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Old November 13th, 2007, 01:03 PM
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Just one month ago, Peggy's sister's car was dstroyed in an accident near Birmingham, Alabama which left her critically injured. Among other things, she had to have her spleen removed, small intestine resected (?), bad break in leg operated on and both shoulders replaced with ball joints. Her back is in a brace, but she is not paralized. She was very fortunate to have survived.

She was finally moved out of the ICU last weeked and is in another room at the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham. Peggy and I visited her in the ICU for six days in the ICU two weeks ago and are vitisting her for another six starting Thursday, 15 November. All the tubes removed from her body, and she is finally able to talk to us on the phone.

The doctor said that she will require about three months to get back to normal, and she will probably soon be transported to Natchez mississipps where Peggy's brother lives and where her mother (age 101) is in a nursing home. that will be best for her and easier for us to visit.

Peggy's sister is now talking about wanting to take a cruise to Greece next summer, so I guess that means she is felling much better.

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Old November 13th, 2007, 01:08 PM
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Paul...............glad to hear she is being moved closer to y'all.......& yes....if she's wanting to cruise she must be feeling better.........

Hope all goes well & you, Peggy & her sister are in our thougths......



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Old November 13th, 2007, 01:34 PM
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Wow, Paul! How awful for Peggy's sister! I'm certainly glad to hear that she is improving. I can imagine how hard this has been on Peggy, to be so far away from her. I'm glad she is finally able to think far enough into the future, to feel comfortable enough to plan a cruise! I'll keep all of you in my prayers.
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Paul we're happy to hear a very near tragic incident has turned the corner for Peggy's sister and the family.

Hope the recovery is swift, and she gets that cruise next year!
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Something wonderful to look forward to, can help in anyones recovery. I am so glad to hear things are getting better for her!
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Old November 13th, 2007, 01:54 PM
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So sorry to hear about the accident, but so happy to hear that Peggys sister is doing so much better. Trust me, I know from personal experience. After my recent surgery, looking forward to a cruise was the force that pushed me to get well FAST! There is nothing,,,,and I mean nothing better for recovery from a hospital stay, than sitting in the shade, in a comfortable cruise ship lounge chair, and taking life easy. Peggys sister is going to be just fine.

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Wow! So sorry about that accident...so glad she is on the road to recovery. As Trip said, having something great to look forward too will make a big difference.

I hope she is feeling better soon!
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So glad to hear she is on the road to recovery. Prayers and good thoughts going out from Lakeland.

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Paul,
Good to hear the recovery won't take forever, she's lucky to have pulled through all this, my thought are with you and your family....

I'd say, book that cruise, something to look forward to.
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Thanks everyone. Peggy and I appreciate your support and well wishes.
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Wow Paul!!!!! That is amazing. I am so glad to hear that she is making progress, and doing so much better. Sounds like she has a long way to go. Is this the same sister that was thinking about the Solstice cruise?

I'll be keeping her in my prayers.

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So pleased to hear Peggy is doing well. I know a long recovery is still ahead. Been there, got the T-shirt.
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May recovery continue and may she know only good things from this day forward.
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