OT: Sister update.


Again, thanks a million for the e-mails and posts with support. (It was nice to see a bunch of mail which did not try to sell me something to enlarge my Johnson.) Sis has been allocated a spot at a well respected rehab centre in Kansas City KS and will be close to her children and friends. They are air-lifting her today.
There appears to be one-way traffic through her spinal cord, as she can tell which toes I touch: "That one had roast beef, that one went "wee wee all the way home" and that one went to market...to which she added.."that one WILL bloody well be going to market...." Unfortunately, no motor control of those toes...yet.
We laughed a lot. We always do. Her sense of humour edges on the absurd not so much in a Pythonesque way as in an ultra dry way...to wit: A guy goes to the doctor and says: "An alligator bit me, doc." And doc replied: "They will do that."
I had her laughing to the point where the nurses had to reset her monitors quite a few times...
A pillar of strength when her youngest daughter lost her husband. A pillar of strength when her second youngest daughter lost all she had in a tornado. A pillar of strength when her Chow attacked her (dog had a brain tumour) and caused $200 grand of plastic surgery....leaving her with a serious pain-killer addiction which she also wrestled to the ground. Married for 40 years to an oil-man, she's raised 4 kids, born in 4 countries, lived in places like Mongolia, Bahrain, Bali, Oz, Aruba, Venezuela and many more.
When I asked her what her take on the whole thing was, she replied: "I finally get to have a whirlpool."... to that she added her trademark smirk and a wink.
r
In the end, it will be *her* who will have pulled the whole family through this ordeal.
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Rob:
Like you, I hadn't spent a lot of time here for a myriad of reasons. I went back a few posts to find out what happened to your sister after reading your post here, and I was horrified.
Such a small thing, a simple misstep, and a life altering even takes place. Wow. How fragile are our lives?
I would like to add my own "get well soon" and I think with that wonderful attitude of hers that she will work through this event. It sounds like years of seasoning have made her pretty tough. And what a sense of humor.
Like others here, I am hoping for all the best for her and her family. Keep us posted, OK?
Robert
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Ditto ... I did not see, nor was able to find the original post/thread(probably due to filters and the recent blizzard), but please add my hopes and prayers for all the best.
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Same thing here Rob - she sounds like a helluva gal!
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Ditto, ditto...
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Thank you for the update Rob, We will continue to pray for your sister and her family.
Dave
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Every improvement like that is a milestone.
There are lots of us pulling for her. She sure sounds like an amazing person.
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R, Give'r an attagirl for me. Regards, Hank
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Sounds like quite a woman in the very best sense. TomNie

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Incredible woman. You are fortunate to have a sister like that. I wish the best for her. Ed
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The Robatoy entity posted thusly:

Indeed! It's always an inspiration to hear of folks like your sister. It's so easy to become depressed or resentful, to give up. When that happens it's understandable and forgivable. None of us fully knows how we would react if the shoe was on our own foot.
But when someone takes the bad things in life with a positive attitude, and a willingness to try to recover, and to make the best of what they do have, it leaves me in awe of their strength of character.
I'm not much on religion, but my thoughts are with her and her family.
She was too fat to fall in love, And I was too drunk to know. -- Richard Burton
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Hi Rob, I send my payers also. I'm curious when her accident happened. You could try messaging her feet fairly vigorously for about a half and hour. Then check for any movement. Everyone is different but that's how my husband's movement started to come back and your sister sounds to be having better initial progress. It took 3 months for us to even get that. I definately feel for what you are going through. Sincerely, Jana
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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

May 16... just over a week ago. She's been through surgery (a bone-graft and relocation of C-6, which wasn't 'broken'.) Thank you for the foot-massage suggestion and I'll pass it on to my brother-in-law.
Rob
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Robatoy, I am truly sorry to learn of you sisters situation. That said however, having the right attitude and the desire to recover IMHO is 95% of the job to recovery. It sounds like she has that part taken care of. Keep an eye on her and keep her on the laughter track so that she continues to be an inspiration to you and you family.

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That is a sis to cherish Rob. Hopes, prayers and thoughts.
Regards.
Tom

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