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BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm

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Subject: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: curmudgeon
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 06:34 PM

Just as it was starting to look like all of our "local folk" had triumphed over many and varied assaults, Linn tripped on the lobster cookpot and broke her left arm. She had enough strength of will (she is German) to call the neighbors for transport to the nearest urgent care center and Jeri, to contact me at work.

After spending the better part of the day in pain and general discomfort, it was determined that, yes indeed, she had a broken arm, and that the surgeon would be attaching some screws and a plate on Thursday. Now she is at home , with an ample supply of pain meds and muscle relaxants, and cats who want to walk on the arm to try to heal it..

Good wishes and white light accepted. Will post again when the surgery is complete, or when there's a pressing question - Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: beardedbruce
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 06:35 PM

Good thoughts going your way...


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Hawker
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 06:38 PM

Much love good thoughts and healing energy being sent.
Cheers Lucy


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Emma B
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 06:38 PM

From folks around Chester too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: maeve
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 06:39 PM

Oh, my goodness. An abundance of very good wishes are headed your way. Thanks for letting us know.

Warm regards from maeve and The Statue


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: bobad
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 06:40 PM

It used to be that we tripped ON pot now it seems we're tripping OVER pot(s) and still getting busted. Oh well, get yourself healed up and back into the fray.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: catspaw49
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 06:43 PM

Well Lin............What can I say? Just get well and be careful huh?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 06:48 PM

OUCH !!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: GUEST,Nancy King at work
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 06:50 PM

Well, jeez -- I always thought Maine was a nice, safe, secure place to be, but lately...! What is it with you guys?

Mend quickly, Linn!

Nancy


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: maeve
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 06:52 PM

You know, Linn, that does strike me as rather a lot of bother to go to just to avoid work on the real estate guide!...forgive me!

maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: katlaughing
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 06:54 PM

That's a hell of a way to get out of the last week at the job from hell, Linn!**bg**

Sorry it happened and please take good care. Sometimes our bodies know when we need to rest and if we don't get to it, fast enough, they take over and make us!

Lots of {{{{HUGS}}}}, Light and all kinds of Healing energy coming your way, darlin'...when you get the cast on, you can let the cats walk on an ink pad and let them autograph it for you. (Sorry, I know a broken arm is NOT funny. Just trying to give you a smile through it all.)

Please keep us posted, Tom, and thanks.

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 07:01 PM

Wow...that is serious..I hope there was no LOBSTER spilled!

anyway...take it easy and no handsprings for awhile!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 07:03 PM

Oh, jeez, what you didn't need, Linn! Mend, rest, feel better soon!

Allison


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: ClaireBear
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 07:07 PM

Heaps of healing thoughts from your former Santee and cyber-drinking buddy in California.

Cheers,
Claire


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Jeri
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 07:07 PM

So the phone rang while I was on the computer. I could hang up and lose the dial-up connection or ignore it. I've been getting a lot of, "There's nobody really here, but hang on and we'll play you a nice recording of a presidential candidate." I usually use the gap between recordings to hang up. Anyway, I thought to myself, "Hey - they don't call before 8 AM!" So I answered.

Linn says, "I think I broke my arm," then proceded to discribe the position she had to hold it in, to tell me that her neighbor was going to give her a ride to the urgent care place, and to ask me to call Tom. She then says, "I don't know what's taking him so long. I think I'll walk up there." Uphill, at least 1/8 mile, snow, er... broken arm. I said, "Wait for him!" As far as I know, she did.

I've been waiting all day to hear something, but it sounds like they've been in medical 'care' limbo all day. Yeesh!

Glad you're both home and things can stop swirling around for a bit.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: gnu
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 07:13 PM

I'll bet it was one a them theyah crahfty lohbstahs whot tripped her up! Yah got ta stick em in head furst so's ta blind em so they cahn't do thaht.

Ample supply of pain meds and muffoo weewaxans? Cooool.

Hope you mend quickly, darlin.

Thoughts and prayers,

gnu

PS Take good care of Tom, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Janie
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 07:29 PM

Bat Goddesses have no business tripping what so ever unless they caught a psychedelic beetle!

Lots of love, light and good energy coming your way!

Janie


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 07:37 PM

Lots of healin' thoughts comin' from me and TLS


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Charley Noble
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 08:01 PM

"Linn tripped on the lobster cookpot and broke her left arm."

Was this an FDA approved lobster cookpot? Maybe there is a cause of action where one could sue the manufacturer. Or maybe the FDA needs to recommend the wording and placement of a new warning on such cookpots. What do the various canidates who are touring New Hampshire have to say about this issue?

I have suffered three broken bone accidents in my life time and can attest that the first 24 hours is extremely painful, followed by 6-8 weeks of boredom, followed by a couple of weeks of stretching atrophied muscles. Ugh!

Heal well and prosper!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: wysiwyg
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 08:13 PM

Dang, I bet it won't slow her down though-- as it should. Please tell her me and my buds are ON THE CASE.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: SINSULL
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 08:48 PM

Damn Linn! I thought I had your lobster pot???? Plates and pins and???? I am so sorry.
Now you can't finish your Christams shooping and you will have to wait until after the holidays to mail gifts (and take advantage of the post-Season give-aways.
I'm not buying it.
SINS, who really is sorry.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Celtaddict
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 09:02 PM

So sorry! All the best wafting north from Connecticut.
It does seem as if there is a song, in here somewhere; maybe for after you are on the mend.
Hugs!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Sorcha
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 09:14 PM

Plates and pins?? Sounds like Mr's elbow. Since when are lobster pots related to canoes??????

When it comes time, be sure and do EVERYTHING your physical terrorist tells you to!

PS...I'm sorry. I know it hurts!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Mrrzy
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 09:18 PM

What did the lobster say? (Poor you, of course!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 10:17 PM

Oh Linn!!!! my best love ---- and home is a better place to be than the world of real estate right now (as we both know!!!!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: GUEST,KT not logged in
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 10:25 PM

Heal swiftly and well, Linn.
KT


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Amos
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 10:54 PM

Gentle hugs and infrared vibes, BG. Aim for a merry Xmas regardless, huh?



A


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 01:14 AM

good wishes for your healing from this side of the pond. I've never broken anything (apart from a tiny bone under my big toe & that hurt enough!) but I know JennyO's nasty wrist break needed a plate & took a long time to heal.

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Micca
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 02:30 AM

Linn, Thinking Healing thoughts at you,


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: JennieG
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 02:57 AM

ooohh ouch, that is not good. Take it easy (I know it's difficult to do anything else when you are laid up!) and let us all send energy and healing thoughts your way.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Morticia
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 03:55 AM

Well now Linn, I hate to bring this up in front of all these good folk, but what did I tell you about taking more water with it, huh? After that last incident with the Judge and the persimmon ( did they ever get all the seeds out, by the way?), I thought you had learned your lesson...sigh.

Lots of healing thoughts coming your way.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 05:35 AM

Sorry to hear of your unscheduled trip Linn, you need to find an escape claws to prevent that happening again.
I broke my wrist a couple of times and can attest to Charley's description.
To all at the Press Room, make sure you have a pen handy to sign any cast Linn may have, on Friday.
Get better soon Linn, and I'm sure Tom will let you have some of his 'Malt' medicine to make you feel better !
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: jacqui.c
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 06:13 AM

Oh Linn! Lots of healing thoughts coming your way dear. Just take it very easy and let it heal.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: SINSULL
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 06:27 AM

Sorch - do you have a canoe in your house that you trip over regularly? It is too early for me to comprehend half of what is being said here. What the hell is Morticia going on about???


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: kendall
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 06:37 AM

Hey Batty,
That has to hurt like hell, but you are an optomist, so look at it this way, Falling down is a free ride.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: ranger1
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 08:28 AM

OW OW OW!!!

So sorry, Linn. But I do have to admit, my first two thoughts were: 1)She tripped over a LOBSTER POT?! What on earth was it doing on the floor?
2)OK, I know she couldn't wait to be done at the real estate magazine place, but really, this is a little extreme.

Take good care of yourself and I'll see you soon.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 08:34 AM

The pot they use to cook lobster!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: maeve
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 08:34 AM

When are lobster pots related to canoes?
Taking more water?
The Judge and the persimmon?

I'd say someone needs to craft (he, he) a new joke out of this flotsam (giggle), wouldn't you, Sinsull?

Best wishes for a quick and full recovery, Linn.

maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Severn
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 09:00 AM

So much for infallable batty radar. On the other hand and arm, it's better kicking a lobster pot, or ever a lobscouse pot than kicking the bucket. Being forearmed doesn't always insure you of being forewarned! Thank the Other Dieties That Be that your wing's web wasn't hurt, so we can keep contact and ring your belfry without any extra long distance or roaming charges.

Best wishes on a speedy recovery sitting home in your battery recharging! I hope the boredom doesn't drive you human or demote you to mere Semi/Hemi/Demi Goddess status. Gods and Goddesses should never have to hurt (all "Say, aren't you Thor?" jokes notwithstanding).


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 09:22 AM

It's obvious... the lobster pot was on the floor for safety, so
it couldn't fall down from the shelf and hit someone in the
head.

So--- how well did that work?


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 09:24 AM

If all them young women were bats in a steeple,
If all them young women were bats in a steeple,
If all them young women were bats in a steeple –
And I was a bat, there would be more persimmons than people?

I may have to work on this some more...

"Hey!" said the leather-winged bat,
"I'll tell you the reason that,
The reason that I fell so flat,
Is I tripped over a lobster pot?

Oh, well!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: CET
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 09:32 AM

Damn - sorry to hear about your misadventure, Linn. Take care of yourself, and relax. (Observe the cats- they're experts).

Edmund


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 09:41 AM

I used to trip out on pot too Linn, but I grew out of it.
G


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: MaineDog
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 10:06 AM

No, no, she must have been dancing atop the stove in order to trip on the lobster pot! I can just see it now, a Highland sword dance, neatly avoiding the hot burners, but that giant lobster pot was just too tall...
Take courage. Healing is already provided, you just need to receive it!

MD


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Bee
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 10:09 AM

The difference between Maine and Nova Scotia ain't much more than the colour of the money (she said, hastily putting the lobster pot we used on the weekend back in the cupboard). Sorry you had to break an arm to prevent me breaking something of my own!

As for the cats, wasn't there some doctor or vet that said "If you put a cat in a room with a bag of old bones, the bones would be up walking in a couple days"? Cuddle them cats up.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 10:25 AM

Talking about cats!


"Excerpts from a Dog's Diary"

> 8:00 am - Dog food! My favorite thing!
>
> 9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing!
>
> 9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
>
> 10:30am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
>
> 12:00pm - Lunch! My favorite thing!
>
> 1:00 pm - Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
>
> 3:00 pm - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
>
> 5:00 pm - Milk bones! My favorite thing!
>
> 7:00 pm - Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
>
> 8:00 pm - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
>
> 11:00 pm - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!

> "Excerpts from a Cat's Diary"

> Day 983 of my captivity. My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength. The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet.

> Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a "good little hunter" I am. Bastards! There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of "allergies." I must learn what this means, and how to use it to my advantage.
>
> Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow -- but at the top of the stairs. I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released - and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded. The bird has got to be an informant. I observe him communicate with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe. For now...


G.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Becca72
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 11:10 AM

Sheesh...the people "from away" tryin' to do a Maine accent reminds me of watching 'Murder She Wrote'.
Also, isn't the lobster pot part of the trap?? Where's my father? He'll straighten that out. :-)

Sorry about the arm, Goddess. But hey, as Sins said, it gets you out of christmas shopping and wrapping, etc. :-)

Seriously, wishing you a quick recovery. Enjoy the healing power of the cats.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 02:01 PM

Thanks for needed good thouts & white light.

This was definitely the pot you cook lobters in (when WAS the last time we had lobster?!?) carefully stored in the dark part of the kitchen near door to room with 'puter. cuz don't know where else to put it. Me in a hurry. Bad combo.

Bad choice, too, as an excuse to not clean house (and floor clutter -- said big kettle) for holiday. Sigh.

Typing w/one hand a REAL bitch!

Back to bed for drugs & rest. Wish Rufus would stop aiming for left arm! (& reaching w/claws under covers for my toes.)

EVERYTHING postponed til after hols.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: GUEST,Peadar(formerly)OfPortsmouth
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 02:11 PM

Linn,

Dang lobster pot, flying under the bat radar at that low altitude.

Sorry about the arm (not that I had anything to do with placement of the lobster pot). Let me know if you need anything.

Peter


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: wysiwyg
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 07:01 PM

Linn, here's your reminder:

EVERYTHING postponed til after hols.

Linn


Healing is hard physical work. Devote your best energy to resting. Hear me? (Just nod; typing not required.)

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Sorcha
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 08:46 PM

"Sorch - do you have a canoe in your house that you trip over regularly?"

Canoes are obviously related to lobster pots as they cause major damage. Mr was trying to get a canoe down from the side of a garage (or something, I'm still not too straight on that part), fell 8', landed on the edge of an oak pallette and shattered his right elbow. Screws, pins and plates.

That was 30 April, he had the jig saw puzzle surgery on 3 May and he is just now finally released from the surgeons care. Back to work, and as healed up as he'll ever be. Still can't do 100% extension or lift quite all the weight he used to be able to, but more or less a miracle anyway.

Pic here. NOT for the squeamish. This xray doesn't really show the ulna, it was shattered too. A plate on the radius, plate on the ulna, LOTS of screws.

The Motto of the Year was...keep signing, it's only money.

I HOPE that Linns' arm isn't this bad!!! Pins and screws just don't sound too good.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: katlaughing
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 10:48 PM

Ow!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: GUEST,Curmudgeon
Date: 13 Dec 07 - 01:21 PM

Surgery successfully completed.Linn's still "out," so I haven't yet seen her.I'll post more when I get home - Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Charley Noble
Date: 13 Dec 07 - 01:22 PM

Tom-

Thanks for the update.

Mend well!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Helen
Date: 13 Dec 07 - 01:59 PM

Hi Linn,

A couple of years ago I broke my arm - only a hairline fracture, though - while hanging Christmas lights in the window. At the time I was a temp and only got paid when I worked so I had to go to work, in the peak period (think: chaos at super speeds) and keep doing the same things as normal. Typing with a plaster cast extending from around part of my hand to just below the elbow is good physiotherapy - it's weight lifting.

I had been saying for weeks before that that I "needed a break". A break is what I got.

Take care of yourself. Don't overdo things. Take some time for yourself, pamper yourself.

Lots of light, love & <<<<>>>> from here in Oz.

And I'm sad that visions of you cooking lobster to eat have been shattered by the mundane reality of kicking the empty pot in the kitchen. Not even the reward of a lobster feast to compensate you for your injuries!

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: curmudgeon
Date: 13 Dec 07 - 05:06 PM

Having gotten home in the midst of a nasty snowstorm, I talked to Linn via telephone. She's feeling much better, has no pain and is doing just fine. Still don't know when she'll be coming home, except that it will probably be tomorrow.

Have to go out for firewood befor e it gets totally buried in snow. Will post wth more news when there is something to report.

Thanks for all the well-wishing - Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: curmudgeon
Date: 13 Dec 07 - 07:52 PM

Just talked to Linn. She's sleepy, but feeling OK. About to get some mor epaon med before going to sleep. Will post again as information is forthcomng - Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Jeri
Date: 13 Dec 07 - 08:08 PM

The anesthesia residue and pain meds will make a person sleepy, as will not sleeping for a couple of nights. She'll get some decent sleep and a good start on the healing. Take care, Tom.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Janie
Date: 13 Dec 07 - 08:08 PM

Glad to hear she's doing ok. Y'all stay warm and don't get lost in any blizzards.

Janie


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: gnu
Date: 13 Dec 07 - 08:12 PM

Glad to hear things are okay. Both of you take care.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Dec 07 - 08:46 PM

Yea...pain meds can be good things. Tom, if she is on ANY of the opiates (vicodene, oxycotin, codeine, etc....) watch for constipation. It is a rather major side effect that the Docs seem to fail to mention most of the time.

If she is eating any solid food and doesn't 'go' in several days, take measures. Make sure she is getting a LOT of just plain water too. Surgery and pain killers are very dehydrating.

And don't accept no free canoes!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Hollowfox
Date: 13 Dec 07 - 08:51 PM

Ow. Good thoughts going your way right now, and a $#@!-reduction candle series will be started up when I get home in about half an hour.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Charley Noble
Date: 13 Dec 07 - 09:23 PM

While we're waiting for more updates we could compare notes on our experiences with breaking bones. Some may have missed this life experience.

I was only 10 when my sled decided to take out a large pine tree. You see our farmhouse is on a high winding hill with a pine grove at the bottom, before you get to the stone bridge and the trolls. My older brother always made efforts to "improve" the sledding surface by judiciously pouring water on the hill, something my father failed to fully appreciate. So anyway, one day we were racing down and I was trying my best to keep up with big brother and my sled took a jump and went off the course and into a tree. Fortunately the tree wasn't critically injured but my brother was impressed with the big dent in the front of my sled, and the fact that I was screaming at the top of my lungs. My parents hustled me off to the hospital where I only remember the nurse saying, "Will we have to streeeetch it?" It was only a fracture, much to her disappointment. And I was back sledding in 8 weeks.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: bbc
Date: 13 Dec 07 - 09:40 PM

Oh, Linn, I'm so sorry to hear this. Heal well & quickly, dear!

love,

Barbara


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 14 Dec 07 - 06:07 AM

Well I too broke my wrist as a youngster, in a tree related incident. I was actually climbing said tree after a lost arrow, and fell out onto a road beneath. A passing motorist picked me up dusted me off, and sent me on my way a bit dazed, and it wasn't until I tried to climb the fence to get back into the garden that I realised my 'sore' wrist didn't work.
I must have enjoyed some part of it though, as I've been getting 'out of my tree' on a regular basis ever since.
G


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: gnu
Date: 14 Dec 07 - 06:36 AM

"...constipation. It is a rather major side effect..."

Depending on which arm is broken...


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 14 Dec 07 - 06:48 AM

backside g.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 Dec 07 - 10:24 AM

Ditto what Sorcha said about the painkillers. 2-3 figs per day, either in a smoothie, or eaten, will help prevent that or correct the problem.

Glad to hear the surgery went well. Hope she is able to come home before Sunday's storm. SOunds like you got a heck of a lot of snow. Stay warm!

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: curmudgeon
Date: 14 Dec 07 - 10:50 AM

Getting ready to go to the hospital to bring Linn home. More later - Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Jeri
Date: 14 Dec 07 - 11:17 AM

I dug out from the snow, ventured forth for my car's safety inspection. It's a beautiful bright day here, blue sky above, and here below... I ought to write a song. Fluffy white ground, the sun is fierce and everything sparkles. It's a good day to come home.

Fiber, fiber, fiber. Linn's got what they give me for migraines and it DOES slow down the south end of one's alimentary canal. Fiber: psyllium husks, bran, onions and veggies, fruit, and as others have said, much water.

Also, lobster thermidor or some other one-arm-friendly lobster dish, because it's their fault and you MUST get even. You might want to wait until she's fully conscious for that one.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Dec 07 - 02:52 PM

Citracel.

Glad she will be home before Sunday's storm kicks in. Wonder what her work buddies are doing to meet deadline...


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: curmudgeon
Date: 14 Dec 07 - 03:07 PM

Linn's home, medicated, sleeping.

She actually called in to the RG on Tuesday and Wednesday to "consult" and instruct as to getting the mag out.

More info as it occurs - Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: curmudgeon
Date: 15 Dec 07 - 09:44 AM

Not much to report. Linn's doing a lot of sleeping, still needs a hand getting in and out of bed, not to mention bringing her food, water and meds. This of course precludes my attendance at this afternoon's session. Will miss you all - Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 15 Dec 07 - 09:48 AM

Lots of love and best wishes Linn
G


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: katlaughing
Date: 15 Dec 07 - 11:35 AM

I hope today finds you feeling better, Linn, and not having to crack the whip too much at your darling servant husband. **bg** Take care, the two of you.

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: maeve
Date: 15 Dec 07 - 12:54 PM

I'm glad you've got each other, Linn and Tom. Keep warm through this upcoming storm.

maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: curmudgeon
Date: 16 Dec 07 - 09:50 AM

Linn is still sleeping a lot. Jeri allows that it's sort of a hangover from the anaesthesia. Pain seems to be somewhat less; good meds, though.

I don't know when she'll be up to posting. While it's warm in the bdroom, it's pretty chilly here wher the computer is.

More later - Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: wysiwyg
Date: 16 Dec 07 - 01:02 PM

Not so much a hangover as just the body's way of processing the anesthesia out of her system. Best thing for her-- as much time as she can rack up in the rack.

When she floats up to nearly-awake, try what I do for Hardi when he's not really done napping-- "Everything's fine, nothing to worry about; go back to sleep."

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: SINSULL
Date: 16 Dec 07 - 06:33 PM

Hey Tom, I have deliberately not called because I know how annoying those phone ringings can be when all you want to do is sleep.
But tell Linn I am thinking of her.
Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: PeadarOfPortsmouth
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 09:27 AM

Tom & Linn,

You were both missed on Fri. and Sat., but glad to read that the recovery is going well.

Continuing to send happy, healing thoughts your way.

Peter


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 10:31 AM

And start looking for the knitting needle now for scratching those itches under the cast...

Take care, rest up and don't do silly things again, stick to fishsticks!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 10:44 AM

Oh dear, Linn that sounds nasty. Hope you are a quick healer. Best wishes from Elaine and me. Burl


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: SINSULL
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 12:03 PM

Tom called last night. Linn is sleeping a lot - the painkillers, meds and general ouch. They heat with wood so he is busy keeping the place warm. This snow/sleet mess isn't helping.
She is getting calls from work and is getting paid for her efforts. Wonder if they will get a bad case of common sense and double her salary while hiring an assistant so that Linn can ocasionally go to the bathroom or take a holiday off.
Given this crappy weather, just crawl into bed next to her and sleep yourself, Tom.
M


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Megan L
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 12:09 PM

Get well soon
frae Dauvitt and his Meg


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: curmudgeon
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 08:28 PM

Healing is going on. Linn was feeling well enough to call her mother this morning. Previuosly she found cnversation to be to tiring. But then she slept most of the afternoon. Maybe tomorrow, it will be "warm:" enough for her to come downstairs to go on line for a bit.

Keep the wellwishes coming. Thanks -- Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 08:57 PM

broken bone + snow + wood fires!

keep warm, keep healing

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: saulgoldie
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 09:48 PM

I wish you a speedy and relatively painless recovery.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 09:49 PM

Tom-

Perhaps, a little hot-buttered rum would perk her up.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: wysiwyg
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 10:24 PM

Hi Linn, welcome to the downstairs. Be a good girl and go back up, soon. :~)

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Micca
Date: 18 Dec 07 - 01:46 AM

Well, there are lots worse places to be than by Toms wood burning stove with the odd Moggy, in the woods of New Hampshire, in 'orrible weather!!!, Bin there, done that, got the Tshirt, it promotes tranquility and peaceful contemplation... and I hope Good healing too, i found keeping the Plaster dry while showering was a real PitA!!, and celebrated the day the plaster came off!!, Heal well Linn,


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Jeri
Date: 18 Dec 07 - 07:52 AM

Charlie, you miss the bit about the pain medication? Pain meds + booze = NOT GOOD!

She's going to have to come down stairs sometime. It's been 5 days - take it slow! BUT the more the blood circulates, the faster a wound heals; the faster the healing, the faster the pain diminishes... then you get to the itching part.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: SINSULL
Date: 18 Dec 07 - 08:27 AM

My favorite winter memory of Linn and Tom's was the night we sat in the living room singing and telling stories. Kendall finally told some of his more risque stories and when I laughed something behind me chattered and squealed in annoyance. I nearly jumped out of my skin. Linn's squirrel had made his nest between the window and storm window and we were disturbing him. One very annoyed squirrel in a pile of leaves in his insulated home. Too funny.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: SINSULL
Date: 18 Dec 07 - 02:56 PM

Not nearly as funny as the baby bat in someone's undies.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 18 Dec 07 - 06:00 PM

Managed to live 58 years without breaking any bones (except 2 toes on different feet at different times -- THOSE didn't slow me down at all -- once accidently kicked a pile of books while barefoot & once tring to avois steppin on a cat).

Don't think I've had any lobster since Sinsull's lobster boil -- a lot longer ago for the pot on the floor to have had any in it. Been there for quite some time cuz there's no good storage place, So it's not as if I didn't know it was there!

This is my first excursion to the computer since last Wednesday -- Going downstairs (or ANYTHING for that matter, is a major project.

Oh, no cast, btw --before surgry just a sling and the 2 parts of th humerous jostling around. Affter surgery, still a slin for a bit -- but nothing on upper arm but bruises and bunch of metal staples that looks like an odd fashion statement after a trip some piercing booth at the mall. Shoulder swollen & hand & wrist swelling while I'm sitting here.

My last official day at work was Friday (gave my notice 3 weeks ago). Came to the conclusion that I can't find a new job if I'm working an intense high stress one. Think I've got insurance through the end of the month -- haven't seen any COBRA offer, but doubt we can afford it. It was mentioned last week that they might want to keep me on the payroll til my replacement is trained, but they canged heir mind

This sure buggers the job search.

I was planning on filing for unemployment because the job (imagine a rollercoaster ride that takes 3 years) was making me sick -- all my maladies appear to be "just" job stress (& not Lyme disease, etc.). But if I'm unable to work & unable to LOOK for work, I don't know what employment security will do.

One handed typing is an exercise in frustration.

Universe just slammed a door in my face to make sure finally get some rest. Can't feel guilty about not doing stuff because there is no way I can do most stuff. (& the drugs were even keeping me from getting caught up in my reading.)

Oh, a piece of skin doesn't need a cast on it to itck. Seems like the impossible itches have a regular rotation -- but jus got rid of a major one with benadryl gel.

Gotta go back upstairs and rest -- one handed typing is EXHAUSTING!

Thaks for all the good thoughts!

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 18 Dec 07 - 06:04 PM

Oh Linn, you sound peeved, and that's healthy, when you get angry, we'll know you're better.
Hope it improves for you lass.
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 Dec 07 - 06:32 PM

Good Linn, nice Linn, resting Linn. We'll be right here for your next foray but don't rush it; use that energy for fluffing up your pillows and making the covers comfier and putting pretty socks on to keep warm and look cute; that'll be exercise enough for awhile.

I am SURE that the Universe that sent you this resting time wants you to enjoy it and benefit from it in whays you might not even imagine yet. I'm looking forward to hearing all about it, when typing is no longer frustrating.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: SussexCarole
Date: 18 Dec 07 - 07:33 PM

Sox to it all I say Linn! Think I've been away from the BS too long. Hope it heEls well. Watch out for postie

Carole & Andrew x


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Dec 07 - 08:37 PM

Linn-

It's great to hear from you in any shape and form. Maybe Judy and I will send you a slightly edited CD of the shanty/forebitter session at the Press Room. It was a classic session. But I bet we don't get to working on it until after the holidays. Don't hold your breath.

However, we will send you and Tom the latest pre-release edition of OLD SAILOR-POETS. The more we listen to it, the more we edit, the better it gets!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: ranger1
Date: 18 Dec 07 - 08:37 PM

I think it was an assassination attempt by the Lobster Liberation Front myself. I mean, that pot was there for eons and Linn never tripped over it before...


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Leadfingers
Date: 18 Dec 07 - 10:29 PM

That's a good one Tami - And 100


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 18 Dec 07 - 10:38 PM

Linn -- take care. I am so happy you are not working at the old job anymore -- you can't handle that kind of stress and work -- it ain't possible. Some years ago -- gosh about 10 years now -- I was working for corporate America and had a boss I just couldn't bear......I didn't like her, she didn't like me and nothing - NOTHING - was going right. I was the primary wage earner and didn't feel i could just walk away. She and I were working with HR on 'trust issues.' During one of these awful sessions, one day I just looked at her and said -- I can't work for you anymore. She said - do you understand what that means -- (my job was fairly big directing a team of 6 or so managers and about 100 people under them). I said -- YUP - I know what it means but I can't work for you anymore.

that night for the first time in eons, I slept. Then I put the word round I was looking. I was called about a temporary position in a department I knew well........I moved into this three month temporary role and left it four years later when I took early retirement.......WALKING AWAY WAS THE BEST THING I EVER DID --- may it be so for you too! And then came real estate and the rest is history.....!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: katlaughing
Date: 18 Dec 07 - 11:23 PM

{{{{LINN}}}}


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: jacqui.c
Date: 19 Dec 07 - 03:55 AM

Glad you're up and about Linn. I know all about those staples from my op in September.

I also know what it's like to type one handed - right now ~ I've got a cat which insisted on sitting on me while I'm at the computer and really wants both hands diverted to stroking him. We're sort of compromising with one handed typing.

Keep warm, heal well and take care.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: gnu
Date: 19 Dec 07 - 04:19 AM

Like my dear little old grey haired mother says, "Life can kick you in the $*)&)*%$ sometimes."

You just rest and heal as best you can. You'll be able to kick life back sooner and harder.

Thoughts and prayers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: SINSULL
Date: 19 Dec 07 - 06:31 AM

Up and around is bit of a stretch. Linn and Tom called me last night and we chatted for a while. She hurts. And the drugs do funny things besides making her sleep a lot.
Her arm is not in a cast but a sling.
But she is feeling well enought to laugh out loud.
The "job" has called and predictably she is being missed.
She is having cranky moments - a sure sign of recovery.
Mostly she is resigned to 6-8 weeks of taking it easy.
I told her of a young man I know who took up hang gliding. After a brief intro he bought a glider and matching suit in "his colors", jumped off a cliff and immediately shattered both forearms when a gust of wind snapped him back.
Young men do not like needing help to pee...
Rest Linn. You have no choice.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: ranger1
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 09:33 AM

So how are you today, Linn? Just checking in on ya.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: wysiwyg
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 09:40 AM

Hi Linn, that was so nice to see you post under your own membername. Gosh, though, I hope you have cookie-resetting volunteers handy! That's probably no fun, either, one-handed!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: PeadarOfPortsmouth
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 09:42 AM

Linn,

Glad to see you back, even if only one-handed. The arm will heal, just needs time. The rest will, in the end, work itself out.

When I bailed from SMHC, I think you said something like: That kind of stress isn't worth it and it's not like you'll never work again...so enjoy the time while you can. Right back at you. ;-)

(((hugs)))

Peter


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 12:19 PM

Tom just helped me wash my hair. What a glorious feeling! Sorry, but last Friday's "shampoo in a bag" was not particlarly useful -- the end product felt just as dirty as beforethe nurse "helped".

Found out this morning exactly how much pain the drugs are keeping at bay. Zero to 100 in nanoseconds. Called Tom to see if it was time for my pills (pain & anti muscle spasm) -- he said yeah, almost to the minute. AND I found out they take about 3 minutes to kick in.

Work situation is bizarre -- but then again, always has been. As of my letter of resignation over 3 weeks ago, my last day wa to have been last Friday -- getting one last issue of the magazine to the printer, then setting up the next & training the person they hired. Owner's wife sort of pleaded with me to stay on the payroll a while longer until I could come in & work with her. I left copious notes on schedule, procedure, methods, etcet, of course. Walked them through various things on the phone, too. On Tues. when I called and asked if any questions or anything had arrisen, she said no, but they'd call -- and that Fri., Dec. 14 would officially be my last day. I reminded them that it needed to be to the printer early because of Christmas & asked if the ads were coming n ok & she said, "Oh, I suppose we should start making phone calls..." Both reminder & sales calls SHOULD have started last Thursday -- which means they haven't a clue. And several advertisers only give their changes & new listings over the phone & a lot demand multiple calls to finally send their ad in.

But, ya know what? For the first time in 3 years, I'm not responsible!!! And, quite honestly, I don't care -- I'm safely off that rollercoaster.

Of course the broken arm will complicate my situation w/Employment Security -- already complicated because I quit the job (rather than fall off that rollercoaster) for health reasons (the stress was quite literally killing me) -- and so I'd have time & energy for a full time search for a "normal" or at least less stressful job where I'll have backup, real holidays, real vacation time and not have sole responsibility for what should be a 2-person job (production & sales)

I think my insurance covers me thru 12-31. Haven't seen any COBRA info yet, but doubt we'll be able to afford that rate,

It's all going to work out. Not having to even THINK about that job-from-hell is amazingly relaxing. Everything else will eventually work out just fine and I'm confident of finding the right job at the right time.

Geeze, they say all this stuff builds character -- but I thought was enough of a character as it is!

Wish us luck at being shovelled & plowed out so I can get to my 8:30 am appointment tomorrow with my surgeon. (It's snowing again...still...arghhh!)

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: gnu
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 12:30 PM

That there Mother of Nature sure is a you-fill-it-in, eh? Make sure you bring your meds everywhere you go.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: katlaughing
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 12:43 PM

Linn, was it you told me about AFGO, Another Fucking Growth Opportunity? I've used that acronym so many times over the past couple of years and have passed it on to various friends!

Good to hear your positive self taking charge!

luvykat


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Jeri
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 01:16 PM

It's nice and fluffy, except for the plow poop blocking my driveway. Must go out and shovel again. I don't have anywhere I need to go, but I like being able to get out.

At least the birds have food. I shoveled out the feeder because the squirrel was leaping from the 2' high crust over the squirrel baffle. He was fun to watch though, because he dug through the crust and disappeared as he burrowed for dropped seed.

If you need anything...


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Barry Finn
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 06:24 PM

Hi Linn
Hope all goes well with the job search, ins & the arm.
Don't forget to give the arm exercise as it needs. Squeezing a ball in your hand in a good one & lifting a pint glass to your mouth is another. If I'm there & you're there on Friday I'll buy the 1st lift for ya, just to make sure you're keeping yourself in good shape

Good luck
Barry


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Sorcha
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 06:47 PM

HEY! NO pints on those meds! Have you a hot tub/spa or a place you can use one when the splint comes off? A 1 or 2 pound weight IN the warm water for the exercises helps more than doing them in the chair/recliner.

How well I remember...is it time for more meds yet?
(No dear, the last one was only half hour ago)

KEEP taking them! A body that feels pain heals slower than a body that doesn't.

When it's time, see your Physical Terrorist and DO what they TELL you to do. Do it On Schedule all the time. No one, not Dr, surgeon, PT, me, his mom, NO ONE expected my husband to ever be a 'working cop' again because the break was that bad. (Hell, it wasn't a 'break'...it was a shatter--bit like a jigsaw puzzle in bone)

Well, he proved all of us wrong. It took a lot of 'sweat equity' on his part and some on Mom's and mine...but he did it.

Now for the Important Stuff. Are you going to do this again?
Is there a Safe Place for the lobster pot now?




Sorch, who only wishes she NEEDED a lobster pot.

You can too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: maeve
Date: 21 Dec 07 - 08:23 AM

Linn, what a treat to read your post of 12/20. I felt the same relief when I left my last teaching position. The folks at the school had no clue either.
i expect that as time goes by and your physical, mental, and emotional healing continues, you'll realize even more fully how high a price you've been paying over the years, and rejoice that you've changed course.

I can hardly wait to see into what rewarding seas of creativity you'll dive!

maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: curmudgeon
Date: 21 Dec 07 - 09:03 AM

Linn has been improving with every hour. But, while today started out fine, she got dressed and ready to go to the doctor for followup, when she tried to get to te plowed driveway, she hit a soft spot on the path and fell. While I was able to get her up onto a stool, I couldn't help her stand. We determined it to be a two person job and called the fire station, which is at the foor of our road. The EMTs arrived promptly, got her up and into the house. No damage. The snow made for a soft, if cold landing.

More later - Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 21 Dec 07 - 09:09 AM

Oh dear, at least no harm was done, except possibly to Linn's dignity.
The lobster pot has friends on the outside obviously!
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: ranger1
Date: 21 Dec 07 - 10:17 AM

It was the flying squirrels! I'm telling you there's a conspiracy going on!

Linn, glad you didn't damage anything else.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Dec 07 - 10:39 AM

Holy cow! Glad hear there was no further damage.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: gnu
Date: 21 Dec 07 - 11:01 AM

Oh rats!!! Them thar squirrels is just rats with bushy tails I say eh. Thank goodness she is okay. That must have been frightening for both of you!!!

Did she get to the doc?


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: PeadarOfPortsmouth
Date: 21 Dec 07 - 11:05 AM

My heart just jumped in my throat as I read about this morning's fall. I'm so glad no additional damage was done and hope the doc gives her a new appointment soon...the follow-up is important.

But does this mean we can't call her "Twinkle-toes" any more?

Still sending good thoughts (and jokes in bad taste)

Peter


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: gnu
Date: 22 Dec 07 - 04:19 AM

Anxious to hear how she is now and about the checkup. Hope all is okay.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: maeve
Date: 22 Dec 07 - 06:52 AM

Tom- How is Linn now (and has your heart stopped its dive into your shoes?)?

Mainely concerned,

maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Jeri
Date: 22 Dec 07 - 02:09 PM

I just got off the phone. Linn said she fell on one knee, and needed a couple of trained assistants to stand up. She didn't have the ability to push off with her broken arm or wave it madly about for balance, which is what I'd use it for. Mine, not hers. I'd also imagine that just stumbling a bit upon liftoff, although not a problem for most of us, would have hurt a bit. Anyway, she has another appointment and sounded like she was being guarded by cats and doing well.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: SINSULL
Date: 22 Dec 07 - 02:42 PM

Geez!!! Linn! Behave yourself!
Close call, Lady. Behave yourself.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Sorcha
Date: 22 Dec 07 - 03:00 PM

Yea! What THEY said! All you need is another broken bone!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Jeri
Date: 22 Dec 07 - 03:02 PM

It was yesterday. Read curmudgeon's post.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: maeve
Date: 22 Dec 07 - 06:21 PM

Thanks for the update, Jeri.

maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: curmudgeon
Date: 22 Dec 07 - 08:42 PM

Healing is getting more obvious. Linn hasn't been sleping anywhere near as she was. On the other hand, she tends to overdo. Too musch time on the computer and on the phone, she was pretty well tired.

Neighbor came over with his tractor today and removed most of the huge snow piles from around the wood piles. Jeri helpd dig out last week, but the last storm brought an overabundance of the white shite.

We've decided to try to celebrat e on the date of Old Christmas. By then Linn should be in much better shape and maybe can indulge in brandy alexanders, bordeaux, and single malts. This Tuesday though, we'll have Jeri over for shrimp curry and just make it a fun day.

More as it occurs - Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: gnu
Date: 23 Dec 07 - 04:02 AM

Sooooo.... from obvious to oblivious? Sounds like a plan to me.

Glad to hear progress is being made.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: curmudgeon
Date: 23 Dec 07 - 08:37 PM

Healing continues apace. Linn was able to spend some time on the computer, but not long enough to post here: and I'd even reset her cookie. But it was time for pain meds..

Off to her regular doctor tomorrow. I got all the impeding snow and ice off the deck and stairs, but couldn't dislodge the pack of frozen snow from the path to the driveway. We'll see tomorrow what the semi-thaw allows. Wish us luck - Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Charley Noble
Date: 23 Dec 07 - 10:03 PM

Tom and Linn-

Looks as if we're getting a whole week of thaw here in Maine. It should help with the glacier that's been accumulating on our roof, and I hope it clears out the "channel" to your driveway as well.

What a winter!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: bbc
Date: 23 Dec 07 - 10:14 PM

Linn & Tom,

Best wishes of the season to you! Take it a day at a time. I'm glad you're still whole & together. My 82 year old mom just had a fall & cracked 2 bones in her pelvis. Hospital for now & rehap for who knows how long. Such a pity, just before Christmas, but things don't wait on that, do they?

love to both,

Barbara


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Bert
Date: 23 Dec 07 - 11:30 PM

I don't know how I missed this thread for so long. Love and best wishes on their way.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 24 Dec 07 - 08:27 AM

Sorry, ran out of time AND energy yesterday -- though the 1st thing I did was start a post to paste in here. Trying to reply to people I should just call -- but I haven't a lot of social endurance these days, either. Typing w/one hand is a bitch!

Off to my regular doc in a few minutes -- fortunately a very short drive.

Later...
Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Dec 07 - 08:32 AM

Walk on the dry spots, Linn and if you must land in the soft snow.
Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: gnu
Date: 24 Dec 07 - 09:27 AM

bbc.... oh my! My thoughts and prayers. Darn shame that is.

Linn.... time to treat yourself to "Dragon Naturally Speaking". I can't use mine directly here but I can use it in MS Word and then copy and paste here. Great stuff.

Heal!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 24 Dec 07 - 09:33 AM

Home safe -- more later.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Dec 07 - 09:38 AM

bbc - missed your post. So sorry about Mom. There is no good time for a cracked pelvis.
Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 24 Dec 07 - 05:49 PM

Reports from Friday make the incident sound more dire than actuality. Momentary loss of balance put me down on my right knee and, without being able to flail wildly or push with my left arm, just could not -- even with Tom's assistance -- get up on my feet. Had Tom fetch a stool so I could twist my tush around, sit on it and not be half kneeling bare skin to cold snow. Wanted neither to have Tom hurt himself, nor for me to end up overbalanced on my left arm and decided it was a 2 person project & those should be professional rather than amateur -- so called the EMTs for a lift assist. They got me safely, but shaky & cold, back into the house. Rescheduled the appointment w/the surgeon for this Fri. Saw my regular doc this morning for something completely different, but she looked at the incision, of course -- & suggested I call the surgeon Wed. (holidays really screwing up this week) because she thinks the staples should come out before then.

Aarghhhh!

I don't think I've ever felt less in a holiday mood than I do right now. (& I just got my hair washed again so I SHOULD be feeling great.)

Nobody's working today, so couldn't harass my just ex employer about getting me COBRA info -- & worrying about the cost of that (will feel better when I know what the figure is), couldn't get advice from employment security...always feel worse when everything's just hanging.

BUT...I've got Tom! and I actually have insurance (for the time being) to cover all (most) this. And it's not snowing! And things will get better & I'll find a less stressful job.

I think we're postponing Christmas until Old Christmas or so. Some gifts just didn't get acquired in time, so they can wait. Nothing (well, very little) is wrapped but we'll do some prezzies tomorrow anyway. Will have to wait for the traditional brandy alexanders.

Jeri's coming over for a not so traditional non-Christmas (quasi-Christmas?) dinner so the mood will be better tomorrow, I'm sure.

Happy Christmas, everyone, and thanks for all your good wishes & healing thoughts.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 24 Dec 07 - 05:53 PM

Have fun, wish I could join y'all.
Merry Christmas
G


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: gnu
Date: 24 Dec 07 - 05:55 PM

That's the spirit. Great to hear from you. Take it easy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Dec 07 - 08:33 PM

Linn, You have a good roof over your head, food on the table, wood in the stove, Tom, good friends, and a new year ahead. Celebrate!
Love,
Mary

PS Why were you not answering the phone tonight? Inquiring (read: NOSY) minds want to know.

Merry Christmas!
Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Charley Noble
Date: 24 Dec 07 - 08:49 PM

Linn-

Thanks for the update. We do wonder how things are going, and suspected it was not easy. We wish we were closer but we're glad that Jeri is nearby.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: katlaughing
Date: 25 Dec 07 - 12:22 AM

Three cheers for Tom, Jeri, and Linn!

This too shall pass, Linn. (Oh, how trite, eh? Made ya smile, I hope!)

Thanks for updating us. I know it isn't easy typing with one hand. I second the Dragon Naturally Speaking thing, but it is expensive. Want to borrow my copy for a while, long enough to load. I'll send it, for real, if you do.

Things are working out; sometimes we just have to get out of the way and let the worry go. That's when solutions can get through to us 'cause we've got our *channels* cleared.

Merry Old Christmas and here's a BETTER New Year!

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: gnu
Date: 25 Dec 07 - 04:01 AM

Kat... yes, Dragon Naturally Speaking Version 9 Preffered is expensive. $200 (standard is $130). But, cutting your typing time by a factor of about 35% to 65%, depending on how fast you can type, may be worth the coin. Especially if you have any physical immobility. It really helps me due to my mental immobility. ;-)

Of course, in Linn's last job that might just mean the slave drivers would expect her to do more. Good on ya fer gettin out, Linn... I recall (over a year ago) that you were stressed out there, long hours and all!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Micca
Date: 25 Dec 07 - 04:45 AM

Hi Linn,
may the flamingo of happiness drive off the skunks of gloom, and the chipmunks of joy dance on the porch as you recover, (and NO I have NOT been at the Booze, it is only 9.45 xmas morning!!
Love and light to you both,
Micca


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Naemanson
Date: 25 Dec 07 - 05:01 PM

Good God! I'd missed this thread! Oh, Linn, I'm so sorry. I hope you are feeling better every day. You guys need to get out of that land of ice and snow. C'mon out to the tropics and live the life of Riley in the land of coconut palms and lagoons.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Naemanson
Date: 25 Dec 07 - 05:07 PM

Oh, there is a down side to living in the "land of coconut palms and lagoons". You tend to lose track of the winter seasonal holidays.

In other words...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: curmudgeon
Date: 25 Dec 07 - 08:49 PM

Good hearing from you, Brett. Glad that all is well in to warmer parts.

Big improvement today. Linn came downstairs before 11:00 and stayed down here untill nearly 5:00; her first meal downstairs in two weeks.

Jeri came over and cheered us up immensely with her effervescent sense of humouror.   We started with shrimp toasts for openers and moved on the coconut rice and shrimps in a saffrom cream sauce. Finished up with chocolate cak with rasberru frosting.

A grand day overall, but getting really tired out about now. More later - Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Charley Noble
Date: 25 Dec 07 - 11:02 PM

Sounds great!

I like the recovery plan. What's the menu tomorrow?

Cheerily,
Charley noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 26 Dec 07 - 03:10 PM

I seem to have real energy today for the 1st time in 2 weeks. I feel as if I slept thru the 1st week & a half -- prolly a combo of the pain meds, sloughing off anesthesia residue, & my body telling me to sit tight & HEAL, fer-pete's-sake. Spent the morning on the phone -- something that had been tiring me as much as one-handed typing.

Getting some semblance of clothing on is still problematic -- haven't been able to find any sleepwear that buttons up the front. I don't have to worry about clothes when I'm upstairs, but we heat with wood, so downstairs has a varied climate -- no way can I be in front of this computer starkers!

Friday will be jam packed -- 1st an appt. with my surgeon & prolly get the staples in my arm removed, then to Hampton to pick up the few personal things left at my ex-job, then -- ta dah! -- to The Press Room for the Friday session. That's something I've really missed. (Missed the Dec. sea music sing, too. Frustrating because under the best of circumstances there's too little time for holiday songs -- & I missed 3 sessions!)

Rufus, our young classic red tabby, has been sleeping between my ankles lately, but that keeps Sabine, our mature lady cat off the bed because she's afraid he'll chase her (as he will -- everything is his personal cat toy, especially Sabine and Sabine, alas, doesn't know how to play, so she gets offended & intimidated). So she crawled into my lap & onto my good shoulder while I was sitting here at the computer -- getting some good one-on-one time & lots of petting from me without Rufus coming up to sniff her butt & whomp her for the fun of it.

I'm listening to a tape of two older Jean Redpath LPs & getting inspired to maybe use some of this enforced down time to learn a few more songs. The job-from-hell had been keeping me from one of my annual New Year's resolutions -- learn at least one new song a month (& RE-LEARN & SING as many that I've semi-forgotten as I can).

Yeah, I've got way more energy today than I've had in the past 2 weeks! Thanks dor focussing all that healing energy this way! (And thanks, Jeri, for helping me out of my funk of the past coupla days.)

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: gnu
Date: 26 Dec 07 - 03:33 PM

Great to hear! Keep on purring!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Hollowfox
Date: 26 Dec 07 - 04:13 PM

The genuine midwestern $#@1-reduction candle series continues apace.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: PeadarOfPortsmouth
Date: 26 Dec 07 - 04:44 PM

Linn,

So glad that you are on the mend, the storm clouds have lifted and we'll get to see you on Friday. Hasn't been the same without you...but I'm sure you knew that.

And I'm sure that if you ask nicely, the session master will give way to more songs of the season. ;-)

((hugs))

Pete


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Dec 07 - 04:48 PM

Bats don't purr, gnu. They squeak.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: jacqui.c
Date: 26 Dec 07 - 05:26 PM

Mary - this is a Bat Goddess - she can purr if she wants to!

Glad to hear that you are feeling so much better Linn.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 26 Dec 07 - 06:20 PM

a Bat Goddess?

surely not - THE Bat Goddess

as someone once said to me - you're looking well, keep doing what you're doing.

And good luck in your clothing hunt - modern industry sells what they think you, the consumer, should need, not what you, an individual, really wants.

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 27 Dec 07 - 02:33 PM

I think I overdidded it yesterday. Didn't sleep as well last night either. Sigh. It is SO frustrating!

Anywho, it's snowing again, I see -- I've GOT to get the staples out tomorrow, so I hope it doesn't amount to much.

On a positive note, I didn't need the pain meds untl earlier this afternoon.

Everything is such a project -- I'm exhausted.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: gnu
Date: 27 Dec 07 - 06:28 PM

I overdid it yesterday, too... and again today. It's so easy, and frustrating, to do. Ya just can't wrap yer brain around NOT doing things that SEEM so trivial. But, ya gotta... ya gotta.

Take it slow and easy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Sorcha
Date: 27 Dec 07 - 06:40 PM

Mr said when he had his staples removed it didn't really 'hurt' was just stung a bit and was uncomfortable. And YES, it is way easy to over do. Ask Mr.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Sorcha
Date: 27 Dec 07 - 06:51 PM

Mr also said that it is going to feel WONDERFUL to take your first shower after the staples come out and that will help a LOT!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Dec 07 - 07:24 PM

Yes! That first shower really is wonderful and makes everything feel so much better!

Deep breaths, read books, listen to music,pet the cats, ASK when you need something, do NOT try to do everything in a day! It's good for you!! The body needs the time to heal and your mind will just have to chill.:-)

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: SINSULL
Date: 27 Dec 07 - 07:49 PM

More snow, Linn. Be very careful.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 27 Dec 07 - 10:29 PM

VERY careful--how much snow can be absorbed up here in one pe-snow (usually) month.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Dec 07 - 10:49 PM

pe-snow? Do the guys contribute to that? **BG**


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 27 Dec 07 - 10:53 PM

OOps -- PRE snow month!!!!! BG right back at you .....


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Dec 07 - 11:08 PM

LOL...ya know what they say about yellow snow, right?:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: gnu
Date: 28 Dec 07 - 04:14 AM

NOOOOOO!!!!!! Do not "shower"!!! Well, shower, but, keep the area where the staples were removed covered with Polysporin (Original, for minor cuts, scrapes and burns) or similar for at least three days. The little holes take a bit longer to close up than a regular wound because the staples were in for a week, or more. Until they close, you run the risk of infection.

This very thing happened to me in 2005. It was nasty. The infection even caused the usual healing of muscle and tissue to be degraded. Two weeks ago today, I had the same procedure done on "the other side". I had the staples removed a week ago today. As in 2005, the nurse said I did not need to use Poly or anything else and I could shower... just don't get too much soap around the wound for a few days (???). Sooooo, I ignored her. Once bitten.......

I kept the area covered with Poly until yesterday morning. Then, I washed it using antibacterial soap and water and swabbed it with alcohol. And, I am keeping a close watch on it. (The alcohol swab is twofold. It not only disinfects, it will "let you know" if there are any openings by causing quite a stinging pain. Peroxide or similar won't.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Partridge
Date: 28 Dec 07 - 04:34 AM

Hi Linn,

So sorry to hear about your adventures, happy healing thoughts are on their way. One day at a time, take care,

pat xx


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 28 Dec 07 - 09:39 AM

Well, the COBRA extension of my insurance was less than I expected, and, without dental, eminently do-able. (Or at least a heck of a lot better than I feared.)

Well. I'm dressed -- even have a bra on for the first time in 2-1/2 weeks. (Geez, 2-1/2 weeks.!)

Off momentarily to get staples yanked. (I'll be sure to have a pain pill!) Before putting in an appearance at The Press Room, I'll pick up my stuff & pay for the insurance at my former (yay!!!) employer. Taking my glasses along (the old ones, not the bifocals which I think might be dangerous) -- haven't had my contacts in since Dec. 11th.

Busy day for trying to take it easy.

I'll do the best I can (& hope no one jostles the arm).

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 28 Dec 07 - 09:51 AM

Yaay Linn, way to go, soon be back to your full fighting trim girl.
G


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: maeve
Date: 28 Dec 07 - 09:56 AM

Linn- I'm glad you are able to pick up the Cobra. That will be a help for you. And as for arm jostling...Heck, put a very clear warning sign on it if you must. Wear a hot pink sling while traveling. Carry and use a warning whistle? Clip on a flashing biker's light.

I know you'll enjoy getting out to the music. Maybe there'll be a place where you can catch a wee nap before then. Celebrate recovery and friends who care. Celebrate Tom who has cared for you so tenderly, then go along home together to rest once again.

maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: SINSULL
Date: 28 Dec 07 - 11:22 AM

Staple removal doesn't hurt if you have healed. Honest.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: gnu
Date: 28 Dec 07 - 11:29 AM

That's right. It doesn't hurt. Especially if the nurse only "pinches" the staples and not you. There might be a tiny little "sting" or "burning sensation" for just a flash, but no "hurt." I had a dozen taken out and there wasn't even a whole drop of blood.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 28 Dec 07 - 01:38 PM

Staples yanked painlessly!! Medicos took more pictures (x-rays -- this is the team that went out of their way not to hurt me while getting the x-rays when I first broke the arm -- unlike the first 2 x-ray bouts of that day) and the plate looks very neat & sturdy. Doctor said it'll be another 6 weeks before it's considered healed and he'll see me in a month.

Meanwhile, he showed me the kind of stretching I can both with & without Tom's help, some of which I've already started. So shouldn't need PT sessions.

Gotta go -- pick up my stuff, etc. at the Real Estate Guide and then head to the Press Room, though prolly not staying for the whole session.

Later!
Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: katlaughing
Date: 28 Dec 07 - 01:42 PM

Slow and steady there, gyrl! Somebody sit on her if she gets to going too much, eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: SINSULL
Date: 28 Dec 07 - 02:03 PM

Not staying too long???? Is Linn driving with her wounded wing?


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Sorcha
Date: 28 Dec 07 - 03:39 PM

She better not be! Esp if she is still on pain meds! I told you it wouldn't hurt to get them out. If it's only 6 weeks, you will be lucky. And yes, you probably WILL still need some PT to regain the strength in the arm the right way.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: curmudgeon
Date: 29 Dec 07 - 05:17 PM

Sillies! Of course Linn wasn't driving, with one arm.

Yesterday was too active. She's been taking it easy today. The Press room session was exceptionally insane. many attendees who hadn't been there for a year or more, family gatherings, lack of seats, anywhere, and general chaos.

Linn wil probably post while I'm cooking dinner. More anon - Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 29 Dec 07 - 06:01 PM

Yeah, prolly overdid a little yesterday -- Tom's my chauffeur for the time being. But really good to put in an appearance & sing a couple songs at The Press Room.

But I can move my arm a lot more than I could before the staples were out -- and, GUESS WHAT! I'm typing with two hands!!! Probably won't be able to do much of that right this minute, but I think it'll count as therapy and should get better by the day. Had "Power Putty" even before the doc suggested it and had already started using it. Basically he showed me what to do and said go for "discomfort" and stop there -- don't exercise to the point of pain.

I forgot to ask him about driving, but it will probably be a couple weeks at least -- and I'm not taking much in the line of drugs at this point. (But better to have them and not need them, than need them and not have them.

Okay, I think I've done THAT long enough! (So far, so good.)

Discovered, though, that I still have to sleep on my back sitting somewhat upright & with my arm propped on pillows. That'll b another milestone -- being able to sleep on my right side (not on left arm, obviously). Actually got dressed (no bra) without help from Tom.

Left arm now officially at point of "discomfort" -- so that's all for now.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: maeve
Date: 29 Dec 07 - 06:34 PM

That's splendid progress, Linn. Thanks very much for bringing us up to date- Tom, thanks to you, as well.

maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Charley Noble
Date: 29 Dec 07 - 08:59 PM

Linn-

It does get better and better.

I actually managed to break three separate bones in a period of 3 years when I was an adolescent. Left arm, left shoulder, and right foot, neither of them was what I'd describe as a pleasant experience. My parents were beginning to wonder if I needed calcium supplements, but they were all stupid accidents.

Back in those days they put everything in a cast, which added another 4 to 6 weeks in dealing with atropied muscles. Medical practice is much better now, I understand, but I still watch where I'm going.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Barry Finn
Date: 29 Dec 07 - 11:47 PM

Dispite pink sling at the session last night, Linn toughed out my absent minded poke on the shoulder & survived to graciously forgive my transgression,. though if Tom's carry a gun next time I see him I'm getting out of Dodge. Sorry, Linn, I'll probably be apologing till next Christmas. I did try to buy her a drink (before I poked her) but she didn't need that much arm exercise. You're a good sport Linn.

Barry


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 30 Dec 07 - 01:12 PM

Pink sling? (I think only Singapore Slings come in pink.)

Alas, my sling (which I don't really need except as a reminder to people to stay away from my left arm -- proximity makes me nervous!) is navy blue -- not a really visible color at places like The Press Room. I'd have preferred hot pink & electric lime green like Carol's purse or glow-in-the-dark, at least. (Hmmm...someplace I have glow-in-the-dark stick-on animal eyes. But prolly by the time I find them, my left arm will be back to normal.)

I'll manage.

Typing this with one hand, BTW -- still feeling fatigue from yesterday's two-handed binge. Left hand still feels about a half a beat behind my brain.

Dear Lord, give me patience -- and give it to RIGHT NOW!

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: SINSULL
Date: 30 Dec 07 - 10:42 PM

OK That's it, Linn. You have used up your allotment of sympathy. You can type, sing at the Press Room and deal with a Barry Finn to the shoulder - you are officially recovered.

Wonder if it time to invest in some front closing bras. Not many interviewers will be impressed (professionally speaking) by the braless look. Maybe duct tape?

Glad you are feeling better, lady.
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 31 Dec 07 - 04:03 PM

Front closing bras are almost as problematic as the standard.

BTW, I just typed a short email 2-handed & am now back to 1-handedness. (I was commiserating with a young friend who was kicked by a horse & broke her ulna -- & her boss started losing patience with her after 3 weeks & couldn't understand why it took so long to get a horse saddled & bridled -- not to mention schlepping hay bales w/1 arm.

I'm SOOOOOO lucky to be able to rest (& work through my therapy exercises) & have Tom wait on me hand & foot.

Last night, for no discernable reason, I was entirely unable to fall asleep. That's only happened twice before in my life (usual trick is to fall asleep fine, then wake at 3 a.m. and not be able to get back to sleep) -- once in 1970 and once on a Saturday night sometime in the '90s. So I spent last night either lying there with my eyes closed, thoughts bouncing all over the place despite pain pill, or half benadryl, or reading with a cat on top of me. (They took turns.) Finally fell asleep at 5:30 for a couple hours.

Now if only it would stop snowing!!!

And now the incision hurts.

Happy New Year! (And may 2008 be better than this past crazy year -- healthier, too!)

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Sorcha
Date: 31 Dec 07 - 04:34 PM

Linn, you best be eatin' yer black eyed peas tomorrow if you want good luck next year! Hoppin' John and cornbread! Yummmy!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: maeve
Date: 31 Dec 07 - 05:12 PM

Linn- I really think that's just another sign of healing. Your brain has been busy helping your body to heal. You're well enough now for it to start dealing with the mental and emotional backlog.

Hoppin' John tomorrow for certain sure!

maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 01 Jan 08 - 01:41 AM

Linn - we missed you at Mary' (Jacqui's) party.....so hope you are feeling much beter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 03 Jan 08 - 07:22 PM

I need some advice about sleeping with this wounded wing.

I've been sleeping on my back, almost sitting in bed, propped up on pillows & wiyh the arm resting on 2 pillows with a fluffy one on top of it in case cats decide to do the Cat Town Races in the wee hours. Last night I was able to eliminate the bolster but I'm still primarily on my back -- and I always used to say I couldn't sleepon my back.

Well. The body must be at the point of healery where the body is attempting to protest sleeping on the back. I CAN (for a little while at least) sleep sort of on my right side with my left arm cushioned (& stabilized) by a pillow on my top side.

Things went badly last night (waking up hourly & causing Tom some impatience) until I took another pain pill to overlap the first. It's okay to take 2 every 4 hours & that's how I intend to start off tonight rather than with just one.

Anybody else gone through this & have any suggestions?

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: wysiwyg
Date: 03 Jan 08 - 08:41 PM

Chronic knee pain.

What works in daytime naps seldom works all night where we need to really let go. And as soon as we get really comfy, while still awake enough to move the pillows to the "aaaaah" spot, we fall asleep and then before we know it we need to shift a little bit. So as hard as you work while wake to get everything set just right, it can't work for very long anyway.

I'd caution the pain meds. They can really grab you when you're not looking. In my case it's anti-inflammatories: when I take enough to knock out the worst of the pain, so I can sleep, I get nosebleeds and THEY wake me up.

Grosspeak:
(BTW, isn't it FUN to get to the loo "in time" in this state of decrepitude, and manage to get onto the seat "in time"? Or even ALMOST "in time"? While asleep?!?!?)


Anyhoo, part of the problem is that we do actually move all night, even if we are sure we do not. Usually we are not aware of it, and it just happens automatically. But with a bum limb inhibiting that, you will tend to wake up more thoroughly than you'd like in order to maneuver the movement, and you will thus be awake enough to feel whatever pain there is to feel at that hour.

It would probably be better to just get up for 1/2 hour, walk about a little bit in the house, and then try to fall out again for a couple more hours because it may be that what you need is to stretch and move whatever has been cramped and not moving while you slept.

Before you know it you'll be back to good sleep. Just keep napping as you need to and it will all even out.


I've adjusted my own bed and pillows, in every way you can imagine, every night before turning in, for the last 5 weeks. I'll finally find what feels better in the AM when I get up, and a few nights later I'm adjusting something again. I KNOW that deep sleep will be needed to heal the knee, but I just think it will all even out when my body overcomes my too-brilliant mind.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Charley Noble
Date: 03 Jan 08 - 08:50 PM

Linn-

I do remember having to sleep on my back for at least a couple of weeks with my broken shoulder, but I had a much younger body then. It's certainly not my normal position unless I'm really exhausted and fall asleep reading a book. I don't remember exeriencing any pain after the first week but what I had were fractures, not breaks that had to be pinned back together again.

The above doesn't sound particularly helpful but good luck!

Charlie


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: katlaughing
Date: 03 Jan 08 - 09:27 PM

Linn, if you decide to sleep on your side, be sure your back, esp. your shoulders, are well supported by a solid body pillow, rolled up blankets, Tom's backside or whatever you can so that you don't get more muscle pain from a new position. Keep your wounded wing supported at all times, as you have done.

I think Susan has a good point about our bodies needing to move a bit as we sleep. If they cannot because of our arm or whatever, then we're going to wake up more often and more thoroughly than a quick roll over would require.

I've never, ever been a back sleeper, either, until the valve replacement. Then I slept much as you describe, kind of sitting up with a wedge pillow under my regular pillow and a good, fluffed up pillow under the outer part of each shoulder and arm. Sometimes it helped to also put a pillow under my knees and feet. Oh, and I had to wear a bra, even at night, which I hate, but it sure did help. I have been a terrible and picky sleeper!:-) Everyone who knows my sleeping habits says I was the princess in the Princess and the Pea.:-)

Be patient with yourself, darlin'. Hope this helps some.

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 03 Jan 08 - 11:51 PM

I agree about the back-support pillow.

I normally sleep on my right side cuddling a square cushion (to support my wrists), with a normal bed pillow wedged down my back. My head rests on a latex or rubber pillow that is shaped to support my head & neck.

When my shoulder is too sore to sleep on (often - I have a long list of sore bits & when one goes out, another soon goes out in sympathy!) & I need to sleep on my back (naturally back does not like being slept on), I put the back pillow under my knees & the cushion under my right upper arm & elbow, and both hands on my thighs as wrists & arms hurt if flat on the bed.

However I go to sleep, while I sleep my body re-arranges itself, as had been said & I often wake up even sorer, especially if I wake up flat on my back with no knee & wrist supports.

good luck in finding a comfy spot!

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: gnu
Date: 04 Jan 08 - 04:48 AM

I went through nearly two months of sleeping "propped up" on the couch after my first parotidectomy (some of you know). Just when I realized the other side would need to be done, two things coincided. I needed a new chair and Lazyboy recliner-rockers were on sale. I have been sleeping in the Lazyboy since Dec 16. It beats the heck out of sleeping propped up with pillows.

Of course, if one had a broken right wing, it wouldn't fly. The gear shift on my Lazyboy is on the right side.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Jan 08 - 05:02 PM

Linn or Tom,

So how did it go?

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 04 Jan 08 - 05:53 PM

Called the surgeon's office today -- last week's prescription for pain meds just didn't seem to work -- or make me less uncomfortable. I've been having sleep problems all week since I started taking it. I only need something for pain to let me sleep -- I don't need it during the day, but by bedtime my exercises to increase mobility make me -- not "in pain", but uncomfortable.

Anyway, I wanted to know if there was something in the mix that over compensated for any tendency to make me sleepy. (Like so I could drive -- although I'm physically unable to drive.)

So...got a call back that he's written a prescription for a med I had both before the surgery and again afterwards (after aother intervening). But it can't be called n to the pharmacy & Tom didn't have time today to drive to Somersworth & back. But he can on Monday and I have enough left from the "old" prescription (being saved "just in case") to let me sleep tonight & this weekend.

I've come a long way (physically) this week, but still have a ways to go until I'm fully armed again -- lack of sleep, though, was making this week less than enjoyable. I only need it at night, so I'm certainly not abusing it.

Didn't go to the Press Room session tonight -- couldn't face getting dressed for a public appearance, braving the snow outside the door (& the cold), and the possibility of jostling at a crowded session just to sing a couple songs, drink seltzer (no booze) and go home exhausted.

Ah well. I've watched a movie & snuggled with the cats.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Jan 08 - 06:48 PM

Didn't go to the Press Room session tonight....

Just as well. Me, I'm skipping a wedding tomrorrow. I almost never skip a wedding or a funeral in our parish, because it's these life events where it actually matters to people whether I'm there or not. I just can't sit with my knee cranked in a bad position for the several hours of wedding and post-wedding stuff to then, also, sit for an hour to play music. Pain can really narrow down the priorities until it gets handled one way or another: music commitment first.

I'm still learning which things will aggravate it and which may hurt but actually help it..... for today it seems the best use I could put it to, was to improve the floorspace around the house so I can at least walk around in it without impeding my own progress to the recliner or the kitchen /laundry chores.

So enjoy your stay-home evening as an investment in your higher priorities-- that's what I'm doing.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: maeve
Date: 04 Jan 08 - 09:51 PM

Hurrah and sweet sleep to two wise women!



...and 100

maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: maeve
Date: 04 Jan 08 - 09:52 PM

Ummm...That would be 200. I suffer from a keyboard deficiency. Really!

maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Barry Finn
Date: 05 Jan 08 - 02:48 AM

"Didn't go to the Press Room session tonight...."

It's a good thing to Linn, cause I was there! I asked Tom if you were avoiding me. He said no but he didn't think the poke was funny either, sorry that should've read joke.

I found that unless you're used to taking drugs, hard drugs, that they tend to help with the pain but there's also a threshold where there's a tendency that they can sometimes keep you from sleeping too.
If any neighbors have some pot to spare you may give that a puff. Helped my dad through his death from cancer, didn't keep him alive though, course the pot helped him throughout his whole life too but he didn't die until in his 80's so who knows.

I have no backround in medicine so follow any advice given by me at your own risk, I hereby state that if you smoke pot that you are to give some 1st to Tom & see what it does to him. If he falls asleep then smoke what's left, if he doesn't lock the fridge up for the night & keep him away from the arm, he won't remember how to dress it & you could end up with your front snapping bra pasing for a pair of sunglasses.

Hope you were in the mood for a bit of off color humor.

Get some rest

Barry


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 05 Jan 08 - 03:12 PM

Got a lovely 10 hours of decent sleep last night -- then took another short nap after Tom made me a breakfast sandwich.

Amazing what the right meds can do.

But just typed a longish email with both hands so need to get away from the keyboard, rest a bit, then maybe do some of the other exercises.

Later!
Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 12:01 PM

Just wanted to let everone know of a few other milestones reached.

Put my contacts in for the first time since Dec. 11th!!! That's a biggie. Never occurred to me before that it takes two hands to get those little suckers into my eyes -- so now, finally! I can raise my left hand to eye level, at least. Got my earrings in, too, including the little rubber dealies that keep them from slipping out of where they belong. (Just a note - I got my ears pierced 40 years ago so I wouldn't lose earrings and, guess what -- discovered they're just as susceptible as clip ons and screw backs unless you spring for German wires or little rubber stoppers on the backs of French wires.)

So I didn't have to stumble about in glasses (with or without bifocal) while voting this morning in the NH primary.

I can ALMOST wash my hair without assistance. Now that I've gotten Tom broken in on the job (oops, maybe bad choice of phrase), I probably won't need his his help in that regard much longer. However, I still need help getting into a bra. Did try the front closure one -- that was actually worse than the standard issue. Tom had to help me get OUT of it (after about 10 minutes trying, I had given up on getting even one front hook hooked).

We postponed all the holidays, including our "Other Anniversary" (double anniversary on Dec. 15th of the night we met in 1980, and of the year later when, while celebrating knowing each other for a year, we decided to get married) -- and we're aiming for this Saturday for that. I can, at long last, DRINK the champagne instead of just admiring it, and we'll have some fancy munchies. No tree to trim, though, as we usually do. May even get around to celebrating Christmas one of these days. Again, no tree -- maybe I'll hang an ornament from the flowering maple. (Maybe not.)

I occasionally fear I'm not exercising the arm enough, but then at night tight muscles in the shoulder and in the neck reassure me I am -- even if the discomfort interferes with sleep. And I wonder what I've gotten accomplished after being laid up a month, but I guess I've not only been healing the arm, but healing my "burnt outedness" caused by three years of the job from hell. I'm starting to feel creative again -- I had been feeling as dull as the newsprint my publication was printed on.

I guess I'm feeling better!

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: wysiwyg
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 12:11 PM

And I wonder what I've gotten accomplished after being laid up a month...

Hopefully, before the laid-up period ends completely, you will have armed yourself with a set of goals and promises to yourself, in writing, so that you not only don't get into that burnout again, you reach your real dreams. And I bet I am not the only person around here who wants that for you-- for you to reach your real dreams.

Please, remember that multi-healing is as energy-consuming and worthy of celebration as the time investment multi-anniversarying represents, and set a date with yourself to revisit the anniversary of the injury to check those goals and promises, set fresh goals, etc.

Hot clue-- try to accomplish, "responsibility"-wise, only as much as you could accomplish while one-armed. What a woman could do with one arm tied behind her back-- because that other arm, the healing one, is going to need to wrap itself around the good-for-Linn-and-Tom department, not join the other arm in driving you into the ground.

Been there,

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: maeve
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 12:35 PM

Oh, Linn, such a good update. I'm particularly delighted to read that your creativity is seeping back. It's taken me much longer. Very well done, the both of yez!

maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: jacqui.c
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 02:48 PM

Yeeeaaahhhh

Well done Linn. Keep it all going dear.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: gnu
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 02:59 PM

Good to hear, Linn.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 03:53 PM

Excellent news, Linn. Like Maeve, I am esp. happy to hear about your creativity. When we lose it and sometimes our health, It happens so gradually, we hardly notice until it is just gone when we are involved in such stress as your previous job. It is a huge relief you are not longer working there, for oyur friends, as well as for you and Tom. Continue with taking good care and give yourself plenty of time. Rushing back into things may not bring desired results.:-)

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: PeadarOfPortsmouth
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 04:33 PM

Linn,

Great news on the recovery, as well as the return of your Muse.

You know, I've been the token male in so many offices, I thought I'd heard everything...but I never knew there was a difference between German-wire and French-wire earrings.

It figures, however, that the French wire would give up its position and try to run away.

(((hugs)))

Peter


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Charley Noble
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 08:39 PM

Linn-

It sure gets better and better, but it's a bummer at the kick-off.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 10 Jan 08 - 12:58 PM

I guess after a few good days I shouldn't be surprised to have a less than good day. Not horrible, just sort of...coasting. Not losing ground, but certainly not making any headway. (Patience! Linn, patience!)

Part of me is saying "Hey! It's been four weeks, fer-pete's-sake, since the surgery -- how come I'm not healed yet?!?" And there's the little voice in my ear saying, "Hey, it's ONLY been four weeks -- you're only midway or at best 2/3 of the way recovered. Relax."

I've been having sleep problems, even with the revised meds which worked before. (Yeah, worked when I was taking more of them around the clock, not just at night.) I've been sleeping mostly on my back, horizontal, not propped up, occasionally on my right side with left arm propped on top of me. Lately the pain meds just don't seem to work, but in the morning when I sit up, the pain goes away almost immediately. So...last night I decided I might not need the pain med if I slept sitting up again, but that a benedryl to encourage sleep probably wouldn't hurt. Okay, up to a point. Never really had any pain (until, sigh, I woke up this morning and then it's been continuous), but woke up after 3 hours and had trouble falling back to sleep. No particular reason, just couldn't. Ended up taking an additional half a benedryl. Slept for a few more hours. Woke for a few minutes, rearranged myself and slept (with some really interesting dreams) for a few more hours.

Woke up very tired and with my left arm stiff and hurting -- Aspercreme, etc. not helping much. Doing some of the exercises to counteract the stiffness, but not pushing it. The day is not being wasted -- finished last month's Vanity Fair and I' m about to finish a Susan Allen Toth book on England. There, two more things checked off in my Germanic quantifying list making mind. Oh, and petted cats. (Even if Sabine insisted on stomping almost all over me, standing instead of curling up, and putting 3 or 4 times her normal weight onto her front paws which were on a tender part of my RIGHT (undamaged) arm (which also seems to have some aching issues of its own, probably in sympathy with its opposite number).

Guess I'm not going to do anymore preliminary job hunt organizational things here at the computer today. Maybe just lay back and read some entertaining light fiction (instead of the entertaining Ewan MacColl biography that I started last week or the entertaining and edifying "Woe Is I" on grammar).

Tomorrow is another day...

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: katlaughing
Date: 10 Jan 08 - 01:04 PM

Linn, you've been using your right arm almost exclusively; it's bound to have some *issues* with that.**bg**

Take a deep breath...grab that light reading and listen to the part of you that says "it's ONLY been four weeks." I am still on supplemental O2 during the day because of the pneumonia that was diagnosed the end of Oct. I don't like it and I am taking baby steps to get off, i.e. improve lazy breathing. Our bods like us to be patient and take our time, or let them take their time, dang it anyway! (Not lecturing, just reinforcing the Wise You.:-)

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: SINSULL
Date: 10 Jan 08 - 01:20 PM

That's it, Lady! You have exactly two weeks to get your act together. Then no more sympathy!
You only need one hand to peruse the Want Ads...get to it!








But take baby steps like kat said.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: katlaughing
Date: 10 Jan 08 - 01:38 PM

Jaysus, Sins. Between you and I, she's gonna be of two minds!**bg**


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 10 Jan 08 - 07:11 PM

Guess I hurt too much earlier -- I forgot the good news --

Took a closer than usual look in the bathroom mirror this morning and realized that the bags under my eyes are a LOT smaller than they had been and they are a lovely shade of facial skin tone instead of dark grayish. I guess a month away from the job from hell IS doing something constructive!

Granted, I have a very complimentary bathroom mirror -- but its specialty is taking pounds off my face, not any other cosmetic improvements. (Always relentlessly shows me facial blotchiness, enlarged pores, zits, stray chin hairs needing to be tweezed, etc. -- but not a fat face, extra chins, or the fat -- ah, "goddess shaped" -- body below the neck.)

Hey, Sins! I've only been able to put my contacts in for the past two days, can't type for longer than an email or two, can't drive and can't even apply for unemployment because I I CAN'T work. (Yet.) I have been organizing my plan of attack, gathering information and organizing it, etcet etcet. (AND fending off a well meaning neighbor who really wants to get us involved in Prepaid Legal, which is waaaay too MLM for my taste.)

Oh, and I found your other Christmas present! How could I have forgotten -- it's SO you! (It's pink and NOT a nun; has feathers but is not a flamingo.) Heh, heh, heh...

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 18 Jan 08 - 02:08 PM

Since I'll be heading out the door (and having to slog through rained on snow up the driveway to the car -- with the aid of YakTrax and hiking stick; Tom's ashed the icy bits) to head to the weekly Press Room session for the SECOND time since I broke the damned arm, I figured maybe I should update the story a bit.

Well, not only will I set off airport security alarms, but it looks like I also have limited weather prediction abilities -- rain, at least.

I missed last week's Press Room session because I was in major pain, despite the heavy duty pain pills, Thursday through mid-day Saturday. And we had a torrential thunderstorm on Friday. It rained this morning, too (no thunder), and, again, my shoulder is massively uncomfortable.

However...I got into my bra entirely by myself today! (Tights, too.) Another major accomplishment!

My primary problem for the past two weeks has been sleep -- not able to get enough of it. Every night has been different, either not being able to fall asleep (seldom), waking up at 3-ish and not being able to get back to sleep (til maybe nap after 6 a.m.), or just plain waking up too early, usually with a stiff shoulder. There are currently only two positions I can sleep in without hurting myself, and since they are both propped up on pillows (semi-seated) in bed, neither is optimally comfortable. I did discover a third variant and that helps a bit. I've just been using ibuprophen or aspirin and not been taking the pain pills, although I finally did the other morning about 4 a.m. out of desperation. Fell asleep without pain and slept for about 4 more (needed) hours. Then felt wiped out for the rest of the day.

Benedryl as a sleep aid has stopped working. Udvash (hot milk with honey, cinnamon and butter worked wonders one night -- had a lot of energy and accomplished a lot (including some job search things) the next day. But lately the magic hour seems to be 3 a.m. and, 5 or 6 hours sleep is not enough!

Well, I'll be off soon -- taking with me the lovely pink "sling" that Jacqui crocheted for me. Don't actually need a sling, but it's to use in case people need a reminder of a tender arm.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: katlaughing
Date: 18 Jan 08 - 03:47 PM

Have fun and hang (no pun intended) in there, Linn. I forgot to tell you my doc recommended over the counter "melatonin" for help with sleep.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: SINSULL
Date: 18 Jan 08 - 04:15 PM

If it's a pink feathered lamp with feet, I will break your other arm. I got you something you actually want.
M


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Jeri
Date: 18 Jan 08 - 04:42 PM

Mary? What are you responding to? ('If it's a pink...') Are the voices back?

I was going to go to the session tonight, but my head doesn't like the strange weather. We got snow, then rain, then the sun came out and my driveway is a lake which will later become a small skating rink. Hopefully, my head won't hurt tomorrow. (It probably won't work any better though.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 19 Jan 08 - 10:30 AM

Linn, I've been thinking of you! Hang in there, my dear!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 19 Jan 08 - 12:46 PM

Mary, it's not a lamp. ;-)

Turned out last night at The Press Room that what I could have REALLY used (sorry, Jacqui -- people ignored the pink sling cover; of course, I don't actually USE a sling...) was a neon or glow in the dark sign saying "PLEASE Don't Hug This Arm!!!" My friends are well meaning people with short memories. Shannon was the only one who was unaware that the arm was broken when she snuck up and hugged me. Maybe I just shouldn't stay away so long!

Got some more advice on therapy and sleeping from a friend who is a nurse practitioner, too.

Hey, and since we got to Portsmouth early, I was able to walk 8 lengths of the Sawtelle Pier down at Prescott Park -- a feeble attempt to get back into walking and keep my body (knees in particular) from seizing up.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Bat Goddess's Broken Arm
From: gnu
Date: 19 Jan 08 - 01:05 PM

BG said... "However...I got into my bra entirely by myself today! (Tights, too.) Another major accomplishment!"

Boy, did I read that wrong the first time. Talk about implants setting off detectors.

Glad to hear the job from hell is gone to hell and it's heaven.

g


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