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just don
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A year ago today I was laying in a hospital bed,,,begging for more morphine than the legal limit to dull the pain,,which it didnt do well enough.

I am no whimp and can take alot of pain,,,but dang that hurt. Hurt almost as bad to see 5 rods sticking out of what used to be my good foot./leg.

Couple screwed into my shin bone,,one clear thru the ankle area and two connecting the ankle rod each side with shin rods.

It was a beaut, but made sleeping difficult,,one position with foot higher than me.

Doc said it is tore up something fierce,,never saw anything like that. You probably wont walk on that leg again,,,and if you do it will be all different, funny and limpy.

Lost 25 pounds in 25 days while trying to heal. Kept at it losing some weight. Now down from then about 70 pounds.

It has let me know last couple cold wet days it is still there,,but limp only after working pounding concrete and ladder standing today for like 12 hours.

It has changed seasons here, leaves are mostly gone and blowing around, always windy, and its darn cold.

what a difference a year makes,,I am better than I used to be,still--just don--

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So glad to hear you are better!!!

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Down on her knees, she wept on the floor.
This hopeless life, she wanted no more.
Dead in the mind and cold to the bone,
She opened her eyes and saw she was alone. ~Seether

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Awesome story, Just Don! Thanks for sharing with us!
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GOOD JOB, DON! I am so happy you beat the odds on this and are still able to work. You're a tough cookie!!
[group hug]

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So happy for you !! The pain must have been excruciating, and here you are one year later, climbing up ladders!

May the Lord bless you with continued healing.

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God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he'll be there.

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just don
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thanks guys and girls.

I asked several people that day to sneak my cordless circle saw in so I could remove the hurt,,,,and I would have!!!!

Pays to have GOOD friends,,,just like this site.

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During one of my many fun trips to the Hospital Hotel I was soooo sick, the nurses couldn't be found, doc was MIA....

I looked at my friend and I said, if you REALLY love me you would take me home now.

Ofcourse she couldn't do that and it wasn't a good idea, but I was desperate!!

We laugh about it now...

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God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he'll be there.

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Inspiration is all I can say. I wish I could shake your hand.
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Just Don,

That is incredible! Thank you for sharing your story and keep us posted.

Be careful up on those ladders.

Take care and God bless.

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'Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.' Matthew 11:28

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I saw pics of his leg and couldn't "look".. really really bad. The pain must have been horrendous.

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Tincup
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Beautiful you! Glad to hear you can look back on it and be ok... at least as much as possible. I remember the pain you describe. I feel it again as I hurt for you a year ago.

Sorry the cold is kicking you in the leg and elsewhere right now. Wanna take a trip to Costa Rica? I do!

If it were a free trip I'd be there this minute. Maybe YOU should go? It feels so good to escape the cold here. Bet you'd love it.

Keep healing and dealing Just Don!

[Big Grin]

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Congratulations on doing better now!!

Anyone can come here - we're having what is called Indian summer with some pretty warm days!

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Great news Just Don. Yes, what a difference a year makes!
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Ouch. Still makes me hurt just thinking about it and I did not live it.
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lyme in Putnam
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[Smile]

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He took u to it, He'll you through

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Melanie Reber
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Sooo thrilled to know that you have recovered so well. Yes... what a difference a year makes!

Much love to you, M

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WOW! what a difference a year makes...INDEED! Thanks for sharing. I like the way your write. That is hard work you do. Whoa!

Today was in the 70s here. Tomorrow we supposed to wake to 36 degrees. I hope Oklahoma doesn't skip Fall. LOL! The leaves are just now starting to change colors. [Big Grin]

Blessings to you more than just don.

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