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Forum topic by Mark Shymanski posted 09-11-2008 07:49 AM 736 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mark Shymanski

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09-11-2008 07:49 AM

This is not at all woodworking related, just an expression of relief by a frazzled woodworker. I have just come back from the hospital where our local paramedics took my wife in after a weird after dinner accident. After they scooped her up and got her on her way our neighbour Randy from across the street knocked on the door offering to look after the kids while I followed Jenn in our van (always follow them in your vehicle so you have a way to get home after!...if you can drive that is ) moments later Bill from two house over came over. Randy and Bill immediately got their daughters over (my kids adore these two girls) to watch, and calm the kids while I took off to the hospital. It was a relief to me that they were there for my family, and it was an enormous relief to Jenn when I told her the kids were well looked after when I caught up with her at the hospital. I’m an EMR and this stuff isn’t supposed to rattle me, but I guess when its one of your own… I am very grateful to Randy, Bill and their two daughters. Thanks for letting me de-frazzle a bit.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2


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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 09-11-2008 02:58 PM

Hope all is well. I was a nurse in my former existence, as an you say, it’s a whole ‘nother ball game trying to triage and keep the dispassionate mental process flowing when it’s one of your own.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#2 posted 09-11-2008 03:03 PM

there really are a lot of good people out there!! Watching the news distorts that information.

Glad all is well

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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Mark Shymanski

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#3 posted 09-13-2008 12:31 AM

Thanks Douglas and MsDebbieP, yes it is different when its one of your own…I just didn’t realize how much it would affect me, it was probably the worst handoff ever given :-( But they took real good care of her. Now I guess its just adapting to a new reality… sometimes I really hate change.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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