This is a discussion on Patti, Bunny and the other gals will love the irony in this! - Update within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by 1911PKR Well... The bad news is ya broke your ribs, the bad news is Mrs. GB is going to buy the best ...
GB:...try not to laugh...No comedy movies. It only makes it that much more painful(got experience points on this one).
-The Mist (2007)"My God David, We're a Civilized society."
"Sure, As long as the machines are workin' and you can call 911. But you take those things away, you throw people in the dark, and you scare the crap out of them; no more rules...You'll see how primitive they can get."
You have my pity. Cracked two ribs at a football game in a cold drizzle. Slipped on the wet bleachers. May have been due in part to a large Irish coffee.(it was cold).
Watched the second half, then tried to drive home. Made it three miles and pulled into an ER. Gave the Xray tech a fit with all the aluminum shavings stuck to me that showed in the film(built 737s back then). Doc laughed at me and said it would hurt like heck, and Lortab was all he could do.
I'm not a lawyer or a LEO, just a pantload with a computer.
That sucks!! There are better ways of hurting yourself!
Whatever you do, dont mop the floor...
You poor, sweet man. What a prince to help by doing the laundry. You should rest and just let the "honey do" list take a life of it's own.
I wouldn't make fun of you for doing a nice thing while the wife is rescuing dogs. I think your actions are as noble as hers and I bet she knows it. (And I think what she is doing is pretty darn noble.)
Rest up and I hope you feel better soon....but give yourself time to heal.
(I tried to find a yellow person who looked like they were giving a motherly kiss on the head to another, but after looking at so many that I began to wonder if I was actually seeing yellow dots not on the screen...I gave up. So here is a motherly kiss on your forehead. I am sure the wife will do better by you when she returns.)
A woman must not depend on protection by men. A woman must learn to protect herself.
Susan B. Anthony
A armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one has to back it up with his life.
GB, get well soon. Stay away from heights above 2 feet.
Mrs. Miggy will kneecap me if I even lay my eyes on the washer or the dryer. Mission Accomplished!
You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
Well, I just got back from my doctor and it seems I did a better job on myself than I gave myself credit for.
I don't have just one cracked rib, I have FOUR!!
That would tend to "splain" why I'm in so much pain.
At least I got my meds bumped up a few notches. I got the special prescription with a serial number on it. I'm now on OXYCODONE, whatever the hell that is. I have a follow up appointment in two weeks. Until then, I'm sentenced to house arrest in my home theater.
Thanks for the support and sympathy. And for those that made me LOL, I do have a looooooong memory.
CCW permit holder for Idaho, Utah, Pennsylvania, Maine and New Hampshire. I can carry in your country but not my own.
Ouch! No fun. It's been a long time since I broke anything and it wasn't nearly that bad.
One word of advice: be really careful about the drugs. My younger brother got hooked heavy on vicodin after just a week of regular use. He's never done any drugs in his life, doesn't smoke, etc. After two weeks he was lying to doctors to get more drugs. It was scary to watch.
Expect yourself to start rationalizing why you need more drugs. In my brother's case, withdrawal caused pain came back in the spot where he broke his foot, even after it had fully healed. He said that withdrawal was worse than the original injury.
Short term oxycodone use should not be a problem, but watch it just the same.
Remember to breathe, often rib fractures lead to pneumonia because patients 'guard' their breathing. Your Doc should have given you a breathing toy (spirometer) to play with.
"Each worker carried his sword strapped to his side." Nehemiah 4:18
Guns Save Lives. Paramedics Save Lives. But...
Paramedics With Guns Scare People!
When I was younger, friends and I did the ol' "operating room" skit when an older brother came home after having his appendix removed. He nearly busted a gut laughing, the poor guy. Little did we know how true that was.
Take care, while you heal. Remember, 6wks+, just like any other bones. Breakfast on the couch, bed sores, achey butt, no laughing, movies until you're weeping for the feel of sunshine on your cheek. You know. I feel for ya.
Just think. It could be worse.
If you are going to laugh or sneeze take a pillow and wedge it under your arm (chicken dance style). Use your elbow to squeeze that pillow up against your ribs as hard as you can. This will help a little with the sneeze/laugh pain.
A word of warning; if you can afford to do more Bear does not recommend giving your wife two pieces of bubble gum for her birthday.
Thanks Everyone for your well wishes! Gunny Bunny is in lots of pain but he'll get better with time. I've taken a few days off to help take care of him. And I'll make sure he doesn't get hooked on the Vicodin.
For those wondering, our clothesline throne is a raised platform, 5 stair steps high, with the clothesline attached to a tree across the way. This came with the house. We do have an electric dryer but like to use the clothesline in the summer to cut down on the electric bill.
BTW, the dog rescue trip had some hang ups with missing paperwork for the puppies and border crossing problems with Canadian Customs so the puppies are now in rescue in Olympia, WA
I hate customs!!!
Thanks again everyone