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    KyCyn
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    My poor, dear brother, he's had a time of it lately – prostate cancer (he had his prostate removed, so far so good), some other type of cancer that I can't even remember, much less pronounce, that is also so far so good, and last weekend, he was working on a garage door for his job and the spring somehow came loose.  It crushed three bones in his right hand, plus laid open a couple of fingers, and sliced open his left arm as well.

    My poor, dear brother, he's had a time of it lately – prostate cancer (he had his prostate removed, so far so good), some other type of cancer that I can't even remember, much less pronounce, that is also so far so good, and last weekend, he was working on a garage door for his job and the spring somehow came loose.  It crushed three bones in his right hand, plus laid open a couple of fingers, and sliced open his left arm as well.

    Bless his heart!  The silly man drove himself home, calling his wife when he got close to meet him in the driveway because he thinks he's cut his fingers off.  He doesn't remember the accident or the drive home, and his wife said he was in shock when he got to her.  Luckily, VERY luckily, it was his hands/arm that got hit and not his head or chest… and also, VERY luckily, he didn't pass out on his way home, and also, VERY luckily, a hand surgeon from Louisville was doing rotation in our town that day and did the surgery that evening.  The bones were so crushed that they couldn't put pins in, they had to put plates in instead.  Don't know what that means for long-term prognosis, but they did say he'll have some type of movement.  I have a feeling it's going to be a long process.

    But beware those garage door openers!  I have a friend who knew someone who was seriously hurt, and she is so spooked she opens her garage door before going into the garage… I have to admit, I'm a little more leary, too.

    So that's my news of the day :)

    Cyn

     

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      Janner
      Participant

      Well, that just sucks, Cyn!  Glad it wasn't any worse. 

      Hey, where's the big event being held???

       

      Janner

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        KyCyn
        Participant

        It does, doesn't it?  But all in all, still better than what it could've been.

        Hey, I heard news about you, too!!!!!  What's your plans?

        We're still so confused on where/when/how – ha!  We want to get married on the boat, and Aug 28th is the date.  We wanted to have a private ceremony, then a big party sometime in October, but his mom wants to be there, and if she comes, then my dad will want to be there, and if he comes, then my brothers want to be there… well, you can see where this is going.

        We're going to get our marriage license Monday – and I am very tempted to just say Let's Do It Now!  and forget everyone else :)

         

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        Bonnie Lea
        Participant

        I am so sorry to hear about your bro.  Those garage door springs are indeed very very tense! I hope he heals good and that he is able to keep up his strength, look how great he has done thus far!!

         

        re: your NUPTIALS well that does indeed sound like a plan to me.  and then have a HUGE BIG PARTY to celebrate.  Of course if Burley man's mom comes, your dad would want to, and then of course your brothers and all that goes along with them, not to mention the whole of Bowling Green Town Square, including the bowling alley contingent of little old men and women…

         

        (still am waiting for a ring picture to add to my mementos.

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        Janner
        Participant

        We had the same debate – running off or small party.  We chose very small group – mainly so my parents could attend.  Zion National Park.  Also doing a bigger party later.  Juggling act, but if your Dad and brothers would like to attend, I think I'd go that route.  Let them enjoy it with you!  Just my thoughts…

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        Amy Busby
        Participant

        I bet Zion NP will be a gorgeous location!   I hope we'll get to see some pics.  Congrats to you & Cyn. both.  Big fun exciting news!

        Dennis and I hit the JP – just us and Cayla (she was 4 at the time).  We had already moved in together and started trying to get pregnent.  I foolishly thought it would take awile, lol.  So we ended up at the justice of the peace one weekend with just our kids in attendance as I like to say, haha.  A couple of months later Dylan was born.  So I have no pics and we were both wearing jeans!  But I've never regretted our spontaneous elopment.  Not once.  Plus it was cheap and we'd just bought our new house so we had lots of other stuff to spend money on – like baby furniture!

        He did propose to me July 4th 2009.  I'd just moved to Stage 4 and it was the 10th anniversary of our 1st date.  Very sweet and romantic.  He wanted me to have an official proposal since he had never really done the whole down on one thing.  And he intended / intends to do a small wedding vow renewal type thing.  But I don't know if we'll really do it.  The gesture itself was enough for me & we're not really big event type people.  Everyday is a renewal of our love & commitment!  : )

        Have great weddings ladies and more importantly great marriages!  Wishing you both the best and hoping your men and up being half the husbands that my Dennis has become – then you'll be assured lives of love & laughter & dedication.

        {{hugs}}

        Love,

        Amy

        (sorry I got of on a mushy tangent, lol!  I count myself lucky & always want all my friends to be just as happy and in love, even all these years later!)

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      Carver
      Participant

      That's terrible Cyn, I hate for him to be going through so much. I hope that he will be able to have much use as possible regained in his hand and also hope he'll continue doing well in terms of the cancer. Take care, Carver

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      jag
      Participant

      Ouch, Springs can definitely be dangerous, found that out fixing the dishwasher door last week, my injuries weren't as serious.  Anyway, don't know if you named your boat yet, but here are a few suggestions:)

      Hope your bro feels better soon.

      John

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      Kimmer
      Participant

      Oh Cyn,

      I am so sorry to hear about your brother…it sure sounds like he is tough though.  Sending best wishes his way for a good result and speedy healing.

      Your wedding plans sound wonderful.  Hope to see lots of pictures!
       

      Take good care, K.

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