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    Default Not again….

    Almost exactly one year ago, my wife fell off a chair and broke her right hip. 911, ambulance, trauma center, and partial hip replacement. Three days in the hospital, 2 weeks in a rehab place… she got lots of PT, but her walking never really returned to her usual pace.

    This past Tuesday, she fell again… waited until this morning, when her pain increased and couldn’t walk at all, to call 911. After three x-rays and a CT scan, she has a fracture of her left greater trochanter… have to wait until tomorrow for an MRI to see if the crack is deep enough to require a surgical nail or not.

    The only ray of sunshine here is our good insurance. Last years event was billed at about $42,000… it only cost us $1700 out of pocket. This years event is likely to be a little less.
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    damn

    hoping for the best
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    Prayers with you both, Norm!
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    Sorry to hear this, Norm. Wishing her a good recovery.
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    Insurance is great, doesn't help the mental and phyical pain of life you are both suffering....terrible,sorry.

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    Yes, sorry to learn of this again Norm. Wishing you both the best.

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    The new, one level house will be a help for her to get around safely - thinking of you both, and hoping for best results ! ( wife has had 2 knee replacements / 1 hip , daughter has had both hip sockets rebuilt - - we now live in a single- level house, and daughter and son-in-law are building a single-level house )



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    Wishing her and you well.
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    Oh, no, Norm. Here’s hoping for a good outcome. When mobility is already a challenge for her, that’s definitely adding insult to injury. I wish you both the best.
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    Here's hoping for the very best of possible outcomes.
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    Sorry to hear that. Hope it doesn't require surgery
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    Getting old is not for the timid. Best wishes for a good outcome for your wife Norm.

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    Very sorry to hear it; hoping for a quick recovery.
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    Damn Norman we are all hoping for the best. Please keep us informed. Sending love and healing for you and your wife.
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    Sorry to hear this Norm. Hope healing goes quickly.


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    Dreadful. Prayers from my house, Norm.
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    I’m so sorry to read your news! My best wishes for you and yours!

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    damn it Norman hide the calendars!

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    So sorry she got hurt so badly. Sending love and healing thoughts and hoping for quick recovery.
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    Oh my! You both have my sympathy and best wishes.
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    I am so sorry to hear this, Mr. Bernstein. A good friend of ours (an older person, of course), recently slipped and fell off of a freakin' two-step ladder in her kitchen, and to say it changed her life forever would almost be an understatement. When you get to be my age (I am almost 65 now) it seems like all those things you took for granted are out to get you. I truly do hope your wife comes through this and can get back to life as normal as quickly as possible.

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    That’s rough, best wishes.

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    Osteoporosis?
    Best wishes for a good outcome.

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    May she heal well and fully, Norm.

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    May the healing be full.

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    So sorry to hear this.
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    Sorry to hear this Norman. Best wishes for quick healing.
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    Sorry to read this, hoping for speedy healing.
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    Hope she gets well soon, Norm.
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    I’m very sorry to hear this. I hope for a good outcome. You both deserve it.

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    Do you know that osteoporosis is one of Parkinson’s side effect. I take shot of Prolia every six months. I haven’t broken anything since, but I’ve been a lot more careful after breaking my hip and crushing a vertebrae in quick succession.

    Edited to change drug name.
    Last edited by Hwyl; 01-27-2023 at 07:53 PM.

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    I'm sorry for your wife and you, I wish her a quick recovery.

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    All of the above from me, too. Hope she recovers quickly.
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    I wish Norman and his wife well at this trying juncture.

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    I am very sorry to hear this Norman. I sincerely hope your wife makes a quick and full recovery.

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