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Sat Mar 14, 2015, 11:46 PM

In need of prayers, a couple actually

I was walking the dog in the rain last night at 11:45 (so still Fri 3/13 - lots of talk about that in the ER). Noelle - all 80 lbs of her - took off running after a raccoon or cat. I was trying to keep up with her and get her back under control when I tripped on the curb. I let the leash drop and put my arm out to break my fall, heard something crack and pop. I dislocated my shoulder and have a proximal humeral fracture.

I was calling out to anyone who could hear me, but that didn't work. Noelle came back to me as if to say, "why are you on the ground, mom?" I couldn't us my arm at all, so I used Noelle to pull me over enough that I could get to my cell phone with the opposite hand. Called hubby (in the house about 100 ft away) so he could come get the dog, then had him call an ambulance.

The pain meds seem to be working well until I can get an ortho guy lined up on Monday, but the doc who saw me in the ER said I need to be concerned with how long the shoulder was out of place (4 hrs). He also said I might need surgery to pin the fracture together. I'm still numb about 6" between my elbow and shoulder. He said if there was nerve damage, it might be permanent.

Also for my brother. He's been going through all kinds of tests because his smokers hack has been getting worse. I found out today that the official diagnosis is emphysema. They also found other things - some plaque buildup in his carotid arteries, a 40% blockage in his heart! and a small spot on his adrenal gland. None of them are far enough along that they can do anything with them, so it's just watch and wait.

Any prayers you could spare would definitely be appreciated.

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woodsprite Mar 2015 OP
elleng Mar 2015 #1
PADemD Mar 2015 #2
irisblue Mar 2015 #3
magical thyme Mar 2015 #4
Digit Mar 2015 #5
Sienna86 Mar 2015 #6
villager Mar 2015 #7
cate94 Mar 2015 #8
Habibi Mar 2015 #9
woodsprite Mar 2015 #10
moonbeam23 Mar 2015 #13
japple Mar 2015 #11
onecent Mar 2015 #12

Response to woodsprite (Original post)

Sat Mar 14, 2015, 11:52 PM

1. This for you and your brother.



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Response to woodsprite (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 06:56 AM

2. Sending Reiki

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Response to woodsprite (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 08:41 AM

3. love and light for you both

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Response to woodsprite (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 04:32 PM

4. owie...that sounded painful just reading it...

 

love and healing light to you and yours, woodsprite.

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Response to woodsprite (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 12:06 AM

5. Sending prayers

Hoping and praying for the best outcome for you and your brother.

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Response to woodsprite (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 08:55 AM

6. Sending love and light

Hope you recover soon Woodsprite. Sending to your brother also.

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Response to woodsprite (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 10:32 PM

7. Healing vibes sent your way!

 

mend up!

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Response to woodsprite (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 05:11 PM

8. Keeping you and your brother in my thoughts

and prayers.

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Response to woodsprite (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2015, 07:33 AM

9. Sending thanks to the Universe for rapid healing for you

and for comfort and good health for your brother.

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Response to woodsprite (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2015, 10:12 AM

10. Update. Thank you all.

Wanted to let you know that my brother's additional testing showed nothing else that he needed to be concerned with. He knows the adrenal gland issue needs watching. He knows he has emphysema and needs to quit smoking so he'll have as good a quality life as he can for the years he has left (hopefully that's a good many - he's only 7years older than me). That being said, he's going to have a difficult time. He's smoked mulitiple packs a day since he was 13yo. When I was a kid, I used to empty the tobacco out of his and my parents cigarettes, then repack them in their cartons. I didn't like my family smoking. I also used to throw out their lighters whenever I had a chance.

As for myself, I'm back at work today. I'm a web developer so I figured that if I could type responses on FB and DU, I'd dose up with 1 percocet and try work. Yeah, I'd rather be home resting, but I was afraid my boss would start giving away my projects. That's happened before, so I'm going to try to engage enough that I can keep that from happening. My husband works in the same building with me and made sure my chair, computer keyboard were rearranged how I needed them this morning. I might be slower, but so far so good. The med is making be a bit fuzzy brained, but I'm using spell check

Maybe I'll bring an icy gel pack back to work with me after lunch. My arm is hot in the sling and it's driving me crazy. I think feeling hot is caused by the pain meds.

I get reevaluated and another set of x-rays in 2 wks to see if the broken parts are staying where they're supposed to. If they do, I shouldn't need a pin. If they aren't in place, I'll need a pin or two.

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 12:35 AM

13. Sending healing light and a tip

Hope you see this...

Stumbled upon somebody somewhere talking about a salve called Penetrex...have you heard of it...went to amazon and there were 500 reviewers raving about it...got some for me and a friend...now we are ravers too lol...

Good luck and goddess bless

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Response to woodsprite (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2015, 03:47 PM

11. Sending healing energies to you and your brother. Asking

the Universe to give perfect healing and whatever is most needed at this time for the highest good of all.

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Response to woodsprite (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 07:00 PM

12. You got 'em. Sending prayers and blessings and

hugs to you and your family!!

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