As I Breathe a Sigh of Relief

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As I Breathe a Sigh of Relief

Postby Chuck Messer » Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:39 pm

Well, it looked like my Grandmother might not last the night. She went into the hospital with a pain in her hip area, and it turned out it was a pelvic fracture. She's been through a lot and I felt her reserves had been pretty much used up. It turns out that some of the screws holding a previous fracture together were coming loose, and all they had to do was reinforce the join between the parts, and not do radical surgery. She was awake and talking to my Uncle Gary earlier this evening.

Swear to God, that lady is damn near indestructible.

Feeling better now.

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Re: As I Breathe a Sigh of Relief

Postby Moderator » Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:37 pm

Wonderful news Chuck. Wonderful news.

About time you got some.
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Re: As I Breathe a Sigh of Relief

Postby Steve Evil » Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:07 am

Sometimes there is good news in the world. We share your relief. . .

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Re: As I Breathe a Sigh of Relief

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:58 pm

Great news Charles. You are probably the nicest person who posts here, beyond Steve Evil and Steve Barber, even when he is at my throat.

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Re: As I Breathe a Sigh of Relief

Postby Lori Koonce » Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:05 pm

Chuck

After all the hard times you've gone through, I'm so happy to hear that you got a break.

Now, here's something to think about. A little bit of her is in your DNA. Doesn't make you bulletproof, but at least I understand where your resilience comes from!

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Re: As I Breathe a Sigh of Relief

Postby Chuck Messer » Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:46 pm

I come from a long line of very stubborn people, Lori. We don't stop breathing until ten minutes after we're dead, just out of pure cussedness. We're like crabgrass. Thorny and hard to eradicate.

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Re: As I Breathe a Sigh of Relief

Postby Lori Koonce » Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:03 pm

Chuck

I'd much rather think of you as a teddy bear with a bad attitude and fangs. We only see the bad side of you when you are properly provoked!

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Re: As I Breathe a Sigh of Relief

Postby NeonMosfet » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:59 am

Great to hear, Chuck! It's like everyone's gotten good health, this year.
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Re: As I Breathe a Sigh of Relief

Postby Chuck Messer » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:42 pm

Lori, I like to think of myself as a rhino. Thick skin, peaceful disposition. If the chimps start throwing rocks, I usually just snort and flick my ears. It usually takes a lot to get me really mad.

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