I got the current issue in the mail yesterday, and saw this article. I had seen the headline on their website, but had not read it until last night. I always just figured nothing could be done about blows to one's head and the possible injuries, especially if you had not even seen the doctor for them. I did "see" my doctor about the broken nose because we attended the same church. I told him what happened, and he saw my shiners, and said, "Yep. You broke your nose." I just figured there was nothing more could be done about it since it was one of the bones behind the bridge and not the bridge part that was broken. Besides, if you mess around back in there, that can kill you. He was an old time country doctor, and a very good one.
I will be checking them out today I hope. We have an ice storm in progress, so I don't think I will be doing very much outdoors today.
Candi, I had wanted to post something awhile back, but I cant remember what it was other than something to do with B.O.care... and how it is not as good as he led people to believe. Things got kind of busy here, and my memory is sometimes faulty.
I have had a lot of falls over the years, and some of them involved severe blows to my head. In one, I had fainted and hit my head on the cement step to our bathroom and was out for maybe 10 or 15 minutes. My husband did not keep track and we were young and did not know to get medical care. I came to back in my own bed, so we thought I was "okay". Then there was the broken nose. The blanket chest lid fell onto the bridge of my nose.. Anyhow, I have had a lot of blows to my head.
I thought these websites might be useful for someone here, or even many here?
ps, for some reason I am up early and cant sleep. ?View Thread
I have not popped in for awhile, but just thought I would wish ALL of you a Happy New Year.
At the moment, I am okay and just keeping busy here at home and my church. We were in a nasty car wreck in early November, and the other driver was a semi trucker on a back road. He totalled DS's car and fled the scene. I am still sore in my neck and shoulders, doc thinks probably whiplash, plus I have arthritis for a long time.
How are you? Some days I just do not get as far as this board. I fall asleep here at my computer a lot... Oh well. I am fine otherwise. It is sleeting and snowing here, and cold. It is to be down around 0' tonight. If it is cold where you are, I hope you can keep warm.
Is that you with the bandage on your head in the picture? Have you got the bandage off yet? I think it has been awhile. I was going to change my picture thing, but cannot find where to do it on here any more. That option seems to be gone? I hope you are well, and recovered from your surgery long already.
I am sorry you had to give up your bike and piano. Ouch. I gave up bikes on my own many years ago because of an old spinal injury and arthritis in my hips. It just made riding unbearable. That I really do not miss.
However, I could not give up my piano playing. I play at church. I am self taught, but no Mozart or Beethoven. I just enjoy it so much. Even if you cannot play both hands together any more, playing for your own enjoyment is good for you. Even if it aint so good for other people's ears... Exercising your mind and piano playing might have helped you to regain some ability there again? At least it went to a good cause. Maybe they will let you come and take music therapy on the piano ? I hope you can find a way to keep playing piano.
It may be that she needs more education re your epilepsy and the meds you must take. Epilepsy also makes us sleepier.
It also sounds like she is in some kind of denial about your medical issues, and just thinks that she can 'make you better' if she tries hard enough. Mothers do not like their kids to be sick, or have medical problems. Some do not cope with it very well, apparently she is one who does not.
Is there an epilepsy support group in her area? Maybe that would also help her.
I generally fall asleep at my computer a lot. I like to be on here. However, even if I was not on here, I fall asleep a lot--or else work all I can to get stuff done.
I have not been on WebMD much for some time, so the rules may have changed and I probably forgot them anyway. I was just wondering what kinds of topics are allowed ? Can we discuss the new healthcare disadvantages, or can we post related links ?
If there is a link on these pages, I have not found it. Sometimes links are in very obscure places and in very pale print, so I miss them. I guess they do not want people to find them.View Thread
We were driving on a 2 lane blacktop, and it is hilly/mountainous in our area. It was rainy, and this semi came speeding around a steep curve in our lane. My son swerved hard to our right to avoid a head on collision, while the semi driver also swerved hard to his right. It sent our car into a skid, and my son had to then swerve hard to our left to avoid a very deep ravine. About the same time, the semi's trailer swerved into our lane and clobbered us. It took out the left front end and the electrical system. We came to a rest on a small shoulder on the wrong side of the road, and that was the only place we could have gone safely. Passersby helped us out and it was several hours before the highway patrol could get there. They had several accidents to take care of that day.
We could have been killed either way. THANK GOD for his mercy and protection. The semi driver never even slowed down, and just kept going. Semi trucks frequently take this back road to avoid the weigh station on the main highway. I have posted it on several websites in case someone out there just might know something. It is in south central Missouri Douglas county, if someone were to have an idea, they could PM me....don't know if this site has that function? The tractor is a recent model, shiny black, and the company information is in a gold/brown square-ish outline with the information in the middle. It all happened so fast, we could not get more info on him. My thinks he had a boxed in trailer, and I thought it was a flatbed with a covered load such as lumber.
We were in a state of shock for some time, and this was my son's first and only accident. Anyway, we are fine.
Hugs to you too. I am glad you kicked the bronchitis. None of us were injured, at least not seriously. I just wish they could catch that semi driver before he kills someone. He was taking a cut off to avoid the weigh scales on the main highway, so likely he was up to no good. He should have had a lot of our car on his truck.
December was okay I guess. I didnt do much, was not in the mood. I refused to cook Christmas dinner because I did the whole 9 yards myself for Thanksgiving, and not a shred of help. DS took us out for dinner, so that was nice. DIL refuses/cant cook and threatened to burn the dinner if she had to cook... I could have eaten a PBJ if need be.