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Old Nov 18th, 2012, 06:08 AM
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Perfect, just perfect. Thanks for sharing this, StCirq and runningtab. Wouldn't that be a nice GTG!
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Old Nov 18th, 2012, 07:24 AM
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What a great ending to this story. Congratulations, StCirq.
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Old Nov 18th, 2012, 08:26 AM
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Congrats
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Old Nov 18th, 2012, 08:55 AM
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Fantastic ending to a great story,
Much happiness to the two of you in your beloved home,
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Old Nov 18th, 2012, 09:09 AM
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Wonderful things do happen, but only to wonderful people. This is a really a love story that has absorbed my attention as I, too, am smitten with the much of the Dordogne and would live there in a hearbeat if circumstances permitted it. Congratulations to you both.
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Old Nov 18th, 2012, 07:18 PM
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Well, on my side, yes, there is a love story here - two, in fact. One for St.Cirq, the person (blush), the other for St. Cirq, the place.

How much luckier can a ramblin' man get?

Join us. Mops, brooms and Bergerac sec on the house.
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 10:30 AM
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End note:

Just got back from the Dr.'s office. Turns out the MRI shows a fracture (which the X-rays missed)!

I've been walking on a broken ankle for 3.5 months!
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 10:53 AM
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Beautiful story. Glad it is all working out so well

Good luck with the ankle.
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 11:10 AM
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This was awesome to read!
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 11:32 AM
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Does that just mean a cast, or will they have to go in to fix the damage that grinding those broken bones together might have caused?

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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 11:43 AM
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I think I'm probably looking at surgery, nukesafe. A fracture of the calcaneus and four "large" framents, which I take to mean pieces that broke off and are floating around.

I've never had surgery
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 12:05 PM
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No wonder you were having such a tough go of it! Any idea how long recovery will take for this repair, St.Cirq? I am sad to hear this. No one likes being sidelined for so long. What a shame.
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 12:08 PM
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I have no idea, kansas. First time I've ever broken anything, and I haven't seen an orthopedist yet. I sure hope it's not another 3.5 months, though!
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 12:27 PM
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Ouch! Ouch! Definitely need to get that properly repaired, and find a good physical therapist now, not after the cast comes off.
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 12:32 PM
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Good grief, terrible news. One has to wonder why no MRI to begin with, yes?

Good luck with this. If you happen to end up in Annapolis for the surgery, please let me know--I'll come visit.
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 12:48 PM
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<i>One has to wonder why no MRI to begin with, yes?</i>

standard of practice and cost?
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 01:25 PM
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Fortunately runningtab has an excellent physical therapist, so we've got that covered.
TDude, MRIs are expensive procedures; I think the first step is usually X-rays, as they're easy and relatively cheap. Don't think I'll end up in Annapolis, but will let you know, and thank you!
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 06:33 PM
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Oh no! At least you know what you are dealing with now, but oh dear.

I went 8 months after falling off a horse before they discovered I had fractured four vertebrae. Seems hard to believe, but apparently these things are harder to figure out sometimes than you might think. I wish you the very best with this!
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 07:12 PM
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That's amazing, Toucan2. I'm still astounded that my X-rays were read badly, and that I was allowed to ramble around for 3.5 months with a broken ankle! I guess it's partly my fault for reporting "no pain," but really, with "four large fragments" floating around in my foot, you'd think the mecids would get a clue.
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 11:09 PM
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Amazing end to your trip, amazing beginning to re-newed life in France.

Get the ankle sorted and get over here.

We are maybe three hours south of St Cirq, come on down once you're settled.
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