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RGW4Ausmod

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new Posted: 02:19PM Aug 12, 2012

Owww! Take care Grayma... that even looks like it hurts.

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jaycr*us

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new Posted: 02:28PM Aug 12, 2012

Ouch. I hope you have a quick recovery.

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snappytom*

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new Posted: 08:20PM Aug 12, 2012

Yeah your wound looks awfully painful too!
I bet your daughter was upset too!


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jaycr*us

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new Posted: 08:56PM Aug 12, 2012

Snappy did you have to get stiches? Whats with the seaweed?

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snappytom*

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new Posted: 03:30AM Aug 13, 2012

No jaycr. No stitches. No graft. Thankfully.

They have just used quite remarkable dressings. Not like the ones you'd use if you had a skin graft.
These were 'wound care' type dressings.

1. First lot were to dry it up..I don't know what they were called...they were silver..and I wasn't allowed to get them wet!
Then we went onto the 2. Inadine [iodine] patches, then stuff called 3. DuoDerm [looks like skin] then 4. Algesite [made out of seaweed - very grassy white looking]. Now I am back to the 5. DuoDerm.

I think the first one was to ensure there was no infection....Oh did I mention the Tetanus shot!?
#2 was to keep it wettish.. they used a plucker and scissors to remove the scabby black stuff [My mum always told me to leave the scab on my knee alone "Don't pick at it!" and here they are CUTTING it off! #3 went all fluidy, oozy and wet.. they cleaned this with salty water #4 was to dry it up again... and #5 to bring forth more fluid for healing...

All in all it is looking good. Healing well.
I just never knew there was so much stuff out there for wounds.
I would have just put a BIG bandaid on it!

My experience is NOTHING compared to Vlerma's though. Oh that looks so ,,,painful.
I am so sorry Vlerma. I wish there was something I could do for you.


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shawneeo*us

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new Posted: 05:22PM Aug 16, 2012

oi!!!!! OMG! Vlerma, I hope you get healed up and out of pain very quickly, and snappy, I hope you have healed well too! Gosh, ladies, you now have me shivering, raw, and feeling like I just had my skin peeled off from the pics, and descriptions, and of course my own fertile imagination. Thanks!

Oh! Guess what everybody? There was the third largest jackpot in a Power Ball or maybe any Lottery drawing last night, somewhere around 340 million dollars, and I matched the Power Ball number! Which means................. I win FOUR DOLLAR-OONIES!!! Yep! You heard me right... FOUR Dollaroos in cold. hard. cash.

I've never even won this much in a power ball drawing so it's a huge deal!


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jaycr*us

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new Posted: 05:55PM Aug 16, 2012

Nice job Shawn. I suppose we won't be hearing from "Mr. Moneybags" anymore...
It was nice knowing ya.


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snappytom*

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new Posted: 09:41PM Aug 16, 2012

Onya Shawnee!!!! One for us little guys!
Now just watch you don't spend it all at once!

You just wonder WHO wins these millions????? And why isn't it someone I know?


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RGW4Ausmod

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new Posted: 10:29PM Aug 16, 2012

Wow... when I hit the power ball number I only got two dollars. I am so jealous.

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. -Albert Einstein-
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new Posted: 10:34AM Aug 17, 2012

I have family living in Michigan - well they are ex in=laws, but still consider me family, so I'm hoping it is them. They just celebrated their 53 wedding anniversary and raised 7 kids, so I think it would be wonderful if one of them could have gotten lucky, and they live in Bay City which on the map is very close to where the ticket was sold. Also have a Nebraska winner, but since I didn't buy a ticket, I know it isn't me! Leg is healing slowly but surely.

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snappytom*

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new Posted: 12:36AM Aug 24, 2012

Good news. I don't have to go to hospital about my leg any more!!!! It is almost better...they said to keep putting vaseline on it. If I need to go back, just give them a call...Woo hoo!

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jaycr*us

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new Posted: 05:58AM Aug 24, 2012

yay snappy
one down one to go, how are you doing grayma?


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new Posted: 07:32AM Aug 24, 2012

jaycr wrote:
yay snappy
one down one to go, how are you doing grayma?


I agree with Jay Snappy. Also Grayma, I am also wondering how you are doing?
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snappytom*

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new Posted: 08:16PM Aug 24, 2012

How are you going vlerma? Can I send you some of my good fortune?

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wysecng

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new Posted: 05:21AM Aug 27, 2012

yeah I love that

I'm WYSE, in name and in life application.
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babyjuice

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new Posted: 07:48PM Aug 28, 2012

Oh my gosh. I haven't been in the forums for the longest time, and then I saw THAT, well, I do hope you recover alright.
It looks terrible.

I am glad you're recovering
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new Posted: 04:29PM Sep 2, 2012

Well Braingle family I have been healing and resting and staying in bed like I am supposed to. Thank God for a week of the Olympics, and ye I saw almost all of them. Will probably never truly watch as much Olympics again in my life, well summer Olympics anyhow. I do really more enjoy the winter Olympics. Anyhow I am back up in my chair now, allowed to walk around my home, but no where else.

The doctor took out 15 stitches 10 days ago and ten the other 3 on Friday.. The three were the anchor stitches and of course I was a nervous wreck when they took them out, but everything stayed in place, sore as expected. Snappy, your silver things were steri strips, which held your tears down while the skin took a grip, then Merthiolate, and yest I had Merthiolate and then stitches. Ten immediately they dressed it with an antibiotic ointment and as you said DuoSkin. Oh, that stuff is wonderful. Then for me because they were trying to still control the bleeding they put on 6 4.4 gauze pads and two belly drain pads across the entire leg and then wrapped in a stretchy wide gauze all around my leg, under my heel and clear to the bottom of my knee. Then they used a stretch elastic wrap, much like they use under a cast. It's all very tight and non bendable. Everything had to be changed, except the last elastic wrap twice a day, washing it (my leg) with salt water and then redressing it. Three days before he took the first batch of stitches out, doctor wanted my leg to be out to air at least 3 hours every day so my grandson also had to learn to dress it as my daughter now goes to college M,W, and F. Now that all the stitches are out he wants me to have it open 24hours and then closed 24hours. We do have skin islands growing on the part that wa completely pealed and the skin pushed under the other skin. My big X which had the stitches on the top 3/4 of it is healed and the skin has stayed attached and when I showered last night I washed where the stitches had been and towel dried on smaller part to that, taking the dark scab off. It has a very nice batch of skin islands
underneath. Praise the good Lord.

I know i still have some tissue to fill in on the underneath portion of the X. Each portion of that X the doctor had to pull back out from the center of the X My leg had hit the running board and slid down the top board making the first three cut of the X, right, top, and left, and that is where the 18 stitches went into and it is also where the doctor had been able to pull the pushed in under skin back to the top and back down to the middle. However, the bottom part of the X was pushed down so deeply into the flesh of my shin that the doctor could not pull the flesh back out, even tho he did have it totally deadened and I had had two shots of morphine. So we decided to leave it and pray. Well it is still going to take some time, but I have hopes.

In the middle of this healing, and before I got the stitches out my son took me to see Willie Nelson in a nearby town. Almost chickened out on our date, but we made it and got right in and I didn't have to fight the crowd or anything, and now I am so glad we went. Will always be some-thing special my son and I will share. He never really caring for country music and my making a Willie Nelson fan out of him. He watched him in awe, discovering there is much more to Willie Nelson than "On The Road Again". The place wasn't as full as some of his concerts I have been to, but there was room enough for people to be dancing in the aisles and that is as important at country concerts as "Crowd Surfing" at rock concerts. Good time for an old lady and her middle aged sick son.

Speaking of my sick son, he has spent this last week at the big VA Hospital in Iowa, getting a complete medical work up which updated him to get one of the first matching kidneys that come available. Prayer for him would be appreciated. He has waited a long time and we have had two or three very scary times with his life and condition. He takes dialysis ever other day, but some days his stint just does not work. At one point when summer started he had to have a port put in to do his every other day thing. Which mean he couldn't go swimming or tubing or any of the other things that his friends did that made him feel like part of the human race. Depression is a huge part of this horrible kidney disease. Indira, how long ago was it you and your sister underwent the knife? Probably not, but it has seemed life a million years since my son went down, and I know you gave me words of encouragement for Jerry.

I thank you all you for your kind kind wishes. I have missed everyone, not being able to sit up for any length of time. Have read what I could, but then my time would be up, and I would have to go back to bed, so am writing today, and not reading much. But those of you who really know me, know that once I get to talking, I forget how to turn it off. Love to all and more another day.


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snappytom*

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new Posted: 10:01PM Sep 3, 2012

I speak for many...you are a good soul, vlerma! We all wish you and your family well.

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new Posted: 10:58AM Sep 12, 2012

Well, I was off Braingle for a while then played in a couple TWG games and when I came back in here, found this; although I think you posted elsewhere about it, too. I hope you are continuing to heal!

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shawneeo*us

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new Posted: 07:44PM Sep 16, 2012

that Shakespeare quote was funny! Well, paraphrased quote, of course...

I just discovered I haven't been on here for the whole month of Aug. I'm sorry my Braingle family. I didn't realize it had been so long.

I found out that I have three herniated discs and a compressed spinal column with pinched nerves, so, partly I've been dealing with that. I will be getting my first "blocking" shot or epidural or whatever in a couple weeks. It seems that given the severity of this they could have given me the shot a bit sooner, but NOOOOoooooooooo!

I hope y'all are well. I love my Braingle family even if I'm not on here regularly lately... And, I love my Braingle friends even if I don't visit their talkboxes and stuff... I really do


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