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Its amazing just how fast something terrible can happen



  • ron,
    how horrible how things have change for your friend.
    with his families support and yours he will be greatly loved.
    truely life is a constant change and alot of not good changes..
    i will keep your friend and you in daily prayers.
    what a good way to look at things mari..
    neck,bone spurs pain started 04, back issues and fusion l4,l5 06~hardware removed.
    good few yrs. 09 pain sharp, numbness feet,legs, diagnosed fibro, neurop. legs.lung issues.
    daily goal do good thing for someone.
  • Ron, just wanted to stop by and let you know that I am thinking of you and your friend. Well wishes and prayers are coming your way! Shari
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  • I sorry about your friend. I know you will be one of his best friends, standing beside him all the way as he recovers. life is full of surprises so let's hope and pray that he improves more than the drs. think.

    I learned a long time ago that life can change in a heartbeat. In one heartbeat your life can be changed forever. Life is priceless and we need to appreciate every day because you never know what tomorrow brings for you,your family and friends. We do tend to dwell on the small stuff sometimes and then along comes something Big to put things back in perspective.

    Ron, I will pray for your friend and his family. I know that he is lucky to have a good friend like you and with your experience to lean on, Your wife, as a nurse, will help him immensely too.

    Take care.
  • Sorry to hear about your friend,you take care.
  • So sorry to read about your friend.

    It is amazing how a fall from 6 ft can do so much damage. A friend of mine fell 20 ft onto a concrete floor and didn't do much except pull some muscles (over 40 yrs too).

    I will say a pray for your friend that he gains feeling back and doesn't lose more. It is great that you will be right by his side to help him thru his horrible tragedy. Thumbs up to you Ron.

    Keep us posted on how he is doing please and thank you.

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  • I just found this thread Ron. I am so very sorry for your friend. He will remain in my thoughts/prayers ♥

    Please do keep us updated on him.
    L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.
  • Ron,
    Words are difficult to come by.

    When I first read your post I just stared into space. I'm forever asking my husband to just get off that ladder and hire someone else to do that. Of course, I can admitt I thought of myself and immediately placed myself in their position. Grrr...

    Then I found myself asking the age old question. Why this AWFUL tragedy? But then the messages received from the event for me was loud and clear.




    BE HAPPY NOW not some date in the future when ??? has to happen first.

    I'm so sorry this happened to your friend and I believe you will be there for him. I am a strong believer, as well, in positive thinking and am sure you will be able to help him through.

  • Ron, this is a horrible event that has happened. I just want you to know that I care, and please tell your friend that miracles do happen. This will be a difficult time for him, but I fully believe that things happen for a reason and there will be a lot of lessons learned through his trials. I know you'll be there supporting your friend all the way, and your time here on spine health has helped to prepare you to give that support.
    Surviving chronic pain one day at a time, praying for a reprieve because living another 40 years like this doesn't sound too fun!
  • Sorry to hear about your dear friend, you know from personal experience that the positive and affirmative thought patterns are the most healing promoting of recovery. You are in a unique position, you can help him keep the positive outlook to heal and heal the mind and body as well as can be.
    tell him were thinking of him and wish for a speedy and full recovery!
    William Garza
    Spine-Health Mod

    Welcome to Spine-Health

  • I know that right now is not the time, but when your friend is ready, I've got a book recommendation. I know another person on SH is reading this book now. I am not a person of deep religious beliefs and yet I found strength in this man's strength. I'm not sure I believe from his account he really died, though I believe he believes it, but what is important about the book is how he went through the anger, denial, and forced himself through recovery.

    90 Minutes in Heaven is the book. It is a short book but very inspirational even if you are not a Christian. My problems seem minimal compared to what this man dealt/deals with.

    I'm sorry to hear that this happened to your friend. I am sure that you will stand by him and help him through his recovery. I hope he proves the doctors wrong.
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