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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:26 PM
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Can I ask for some positive thoughts for my brother, even though he is
a Republican.

He's a landscaper / arborist. Despite the fact that I've been nagging him for years about climbing trees, he fell 40 feet out of one yesterday. Onto a ladder.

Broke seven bones, including two breaks in his pelvis. Knocked all of his front teeth. May have to have surgery tonight for a punctured lung from the broken ribs.

He has a damn collecge degree in landscape design (which I paid the tuition for; he's considerbaly younger than me). I've been nagging him for twenty years: "Do you want to be fifty years old and still climbing trees? You have the degree, just design the damn projects and have someone else do the dangerous work."

Maybe NOW he'll listen to me.

Guess I'll be going to Philadelphia in a few days to visit. He's at U of Penn hospital, and hospitals don't get much better than that one, so long-term, he'll be OK.

But he's not too happy right now. Any good wishes would be appreciated.

Redstone
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:27 PM
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1. Of course.
I've got plenty of good will to give away today. :)
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:28 PM
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2. Good thoughts for your brother, Redstone.
Political affiliation is a moot point when someone is hurt or ill. Hope he mends well, and mends soon.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:28 PM
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3. My good thoughts are his, and yours.
:hug:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:29 PM
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4. Fuck his voting record. He's a person
AND he's related to and cared about by someone I care about. All my positive thoughts are headed his way.

I hope he recovers fully and completely with minimal pain, suffering and "downtime" so to speak.
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mad-mommy Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:29 PM
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5. God Bless him...
God bless him, no matter what. Hope he recovers fast, and they take good care of him.
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:30 PM
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6. Hoping all goes well with your brother.
:-)
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:30 PM
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7. Sure. If he's your bro, he CAN'T be that bad.
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miss_american_pie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:30 PM
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8. I'm sorry to hear that
Best wishes for him. :hug:
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:31 PM
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9. Of course, Redstone.
Here's a hug for you and your bro.

:hug: :hug:

And a low level tree for him.


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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:53 PM
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17. Now THAT's the kind of tree to be climbing. Thanks.
Redstone
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:58 PM
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21. That's what I was thinking.
Don't chew him out too much.
He's probably thinking of your advice already.

:thumbsup:
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:03 PM
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22. Oh, of COURSE I won't. One of the things I always try to look out for
is to make sure that I never make anyone feel any worse than they already do. I hate that when someone does it to me, so I'm damn careful not to do it inadvertently to someone else.

If Mrs R drops something she really likes and breaks it, for example, I'd NEVER say "well, I told you you needed to be careful with that," even if I had told her that before.

It's just cruel to do that, and I am continually amazed that so many people do it, albeit unthinkingly in most cases.

Redstone
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IndyBob Donating Member (216 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:33 PM
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10. I wish him a speedy recovery
And good luck on pursuing a career more in line with his training.

My bro' votes incorrectly as well, but I would wish no harm on him either.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:54 PM
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19. Thanks, IB. And welcome to DU. Your attitude tells me that you'll be a
valuable addition to DU.

Redstone
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Blue Diadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:39 PM
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11. Sending positive thoughts and prayers for him
OMG Redstone..that's an awful fall. He has my prayers that he heals completely and with no complications.

I suspect he'll be leary of going up those trees in the future. My DH and his ladder fell about 12ft onto concrete about 1 1/2 yrs ago. He avoids ladders and heights now.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:40 PM
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12. Sending out good vibes to your bro.
Hope he recovers soon. :hug:
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:42 PM
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13. Positive thoughts for your brother, Redstone
Hope he heals well :hug:
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:42 PM
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14. Best wishes for a speedy recovery
for your brother.

Have a safe trip & a good visit with him.
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:45 PM
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15. Sure
I have republican syblings that i care about.
Hope everything works out for the best
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:52 PM
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16. The "republican" part was a bit of a joke to relieve the stress, is all
it was. He's not an asshole about it.

The news as of just now is good, or as good as it can be in this kind of situation. No punctured esophagus from the broken ribs, nor likely a punctured lung either.

Sigh of relief, right here.

Redstone
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:53 PM
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18. I'm hoping for...
...a complete and speedy recovery.
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:56 PM
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20. I was holding my breath all the way
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 09:14 PM by hippywife
through reading your post imagining the horrible pain he must have experienced sustaining such injuries. I am totally empathizing with him even tho I've never experienced such injury myself. I wish him great healing and all of you the strength to get through this, Redstone.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:05 PM
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23. Thank you. I've actually had something similar happen to me, so I do
know how it goes.

And it ain't fun.

Thank you again.

Redstone
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Beausoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:50 PM
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24. Healing thoughts to him. Sounds like he's banged up but good.
Pelvic fractures are a bitch.
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bluethruandthru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:02 PM
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25. Sending good thoughts to you both!
He's very lucky...that he wasn't hurt worse in such a horrendous fall.. and to have a brother like you!
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:05 PM
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26. Oh my! Get-Well-Soon vibes to your brother, Redstone!
He's gotta be one sore guy! Scary.
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mad-mommy Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:08 PM
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27. you should keep us posted
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RFKHumphreyObama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:13 PM
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28. My thoughts, prayers, best wishes and positive vibes for your brother
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 11:13 PM by socialdemocrat1981
And for him to make a speedy and comprehensive recovery :hug:
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lavenderdiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:33 PM
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29. Sending lots of good healing energy your brother's way, Redstone-
I hope he heals and those bones are mended soon. He'll have lots of time to remember your wise words to him, in the coming weeks. Hopefully, he'll take your advice to heart-
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:37 PM
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30. Damn. I hope he comes out of this with no permanent
problems or pain. I hope he heals well.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:40 PM
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31. Not even Republicans deserve 40 foot falls. God loves us all.
He's on my prayer list. I hope he has good insurance for that kind of work. But you're right to go and be there for him. Yall sound like good family.
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 12:53 AM
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32. You got it.
All best wishes to your brother, Redstone.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 01:03 AM
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33. My dear Redstone..........
All my best and most positive vibes are on their way to your brother......

I hope he will heal well, and quickly too.......

How scary to sustain such a fall.......

I know he will appreciate your coming to see him... :hug:
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 01:07 AM
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34. Oh, man...
I'm so sorry. Positive energy and good vibes winging his way, and yours, even as I type. He's going to Have to stick to design and delegate the high work for a while...maybe he'll decide that he likes it that way.

:hug:

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Dangerously Amused Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 01:31 AM
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35. All my best good vibes to your bro.




XXL good vibes, even!






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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 01:34 AM
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36. Vibes coming (nt)
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 01:42 AM
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37. Good wishes and healing thoughts and prayers for your brother.
I pray he heals quickly.

Safe travels and don't be too hard on him, you know how little brothers can be. :pals:

:hug: :loveya:

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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 01:54 AM
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38. Sending positive vibes....
I hope he recovers quickly!
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 02:47 AM
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39. Sending healing vibes to your brother
I wish him a speedy recovery. :grouphug:
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 07:11 AM
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40. healing thoughts vibes and prayers
for your brother.

that's really too bad -- i hope all goes as well as it can.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 07:13 AM
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41. Oh No! I'm so glad he is going to be okay.
How scary for you. Safe trip and I hope he heals soon. :hug:
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 08:36 AM
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42. I hope that your Brother
makes a speedy recovery. Have a safe trip to Philly.
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 08:39 AM
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43. That's awful... Sending him all my best healing vibes.
:hug:

I hope he listens to you after this.
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Callalily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 08:40 AM
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44. Sending prayers
and healing vibes.
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