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Prayer and Good Thoughts for Shipmaven, Please!

Discussion in 'The Safe Harbor' started by Judi, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    That is good news Mary Ann -- sounds as though you are mending very well.
  2. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Thank you.

    Went to the Orthopedic Surgeon today. She removed the Steri-Strips, dressed the wound and wrapped it. She said it probably will take at least 3 months for the exposed wound to heal - I must be careful with it - and that I'll have a noticeable scar. The thought of another scar on the knee doesn't bother me - I just want it to heal and not have any infections.

    I was sternly admonished NOT to sit at the computer all day and to keep my legs elevated. So..........
  3. Calgon1

    Calgon1 Awaiting results of mental evaluation

    QUACK - QUACK !!

    Follow doctor's orders!!!
  4. seamom

    seamom Well-Known Member

    Gosh...,,.so sorry to be left out of the loop on wishing you a fast heal! I can't take the concentrated sadness of this forum so rarely get here but noticed the thread about you when I came to find out how to send prayers to Lori.

    Sorry to hear about your fall and hope things are looking better.
  5. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Susan - thank you so much for your good wishes. I have my little "cleanse and dress" the knee ritual daily. Hopefully, the open wound will continue to heal without problem. It will take awhile.
  6. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    Thank for the updates Mary Ann -- glad the knees are slowly heeling.

    Will you have to go through any therapy?
  7. bostongal

    bostongal Well-Known Member

    Mary Ann - Sending you {{hugs}} and hoping for a speedy recovery!!

  8. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Thank you, Meg, and hugs back. How are YOU feeling? I sincerely hope you're better.

    Mary Ann
  9. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Thank you, Yonnie. Yes, my doctor is talking Physical "Terrorpy". We'll see. PT and I are like oil and water. What has hurt the most since my accident is my neck - and that's getting worse. The knee itself continues to look like it's healing - still several months to go, though before the open wound heals over.

    Hope you and Joe are well.
  10. Linda&Jim

    Linda&Jim Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear that things are slowly healing Mary Ann.
  11. Calgon1

    Calgon1 Awaiting results of mental evaluation

    140 healing days left -

    QUACK !!!
  12. JacquieP

    JacquieP Well-Known Member

    Mama Duck, would you settle for a good looking, well muscled cabana boy type Physical Terrorpist? They're all terrors, but at least the scenery might be interesting.....
  13. Calgon1

    Calgon1 Awaiting results of mental evaluation

    With this talk of 'cabana boys' starting up, I just wanted to let the rest of the flock know that ... (as an Episcopal minister) ... Any marriages which I may be coerced into performing on the ship are valid for the duration of the cruise ONLY! :doubleup:
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2011
  14. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    Are you going to have xrays done on your neck to make certain that nothing serious is happening there?

    We are hanging in there.
  15. Mgram

    Mgram Well-Known Member

    As far as PT is concerned....I call it Physical TORTURE, I always feel so much better afterward. And by that I mean after I cry "UNCLE" and refuse to go back. That alone seems to induce healing. My theory is that they keep you in pain to keep you coming back in hopes of healing.
  16. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    I've been doing PT referred core muscle work the past 3 weeks. Intense. My trainer asked if I was motivated. I told her I was getting motivated to make my first voodoo doll.

    Mama D, are you getting help for your neck?
  17. Calgon1

    Calgon1 Awaiting results of mental evaluation

    I would hope that the doll would be a representation of your trainer, not "someone else".
  18. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Thank you, everyone. I'm going to the doctor tomorrow morning. We'll see what the next step will be. Perhaps a home traction device? X-rays were taken this past Friday. As far as I know, there was no significant change from the mess my cervical spine has been for years. But I'll be discussing that tomorrow. Pucci and I were supposed to go to a friend's home for dinner tomorrow night, but I called it off.

    I'll report after I see my doctor.

    Again, thank you for your concern.
  19. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    Hope the doctor has some suggestions for your neck, Mary Ann.
  20. sage

    sage Well-Known Member

    Oh Mary Ann I'm so sorry to hear that your neck is acting up again. That fall sounded like it hurt more than just your knee. My prayers are with you that the doctor can help you find some relief. The furbabies send woofs and tail wags.

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