a prayer for annie oakley

Discussion in 'Help From Above' started by wilburdean, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. Annie Oakley

    Annie Oakley Well-Known Member

    Interesting tidbit I learned today when the home nurse changed my bandages. She counted the staples in the back of my arm-----------


    49 staples in my arm. Wow, that's even a record for me! :TU: Gonna be :ball: when they pinch them all out next Thursday. ugh!
  2. Old Pueblo

    Old Pueblo Well-Known Member

    Get Well Soon!

    Wow, 49? ouchie. :shock:

    Take care,

  3. 65WILDKAT


    Hey Annie!

    I know about all those Staples...When I had my Bike Accident and they put a new hip on my left side and also fixed the main artery in my right leg they sent out to Office Depot to get more staples to put me back together! Jessh I was worried there for a second I was wonderin who was going to give me a spankin when I got out of line? :grin: , Get Better soon Lady!
    I go away to Cabo San Lucas and I come home to hear your laid up! What a Bummer, GOOD LUCK WITH THE REHAB! I Know it will not be much fun but don't be too hard on the Rehab Nurses........It may seem they enjoy watching you in pain but they know their stuff and you will be back <spankin> :spank: all of us guys back in Place in no time!
    GET WELL SOON! or I will have to ...........never mind.. you can figure it out! :laugh:
    Hope you feel better soon,
    Don :pp
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2006
  4. 65WILDKAT



    BTW I had 218 staples in my legs......I am sure the Doctor's hand was tired when he put them in me.....they don't hurt much when they come out it feels more like a tug
  5. rex362

    rex362 paint clear and drive

    welcome back Annie :TU: :TU:
  6. Annie Oakley

    Annie Oakley Well-Known Member

    Hey Don, thanks for the well-wishes. See what you miss when you're a world traveller?

    This is not my first experience with the staples, mine have just come along in batches. Glad they saved your leg, regardless of the number of stitches. They didn't even attempt to save mine, it was too mangled. That was in 2003 (motorcycle accident as well) and I've been in/out of surgery since for both arms and some on my leg.

    PT? They were going to add me to their payroll!! :laugh: I've been in it nearly continuously since. I'll be back soon for this arm. They'll be glad to see me back (again) - they like the stories about my adventures! :laugh:

    Thanks and welcome back!

  7. bob k. mando

    bob k. mando Guest

    dammit woman.

    maybe you ought to try doing things by half measures once in a while.
  8. Topless64-455

    Topless64-455 Well-Known Member

    Heel fast Annie!!! Use that elbow as soon as you can. I gets better faster if you think positive.

    I had both hips replaced (1 year apart) but only got 42 staples in each leg. I kept the remover for the first one and took out the staples myself the second time. It didnt hurt but I could remove them with out any problem. I walked out of his office 5 weeks after the second replacement without cruches and put 160 miles on my snowmobile the next day. :laugh: I sure enjoyed the next seven weeks off from work to recover. :bglasses:
  9. Annie Oakley

    Annie Oakley Well-Known Member

    Still in the woods.....

    They pulled the staples Thursday morning, everything seemed ok. Dr. starts in on me (again) about stretching, twisting, do this, do that, keep it moving (which I had been doing anyway, he's just reminding me). So, I tried the stuff out right there, he's satisfied. They all disappear into the back to finish my paperwork. I look down, there's blood on my pants where my arm was laying. By the time I got to the back office, it was really bad. Apparently, a part of the incision wasn't fully healed and twisting it around opened it a bit. They wrap it all up. Tell me it should stop in a bit. Asks me if I'll be around over the weekend.

    Nope, I'm leaving for Indy as soon as you let me go. He says to call him if it doesn't stop bleeding. It does, mostly. Another problem crept up on Friday, I am in serious pain and it is moving in directions that aren't quite right. BUT, I'm in Indy being chaffeured around in a hairdryer, er.... :Dou: oops....turbo car having a blast and thinking this could be my last "hurrah". Besides, my surgeon can't do anything for me in Indy, and no one else will either.

    Suffered through, got home today - called my Dr's office. Answering machine says they're off until Weds the 5th and any emergencies go to the emergency room. :Do No: So, I'm on my own until Weds - as there is no sense in sitting in emergency for half a day for the on-call ortho surgeon to say "I've never seen anything like it, wait for your guy to get back - here's some narcotics, stop moving around." I have a feeling Karma is kicking my a$$ again and I may end up back in the hospital.

    Keep going with the good thoughts - they are much appreciated and certainly needed. And, oh yeah - try and keep me away from the G-body turbo cars....they sure are fun! :Dou:
  10. Roberta

    Roberta Buick Berta


    Didn't see you in Indy, the whizz bang turbo car must have kept you busy??? :rant: :beer :spank: :3gears: :moonu: As many asked where you were, hope things work out, and you are ready to kick some PS butt in September, we are going to have to get together before that, and plan our attack on the PS boys, though. Later!
  11. Annie Oakley

    Annie Oakley Well-Known Member

    Hey Roberta! I must have been in stealth mode - but I talked to you just a bit at Mark Reeves tent on Friday! :laugh: I was there on Friday and Saturday, watching races and trying to learn. Doing this :Dou: as I realized if I'd have drove the Granny Regal from the hotel I could have went in the Ladies Race. Just couldn't turn down the chance to be chaffeured! :TU:

    Lucille is due to be out of her "foster home" on Weds. We should be at Salem and Stanton, come heck or high water. I've been trying to accomplish this for 3 years!!!!!! :laugh: :laugh:
  12. Roberta

    Roberta Buick Berta

    Duh, me too, was in stealth mode Sorry about that, one of these days, we'll be on the same page or track racing each other! :spank: :Dou: :beer
  13. benderbrew

    benderbrew Well-Known Member

    Glad your on the mend gal. I remember your kind wishes and some background info on my impending knee replacement, WHICH WAS CANCELLED 'CAUSE THE DOCTOR GOT SICK. Given that, I know have a new surgery date of July 18, so an additional month wait, two pints of my own blood wasted and we're on again. Anyhow, Annie, glad it's all conming together....so to speak.
  14. Annie Oakley

    Annie Oakley Well-Known Member

    Well, I did get good news on July 5. Seems that I have a 'loose elbow'. (yeah, of all the things on your body to be considered loose! :laugh: ) The Dr basically said that I had extra movement in the joint/ligaments/tendons - so that side-to-side motion was to be expected until everything tightened up.

    Was doing good until Tuesday this week, getting a lot of movement back, even typed a bit at work Mon & Tues. Tuesday night I got really sick feeling and my arm started hurting. Stayed home on Weds. Arm hurting worse and worse, then it was weeping at the incision line a bit. I noticed lots of heat and a littlw swelling. Called the Dr. on Thursday morning - go get xrays and come to the office.

    (A little background - about 6 months after my accident, they discovered a nasty staph infection in my arm. One of the strains that does not respond to nearly any antibiotic on Earth. I spent a few months on home iv's, 11 days in the hospital, about a year on some really weird, expensive antibiotics, etc. That's why it took 3 years to get my elbow replaced. Before the replacement, he was somewhat worried about the infection flaring up - it never goes away, it is just 'under control'. Told me that there was a 50/50 chance of it flaring up after surgery and about that again of being able to get it under control. If they couldn't control it, the only other choice will be to amputate my arm. So, we get a little frantic about problems!)

    I was in so much pain that I was nauseous and didn't eat. Nearly passed out during xrays. Got to the office and he sticks an 18 gauge needle and a 4" long spinal needle into my elbow to get samples to culture. Grossed out yet? He is very convinced that it is due to overuse and a bit of cellulitis. Tells me to take it easy, but we'll put you on the super-antibiotics 'just in case'. Gives me 3 scripts, an excuse from work. They made me drink lemonade and eat a breakfast bar before driving home. Almost killed me. I drive the 45+ minutes home and am completely unable to go to the pharmacy. The neighbor lady that helps me is on vacation.

    Stayed home today, but did get out to the pharmacy. BUT, they don't have my antibiotics available - NOT UNTIL MONDAY. :Dou: Crap. Damn near died again in the checkout lane. Finally got home, sat down and looked at my arm. It is swollen and red and hot moving up my bicep now. Great! Put some ice on it, but it's not good. Will call the Dr tomorrow if not better.

    So, still in need of good thoughts before they decide to lop off my d@mn arm too.

  15. jeff bullock

    jeff bullock Dare to be different !!!

    I've got my fingers and toes crossed for ya Annie.Hang in there !!!!
  16. bob k. mando

    bob k. mando Guest

    about 6 months after my accident, they discovered a nasty staph infection in my arm. One of the strains that does not respond to nearly any antibiotic on Earth.

    yeah, over-prescription of antibiotics (antibacterials) and the concentration of the sick and weak in hospitals makes them a breeding ground for all kinds of drug resistant diseases.

    that's were virtually everyone who catches those kinds of things gets them, at the hospital. it's a good a idea to get home as fast as possible, not just because the hospital is raping you on the daily room rate.

    you don't think that mega-dosing of AIDS patients is having any effect on the development of super diseases, do yah? :Dou:

    It is swollen and red and hot moving up my bicep now

    well **** Annie ... that's damn near textbook infection propagation. they don't have any of that crap at the hospital or the Dr's office?
  17. GSXMEN

    GSXMEN Got Jesus?


    Find a local health food store and try some Oil of Oregano and some Colloidal Silver. Both are natural and work like an 'antibiotic'. Being that they are natural, you won't build up an immunity to anything - like can happen with regular antibiotics/antiseptics.

    That's what I would do anyways. They can both be taken internally and/or externally.

    You should also find something to help build back up your body's immunity, such as Blue-Green Algea. There are others, just ask when you're there.

    I'm not dead set against doctors, but I don't believe drugs and surgery are cure-alls for anything. When we have problems with our bodies, it's trying to tell us something.

    My sister is a certified Nutritionist. I'd be happy to give you her number, or vice-versa. She always helps as much as possible.
  18. bob k. mando

    bob k. mando Guest

  19. Roberta

    Roberta Buick Berta


    Annie, please don't hesitate to call me if you need anything, I can be there in less than an hour, I am very distressed over this current situation and will be thinking of you, and praying of course. I'll PM you my cell phone number, too! :Dou:
  20. 65WILDKAT


    Annie Do What Ever Ya Have Too.......

    ......So you can Get ya Back here and keep bustin chops on a regular bases! Heck You don't want us Men Having the last say on everything now do ya?????? I know about Staph.....I was on anitbiotics for a year and 2 months thru a Pick line after my accident and the infection came from the Hospital Not From the the wreck....Heck I was doing my best to fight too live and the Hospital was trying to kill me! :laugh: :laugh:

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