Ballerina UPDATED 3/5/16

Catalina
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Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:22 am

Continued prayers and positive thoughts, Bal! Hoping you are by now home and gradually are improving.
Rick1323
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Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:27 am

I never venture down her, so I am just hearing of Bal's difficulties. Sending her good vibes for a come back in time for the Saratoga meet.....
Everyone come home sound.....
stark
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Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:12 pm

Would like to think that progress is being made?

Saw this from Toga this morning, thought Bal would enjoy it...

https://twitter.com/LeeRussellPark/stat ... 1308172288
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
sweettalk
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Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:31 pm

no news is good news, i hope?
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Della
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Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:34 am

Good news for Ballerina. She posted on her Facebook that she came home on Feb. 26, and posted again on March 2.

"Things are going good. Visited all 5 of my doctors - got a clean bill of health from each. Walking remains a challenge - using combinations of cane, walker, and wheelchair. My appetite has come back somewhat - eating a little 5 - 6 times a day. Depression has pretty much left, and I am doing more and more for myself.
One thing I learned yesterday which rattled me greatly. Bill never said anything but the surgeon did. The first week after surgery when I was so out of it with meds, I nearly tripped into the afterlife TWICE. Bill was called at 2 & 3 o'clock in the morning to get up to the hospital, also a priest, and the surgeon. Bill said the surgeon worked like a warrior to bring me back from the brink Scary to think about it.
I must tell you about Nurse Ratched. Soon!
It's good getting back to the normal life."
stark
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Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:17 pm

:shock:
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:D
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
lurkey mclurker
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Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:59 pm

So glad she is able to be back home!!!
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Sparrow Castle
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Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:37 pm

This is good to hear! Much easier to recover at home. Thanks for the update, Della.
PostTimeMike
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Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:41 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F77v41jbOYs
Tell Your Heart to Beat Again
By Danny Gokey

"Beginning
Just let that word wash over you
It's alright now
Love's healing hands have pulled you through
So get back up, take step one
Leave the darkness, feel the sun
Cause your story's far from over
And your journey's just begun...."


Keep strong Bal!!! Continued prayers for a steady recovery!!

This song is a favorite of mine and I thought it was appropriate for what you and Bill have been going through!!
perfectsoul
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Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:13 pm

Good news!
Catalina
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Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:32 pm

Being home is encouraging news!
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BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:10 pm

Wow....scary and wonderful all at once. I hope Bal continues to defy her challenges, and recovers completely.
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Ballerina
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Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:37 pm

Been home 3-1/2 weeks. Making progress albeit slowly. Lost 35 lbs. through this 75 day nightmare (Hospital 60 days; Rehab 15). I'm but a shadow of my former self. I still have pain, but I have to stay away from narcotics - I do not deal well with them. I stay fairy comfortable with Tramadol. A Physical Therapist comes in twice a week, and that's helping a lot.

Saratoga is dicey. I can not walk without the assistance of someone/something. It hurts my heart to think about it.

The photos and stories about the DAN boys brought a broad smile to my face. I always thought Wise Dan to be a big horse, but in some of those shots, he's dwarfed by his brother.

I'm grateful to all the doctors, nurses, technicians who cared for me, and I', especially grateful for al the concern and good wishes sent by members of TBC and my FB page. It helps A LOT. Thank you all so much.
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Sparrow Castle
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Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:32 pm

Ballerina wrote:Been home 3-1/2 weeks. Making progress albeit slowly. Lost 35 lbs. through this 75 day nightmare (Hospital 60 days; Rehab 15). I'm but a shadow of my former self. I still have pain, but I have to stay away from narcotics - I do not deal well with them. I stay fairy comfortable with Tramadol. A Physical Therapist comes in twice a week, and that's helping a lot.

Saratoga is dicey. I can not walk without the assistance of someone/something. It hurts my heart to think about it.

The photos and stories about the DAN boys brought a broad smile to my face. I always thought Wise Dan to be a big horse, but in some of those shots, he's dwarfed by his brother.

I'm grateful to all the doctors, nurses, technicians who cared for me, and I', especially grateful for al the concern and good wishes sent by members of TBC and my FB page. It helps A LOT. Thank you all so much.
So good to hear from you, Bal! Was hoping the Dan boys would catch your attention. Just can't seem to think about Wise Dan without thinking about you, his #1 fan. :D

You've been through a lot to heal from, so slow steady progress is good. Saratoga is a long way off yet...keep the faith. It could be good to have a goal to work towards.

Prayers and best wishes for continuing progress and relief from pain!
lurkey mclurker
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Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:52 pm

So glad you are home!! I wish you were more comfortable :( but I am glad you have competent & caring people looking after you. Best wishes for a continued rapid recovery so you are pain-free and more mobile soon!!
BaroqueAgain1
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Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:43 pm

Glad to know you're home and feeling up to posting here. I'm sorry to hear that pain relief is a challenge, but take advantage of all the physical therapy you can get. A good therapist is the best medicine...along with a good laugh and photos of the 'Dans, of course.
Heal soon.
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Starine
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Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:38 am

Welcome back, Bal. ;) Next time don't stay away so long.
PostTimeMike
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Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:34 pm

Glad to see you're home and doing better. That was quite a scare!! Stay positive and keep "Toga" as a goal!! Hopefully we'll meet there one year and possibly a "TBC Get-together"!! 8-)
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Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:50 pm

Echoing the sentiments of all here - it's wonderful to have you back. Sending all best wishes for a complete recovery your way, and yes, Saratoga is a little way off
yet - time and rest will do their work.

WarBiscuit
"One horse-laugh is worth ten thousand syllogisms. It is not only more effective; it is also vastly more intelligent." H.L. Mencken
perfectsoul
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Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:17 pm

Glad to see you're back. Sorry that you've been through the mill, but it sounds like you are on the mend. We are all thinking of you, and missing you.
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