Yow! Boy, the kid was right - again!

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Drat - I hate it when the kid is so right, and I am so wrong.

I've had a bad pain week (long story), and haven't been out at all.  
I didn't even make it to the acupuncturist on Friday, because I'd  
have had to drive myself and I couldn't even walk.  Not wanting to  
endanger anyone else, I cancelled the appointment.

But today, I felt a little better.  My mother wanted to take Amanda  
and me for a pizza, so I thought there wouldn't be any harm.  Mom  
picked us up, and off we went.  We were having a good time when all  
of a sudden Manda interrupted and said, "Mom, we have to leave _right  
now._  You look awful."

Because she is usually good at seeing these things before I feel  
them, I took her warning seriously.  My mother pooh-poohed it, and  
took her sweet time driving.  I still felt okay, and started sorting  
the mail when we got to the house.  Manda followed me in the front  
door and yelled (!) at me; "Get upstairs Mama!  I'll take care of the  
stupid mail - Just go!"

I moved, mostly because of the emotion in her voice.  And I made it  
up four stairs before I collapsed.

Fortunately, there was an almost fifteen year old on my heels to  
catch me and hold me in place until I was able to crawl up the rest  
of the stairs.  (With assistance)  I'm now in my wheelchair, resting  
up from my experience.  Manda yelled at me for a while and is now  
taking a nap (I think the stress just wore her right out)..

Crap - I hate it when she's right.  And it looks like we're taking a  
trip to the ER - when I fell, I think I broke a bone in my foot.  It  
is now totally black and I can't get a shoe on it.  double crap.

Kathy N-V


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vj found this  in rec.crafts.beads, from Kathy N-V

]I moved, mostly because of the emotion in her voice.  And I made it  
]up four stairs before I collapsed.
]
]Fortunately, there was an almost fifteen year old on my heels to  
]catch me and hold me in place until I was able to crawl up the rest  
]of the stairs.  (With assistance)  I'm now in my wheelchair, resting  
]up from my experience.  Manda yelled at me for a while and is now  
]taking a nap (I think the stress just wore her right out)..
]
]Crap - I hate it when she's right.  And it looks like we're taking a  
]trip to the ER - when I fell, I think I broke a bone in my foot.  It  
]is now totally black and I can't get a shoe on it.  double crap.

DAMNIT, KATHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i'm so glad you have Manda around, but this had GOT to stop.

**SIGH**
it's wicked hard to take when the kid yells at you, i know.  been
there.  but . . . . . we want you around.  can you have two
wheelchairs - one upstairs and one downstairs, at least?

[and don't get me started on your mother!]


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Kathy, I'm so sorry to hear that you broke your foot.  Lucky you have such  
an observant daughter, though.

Hope you feel better soon.


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Kathy,
please don't hang out with your Mom any more unless your DD is with you!!!!!

hugs,  
SJ
Sarajane  

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On Sat, 16 Oct 2004 17:10:46 -0400, Sjpolyclay wrote

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That is an absolutely stellar piece of advice.  My mother is terrible  
at seeing illness, and Manda is incredibly intuitive.  I almost hate  
to say it, but once Manda can drive, things are going to be a lot  
easier around here.

Kathy N-V


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, but once Manda can drive, things are going to be a lot  
easier around here.

Kathy N-V


You know - in OHIO - you can apply early if there are "extenuating
circumstances" (such as a family illness)  
generally the young driver is still required to have an adult -- you might
check with your state and see if she can get an early waiver - and you can
start training her right away....


Cheryl  
DRAGON BEADS  
Flameworked beads and glass  
http://www.dragonbeads.com/


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Thank God for Manda's intuition.

Have you thought about installing an elevator?  Maybe one of those seats that
rides you up the stairs?

So sorry about your foot, but at least now they have a good reason to give you
some pain meds!

}}}}}}}

Cheri
(Bubbee to Emily and Nathan)

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On Sat, 16 Oct 2004 17:15:08 -0400, Cheri2Star wrote

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No kidding.
  
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We're looking at it.  New systems are really expensive, but used ones  
are cheap and widely available.  (Apparently, a lot of people get  
them and croak soon afterward)
  
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No pain meds.  I'd have had to wait three to four hours to even get  
to the regular ER (which can prescribe pain meds), and I was not even  
close to up to it.  
  
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Thank you so much.  It was a real nothing episode, and my own stupid  
fault for not listening to Amanda immediately.

Kathy N-V


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wait a minute---it took a bit to sink in, but Kathy-----you didn't go to the
acupuncturist because you felt too bad to drive....but DID go out the next day
with your Mother for pizza. Yes?

Man, do I wish I could be Mom at your house for a few months. Ever hear the
rule---too sick to go to the doctors/care for yourself---too sick to go out and
play? If I didn't like you so much, I'd seriously give you crap about this!!!!
I DO understand wanting to do things when you feel good----but how about a
reschedule at the acupuncturists instead of pizza?


Sarajane  

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On Sat, 16 Oct 2004 17:18:56 -0400, Sjpolyclay wrote

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Stand in line.  I've gotten my share from Bob, Manda, my father in  
law, the docs at the ER, and random strangers.


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I did reschedule - for Monday.  Bob won't be at work during the day,  
so I don't have to worry about driving.  My biggest fear is that even  
though the acupuncturist is so close that if I'm unable to walk, I'd  
be dangerous on the road.  I don't ever want to hurt anyone, even if  
it meant giving up my driver's license.

BTW, Bob was at work when all this happened.  He is not especially  
happy with me right now.  I suspect that I will be hearing about this  
for a long, long time.

Kathy N-V


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yah....thats' why I kept it to one verbal  bellow---I figured there'd be a line
forming!!!

That was ver good info a few posts back about checking into getting your DD
driving, at least able to even if she's young still----and does she know CPR
basic safety/rescue stuff? might be a very good thing for her to take at the
local red cross or Y.
I hope you feel better soon----and remember, you can soak that foot in MSM and
water and it'll help a lot!
Sarajane  

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On Sun, 17 Oct 2004 10:59:13 -0400, Sjpolyclay wrote

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I've already had my nasty foot examined this morning by my two  
bodyguards - they're not exceptionally happy with me.  

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She knows how to drive, because I taught her a while back (just in  
case).  Massachusetts allows no exceptions for compassionate or other  
reasons to allow a license to be issued to someone under 16-1/2. So,  
we're really looking at another year and eight months - or fourteen  
months before she can drive under a learner's permit.  We've managed  
this long, a little longer won't be the end of the world.

----and does she know CPR
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Yes and yes.  It was a requirement for graduating middle school.  
She's all set for recertification this year and every year at the  
high school.

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Great idea.  After I eat my pancakes (pancakes are the healingist  
food known to man, especially when topped with large amounts of fruit  
- I don't do syrup), I'll give the old hoof a soak.  

Hoof is a lot closer to reality than you might think, too.  The foot  
is all black and swollen and looks like a hoof with toes.  (And extra  
bones - wheee!)

Kathy N-V


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Sorry, I have to disagree here.  It's medically proven that CHICKEN SOUP is the
healingist food.  Especially when made by a bubbee with kosher chicken.  I
would gladly do that for you if I could figure out a way to get it to you.

So I'm sending you virtual chicken soup.  Uploading now.  <G>

PS - Isn't Vitamin C supposed to be good for bruising?

Cheri
(Bubbee to Emily and Nathan)

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yes, particularly with the bioflavinoids included. They keep cell walls from
rupturing easily.
Sarajane  

Sarajane's Polymer Clay Gallery
http://www.polyclay.com





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Or made by an Italian grandmother. I'll be tasting my gram's delicious
chicken soup very soon now. Not that there's anything wrong with me. However
bubbees and grammas are more than happy to administer precautionary chicken
soup.  
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Marisa (AU/NZ)
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It's TRUE.
~~
Sooz  
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. ~~Joseph Chilton
Pearce  


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I thought ice cream was?  Preferably home made but if not at least make it
one of the good brands.
Diana

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I thought ice cream was?  
pancakes??
chicken soup ( good for most stuff - yes)


what is wrong with you all ...???

She NEEDS CHOCOLATE!

LOL  
Cheryl  
DRAGON BEADS  
Flameworked beads and glass  
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Chocolate Ice cream... yes... double whammy.
Godiva make a rather lovely chocolate ice cream.
Diana

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Hmmm, maybe there's soem Hemingway cat in your genetic make-up.

Linda2




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