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I'm home from the hospital. The surgery went fine. My overnight stay was actually fun! I feel so bad for the hospital staff (non-nurses). They work such awful hours and are probably paid so little . . . They just crave attention and some words of encouragement. I had one little lady sneaking in to watch American Idol with me! And I made it a point to have personal (not too personal!) conversations with all of them. Each and every one of them, assistants to nurses, were great! Pays off too! I had cokes and cups of ice delivered to me at midnight-and before and after for that matter! The chaplain stopped in for a routine visit. I was very complimentary of all of the staff and the services and I told him that I truly appreciated their hard work. What was kind of sad was that he seemed taken aback by my overall reactions and said that I made his day! But it was true-I spent the night at the hospital and it was fun!! Don't get me wrong I am glad to be home! Oh, and the meds are 'OK', too . . . !! Now the fun part-2 months of no weight at all on my ankle and then another 30 days before I get the boot off . . .
 

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Good luck Diane, I'm glad that part is behind you.
Hopefully you'll heal quickly and feel a lot better very soon.
That's great that you made a point to give the staff some pats on the back. There aren't a lot of "easy" jobs in health care and they're often seeing people who aren't at their best so forget to say thank you. I"m sure you were a breath of fresh air for them.

Well done!
 

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Hi Diane !

thanks for checking in and letting us know you are doing alright. Glad to hear surgery went well

Take care and behave :wink:

prayers and puppy hugs
 

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Welcome home Diane!! So glad it all went well. The hard part starts now. Dexter, be good and kind to your Mommy. The more she rests and does what the doctor says now, the sooner she'll be able to run and play with you!!

Jonah says:
When I had my boo boo foot, Dad put a cone on me because I kept removing my boot. Hint to you.....if you don't want a cone....leave the boot on and get well quick!! :wink:
 

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Maybe I am overlooking it but I read that you caught your heel...did you tumble down the stairs or did you twist it to break it......anyway, nice to hear that you are home where Dakota help in your recovery. :wink:
 

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Glad you're back home! Bet the hospital staff misses you though! :D

Hey Dakota- I'm sure that "boot" thing looks awfully tempting, but its not a chew toy, ok? :wink:
 

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Sit, Heal! :lol:
Becky you forgot "stay" hahhahaaaaaaaaa

Diane...i am glad your hospital stay was a good one but also know what you mean it's good to be home.
I sure hope the pain meds kick in after a couple of days and give you relief.

And something tells me you'll be playing alot of fetch from the couch with Dakota :wink:
 

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I'm glad to hear your surgery went well :) Hope those pain meds keep you feeling good and happy! Hope your weather is nice and sunny in CA and you can sit in a lounge chair and throw the ball for Dakota and watch him swim!!
 

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annieG said:
Maybe I am overlooking it but I read that you caught your heel...did you tumble down the stairs or did you twist it to break it......anyway, nice to hear that you are home where Dakota help in your recovery. :wink:
Nope--nothing! Didn't twist, didn't fall, Nothing! Just felt a surge of pain when I clipped my heel and sat down and scooted my self back up the stairs.

Everone's humor is greatly appreciated!!! :lol: 'Heal', indeed!!!! :lol:
 

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Ahhhhhhhhh great that you are back home
Happy to hear it was a great hospital experience!!!!!!!!!!!!
Take it easy(like you have a choice)
bahahahhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Get your Mom some ice and cokes Dakota! good boy!!!
 

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Ahhhh .... pain meds .....

"Picture yourself on a boat with a doodle,
Where chew toys are free and poo disappears

Suddenly some pup is there at the back gate
Dakota, to calm all your fears"

... glad you are home and pointing toward recovery! Your kind heart is one that can't be down and out for long. Your kudos about the staff at the hospital were wonderful ... there are so many folks out there doing the jobs we don't want to do and we should always say thanks and appreciate their efforts.

Keep your wonderful Joie de vrie (sic) in tact and ...

HEAL HEAL HEAL HEAL :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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Get this woman some really good DRUGS. I hope you feel better soon. Keep us posted on how you are doing.
 

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make sure to get plenty of calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D :D
wishing you a speedy recovery. i broke my ankle (fell down the stairs :oops: ) and was on crutches for 6 weeks. people kept asking me what happened. "street fighting!" i'd say. "you should see the other guy!"

not that funny on second thought i guess :oops: :p
 
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