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#496640 10/28/13 05:21 AM
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Hi Everyone,

Things didn't go quite as planned today. First off it was a gorgeous sunny Fall day today. It got up to about 41F. and there was no wind. Today was the day I was going to trim the apple tree in the back yard. I had trimmed a lot of it with the hand pruner but it was not going to work on the thicker branches that are going straight up or touching the neighbor's roof. Some of the branches are starting to pull on the cable lines running across our yard too. I had taken an extra painkiller. It always helps if I am taking a car ride or working in the yard.

I got out the ladder and the trusty electric chain saw and cut the first four branches without a problem. The fifth branch was in a tight spot and I didn't wait long enough for the chain to stop before reaching for a branch that was hanging on the cable line.

Cut a big slice just above the wrist. At first I thought it was just a scratch but it was laid open pretty good. Luckily we live 2 minutes from the hospital. One tetanus shot and six stiches later I walked out and walked home. Earlier I had asked my wife if she would drive home and pick up the "crime scene", along with all those beautiful apples from the top of the tree.


I came home to dinner and 2 grocery bags half filled with apples. one bag will go to the horses at Free Spirit Riders. A locally supported horse farm for cognitively and physically disabled children to go and ride. My daughter used to go there and it is such a great program.

Haven't decided what to do with the other bag of apples.... any ideas??? wink


I can not defeat you but I will not let you win

Jeff

Degenrative disc disease 2005
AS 2008 HLA-B27-
Fibromyalgia 2010
Disability 2012
Back to work part time 2013
Enbrel, Cymbalta,Oxycodone, blah blah blah blah
ilbcrzn #496641 10/28/13 08:57 AM
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Yikes! eek2

Glad it wasn't any worse! smile

And do you even have to ask? Pies for all! 1cup



sue

Spondyloarthropathy, HLAB27 negative
Humira (still methylprednisone for flares, just not as often. Aleve if needed, rarely.)
LDN/zanaflex/flector patches over SI/ice
vits C, D. probiotics. hyaluronic acid. CoQ, Mg, Ca, K.
chiro
walk, bike
no dairy (casein sensitivity), limited eggs, limited yeast (bread)
ilbcrzn #496648 10/28/13 11:34 AM
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Hi: I am glad you are okay. You could give both bags to the horses or you could bob for apples...Tom

Sue22 #496649 10/28/13 12:53 PM
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Oh Jeff,

Thank goodness your not hurt worse. Not so sure taking a strong pain med and a chainsaw is a good idea .

You could make applesauce, and apple pies,, and caramel apples, YUMMY.


Hugs,
Janet

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Good grief, Jeff, what are you, in the running to be Lon's apprentice in the scrapes department? Next thing you'll be telling us you've been practicing riding your bike into the back of a beer truck!!!

I'm glad it's not worse and that the only real casualties were apples.

Apple strudel!!!!

Love and warm hugs,


Kat

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ilbcrzn #496656 10/28/13 02:17 PM
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OMG any title with 'chainsaw' in it scares me !!! Glad you still have your arm !! Take care Jeff smile

Sherri


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Your subject line scared me as I have seen the results of chainsaw injuries and they aren't pretty. Sounds like you were lucky enough get off fairly lightly, though can imagine it won't be the easiest recovery with where it is. Hope it all heals up well though and you don't lose any function there.

As for the apples - any food project (free meals project) in your area that could make a pie or two out of them? The horses were a great idea too.

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Sorry to hear about your stitches, I am glad it was not worse. I like the "pick up the crime scene" part of your post. My dad cut his finger badly and it looked like a crime scene too.
I juiced two apples today along with some carrots, so I guess I would recommend juicing the apples.


How is it being on disability? Are you able to volunteer at places like Free Spirit Riders if you fell well enough to do so?
Hope your stitches heal nicely.
Take care!


Diet change has improved my RA. I feel best eating raw veggies and some fruits and avoiding grains, sugars, nightshades, beans and dairy. Sed rate dropped from 65 to 19, but it took over a year.
www.fatsickandnearlydead.com

excess fat/oils = pain for me
recipes for raw food on Youtube "raw food romance"
and "healing josephine" Josephine is in remission from RA after two years by change diet/exercise
ilbcrzn #496674 10/28/13 08:34 PM
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I would give you a lecture, but I bet you already know it was not the fault of the chainsaw. Hope you heal alright, and I bet you think about this incident every time you run one it the future.
J.R.

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Pain killers and power tools....... No.
Your lucky.

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