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Old September 13th, 2007, 11:42 AM
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Just wanted to wish Helen (Ray's better half) a speedy recovery. Seems she was standing on a chair and cleaning an overhead lighting fixture when she slipped and fell hitting her head on the tile floor.

Following a ride to the hospital in an ambulance, several tests and a bunch of stitches she is once again home and resting comfortably.

Get well quickly Helen you have a cruise coming up.
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Old September 13th, 2007, 12:00 PM
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Helen hope you get well soon. Best wishes
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Old September 13th, 2007, 12:24 PM
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Thanks for passing on the info, tweety. I'm glad to hear she is back at home and on the mend. Hope you are doing better too.

Prayers going out and good wishes.

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Old September 13th, 2007, 12:32 PM
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OMG I hope everything is okay... and Helen we must find you a better way to clean those pesky light fixtures...
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Old September 13th, 2007, 12:54 PM
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I am so sorry to hear that she had the fall but I am glad that she is back home and resting well.

I did hear a rumor that she had some problems with her vision. She used to look at Ray and see this.



Now she looks at him and sees this!



Betty is standing on a chair right now!!!!!

HELEN: GET WELL SOON!

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Old September 13th, 2007, 12:56 PM
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WOW, our thoughts and prayers are with you Helen! Please be careful in the future! If we can do anything to help, please let us know.

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Old September 13th, 2007, 01:05 PM
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Oh My, That is tragic news. I wish her a speedy recovery. I wondered why Ray has not been on lately. Now we know.
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Old September 13th, 2007, 01:10 PM
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Goodness, what a scare. Get well soon,thoughts and prayers...............
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Old September 13th, 2007, 02:02 PM
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Goodness, Helen. Get better soon
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Old September 13th, 2007, 02:40 PM
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Tweety........thanks for letting us know about Helen........glad she's back home & resting.......

Mike........you naughty boy you........

Helen.....rest & feel better..............thoughts & prayers to you.........




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Old September 13th, 2007, 03:18 PM
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OMG,,,so sorry to hear about this,,,but so glad she is on the mend,,,Mike guess you know I'm climbing on a chair now also,,,,
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Old September 13th, 2007, 03:40 PM
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That's terrible news! Glad she is home, and recovering.. but tell Helen to STAY OFF the darn furniture!!!!!!
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Old September 13th, 2007, 04:12 PM
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Helen was NOT on Furniture. She was on a indoor step stool, 3 steps. Whe was coming down and missed a step and fell backwards and hit her head.

She has 3 staples and only a concusion, no fracture. Her left knee got sprained and is hurting. She is home and doing fine.

We had a problem at emergency but that is another story. Will tell later about that.
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Old September 13th, 2007, 04:39 PM
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Tweety, thanks for telling us. We wondered last night on Chat what had happened to Ray.

Helen, I am so sorry this has happened to you and sincerely hope you have a smooth recovery.

Ray, you and Helen should be VERY careful and observant for symptoms of a subdural hematoma (blood clot). When Keith fell, it took three months before we noticed anything wrong. When he fell, no x-rays were taken at the ER. But three months later, a scan showed the clot. He could have died of a stroke had it not been attended to, so please watch Helen carefully.

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Old September 13th, 2007, 05:38 PM
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Gaile, thanks for letting us know about Helen.

Hope Helen has a flawless recovery. Head injuries are not to be taken lightly.

Helen, be careful and please hire someone to do those high cleaning jobs. We all are less agile as we 'mature'....everytime I get on a step stool in the kitchen I THINK about what I am doing and force myself to be cautious. I think accidents happen when we just do what we have always been used to doing without thinking. We just need to pay attention.

Take care!!!
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Old September 13th, 2007, 05:49 PM
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Helen, feel better soon. My prayers and thoughts are on the way to you.

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Helen and I and other "petite" women know about step stools, right, Helen? We climb on them to reach something that is of normal height for other people.
I've fallen 3x at work-once off a one step stool. Luckily, I've fallen on the fanny and not the head---and done a complete body slam on the carpet while running for the phone. So far, so good.

Helen, you'll be fine. I worry more about your knee than your head!!

Take care. Many hugs!! Lynne
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Old September 13th, 2007, 08:08 PM
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Oh my, that's awful news, but thanks Tweety for keeping us posted, and best wishes to Helen for a speedy recovery. Ray, please watch her carefully for follow-up care, and no more cleaning light fixtures!

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Helen,
Hope it's a fast painless recovery!
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Old September 14th, 2007, 01:04 AM
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Speedy recovery Helen - not just your head but your knee too ... cruising in just 2 weeks got to get well fast.

Tweety hope your knee is doing well, too.
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How Scary! Wishing you a very quick recovery.
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To Helen a speedy recovery. I hope you are feeling better soon.

Ray,
Please don't take any chances with our upcoming cruise....Please follow Dr's orders and only go if Helen is cleared. I sure do hope it works out, as I am so looking forward to cruising with the two of you!!

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glad its only minor, we wish her our best
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Helen, I hope you are feeling much better by now. Take care of yourself.
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Helen, get well soon, you have a cruise coming up.
Ray, be carefull with her 8)
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Helen,
Hope you're feeling better, that sounds like a big ouch! Take it easy and no climbing on chairs.
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