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Monday, April 21, 2014

OK, you were all right and I was wrong.... I have a broken ankle..
going to the hospital only served to reinforce why I didn't go there in the first place. Nasty doctor, totally uncompassionate nursing care, only good thing I can say is, they were quick today. Got there at 10am and was home with crutches by 1:30. Can't even rent them anymore, had to buy them. But they only put a stabilizer and I have to call the orthopedic dept in the city tomorrow and go get a real cast on. I am not allowed to put any weight on this one at all or it will break.. and they made me walk down to the xray dept. I was so stressed, had mini anxiety attack, thankfully My Niece hung around after her apt, and picked me up and paid the rest of the money for the crutches, I only had $25 and they were $40..

And we had to get the furnace guy out furnace would not turn off.... feeling very sorry for myself, but trying to look for something positive, it is fixable, and it will be over .

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    Don't feel sorry for yourself. You now have an excuse to say no to people who insist/assume that you can do something for them. I took a 3-day a week babysitting job and it feels so good to tell others "sorry - I can't".
    1458 days ago
    1459 days ago
    Lila, sorry to hear broken ankle but I am glad you know now and can work on healing. (((hugs))). I am also sorry your hospital does not have the same mentality as ours. We are a top 100 hospital and would never have a patient walk to x ray after finding out the ankle is sore. DUH ! I hope it heals fast and do what you can to stay positive. Negativity likes negativity and seems to grow on it's own if not recognized and kicked out. Stay strong !
    1459 days ago
    My goodness, Lila, what a streak of unfortunate things... Seems as if all your commenting friends have given the best possible advice. I'm so sorry it happened to you in the first place, and dismayed that the folks at the hospital weren't better examples of the profession. Hopefully the cast experience will be better. Fast healing, reduced pain, a calm spirit - all things I'm praying for you, my friend.
    1459 days ago
    I am truly sorry to hear about your broken ankle and, also, quite disgusted with the lack of compassion given to you by the Hospital staff! I have had the experience on a few occasions, myself, at the hospital where you simply wonder WHY these people are even in the health CARE field in the first place - Especially since they respond as if they could care less! emoticon

    Scooter made a good point about it being better to have been a break rather than bad sprain or torn ligaments and tendons - although we surely wish this break had not happened to you at all. Still, I know we are all wishing you a speedy healing and full recovery .... and lots of pampering in the interim.

    The furnace problem .... dear heavens! And here we have always been told that April showers bring May flowers, but this year it seems April has brought more than showers. In fact, it's more like STORMS.

    Still, you are absolutely RIGHT - this will all get fixed, ankle and furnace, and soon all will be right in your world again. In the meantime, feeling a bit sorry for yourself is perfectly understandable and if you have to have yourself a good cry, that too is understandable and can sometimes be a much needed release of the stress you suffer.

    Take care, dear friend. You are in my thoughts and prayers. emoticon

    1460 days ago
  • TERRI289
    I am so sorry about your ankle and those terrible people at the hospital. I would let you have my crutches if I could.

    Praying for fast healing...and may karma treat that doctor and those nurses with all that they deserve, sooner or later.

    1460 days ago
  • SCOOTER4263
    If it's any small consolation, to break an ankle is actually preferable to a bad sprain. The bones will heal and be good as new (even stronger, actually, at the site of the break) but tendons and ligaments don't heal nearly as well and can leave you with a permanently unstable joint. It's too bad you were treated so poorly at the hospital- as if you didn't have enough problems already!

    Furnace problems are so annoying - I'll bet the furnace would have turned off readily enough if it were still frigid out. And they're unreasonably expensive to fix, I think. I remember one time - coincidentally the Saturday evening before Easter, but probably fifteen years ago - the furnace began to turn on, then there was this huge *bang* and it shut off and wouldn't go again. I'm pretty handy, but I know zilch about furnaces, so I called the plumber. It took him two minutes - he came up the stairs holding a large mouse, quite dead, by the tail, showed it to the children(who were appalled) and left. I got the bill: $60 to "remove large field mouse from blower." emoticon emoticon
    1460 days ago
  • KAYDE53
    so sorry to hear that your ankle was broken and that you had such a nasty doctor to deal with.
    Take care of yourself & rest it!! Thanks goodness for your niece! emoticon emoticon
    1460 days ago
    prayers of healing and stay off it and let it heal!
    1460 days ago
  • MAGA99
    my heart breaks for you

    dont know about where I live now but bac in Jersey they just give them to u and would never allow u to walk u would have 2 b in a wheelchair

    praying for a quick recovery for and more compassionate ppl to deal w
    1460 days ago
    Good luck. Follow the Drs. orders. You really do need to stay off that ankle, and get a cast put on. It is an inconvenience now but if you follow orders it should heal nicely. Good luck. My prayers are with you.
    1460 days ago
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