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pipefit June 5th, 2004 07:17 PM

trixey "crashcup" update
Well we had a good flight back. We were able to sit first class which gave us leg room. The plane had 20 people on it. NWA was very helpfull in the airport as well with getting us to the gates. There was alot of confussion at the airport and the airlines pointed the finger at RCL. Our bags arrived at the airport 11/2 hours before we did. We found them outside on the sidewalk. We ended up taking a cab. They wheeled us down to get on the bus and forgot about us and three other handicap people. They sent us in a cab after I asked them what Hotel did they have me scheduled to stay in for the night. They got the picture.
The weather made it very rough at times. We had to go North of Greenbay to avoid storms. We landed in Cleveland at 10:30 pm. Made it home by 2am.

Well I took Karen to the Hospital Monday. They took xrays again. Left the cast on and refered her to a specialist. She went Wed. and the news was not all that good. He says she has a herniated disc which has maybe pinched the nerve causing the foot not to move upward. This may be temporary or permanent, too early to tell yet.
Thursday she was back at the hospital for a ultrasound on the leg. She has a blood clot. They are giving her thinners for the next 6 weeks.
She had her MRI Friday and the results have not been told to us yet. I would guess Monday they will let us know about the disc or any other thing the MRI might show.
However the break in the ankle is no longer a concern. They removed the cast from the ankle and said it was not going to move around because of where it is.
The swelling has gone down now today. She has movement in the knee and she can raise the leg up when laying. So that part is an improvement.

It sure is amazing how fast something can happen. But the worst feeling is being away from home when something happens. So many decisions to make with little time to make them. You see things happen to others and never think it wil be you.

Tomorrow looks like a good day to unpack luggage! Still have not done that. I was able to wash all the dirty clothes but thats it.
I brought back a sprouted coconut and it made the trip ok. It is now planted.

Thanks to everyone for your concerns. Been a hectic week and I have not been able to update or say thanks for the kind words. I'll update again next week.

Ray ( pipefit )

cruisingkandJ June 5th, 2004 08:14 PM

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All best wishes to your wife, Trixie. As it looks, not all the news is bad. But having an accident or becoming ill away from home is really scary. My husband is now on the mend after very serious brain surgery and seizures. He's now on the mend, but the recovery will be long. So often I have thought how lucky we were that all of this didn't happen while we were on the QE2 on that rough crossing.

You and Trixie wil be in my prayers.


rollerdonna June 5th, 2004 08:48 PM

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Been through too much hospital stuff lately myself, and I can feel for Trixey and you!
Hope everything is on the mend, with no more complications, and glad you are home safe and sound.


bigjohn461 June 5th, 2004 09:51 PM

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Sounds rough there ray...hope Trixey gets to doing better...prayers are going out for her.
Please keep us updated on her condition and good luck..God Bless.

Tweety June 6th, 2004 12:44 AM

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Ray glad you arrived home safely. Sure hope Karen mends quickly. It was truly a shame that this had to happen. Our prayers are with you both that the problems are temporary. Keep us posted.

Phyllbo June 6th, 2004 09:01 AM

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Ray, thanks for the update on Trixie. How sad that this had to happen on such a fun cruise. I'm glad you were with a group of loving, caring people to help you both through all the difficulties. My prayers are with you both. Hope Trixie continues to improve and that you get some encouraging news from the MRI tests.


John F June 6th, 2004 09:14 AM

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Hi Ray, Great to hear that you and Karen finally got home ok. We truly hope all turns out well for Karen's injury. Our thoughts and prayers are with you for sure. It was great cruising with you guys again as well with all our Cruisemate friends. Hang in there and things will get better. Your friends, John & Priscilla

rollerdonna June 6th, 2004 01:19 PM

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Ray, excuse me for asking, but exactly how did this happen in the first place? Not that I'm being nosy, I just want to avoid doing whatever it is she did!


Cindy June 6th, 2004 03:53 PM

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We were very sorry to hear about Trixey's accident while on your cruise. Hope she feels better each day as she heals. We are praying for her speedy recovery.
Cindy (and Mort)

Thomas June 6th, 2004 07:25 PM

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I must've missed something! Did you post this earlier and I lost the thread?

Hope everything turns out fine for Trixie. Gees, I feel awful.


VTJen June 7th, 2004 06:18 AM

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Sorry to hear about all you've gone through. Trusting that you will get an encouraging report soon. Keep us posted and know that your'e in our thoughts and prayers,

Sensation 2/2003
Majesty of the Seas 3/2004

MichelleP June 7th, 2004 08:36 AM

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I sure hope Karen improves!

For those who missed the original post about the incident, here it is.

Michelle P.

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