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The Worst Thing Today

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Postby cw gortner » Mon August 30th, 2010, 7:24 pm

So sorry to hear of this terrible loss, Miss Moppet. My grandmother's sister, a very lovely lady, died of the same cause in Spain; she was only in her mid-sixties. They misdiagnosed her as having a hernia, when in fact her lower bowel had ruptured. The poison flooded her system and within hours she was in critical care; she did not survive.

It's always very sad when people die of something that might have been prevented.
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue August 31st, 2010, 12:26 am

Yesterday afternoon something started to irritate my left eye, and it was bothing me the rest of the day and nite, I couldn't flush it out. This morning I called the eye doctor, got an apt and found out that I had a tiny, weeny piece of metal embedded in my eye! The doctor asked me what I had been doing, the thing is, because of my back and it was a Sunday on Vashon (no buses), nothing! I have no idea how it happened! And even in such a short amount of time it had started to rust!

He removed it, took out as much as the rust as he felt comfortable doing and gave me some ointment, I go back on Weds.

Because of this I may not be very active on the board, and even my reading *CRIES* is curtailed :(

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Postby Miss Moppet » Tue August 31st, 2010, 11:20 pm

"fljustice" wrote:I'm so sorry to hear about your step-mother's friend, Ms. Moffett. I was delivering my daughter to college (1000 miles driven in less than 36 hours) or I would have responded sooner. It's horrible to lose someone that young in an inexcusable mishap. Hospital care is so hit or miss--which is a tragedy. Hugs and best wishes.


Thank you Faith.

C.W.Gortner wrote:So sorry to hear of this terrible loss, Miss Moppet. My grandmother's sister, a very lovely lady, died of the same cause in Spain; she was only in her mid-sixties. They misdiagnosed her as having a hernia, when in fact her lower bowel had ruptured. The poison flooded her system and within hours she was in critical care; she did not survive.

It's always very sad when people die of something that might have been prevented.


It is - makes it all the more difficult to come to terms with the loss.

SonjaMarie wrote:Yesterday afternoon something started to irritate my left eye, and it was bothing me the rest of the day and nite, I couldn't flush it out. This morning I called the eye doctor, got an apt and found out that I had a tiny, weeny piece of metal embedded in my eye! The doctor asked me what I had been doing, the thing is, because of my back and it was a Sunday on Vashon (no buses), nothing! I have no idea how it happened! And even in such a short amount of time it had started to rust!


That sounds horribly painful, SM. I wear contacts so I've had problems with infections and grit getting underneath the lenses but nothing as bad as this. Wishing you a speedy recovery - especially as you aren't supposed to read!!

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Postby Vanessa » Wed September 1st, 2010, 10:07 am

Hope your eye is a lot better now, SM.
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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu September 2nd, 2010, 7:37 pm

Thanks Missy Moppet and Vanessa: it's getting there, but I still have to put an ointment on it 4 times a day and see the eye doctor again next Friday.

My side injury is causing me more pain right now then my eye and since Harm is back at school I'm the one who has to take care of Jasper, taking him out and feeding him and the bending hurts me a lot.

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Postby LoveHistory » Fri September 3rd, 2010, 8:47 pm

Hope you heal quickly Sonja! I'm sending happy thoughts your way.

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Postby annis » Sat September 4th, 2010, 7:31 pm

Coming to terms with the earthquake yesterday morning which devastated the city of Christchurch, where I lived for many years. Luckily all friends and family members living there are accounted for, but conditions are pretty bad and it will take years and an estimated $2b to sort out. One sad thing is that many old historic buildings have been badly damaged or destroyed. This was a totally unexpected one as Christchurch is not on any previously known fault line, unlike many other parts of New Zealand, like the area where I now live.

in fact, we are so used to the odd shake or two that we just shrugged and went back to sleep early yesterday morning when we felt the jolt (a good one, and we live 5 hours drive from Christchurch).

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10671218

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Postby SonjaMarie » Sat September 4th, 2010, 7:37 pm

Sigh, how awful Annis!

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Postby Madeleine » Sat September 4th, 2010, 8:32 pm

Glad you're all OK Annis. This hasn't been reported much in the UK, not from the news I've seen anyway - I only read about it about an hour ago, on a Lord of the Rings fansite.
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Postby LoveHistory » Sun September 5th, 2010, 2:30 am

Very sorry annis. I was stunned when I read about it. Didn't realize earthquakes were a frequent occurence in NZ.


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