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  • canadjinehcanadjineh Member Posts: 5,069 Member Member Posts: 5,069 Member
    The past week and a half I haven't been working. Hubby had a workplace accident and his ladder kicked out and he fell from 20 feet up onto pavement - 'extensively comminuted forearm fracture' and comminuted fracture of his nose, several 4 cm lacerations requiring stitches on his nose and forehead, and a twisted knee and ankle that require tensor bandages to keep swelling down and support the joints. It's his dominant hand so there's a lot I have to help with and no way he can manage alone while I am away on patrol. Yet. We will get there, though. His nose no longer requires a splint and it's been straightened out and looks pretty well in line. Cuts seem to be healing well and stitches have dissolved. Ear/nose/throat specialist appointment tomorrow just over 100 km away, and on Tuesday he meets with the orthopedic surgeon again to check on his arm, that appointment is 45 km in another direction. Covid-19 means I can only drop him off at their doors/hospital clinics and can't go in to see how things are going myself. Feeling super stressed and NOT eating the way I should be to feel better, just gaining weight like crazy since March. I'm like 30 lbs over my goal weight again after being at goal for a few years. Ugh, this just sux!
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  • sufferlandriansufferlandrian Member Posts: 7,365 Member Member Posts: 7,365 Member
    Emergency work isn't for everyone. The demand for ER vets is so high and the number of people who find they can work the hours and deal with the high stress cases is pretty limited. A lot of new grads want to do emergency work but about the fourth week of putting down dogs for wonderful old ladies who just lost their husbands, they cave and quit. I had to come on once because the new grad was curled up on the couch in the fetal position crying and wouldn't come out of the office. She just put down a dog for a wonderful old gentleman. He mentioned during the euthanasia that this was his wife's dog and she died of cancer six months ago. Now the dog was dying of cancer and he was losing his last contact with his wife. This isn't a job for everyone. You have to care but be able to move on.
  • sufferlandriansufferlandrian Member Posts: 7,365 Member Member Posts: 7,365 Member
    @canadjineh - You two have really been on a streak of bad luch when it comes to work. I really hope he heals quickly. Just reading about his injuries makes my bones hurt.
  • sufferlandriansufferlandrian Member Posts: 7,365 Member Member Posts: 7,365 Member
    I think I might like going back to weeknights. I actually got a two hour nap last night it was so slow. I wish it had been in my bed instead of just falling asleep in my chair. However, I'll take what I can get. :smile:
  • sufferlandriansufferlandrian Member Posts: 7,365 Member Member Posts: 7,365 Member
    Man it was cold biking home this morning. Yesterday the temp read colder on my bike computer but this morning it felt colder. 40 degrees yesterday and 42 this morning. We got 17 inches of snow outside Butte Montana but I'm not close to there. I'm outside Glacier. Glacier picked up 7 inches.
  • sufferlandriansufferlandrian Member Posts: 7,365 Member Member Posts: 7,365 Member
    From 49 for a high to 82 for a high in four days. That's not enough time to adjust. :frowning:
  • canadjinehcanadjineh Member Posts: 5,069 Member Member Posts: 5,069 Member
    7 inches of snow!! We had a snowstorm here over one of the passes on the Okanagan Connector (fairly high altitude piece of nasty highway) the other day and a couple of cars went off the road, ice pellets and hail too. Yuk. Of course by now everyone has their summer 'all seasons' on the vehicle so fat lot of good steering does.
    Hubby's sling is off now and he has a removable splint/cast so we can start working on ROM exercises before he can't straighten his elbow or lift his arm at the shoulder. It is looking better, and I will be back to work Sunday night as he will be sleeping while I'm away and then I will at least be in the house (albeit sleeping til 2) if there is any emergency he can't handle.

  • sufferlandriansufferlandrian Member Posts: 7,365 Member Member Posts: 7,365 Member
    Glad to hear he is on the mend. That sounded really bad. Rode into work tonight. When I got to work the bike computer said I was 5% acclimated to the heat. 5%??? I'm going to die this summer. :smile:
  • canadjinehcanadjineh Member Posts: 5,069 Member Member Posts: 5,069 Member
    What? What does 5% acclimated to the heat even mean, and how the heck do you measure something so dependent on your point of view? I just think the more 'woo-woo' gadgets and measurements the new tech can throw at you, the more money they think they can charge for their device. lol that's just silly.
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  • canadjinehcanadjineh Member Posts: 5,069 Member Member Posts: 5,069 Member
    Off to work in 4 hours....sort of, but not really, looking forward to it.
  • sufferlandriansufferlandrian Member Posts: 7,365 Member Member Posts: 7,365 Member
    Didn't get to bed until noon and was back up at 2:30. Not how I wanted to start my week.
  • sufferlandriansufferlandrian Member Posts: 7,365 Member Member Posts: 7,365 Member
    Feeling more human today. Got some sleep today. I did have to get up an hour early so I could go get my bikes out of the bike shop. I love freshly tuned up bikes. I like that they clean them up too. :smile:
  • canadjinehcanadjineh Member Posts: 5,069 Member Member Posts: 5,069 Member
    It's always lovely when they look like a spanky, shiny new present!
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  • sufferlandriansufferlandrian Member Posts: 7,365 Member Member Posts: 7,365 Member
    lol :smile: That is one hum dinger of a wrapping job. :smile:
  • sufferlandriansufferlandrian Member Posts: 7,365 Member Member Posts: 7,365 Member
    Going to try again to ride up Going to the Sun Road on Friday. If I never post again, you'll know where to have them look for the body. :smile:
  • sufferlandriansufferlandrian Member Posts: 7,365 Member Member Posts: 7,365 Member
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  • sufferlandriansufferlandrian Member Posts: 7,365 Member Member Posts: 7,365 Member
    My ride up going to the sun road yesterday. :smile:
  • canadjinehcanadjineh Member Posts: 5,069 Member Member Posts: 5,069 Member
    Most awesome pictures! You put a smile on my face today with those. I've been having a very difficult week. My MIL is refusing to take her puffers (preventative for asthma, which she is adamant she doesn't have), is obsessing about the $100 price tag for the new prescription (when she has over $6500 in her chequing account alone), and decided she was going to see if she could sell her puffers to someone else at her senior residence for half price to recoup some of her payment. OMG, talk about cognitive impairment. She phoned us 4 times in a couple hours to ask if the pharmacy was going to reimburse her. Finally we convinced her to give us the puffers (we are holding on to them for now) so we could 'safely dispose of them at the pharmacy.' Not sure how we are going to deal with this next week. Time for a call to her doctor, the community care nurses that help her take her medicine, and an apology on top for the poor pharmacists that have had to deal with her constant phoning and complaining about the price. She is 94 and really doesn't take much for medication except thyroid and prescribed vitamin supplements including iron. Maybe that's the 'problem', she will never actually reach the yearly threshold for prescriptions before the government kicks in to pay the rest of the year, because she isn't really on any other medications, so has no idea what drugs normally cost.
  • canadjinehcanadjineh Member Posts: 5,069 Member Member Posts: 5,069 Member
    Happy first day of Summer! It's been 27C here the past couple days.
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