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Old 04-07-2014, 01:47 PM   #18631
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Why not drive to Nashville tomorrow? Spend the night and then you are already there or on the way when you find out the time for the surgery.
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:03 PM   #18632
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Cara, I'm glad to hear he is doing well. Did anyone tell your DH what happened, where he is, why he was in an induced coma? Just wondering since he was fighting the coma. Still sending healing vibes.

Rocket, bummer about the new car. I would be very upset if it were my brand new car. I'm pleased no one was injured.

Katie, best wishes for excellent surgery and speedy recovery. It does sound like you have the bases covered. Healing vibes going in your direction.
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:09 PM   #18633
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Pac, I turned on that show and watched some of it after you mentioned it. I liked the one where they made their burgers on toast rather than a bun. I think I would like that and will try it next time. I buy a pkg of buns and the two of us just eat a couple, then the rest go stale. Don't say freeze them. DH will not eat bread that has been frozen.
I was thinking the one that they flattened thin with the spatula would be good on bread, for when I am out of buns.
I'm going to try the poached burger as soon as the first Vidalias hit the market.
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:10 PM   #18634
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That stinks, RJ.
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:33 PM   #18635
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Spending the day tidying up, making assorted important phone calls and finalizing arrangements before I enter the hospital in Nashville on Wednesday.

Won't know until after 4:30 tomorrow afternoon what time the surgery will be, which means we don't know what time we'll have to leave home to arrive in ample time for it. On a good day, the drive is almost 3 hours. With commute traffic, an hour is easily added.

To get it over with and to count surgery day as day #1, I would like to have it early in the morning. However, I don't necessarily like getting up at o'dark hundred to do that, so it's a two-edged sword as far as the timing goes.

I'm not even there yet and I already want to be home, which is one of the reasons I'd prefer to be among the first on the surgeon's list.

I already have a freezer full of precooked dinner meals and a couple of home made sweets for future desserts until I feel up to being up on my feet for an extended period. I'll fill in the blanks as far as groceries are concerned when I shop tomorrow morning.

My bag is packed, except for the night-before/morning toiletries, and I've put a couple of pillows and the walker in the car.

There will be a bed in my room for Glenn so he can be nearby for moral support and assistance when the hospital staff isn't around.

I've set aside some good audio books, a pile of knitting projects and some recipe typing/editing for the computer to keep me occupied when I'm supposed to be good and behaving myself.

Glenn's a sweetheart and is always around, even now, making sure I'm taking care of myself. He won't even let me walk down the driveway to get the mail. Says I shouldn't take any unnecessary risks. I did get away with hanging the linens out on the line on Friday.

Unfortunately, my phone went belly up this morning and I will have to shop for a new one when I'm running errands tomorrow. Looks like Murphy's Law still exists.

Harley and the two kitties, Sally and Bella, are all provided for and will be fine, but bored. They'll all be happy when Daddy and Mommy are back home. It certainly isn't much fun when they're not around. No petting or loving.

I think all bases have been covered and all that's left is minimal waiting and a long drive. I'm almost there and...definitely ready. Time to say goodbye to Mr. Pain!
Crumbs - 3 hours away from the hospital! On this small island where we are never more than 75 miles from the sea, it's easy to forget how big the USA is (are). You wouldn't have to travel that far in an emergency eg heart attack, road accident, would you?
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:38 PM   #18636
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Just to give you a Short update (doing it from the mobile and it is not so easy to write)
He is in the OP right now to get the pelvis fixed. His condition was so good, they decided to do it now and not by the end of the week.
After That they will lower the meds, so he has the Chance to wake up.
I know the induced coma was good for him, but he already fought against it, stubborn as he is ;-)
Right now I Hope everything goes well and I will be able to See him later!
Cara, check your pms if possible. It's important as it may help you.
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:40 PM   #18637
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I just got back from the collision reporting centre. Some dear 89 year old lady decided to change lanes into the spot my car was already occupying. My brand new two week old car.

At least no one was hurt.
Oh dear. Glad no-one was hurt. Will the insurance be nice about it?
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:48 PM   #18638
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Crumbs - 3 hours away from the hospital! On this small island where we are never more than 75 miles from the sea, it's easy to forget how big the USA is (are). You wouldn't have to travel that far in an emergency eg heart attack, road accident, would you?
No, Mad Cook, we wouldn't have to travel very far in the event of an emergency. The nearest hospital is about 15 miles away.

I'm going to Nashville because Vanderbilt is one of the best medical facilities in the country for nearly any medical need. Their orthopedic department is first rate, which is why I'm going there.
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No, Mad Cook, we wouldn't have to travel very far in the event of an emergency. The nearest hospital is about 15 miles away.

I'm going to Nashville because Vanderbilt is one of the best medical facilities in the country for nearly any medical need. Their orthopedic department is first rate, which is why I'm going there.
Aha! Wise move. Mind you, 15 miles is far enough if your life is in danger.
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:18 PM   #18640
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Mad Cook, here is a little information on Vanderbilt University Medical Center. It's an amazing place.
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