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Hi All - Two weeks ago I fell down the stairs. I had been carrying way to much "stuff" and I was going too quickly and .....down I went. I cracked my breast bone, broke two toes, sprained both ankles and I'm bruised all over. The pain is intense. Try breathing with a cracked breast bone! So, the kicker is that when I get reflux (which is everyday) the pain in that area simply sends me into another world. The pain meds only help so much. The Nexium and all the other meds work marginally. SO, with all this going on I am still trying to find my sense of humor - like reading humorous books, comedies on TV. Does anyone have any other suggestions (even books that might be a good read - or a movie that might take my mind off this mess)? AND Barbs - maybe another blog or two! Thanks in advance. -Ann

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Ouch! Doesn't it hurt when you laugh?

 

I am so sorry you find yourself in this pickle, but at least you are keeping a positive outlook. I don't have any particular suggestions, but good luck on your search. Sometimes when I want to lose myself in something I listen to my mp3 player with headphones. Do you have some good music?


Warm wishes,

Jefa

 

Carrie Maddoux

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Ann, I can't believe that happen to you. I am sorry your in so much pain. I couldn't even imagine. I just watch comdies when I need to. as for reading I really can't help you in that. Hopefully some one will soon, take care and try to rest as much as psossible. Sam


Sam

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Ann,

 

I am so sorry that your in such pain. I hope it gets better soon! :) I ahave not seen many funny movies lately. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas was cute. Books by Janet Evanovich are fast fun reads. She has quite a few out and I love her writting. In keeping with the season, you could watch a bunch of scary movies too. :unsure:

 

I hope you heal fast and it is great that you are trying to keep upbeat!!

Hugs,

Nina Lynn

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oh anne , you poor girl , the pain with each breath must be awful , its good that your trying to keep up with your sense of humor but to watch a comedy could be disasterous ,imagine how much it will hurt if it makes you laugh !!!! hope you get better real soon hugs georgette

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Ouch is right Ann! You poor thing, pain, bruised and your bones battered to boot! No wonder you hurt so much! I don't have any suggestions either...but I also thought laughing might add to your pain but I definitely give you kuddos for trying!! I just hope you heal soon!! The relaxing music sounds less painful to me too. :)


Sending good wishes your way!

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Oh, my.........OUCH!!! And you want to laugh?!?!? I will keep you in my thoughts each day. To be perfectly honest, though, it sounds like a *move* that I would make myself!!!

 

Take care, Everyone.

Margaret

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Ann,

 

Sorry for your horrible mishap. I agree with the others and music sounds like a better plan for now. Let me know when you can laugh without pain. Try calm, healing music.

 

With gentle thoughts.

 

Judy


A happy heart is good medicine.

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What a wonderful group you are. I love the Evanovich books and have read them all (does that tell you something...there are a ton of her books). I found out today that I have the MRSA (staff infection) from a wound that started out from the scrape from the carpeting and due to my hospital exams....I got a staff infection. Can you believe this? My Dr. was so apologetic. In my mind, too bad. Not OK.!! I go to get help and whamo, I get sicker. Now I am on a powerful antibiotic and told be careful....like...to whom? I typed out a list of questions and sent them off to my Dr. Gee Whiz! What more can go wrong. Ooops! Forget I said that. Humor right? I feel really ill and not in a great frame of mind. Off to bed I go. thanks all. -Ann

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Hi Ann,

I don't post often but have been around for quite awhile and do try to keep up with everyone. Your posts here are waaay too much! It is very ok to say "What more can go wrong?" Give yourself a bit of time there and then move on. But it sounds like you already know that.

 

As for my "tips", I find the type of books that have the crazy things children do or say type thing always cheer me up. If any of the meds you are on make you sleepy, magazines might be a good bet since you can read an article and not worry about missing a key part of the plot.

 

Two other things that I find very helpful are writing about the situation--all the stinky details of it and all of the ugly, self pitying feelings it brings out in me. The last thing that totally takes me away is coloring in a coloring book. It's especially fun if I have brand new crayons and coloring book of my very own!

 

I hope you heal quickly. It does stink that you got MRSA of top of it all. Take it easy and stay rested so your energy is there helping you heal.

 

emmie

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Hi Ann,

 

Good grief!!! I would say you're due for some 'good' things to happen. I hope all of the suggestions you've been given help. I especially like the writing suggestion Emmie gave. I do that every night. It helps relieve alot of emotions.

 

Please take care and I hope things improve for you soon.

 

Christy


Love makes the world go around!

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Oh Ann,

 

I don't know what to say except sorry for that too. Drink plenty of fluids. That is all just terrible.

 

With gentle thoughts.

 

Judy


A happy heart is good medicine.

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Oh Ann,

What a horror! I fell down a flight of stairs at school last year, nothing was broken but I felt like I was hit by a truck for quite a while. I completely empathize.

 

I like to listen to meditation CD's. I have quite a few, that are specifically for healing. I'm reading a good book right now by Clyde Edgerton that's easy and light. You might try some Jim Carrey or Steve Martin, that one where he visits NY with Goldie Hawn...The Out of Towners I think...funny! I know there are hundreds of movies, but it must hurt to laugh?! Even though as they say it is the best medicine.

 

Best of luck, jeeze like we don't have enough troubles already

Karen

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Hi Karen - thanks for those great ideas. Even though it hurts to laugh, it sure beats how bad it hurts when I cry! Between my movies and books, I am hanging in there. Thanks again. -Ann

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Oh, Ann

You have a great sense of humor and I really admire your great attitude. I like the Nora Roberts books but I'm a big fan of happy endings. I also like Suzanne Brockmann books. It's light reading that keeps me out of trouble.

Just lie back and take care of yourself, especially with MIRSA.

Sending you smiles and sunny days...

From the other Ann -

Annie N.

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