it works for you guys!

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                • #9
                  Holy cow, MSWIFE1, talk about frightening! Glad it turned out well and no harm done.
                  MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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                  • #10
                    Madmaddmother, what a scare that broken screw gave you - you're so right, the situations brought on by SCI are something else. Glad that fellow was there to help you out.
                    MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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                    • #11
                      That is such awesome news. I just healed from ischial flap surgery so I can appreciate how exciting that news must feel for you and your family. Congrats.
                      DFW TEXAS- T-10 since March 20th, 1994

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                      • #12
                        Judy I am fine, stupid thing was the light on the elevator was not even turned on so I hollared at our daughter to grab the flashlight instead of turning the dumb light itself on. It was really scary but once there was no blood and he could follow my finger with his eyes, we did have a laugh. Me and my daughter anyway. You gotta laugh or it will drive you crazy. After we got him back upstairs he was immediately tired and I wouldn't put him to bed for another three hours in fear the swelling was on the inside of the brain. And then I didn't sleep much at all that night just worrying but all in all its fine. He usually does back on to the elevator and drive off but for some reason he didn't this time. Not really sure as to why.

                        Glad no one got hurt by the screwdriver too, but seriously why does everything have to cost so much to repair when a simple screwdriver fixed it temporarily?

                        And thanks Bonnette.

                        One other time we had a near tip over. I was coming home from work, I am on the road across the street from our house. We live in a rural community. But I see David sitting close to the garden, way to close, he had gotten one of his wheels into the very soft garden and was slightly tipped. I could not get him out for nothing. I tried boards, the floor jack, everything. Neighbor wasn't home to help. So for the last resort before I called 911 I got a chain and my Jeep, hooked it up and pulled him right out. The only thing he kept saying is get that tomato. Don't forget that tomato, dang thats a big tomato. (and I hate tomatoes) But for him I got the darn tomato and made sure he ate every last bite!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MSWIFE1 View Post
                          One other time we had a near tip over. I was coming home from work, I am on the road across the street from our house. We live in a rural community. But I see David sitting close to the garden, way to close, he had gotten one of his wheels into the very soft garden and was slightly tipped. I could not get him out for nothing. I tried boards, the floor jack, everything. Neighbor wasn't home to help. So for the last resort before I called 911 I got a chain and my Jeep, hooked it up and pulled him right out. The only thing he kept saying is get that tomato. Don't forget that tomato, dang thats a big tomato. (and I hate tomatoes) But for him I got the darn tomato and made sure he ate every last bite!
                          Oh, that is something else! Well, I hope he enjoyed that bloomin' tomato!
                          MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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                          • #14
                            What a relief to come and find you all here - laughing in the face of near tragedy !

                            A little tip - I finished Bills wound off by using the Microcyn/Vetericyn stuff they talk about in the Care forum. I don't say this often - ever- but that stuff is f'ing amazing! My only regret is not finding it sooner !

                            Thank the stars for the humour we manage to find in our every day lives - and thank you all for being here ! {{{{hugs to all}}}}

                            Obie
                            ~ Be the change you wish to see in the world ~ Mahatma Gandi


                            " calling all Angels ...... calling all Angels ....walk me through this one .. don't leave me alone .... calling all Angels .... calling all Angels .... we're tryin' and we're hopin' cause we're not sure how ....... this .... goes ..."
                            Jane Siberry

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                            • #15
                              Confetti! Balloons! Party tooters! Hooray!!!

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