I have only looked around sporadically at the wREC lately as I have been
Aside from the lame attacks by some script-kiddie, there hadn't been a
lot of traffic as it was, but it is nice to see a resurgence in the last
I have spent a lot of my time in Saginaw MI lately.
My sister (only sibling) from Olatha KS had come to spend a couple of
weeks here in Canada to relieve my wife and I for a spell as we have
been busy caring for my ailing parents (both soon to be 85).
On her first night here, she took a backwards tumble down the stairwell.
She had been travelling a lot lately and was quite exhausted when she
went up to bed and missed a tread.
At the local Emerge, they diagnosed a broken neck. We medivac-ed her to
Saginaw's St Mary's Hospital for surgery by one of the best
neurosurgeons in the Midwest. That went well. The spinal cord is not
severed, but severely crushed.
What we do have, is that she breathes on her own, no brain damage (she
had lost a lot of blood from a huge gash) but she is now a quadriplegic.
She can talk and her spirits are incredibly high. She is already
redesigning her home for wheelchair access (she can move her arms, but
not her hands)
We are flying her home via a medical charter this week where rehab will
begin. The insurance company is bracing itself. (12K for that 2 hour
So if any of you dorkers are waiting for your router or tablesaw to spin
down, and you believe in that sort of thing, a quick prayer would be
appreciated. Mention Rob's sister and it will get it there. *wry smile*
Oh... and one quick thing... The US medical care we experienced at St.
Mary's in Saginaw MI makes the Canadian version look like a scene from
the dark ages.... at least in this town. ( I know we have good
facilities in bigger centres as well...so keep your shirt on..)
My wife is medical professional (soon to be done with her NP) and she
was amazed at the quality of care/equipment and professionalism. Like
tools, you get what you pay for.
Thanks for letting me bend your ear.