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Old 10-03-2007, 05:06 PM   #1
stiles watson
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Better than expected

Our flight went better than expected. Dianna was in better condition on landing than I expected her to be. The airport personnel were very helpful and patient with us. The flight was not completely full, so I was able to give her both our seats to be more comfortable.

The surgeon confirmed the need for surgery to her left leg at the ankle. Plates and screws or pins are in order. He will not do the job until next Thursday. Friends in Houston have opened their home to us until surgery.

Dianna is learning to make transfers without my having to lift her. The pain continues to lessen and she is learning to cope. It is still difficult just to perform necessary functions.

One word of extremely good news is that the right ankle is not broken. What was first observed turned out to be an old break that had healed somewhat abnormally. She is dealing with a severe sprain of the right ankle. It remains in a boot cast for maximum support while the other foot is totally unusable.

The surgeon stated that we may be in for a long recovery and rehab program. This means we may have to secure alternative housing for some 8 months. This is one of the difficulties that many may face when fulltiming. It is not insurmountable, but quite troublesome.
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Old 10-03-2007, 05:10 PM   #2
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it is good to get your update. and good to hear that things are better than expected. the plan will unfold as needed . you are in our thots and prayers
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:08 PM   #3
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Stiles, Thanks for the update. We have been thinking and praying for both of you, and will continue to do so.
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:16 PM   #4
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Glad to hear things are going well. Are you escapees? If so you might look into their care center. I don't know if that would fill the bill, as you stay in your own rig but get your meals done for you and some other services. It isn't too far from Houston for follow up appts. Just a suggestion.
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:27 AM   #5
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Thanks for the good report, Stiles. We're glad that you arrived safely and that things are being worked out for you.
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:31 AM   #6
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Thanks Stiles for keeping us updated. Our prayers and good thoughts continue. It was good to hear that your flight did not cause as much stress as you had worried about. You have a lot of good friends pulling for both of you.
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Old 10-04-2007, 04:06 AM   #7
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Stiles, thank you for giving us an update. Please continue to do so. You both are in our thoughts and prayers. We pray for Dianna and also for you to continue to have strength and stay strong.
Happy trails....................
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Old 10-04-2007, 05:10 AM   #8
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Seems like all of our prayers are helping. Glad you made it there safely and that things are better than expected. Give each other a hug for me. Keep us posted. Take care.
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Old 10-04-2007, 05:10 AM   #9
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You are dealing with a difficult circumstances in a very professional manner. I know it is stressful but both of you have the determination and the faith to see it through.
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Old 10-04-2007, 07:45 AM   #10
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Stiles,

Fantastic. I'm glad she had a relatively easy trip and all went as well as it did. Take care of yourself and don't get too tired yourself.

Dennis and Mary Kay
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:06 AM   #11
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Great news and best wishes for a smooth recovery. You be careful taking that trailer home. Plenty of rest stops and do not push yourself.
Cheers,
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Old 10-04-2007, 12:43 PM   #12
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Glad you made it home and are with family. That always lifts the spirits. I hope everything gets better for you quickly.

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Old 10-04-2007, 02:41 PM   #13
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Thanks for the update. You'll continue in our thoughts and prayers.
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:51 PM   #14
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Stiles, It was great to hear that things are progressing as good as can be expected. Be careful on that trip to TX. with your rig.
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Old 10-04-2007, 04:30 PM   #15
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Stiles, great news. We are glad to hear that things are progressing. We have a condo on Lake Belton , Texas, which we just rented out until April, but if it becomes available before then, which I think it will in February or March, and you and Dianna want a nice quiet setting, we would be more than happy to put you up. PM me if interested.
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Old 10-04-2007, 06:56 PM   #16
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We're glad to hear that you made it safely to Houston. Also, good news that she didn't have two broken ankles. Now for a successful surgery to put things back in order and she'll be good as new. We'll continue to keep you in our prayers during her recovery and rehabilitation.
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