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tomh38

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Some news
« on: August 11, 2008, 07:20:11 am »

I apologize for not being around the VL forums lately; I try to be part of the community and help out when I can.  Recently my mother was in a fairly bad car accident.  She has no life-threatening injuries, but does have a skull fracture and a broken leg.  My siblings and I have been caring for her; for me this has even included taking time from work.  I don't have much time left to be in here.

I expect that my mother will make a full recovery.  Nevertheless, I ask that any of you who pray to pray for her.  For those who don't pray, your thoughts and good wishes would be equally appreciated.

Thanks,
Tom
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Re: Some news
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2008, 07:40:09 am »

Hi Tom, the best wishes for your mom. I hope a prompt and full recovery for her and to have you here as always.

Regards, Rodrigo

PS:  I will start to pray just for you :)
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Re: Some news
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2008, 07:55:59 am »

Tom I'm sorry! I couldn't even think of "my" Mom going through that! I am glad to hear she's expected to recover. You do what you've got to do. I know if I was in your shoes and had to choose where my time was spent, the choice would be easy. I'd be doing what you're doing.

I wish your mother a speedy recovery. You are good people, so I imagine she is a gem.
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Re: Some news
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2008, 08:24:51 am »

Since I don't pray, I extend a little advice: your doctor may have already gone over this, but watch for signs of post-concussion syndrome, which, surprisingly, is not well-known. Close observation of a patient's mental condition after traumatic head injury is very important for ensuring full recovery.

/a complimentary post free of cynicism, just for you
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Re: Some news
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2008, 08:33:21 am »

Best wishes for her speedy and full recovery.

We're glad to have you around whenever you can  :)
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Re: Some news
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2008, 09:30:34 am »

Also no prayers from good 'ole atheïst me, but lots of best wishes in regards to your mom's health/recovery.
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Re: Some news
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2008, 09:33:33 am »

Thanks for your wishes everyone.  One of the things I love about the VL community is that people do actually care about one another here.  I've found that to be kind of rare on the net (at least in forums and discussion threads).

EFG:  Thanks for the information about post-concussion syndrome.  I had never heard of it.  Tomorrow I'm taking my mom to see a neurologist.  If he doesn't mention it, I'll ask him about it.

Thanks again everyone.

Tom
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Re: Some news
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2008, 09:40:13 am »

I'm sorry to hear that.
Best wishes and I hope your mum recovers very fast.
Hang in there.
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Re: Some news
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2008, 10:28:31 am »

I hope she recovers well.
She is in my prayers.

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Re: Some news
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2008, 11:08:27 am »

I am relieved that there were no "life threatening" injuries and do pray that she will have a full recovery (no lingering problems) and that you and your family will be well from this too.
Mike
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Re: Some news
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2008, 11:15:30 am »

Let me add my voice to those offering good wishes for a speedy recovery.  Tom, my heart goes out to you and your family.

All the best,
Cait
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Re: Some news
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2008, 01:36:52 pm »

And I'd like to add mine, time like this remind us how thin that thread really is.  Best wishes for a fast recovery all round.
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Re: Some news
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2008, 04:55:34 pm »

Mine as well - I know first hand what it's like to look after an ailing parent, and the strain it can place on you.
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Re: Some news
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2008, 05:05:43 pm »

Thanks for your wishes everyone.  One of the things I love about the VL community is that people do actually care about one another here.  I've found that to be kind of rare on the net (at least in forums and discussion threads).

Yeah on most fora, I can virtually guarantee that you'd probably get at least three "Suck it up, loser" responses.

EFG:  Thanks for the information about post-concussion syndrome.  I had never heard of it.  Tomorrow I'm taking my mom to see a neurologist.  If he doesn't mention it, I'll ask him about it.

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Re: Some news
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2008, 06:02:04 pm »

Tom,

As a health care professional with lots of experience in trauma/critical care medicine, long term and home care disciplines I can tell you that most often the thing that gets people over the "hump" in their recoveries is the love and attention provided to them by the ones closest to their hearts.  Humor will also help.  Laughter when possible is excellent medicine.  I am sure that  you are up to that task.  These things will often succeed when medicines fail.  She is in my heart this day and I will offer prayer for her recovery.
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