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Title: Any updates regarding Joe.
Post by: topping21 on April 11, 2012, 09:53:15 AM
Hope he is getting better??  Joe has helped me alot and I miss all of his post....
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Post by: A66eyroad on April 12, 2012, 10:30:39 AM
I've sent a P.M. but don't know how else to get in touch. Hope he's better soon!
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Post by: Joe S. on April 12, 2012, 10:54:06 AM
I have been moved to North ridge Masonic Home for rehab. A few weeks ago, my leg broke and I fell down a flight of stairs. Today is my first day back on the computer for a few minutes. I hit my head on the way down the stairs and have drastic changes in vision.

I spent about 2 weeks in North Memorial Trauma center. My blood sugars were crashed a number of times. Toward the end of the second week they started therapy. I have had diarrhea for almost two weeks. No idea why.

Left Femur was fractured. I have a rod from my knee to my hip. No energy or hunger yet. Where I am now I get OT once per day and Pt twice per day. Since I have no continence of bladder or bowel I wear a diaper that has to be changed a lot.

I think that if my PCP had done the test that I asked for several months ago, I may have side stepped this bump.   I am non-weight bearing for another 3 weeks. I can not go home until I am weight bearing.

I do not know when I will write again.
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Post by: Gayle on April 12, 2012, 10:56:30 AM
HI JOE!!!!

So glad to hear from you! Please know you have a lot of prayers helping you to get through all this! Everyone is sending much love and many hugs!

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Post by: A66eyroad on April 12, 2012, 11:07:47 AM
So glad to hear from you, Joe! We sure did miss you!

Lots of ((((hugs)))) and positive thoughts your way!
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Post by: stephL on April 12, 2012, 11:12:08 AM
Aww Joe, so sorry to hear about your fall. We've missed you! Take care and I sure hope you make a fast recovery!
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Post by: Carolina on April 12, 2012, 11:17:25 AM
OMG JOE!

What a nightmare.

One that starts out terrible and goes downhill fast.

I hope things are looking like a road to recovery SOON.

The bowel and bladder thing sound like some nerve damage to your spine as well, sir.

But then I'm no doctor.

You are such a dignified man, this has to be very challenging for you, all around.

I gather that your leg actually broke and that's why you fell?

I know that often happens to hips, the hip fractures and then the fall occurs.

I didn't know about spontaneous breaks in the femur as well.

I hope they are controlling your pain as well as possible.

We are ALL SO GLAD to hear from you!   Even with such a terrible series of events.

PLEASE keep us posted.

Hoping there are very good tones for you.

Hugs

Elaine
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Post by: Sooki on April 12, 2012, 11:19:48 AM
Joe, I'm so sorry to hear about your fall and all your trials since then.  I hope you're in good hands and heal well.  You must be looking forward so much to being home again.

Thank you for taking the time to give us an update.  I know that must have been an effort.  You're in our thoughts.

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Post by: Jellyb on April 12, 2012, 11:35:55 AM
Oh Joe... :-(

I am sending positive energy your way. Heal fast
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Post by: Crymeariver on April 12, 2012, 11:43:41 AM
So sorry to hear this.  I'm sure you are longing for the comforts of home. Wishing you a speedy recovery!!!

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Post by: mebog on April 12, 2012, 12:02:00 PM
OOOH Joe,  I don't post often but want you to knw you are on my Prayer list.
 Feel better son.      Mebog
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Post by: 4Kids on April 12, 2012, 12:20:02 PM
Hi Joe

I am so glad to hear from you but in agony hearing what you have been through. So, so very sorry. I wish you the quickest recovery possible and as much patience and fortitude as possible to be able to endure the many trials ahead.  You seem like such a force to be reckoned with that I am sure you will be on top of this challenge in no time.

Best wishes!!!!

Jackie
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Post by: topping21 on April 12, 2012, 12:22:16 PM
Welcome back Joe.

Glad to see you back.  Sorry to hear about your mishap and glad to hear things are looking better for you.  Good luck with Rehab and I hope you get better
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Post by: Bucky on April 12, 2012, 02:49:15 PM
Joe - sorry to hear of your mishap, and some other health challenges you are dealing with.  Sending you get well wishes and hoping you will have a speedy recovery.

Thinking of you and wishing you the best - take care,
Bucky
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Post by: aussie mum on April 12, 2012, 03:07:30 PM
Joe,
You certainly have had a tough time. Glad to see that you are being well cared for.
Take care & get well soon.
Aussie Mum
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Post by: mews on April 12, 2012, 03:22:59 PM
Dear Joe

Here's wishing you a speedy recovery! It's just not the same without you and the tones!

Love Mary
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Post by: Seeker on April 12, 2012, 03:50:30 PM
Best wishes Joe.  I hope you will get up to snuff. Soon.

Seeker ;D
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Post by: jazzlover on April 12, 2012, 03:54:19 PM
Oh, OUCH!!! I'll keep you in my prayers. Hang in there, Joe! :)
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Post by: Parched on April 12, 2012, 04:10:25 PM
Wow Joe, you have been through a lot.  Sending well wishes and prayers your way. 

Glad to hear from you have been quite worried about you.

Parched
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Post by: Cricket on April 12, 2012, 04:27:35 PM
Joe

So sorry to hear you are going through such a rough time.  Sending prayers that you will get well soon!  We all miss you a lot!
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Post by: Carebear on April 12, 2012, 05:19:29 PM
Joe,

I realize you may not read this message for a while, but I just want you to know how happy I am to hear from you.  Your news however is very alarming to say the least.

I hope you can go home very soon.  Let us know how things are progressing when you get the chance.  ;)
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Post by: rnathans on April 12, 2012, 05:23:19 PM
Joe,
So sorry to hear what you have been going through and still face. Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way.

And as a very kind and wise man has said, BREATHE.
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Post by: susanep on April 12, 2012, 05:41:27 PM
Joe, as the others have said, I am so sorry for all you are going through.  One of those very tough and trying times. Everyone is so glad to hear from you just to know what has been going on.

I said a prayer for you to recover soon, and for you and your family to have better health, and peace.

You must have had a nasty fall. I am convinced that I have some kind of neuropathy in my intestines, but mine is more like nothing wants to happen.

Hope you get plenty of rest, and do whatever that helps keep down the stress.

God Bless
susanep :)
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Post by: anita on April 12, 2012, 06:09:03 PM
Sorry you've had a rough time.  It's sounds like the next month or so will be difficult. Hopefully you can get online every now & then to help pass the time...and we'd love to hear from you.

I'm SO glad they are addressing your blood sugars.  I think you'll feel better in general as they stabilize.  You mentioned something about a test you ask your GP to run...what was it?  Maybe you can get someone to run it now while you're there.

Please take care and know that we are ALL thinking about you. 
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Post by: Skylar on April 12, 2012, 06:11:18 PM
OMG, Joe, I'm so sorry you took a nasty tumble and ended up in the hospital, but I'm so relieved to read that you in a treatment facility getting rehab to get you back home.

I'm so glad that you were able to log on and update us - we were all so worried about you and missed your wonderful posts.

Sending healing vibes - hope you're feeling better quickly.
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Post by: lynnmarie219 on April 12, 2012, 07:08:31 PM
Glad to hear that you are getting the care that you need! Hope you are feeling better soon Joe!
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Post by: CathyO on April 12, 2012, 07:40:50 PM
Dear Joe,

Wow you have been through a lot. How's the leg healing?  I miss you here. I'm so used to seeing your posts every day. Is the cooking bad in the hospital or are you just not very hungry, no appetite? missing any special dishes from home?

Best wishes, hopes and prayers for you,  ;)
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Post by: eyeamdry on April 12, 2012, 08:43:16 PM
Dear Joe,

Sorry to hear you have had such a tough time.  As you can tell from the posts, we all miss you and your tones and good humor on the forum.

We will be watching for you until you can get back with us again.  Lucy
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Post by: jmkboyer on April 12, 2012, 09:09:01 PM
Joe, these boards have blown up with worry over you!  Thanks for letting us all know what is happening and know we are praying and thinking about you.  You are such a wonderful, calming presence here.

Please feel better soon.

Meri
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Post by: rudytudy on April 13, 2012, 05:55:50 AM
Joe, I cheered when I saw that you had posted but am so sorry for your struggles.

We will all <<<<B R E A T H>>>>  along with you.   : )
You can see how important you are to all of us...
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Post by: gold55 on April 13, 2012, 09:15:24 AM
Joe, so happy you are with us.  Take the time to heal.  My prayers are with you.  So sorry for your pain and suffering.  There's gotta be good times ahead.  Take care.....we are all with you in spirit.  I know you will be home soon. xxoo 
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Post by: shevonne on April 13, 2012, 10:01:50 AM
Get well soon Joe! Praying for you!
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Post by: harrigan on April 13, 2012, 11:11:50 AM
What an awful time you are having Joe.  Hope things begin to improve very quickly.  Thinking of you and missing your wisdom and insights.  xx Ailsa
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Post by: lea78 on April 13, 2012, 11:14:17 AM
Hope you are soon feeling better Joe and have a speedy recovery
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Post by: Mojave on April 13, 2012, 12:02:18 PM
I hope you mend quickly!
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Post by: Nancy60 on April 13, 2012, 12:52:38 PM
So glad to hear from you Joe, I hope that you start feeling better and getting stronger.  We really miss you around here!  I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

Nancy
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Post by: Joe S. on April 13, 2012, 01:16:11 PM
Thank you all for your positive support, prayers and well wishes. It sounds like I may be living here until some time in May. Great PT and OT. 2 hours of work out per day.
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Post by: chrisr on April 13, 2012, 01:17:55 PM
Hope you get well quickly Joe.   As a newbie, I look forward to learning alot from you.
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Post by: Bobbie on April 13, 2012, 01:21:22 PM
So glad to see your post.  Hope you get better with every passing day!!  Bobbie
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Post by: engy on April 13, 2012, 01:31:26 PM
Oh my! I will continue to keep you in my prayers and positive thoughts.

I hope your wife is doing well too with all of this going on.

Glad to hear you are in a better place now.

Heal quick, there's no place like home ;)

Carie
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Post by: artsyamerican on April 13, 2012, 07:21:25 PM
Holy Smokes Joe!!!! I can't believe what I'm reading! You are quite the warrior! Get better soon.
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Post by: irish on April 13, 2012, 09:35:48 PM
Joe, So glad to hear that you are out of the hospital and onto stage 2 of this saga. You really gave us all a scare. Words about some health issues and you disappeared. We didn't know what the heck had happened.

Just goes to show us all that just one step can make a big difference in our lifes. Hope that they can get the bowel/bladder issues resolved. Did you damage your spine in the fall---or redamage your original spinal problems???

Give your wife a hug and tell her we are all thinking of both of you. Prayers are being said for your recovery. This has not been a good year so far, has it??? Never fear, things will get better. Your Minnesota friend, Irish ;D
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Post by: Sjoggie2 on April 13, 2012, 09:56:47 PM
Hi Joe!
I don't post much on here but I do read the posts frequently and always appreciate your insight and experiences you post!  I am sending my thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery!  It's very obvious that you are missed dearly by everyone here!

Get better soon!
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Post by: Joe S. on April 14, 2012, 07:46:40 AM
with my pain medication I was able to hop in the parallel bars yesterday. I am not allowed weight on my left foot. my left femur was fractured enough to require  a rod from my knee to my ball joint. The xray looked like the top of the bone is a crown. I seem to be improving every day that I am here.

The big concern is obstructed bowel. (Sjogren's?)I hope to clear it this weekend.

Thank you again for Prayers, positive thoughts and get well wishes. They all help.
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Post by: cat on April 14, 2012, 12:36:16 PM
Joe

I just want to add my get well soon wishes and hope you will be able to go home soon. Glad you are getting good care where you are.

Cat
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Post by: genko_b on April 14, 2012, 02:10:42 PM
It's really good to hear you are making progress! Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Take care,

Genko
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Post by: prunella on April 14, 2012, 03:33:08 PM
Joe, so sorry to hear of your travails and glad that you are progressing.

As you may have guessed,  :D I share your distrust of allopathic medicine. But some of my best friends are OT's and PT's.   They make sense. And the ones I know have good senses of humor. Hope your OT/PT folks are good company.

Am listening to Prairie Home Companion as I type. Minnesotans  know what really matters in life.

best,
beth
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Post by: hootyhu1 on April 14, 2012, 06:54:30 PM
Joe,

I am sending positive thoughts to you and your wife. I hope that you have a speedy recovery and that you both are able to get some rest. 

Take Care-Hootyhu
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Post by: mshistory on April 14, 2012, 07:26:57 PM
Joe, I'm sending many, many positive thoughts and well wishes for a speedy recovery. I am so sorry you have been through so much pain and misery - how frustrating and dangerous when our doctors don't listen to our concerns  :(

I hope you are able to heal quickly and get back to us soon - we miss you around here!
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Post by: Cindy on April 14, 2012, 08:45:41 PM
Joe,

I hope you get better soon, I be praying for a fast recovery for you.
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Post by: KatieB on April 14, 2012, 11:12:31 PM
Hope you get well soon so you can get back home. So many of your posts remind me to be calm and to smile. Take care, it's so good to see you on the board again!
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Post by: season on April 15, 2012, 09:14:10 PM
Joe, I was so worried about you when you vanished and we had no word as to what had happened.

It is so good to see you on the board again. I'm so sorry about your tumble down those stairs and thinking that it could have been worse. I know you are having such a difficult time and i hope that things improve for you quickly.

Take care of yourself.
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Post by: Meld256 on April 16, 2012, 01:38:54 AM
Joe, it's great to hear you're making progress.  It sounds as though you have a while for recovery, but you're up to the challenge. 

As you see, you've got many people rooting you on!  Hope that helps. :) 

Sending positive thoughts and prayers to both you and Jan.
Melinda
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Post by: Joe S. on April 16, 2012, 10:34:59 AM
The care center that I am in is like having your own work out specialist. I hope to be able to build my upper body strength and endurance. Still working on the bowel issue. I hope that it resolves soon. Two weeks has been a challenge.

Jan brought in an old pair of glasses and I can see better. I still have dark spots that appear and disappear as I am trying to read. Being able to see better improves the world around you.
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Post by: A66eyroad on April 16, 2012, 10:45:58 AM
Joe, I'm so glad to hear you sounding like your old strong self! I couldn't be more proud of you if you were my own kid!   :D

Big hugs, and I'm holding you in the light.

Get stronger!
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Post by: Daisy1234 on April 16, 2012, 03:19:22 PM
Joe, please take good and gentle care of yourself. 

You are one very special guy, much missed on these boards and we are all sending prayers for a speedy recovery. 

Daisy