Monday, October 23, 2017

In threes...







My girlfriend said, "They come in threes, was this the second or the third?" 

"Oh ah third, yep it's the third."

"That's good." she said.

"Yep."


 Such was our conversation as she and her boyfriend were driving me home from the ER Saturday evening. 

While up town, looking for a base to put my MIL's angel on, the angel and I took an unintended & darn poorly executed hard landing.

I seem to be a slow learner, but I got the hint this time. There will be no more angels placed on my mother-in-law's grave.

Five stitches, four steri strips, assorted colorful markings.  Pain meds are on board. Going to take a bit to heal up.

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  1. Ouch! Hope it's all better soon :(

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    1. Rain,
      Yep, they tell me it's going to take a while due to the depth of the lacerations. I'm hoping they are wrong.

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  2. OMGosh, Brig - what happened??? FIVE stitches? I hope those stitches are not somewhere where they'll impede your daily life. As soon as you rest up and start your recovery, we need details.

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    1. Adrienne,
      The angel that I was holding in my left hand shattering, was what did all the damage. I'm left handed. lol...Doc says I better step up and become ambidextrous right quick.

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  3. Oh my so sorry for this to happen. Hope it heals quickly.

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    1. Changes,
      Thanks, I'm hoping too.

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  4. What is it with people our age over extending ourselves? I took 7 days to dig up a 37 year old garden and screening out the old roots. It ended up taking about 25 hours of back straining work. The fool in me did the work, and the wise man in me didn't hire it out.

    You get better ... and wiser, hear. Remember, Confucius once stay: "Stay seated and make problems come to you."

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    1. Isn't that the truth, though! I will admit to being super cautious on stairs now.

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    2. Woodsterman,
      I was just walking back to my SUV, talking to the angel, caught my hiking boot on who knows, and down I went. Hate that slow motion that happens, you know it isn't going to end well and there isn't a darn thing you can do about it. I tried to keep the angel from breaking and that exacerbated the injuries. sigh.

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  5. Oh dear. I am so sorry you had to go through that. I hope you heal quickly.

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  6. I'm not sure I understand. Are you blaming an angel

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    1. Granny Annie,
      Not blaming the angel, just saying that there have now been three angels and a large Madonna that have either not made it to the grave or been stolen once there. My SILs and I have come to the conclusion that possibly Mom doesn't want one.

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  7. OUCH!

    Hope you heal fast, Brig!

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    1. drjim,
      Yep!
      Thanks I hope so too. I don't make a good patient.

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  8. Really sorry to hear this. Praying you heal quickly. God bless.

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    1. LindaG,
      Thanks for the healing prayers.

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  9. Dang! I am so sorry, hope you heal quickly, be careful roaming around at home for a bit. Hugs!

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    1. Celia,
      Ah, thanks for the hugs. I am being extra careful, and my friends & neighbors have me on their radar.

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  10. Hi Brig,
    Well you and I would make a fine pair these days. So sorry to hear of your fall and hope nothing serious was damaged.

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    1. Cheri,
      I know right!
      Nothing broken, knock on wood. Just annoying as all get out to not be able to use my dominate arm and hand. All the meds were given to me in child proof vials... thankful for neighbors that are good to help.

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  11. The last time I took a header, it was at a grave site in a Kansas soybean field. I healed pretty quickly, and I hope you do, too. I'm sure glad you didn't break anything, although five stitches is nothing to sneeze at. Easy does it, ok?

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    1. shoreacres,
      Dad blessed me with his thin skin, and that will make it a longer recovery. Taking it easy. Thanks.

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  12. Do hope you’re successfully mending. Glad you got the med care and stitches you needed.

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    1. joared,
      Yep, this wasn't a DIY project.

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  13. Wow!! Keep the hand up and take the pain pills. And let the neighbors spoil you for a few days...

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    1. Suz,
      Last of the pain meds tonight. My friends & neighbors have been great.

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  14. So sorry to hear that. Get well soon!

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    1. Old NFO,
      Thanks, working on it.

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  15. Yikes! Take care, hope your recovery time is quick and easy.

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    1. Jenn,
      Thanks. Stitches out in 6 days, yee haw.

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  16. I know this is late but... prayers!

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    1. Never too late for prayers, Padre. Thanks!

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