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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:37 PM

 

Senator Sanders injured in the shower





I wish Senator Sanders a speedy recovery.
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KitSileya Friday OP
dewsgirl Friday #1
WhiskeyGrinder Friday #2
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Maru Kitteh Friday #3
NurseJackie Friday #6
Maru Kitteh Friday #17
KitSileya Friday #8
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Rorey Friday #7
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CrossingTheRubicon Friday #9
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Response to KitSileya (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:38 PM

1. Ooh seven stitches ouch. I wish him a speedy recovery.

 

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Response to KitSileya (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:38 PM

2. A fall?

 

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:46 PM

5. I don't know.

 

I haven't found anything else on it. In any case, a head wound needing seven stitches isn't anything to take lightly.

I hope his insistence on flying so shortly afterwards doesn't aggravate his condition. After a very close family member suffered a blood clot, I always worry about that when flying and having an injury of any kind. When I had to fly after injuring my ankle, I wore pressure socks to make sure I didn't get a blood clot, but I have no idea if that is a risk you can have after a head injury.
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Response to KitSileya (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:41 PM

3. At his age he's lucky he didn't fall and break a hip, plus he looks a little frail.

 

Easier to break bones with folks like that.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:46 PM

6. So true. Elderly bones are brittle and heal slowly...

 

... and I speak from personal experience. I sure do hope he's going to be okay.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:26 PM

17. Nothing slanderous about it. It's the cold bitter truth of life that we get more fragile

 

as time goes by - particularly since working in congress all this time doesn't exactly do much for your bones. If you work hard manual labor you get strong bones but really bad arthritis. Less hard work means weaker bones but a little less arthritis, usually.


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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:48 PM

8. Ouch. I didn't think of that.

 

A head injury is nothing to trifle with, but he got medical attention. If it was me, I would have insisted on going to the ER rather than a walk-in clinic - head injuries bleed so much they seem worse than they usually are. I'm pretty cautious about injuries though, especially after I dismissed my ankle injury as less serious than what it really was, and ended up on crutches for half a year, and needed surgery anyway.
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Response to KitSileya (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:45 PM

4. glad he is ok.

 

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Response to KitSileya (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:47 PM

7. He needs whimsical adhesive ducks

 

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Response to Rorey (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 03:33 PM

22. We all do!

 

I love that scene.
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Response to KitSileya (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:52 PM

9. Beware the ides of March

 

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Response to CrossingTheRubicon (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:54 PM

10. LOL That was awesome!

 

(Not that the Senator was injured, but the juxtaposition of you poster name and your warning. As a devoted Mike Duncan and Tom Holland fan, I laughed out loud.
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Response to KitSileya (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:58 PM

11. A walk-in clinic might present a more desirable image than an ER

 

for a politician, but we each have gotten such inadequate/wrong diagnosing and care at walk-ins that I'd be very careful about going that route, certainly not him for this.
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Response to KitSileya (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:00 PM

12. Hope all is well. NT

 

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Response to KitSileya (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:00 PM

13. I'm recovering from a concusion from falling in the bathroom and hitting my head.

 

I sympathize with Sen. Sanders and wish him fast healing. Getting old is really rough, things just don't work as well, like balance for one, and we just don't bounce back as quickly as when we were younger. I still can't drive or go outside when it's light and have to severely limit my screen time. Soon as my head is healed, I'm going to start taking a balance class at the Y so hopefully this old woman won't fall and hurt my head again.
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Response to lark (Reply #13)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:54 PM

18. I'm sorry that happened to you.

 

I wish you all the healing and a speedy recovery. Even as a "spry" 43, I notice that things take longer to heal these days, and I don't have the same energy levels I used to have.

There was a drawing hung at one of my first work places, of two cows, one young and one old, going from Monday to Friday. The young cow starts out all disheveled on Monday, and gets perkier and perkier as Friday nears. The old cow starts out with lots of energy on Monday and gets tireder and tireder as Friday nears. The comment underneath the cows said something about how the young and old understand each other only on Wednesdays - because that's when our energy levels are the same!
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Response to lark (Reply #13)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 03:34 PM

23. Speedy recovery and well wishes. NT

 

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Response to lark (Reply #13)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 05:32 PM

25. Being on the road means showering in a lot of unfamiliar bathrooms

 

Each one is a different set up, different types of doors and/or curtains, different fixture placements etc. You can't just rely on muscle memory to get through your normal routines. There is that too.
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Response to lark (Reply #13)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 06:03 PM

27. Go on youtube

 

And see the videos for balance exercises you can do for balance.. My Trainer at the Y gave me several to do at home.

I exercise in the pool at the Y. Easier on the legs. There at 6:30 3 mornings a week. My Neurologist said I was doing exactly what I should.
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Response to True Blue American (Reply #27)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 09:28 AM

41. Thanks for the suggestion.

 

My brain is still not up to full speed so I miss some things. I will definitely be hitting YouTube for this and see if I can do any of the balance exercises now. I will be seeing my Neurologist in 4 days, and am hoping for good news.
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Response to KitSileya (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:02 PM

14. Could happen to anybody.

 

Glad it was minor
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Response to KitSileya (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:17 PM

15. I wish him a speedy recovery. Elderly people often experience delayed wound healing

 

The skin is thinner, they are more prone to infection, especially a wound requiring that many stitches.

It's good that he's active. That helps the process.
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Response to KitSileya (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:25 PM

16. What medications is he taking that could cause dizziness?

 

Could be an interaction. Could be that an adjustment is needed. When my Levothyroxine levels were off, I had multiple symptoms. Strength and coordination (fatigue, dizziness) were among them. I hope his regular geriatrician gets a chance to evaluate him soon (instead of just a walk-in clinic). You really shouldn't ignore episodes like this... it could be a symptom of something more serious.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 06:07 PM

29. Yes!

 

My body hurt so bad. 2 weeks on Levothyroxine, ( Generic Synthyroid,) I was fine.
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Response to True Blue American (Reply #29)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 06:16 PM

30. I'm paying extra for the brand name... just because my body is SO sensitive...

 

I'm paying extra for the brand name... just because my body is SO sensitive to the "allowed" variances and tolerances between the different manufactures of Levothyroxine.

One manufacturer may be on the high side of the strength tolerance... and if I get accustomed to that, AND if CVS changes manufacturers to one that's on the LOW side of manufacturing tolerances, then it throws my body out of whack.

In my case, paying extra for Synthroid (tm) is annoying but worth it for the peace of mind and consistency. I like knowing that 50-μg is always the same.

Anyway... I wouldn't be surprised if it's his thyroid. In someone his age, it certainly a possibility.
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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #30)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 06:51 PM

36. So far

 

I do pretty well, but I know a few women whose thyroids do not work at all. They are really in bad shape. Swelling, big weight gain, legs and feet awful.

And they say Doctors do not always catch it. My Lady Doctor said her Aunt almost died.

Took infusions of RECLAST for Osteoporosis. 3 years, once a year. Workied miracles on my bones. 4 years now, all good. No more so far.
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Response to True Blue American (Reply #36)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 06:59 PM

37. Look at his posture... I think he's definitely suffering from osteoporosis.

 

Look at his posture... I think he's definitely suffering from osteoporosis. Even though it's more prevalent in women than in men, just by looking at his stooped position (very visible in how he sits, stands and walks) so I have no doubts that he suffers from it.

No shade... it is what it is... most people his age have SOME chronic health condition. It would be a miracle if he didn't.

I'm just saying that I think that EVERY candidate owes it to the voters to be perfectly honest and to come clean about their health problems so that we can make an informed decision... so that we can have all the FACTS.

The responsibilities of being the POTUS is a heavy burden that requires a lot of stamina. After today's fall, I just hope he's up to it.

Feel better soon Bernie! I hope your health improves. We're pulling for you!
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Response to KitSileya (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 03:19 PM

19. Here's a photograph from twitter:

 

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Response to George II (Reply #19)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 03:33 PM

21. He really does not look like he feels too good in that photo.

 

Bound to have a whopping headache.
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Response to KitSileya (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 03:22 PM

20. Shame it seems he's only going to Henderson. I'm not driving 8 hrs south through the ugly bits of NV

 

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Response to KitSileya (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 05:12 PM

24. Sounds like he was lucky

 

Falls in the shower are a big problem for seniors.
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Response to KitSileya (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 05:33 PM

26. My dad does that from time to time.

 

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Response to KitSileya (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 06:04 PM

28. One of the dumbest current styles:

 

Glass doors in the slippery shower stall.
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Response to marybourg (Reply #28)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 06:22 PM

31. It keeps psychos from sneaking up on you, though

 

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #31)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 06:31 PM

32. Thats what clear shower curtains are for!

 

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Response to KitSileya (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 06:33 PM

33. He looks terrible

 

He looks like a patient in an infirmary or nursing home. Not a good look for someone running for president at his age. I'm glad he's okay though, but the optics are terrible for him.
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Response to BluegrassDem (Reply #33)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:32 PM

38. Indeed they are. He looks pretty bad in that photo.

 

but the optics are terrible for him.
Indeed they are. He looks pretty bad in that photo.

He looks like a patient in an infirmary or nursing home.
It's the hair and posture. If he'd sit up straight and groom his hair, he wouldn't look so frail.

My thoughts are with him though. I'm sure it hurts and something like that is definitely going to leave a mark.
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Response to BluegrassDem (Reply #33)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 09:43 AM

42. Yeah. Except the round table was fascinating and

 

so much good info from panel and attendees. Too bad thatís not the focus.
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Response to KitSileya (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 06:38 PM

34. Heal well Senator.

 

Iím glad it was nothing more serious.
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Response to KitSileya (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 06:41 PM

35. Crap.

 

I hope heís ok. I saw him on my teevee machine with the bandage on his head and wondered what had happened. The stitches arenít so bad - itís the darned injections into the wound ahead of time that are the killers.

Wishing him a swift recovery.

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Response to KitSileya (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:37 PM

39. I'm glad it wasn't worse, and hope he heals quickly.

 

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Response to KitSileya (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:21 PM

40. I have tripped in the shower, easy enough to do.

 

I have fallen only once, but I caught myself with my hands and was not injured.

Bernie should be ok, seven stitches in not trivia, but big wounds require a lot more.
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Response to KitSileya (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 12:14 PM

43. No, Sanders is NOT too old to be president.

 

Good grief!

Just say no to kneecapping!
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Response to McCamy Taylor (Reply #43)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 03:23 PM

44. Don't try and short-circuit the conversation by labeling it as "kneecapping".

 

No, Sanders is NOT too old to be president.
As uncomfortable as it appears to makes you, this is a legitimate discussion. People have the right to ask legitimate questions about his health. What's being described sounds a lot like it's possible that it could have been a syncope episode... one where he actually lost consciousness (or nearly lost consciousness) and then hit his head as a result.

Regardless, I find it interesting that there was no mention of a CT scan at the minimum to insure no internal bleeding or swelling, or other brain-damage occurred.

Was the clinic being negligent (possible malpractice?) or are we not being given the entire story of what happened?

Don't try and short-circuit the conversation by labeling it as "kneecapping". We deserve to know the truth with regard to whether any candidate is mentally and physically prepared for the rigors of the job of being the "Leader of the Free World".

http://tinyurl.com/y44ktoxx (short URL goes to heart.org)

What is cardiac syncope?

Cardiac or cardiovascular syncope is caused by various heart conditions, such as bradycardia, tachycardia or certain types of hypotension. It can increase the risk of sudden cardiac death.

People suspected of having cardiac syncope but who don't have serious medical conditions may be managed as outpatients. Further inpatient evaluation is needed if serious medical conditions are present. Conditions that may warrant hospital evaluation and treatment include various cardiac arrhythmic conditions, cardiac ischemia, severe aortic stenosis and pulmonary embolism. If evaluation suggests cardiac vascular abnormalities, an ambulatory external or implantable cardiac monitor may be required.

Heart failure, atrial fibrillation and other serious cardiac conditions can cause recurrent syncope in older adults, with a sharp increase after age 70.


What are the risk factors?

Syncope is common, but adults over age 80 are at greater risk of hospitalization and death.

Younger people without cardiac disease but who've experienced syncope while standing or have specific stress or situational triggers aren't as likely to experience cardiac syncope.

Cardiac syncope is a higher risk in: people older than age 60; men; presence of known heart disease; brief palpitations or sudden loss of consciousness; fainting during exertion; fainting while supine; an abnormal cardiac exam; or family history of inheritable conditions. Other existing conditions and medications used are particularly important in older patients.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #44)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 03:36 PM

45. Yes, what's wrong with transparency?

 

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #44)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 09:14 PM

46. I can think of a plethora of reasons to oppose Bernie Sanders NONE of which have to do with

 

age.

But they bring up age on Biden all the time, so fair is fair.

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