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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

A (WHOLE) DAY IN THE ER


first i would like to thank everybody who commented and sent me good wishes after reading my last post.


on monday of last week (9/15) i fell.  it still hurts to use my right arm to hold down the shift key and another key at the same time so i'm not going to use capitals here.

let me relate my saga.  bud had taken me to a morning doctor's appointment.  that was just for a checkup.  everything was fine.  it was about 11.30 and i hadn't eaten  breakfast so i was attempting to get myself some brunch.  i lost my balance--i did not slip or pass out--and fell on my back on the floor.  i  could NOT get up, even with bud and our cleaning lady helping me.  i thought i had broken my right arm and/or my shoulder.  we called the paramedics and they put my arm in a sling.   they got me into a wheelchair, down the elevator and into bud's car.  he took me to cedars er.  we got there just before 2.30.  i was feeling a little punchy when they were checking me in so they checked my blood sugar.  it was 64--LOW.  they gave me some apple juice.  around 3.00 they got me into a bed and took some xrays.  6.00 came and went and they still hadn't told us whether the xrays showed any breaks.  around 9.00 they  brought me a sandwich.  i was in too much pain--i think they may have given me one pain pill--and i didn't like the sandwich so i didn't eat.  about that time they took me for new xrays.  around 10.00 they told us that my arm and shoulder were ok but i had fractured three ribs.  i still think i hurt  my shoulder but it may only be a bruised bone.   i was released at 10.30 pm after 8 hours in the er.  we went through the drive-thru at jack in the box on the way home and bought me some breakfast.

i am still in pain and cannot lie down comfortably, so i sleep sitting up on the couch.  after a lot of pain pills, i am just beginning to feel a little better but my poor husband is exhausted waiting on me.  my posts will be reruns for the next several days.  you know the soap, the young and the restless?  i may star in the new spin-off, the old and the decrepit!















take care of yourselves----fishducky

 


20 comments:

  1. It is lovely to see you back here, but I am so very sorry that you are still in pain. I suspect that it hurts a great deal more often than 'just when you laugh'.
    Take care of your important self. Please.

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    1. Ihope you get some relief soon. Very soon.

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  3. So good to see you back but ouch Fran, what a bummer!!!! Bad ribs are a crime for someone who loves to laugh. Hope that you are pain free soon. You might want to get an MRI for that shoulder. Shoulders can be annoyingly troublesome.
    I hope you got the heated blanket treatment in the ER. Take care and let Bud spoil you.

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    1. no heated blanket; anger and impatience made me boil.

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  4. Your blood sugar dropping could have helped you take a your fall, I know that I have had that happen with mine. I am glad that you are on the mend and really hate that you busted your ribs, that only hurts if you breathe. Get better soon Fran.

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    1. i don't think my blood sugar was low when i fell; i didn't feel any symptoms then.

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    1. I had a funny comment, but I don't think you should laugh with broken ribs.

      Oh and my Monday re-run was just for you.

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  6. Oh, Sweetie!! Ribs will take quite a while to heal...and worst of all it really hurts to laugh! Rest! Rest! Rest!

    Absolutely love the hospital jokes, BTW. ;)

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  7. Damn! I thought my day was bad!
    Lisa

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    1. it could have been worse, but i hate to think of how.

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  8. Don't push yourself, let Bud take care of you! I'm hoping your pain subsides, or that at least you can get a refill on those pills. Love the cartoons, especially the poor pinata who lost a lot of candy.

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    1. i hope bud doesn't wear out before my prescription does.

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  9. Fixed it with photoshop??
    "I'm not dead yet" reminds me of Monty Python's Holy Grail.
    I'm sorry to hear you broke some ribs, I won't pretend to know how that feels, but I hope you heal quickly. I'm glad you have Bud and good medications.

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  10. Dear Fran, what an ordeal. So many hours spent in ER, waiting. Just waiting. And those fractured ribs must hurt as you breathe. I laughed out loud at your last line. You and I have become "the old and the decrepit"!!!! We can now have our own tv series!

    So sorry it took me so long to respond to your "saga" about the ER. I've had some Meziere's days and that leaves me too tired to be at the computer. I'm better now and I hope that each day you are better--but the shoulder pain is concerning. Sleeping upright for a short while is restful, but for several days, that can be disconcerting. I'm glad Bud is taking such good care of you. And I hope you are being very gracious to yourself. Love and peace.

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    1. take care of yourself. we decrepits are fragile.

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