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    Default how NOT to prepare for christmas.

    wednesday about lunchtime i was home alone.

    so it was a good time to get a few things ready for christmas day.
    (everyone is comming over for tea)

    so i spent an hour in the mid day sun, cutting the lawn.

    finished the job - no problems.
    them i had another brain pause.
    ran right over my boot.

    i came around to see my foot under the back of the lawn mower.
    i pushed it off and got very scared.
    the boot was cut, a karge piece missing,
    and i could see a mangled toe through the hole.


    i came out of hospital on christmas eve,about 9:00pm.
    so i am home for christmas.

    i have my foot raised on a bean bag.
    i am missing a piece of bone in my fourth toe,
    and it was mangled.
    there is still a 50% chance i may loose that toe.


    but i am lucky.
    not many people manage to save toes after lawn mower accidents.

    i am now a boy with no toy.
    i have given up all my power tools (toys).

    i am ok.
    there is very little pain, and i get to be pampered.
    but i am a "very scared little boy" after this.

    and yes i am seeking medical advice on my "brain pauses".
    lets hope they find answers.

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    Steve,

    Man, I am sorry to hear about your accident.

    My Nephew had a very similar accident back in 2009. I wrote about the outcome in this post-

    http://forum.wehavelupus.com/showthr...ower#post53895

    It was bad, it took time, but he recovered, and is walking, and doing just fine. In fact, I just saw him tonight.

    You'll be OK. Just keep that foot elevated, and hang in there,

    Rob
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    That is not good, Steve. I'm sorry to hear that you may lose a toe, but even more concerned about the brain pauses. I'm relieved, as I'm sure your family is too, that you've given up your power tools.

    Please keep us posted on what the doctor determines the cause of the brain pauses.

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    That is no good, I hate when scary instances happen like that. Well now you will have a Christmas story for next year right?

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    Is that the little Piggy that had none...you know the Children's Rhyme? I am sorry....Get well soon, Steve....Love..O.
    I have Lupus. So *^#@! what.

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    Steve,
    What an awful thing to have happen! Those "brain pauses" are scary. It is terrible to give up doing the things that we want to do, but we really do have to learn to limit ourselves, for our own good and for everyone else around us.
    I'm so glad that I can still cook, but I really worry about when the day comes that I can't. We may starve, since my hubby is particularly inept in the kitchen!
    Take care of that foot, and pamper yourself for a while.
    Hugs,
    Marla

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    Steve,

    I am sorry, that happened to you. You are very lucky, that is was "only" one toe.
    I hope the toe stay's put and you won't loose it.
    Take care of you your foot and keep it elevated.

    Debbie
    I may have been dealt a bad hand, but at least I'm still playing with a full deck. ( most of the time anyway).

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    Checking in on you, Steve to see how that toe is...Merry Christmas...Hugs.
    I have Lupus. So *^#@! what.

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    So sorry to hear of your accident. I hope they are able to figure out what is causing the brain pauses. It is terrible to be laid up at Christmas but take this time and let everyone wait on you for a while.

    Merry Christmas!

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    Hey Steve, just wondering how you are doing. Say hello when you can.

    Rob

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