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Old 02-22-2010, 07:44 PM   #1
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OK, someone PLEASE help me

Yesterday morning around 10 am Gary was outside and due to all the crappy white stuff the ground here is very soft & mushy. Gary stepped on one of the sidewalk pavers, and due to the mushy ground it sunk and caused him to fall & seriously injure his right ankle. Hurt so bad that he could not get up. Called me on his cell phone to come outside to help him get up & in to assess the damage. So trip to ER (hours), to be told severe sprain, here's your air splint. Today spent waiting for call from ortho doc to get app to make sure it is just really a sprain. He really can't walk or move it. But anyway, he is eating my, "MY" skittles, but he only wants to eat the orange ones, and now he is telling me they are "deformed", that someone needs to check the machines as the orange ones aren't perfectly round. He's really manipulating the bag, so it "rotates" the Skittles so he don't miss any of the orange ones. OMG, only one day off work and he is already going bonkers. Does anyone want to borrow him for a while? But he will come with a warning "Caution, if you have any Skittles in your home, you need to hide them" otherwise the orange Skittle bandit will search and remove all of the orange Skittles. But, on the bright side your remaining bag of Skittles will be rotated very well.

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PS: might have to make a Skittle run tomorrow as I think his last violent shaking of the Skittle bag revealed no more orange skittles, so he "put the bag down" !!!!! The rest of my poor skittles are now safe.
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Hi Kitty

As I was reading your post, I had an immediate flash back to my Scout leader training. I was one of the leaders who took the older boys deep into Canada Canoe country or the hiking paradise of northern New Mexico. And before we went any where, a group of us leaders went routinely every 2 years to Wildreness First aide training put on by SOLO out of New Hampshire. This is beyond 911 training as you have to do something. I always prayed I never had to use 1/2 of what I learned but sprained ankle on teenagers is more common then one wants to remember. Even an adult.

We used back then a technique called RICE. As soon as an ankle sprain occurred we RICE’ed it. Which stands for, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. As soon as the hiker went down, that’s it. Rest, stop no more load on the ankle. Then quickly put a ice pack on it if you have one (we have a chem pack) or cold water bottle and wrapped the ankle and then elevate it. For at least 20 minutes. That helped greatly make the recovery a lot faster. I have not been back to those classes in a while and maybe one of our ERT ‘s here can say if that is still the in thing in the middle of no where. So for the next time, RICE it.

Now for the Skittle invasion, well, I guess there are 2 options. WAIT, aka, Worry About It Tomorrow, and the problem will self correct itself as orange will be all gone….

OR, stock up on some extra bags and ration them for the next WAIT session.

Since a post or so ago I read you where put on a “stuff diet” LOL ….. well now you can exchange orange Skittles for power tools? Think of the possibilities? You can both get what you want.
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As I sit here separating a bag full of jelly beans into piles of the various colors/flavors so that I can enjoy all the green ones without any mixing of tastes on my palette, I can not help but wonder what all the fuss about orange Skittles can possibly be.

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Sounds like when I eat my chocolate Smarties last. Eat the other colors first, but save the chocolate ones for last, because they're the best!

BTW, a neighbour RVer had to go to WalMart today because he was out of Dr. Thunder. Being Cdn., that is not a brand we are familiar with, so I assumed it was some kind of laxative or something...
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I can not help but wonder what all the fuss about orange Skittles can possibly be.

Orange Skittles are the bomb!
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BTW, a neighbour RVer had to go to WalMart today because he was out of Dr. Thunder. Being Cdn., that is not a brand we are familiar with, so I assumed it was some kind of laxative or something...

I don't care who you are....... That was funny!!!!
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Ya'll got me laughing this morning. Good thing as I am really getting PO'D.

Tried all yesterday afternoon to get Gary appointment with ortho doc to check his ankle to make sure it WAS just a sprain/strain. They kept saying they hadn't received the fax report from the hospital. SO, this am I go to work, come home to find Gary with a quite swollen right foot. Call doc office again, got darn run around. So we have now called his old ortho doc and hopefully can get him to a doc today.

Once I can get him help, I will have to make a "Skittle Stop" so there will be some ORANGE skittles in the house.

SO, here we sit waiting for a phone call, and Kitty is NOT purring about this new health care procedure.

Well, second doc just called, can't see Gary until thursday at 10am.

IF i gets worse, return to the ER. Well, that is really helpful.

Kitty REALLY GROWLING NOW.
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Dr. Thunder is WalMart's version of Dr. Pepper:



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come home to find Gary with a quite swollen right foot
Unfortunately, swelling is the hallmark of a sprain/strain, since they involve the "soft" tissues that bleed into the tissue. A break in the bone doesn't often swell as much.

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We used back then a technique called RICE. As soon as an ankle sprain occurred we RICE’ed it. Which stands for, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation.
Yep, John........That's still the prescribed treatment.

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But anyway, he is eating my, "MY" skittles, but he only wants to eat the orange ones, and now he is telling me they are "deformed", that someone needs to check the machines as the orange ones aren't perfectly round. He's really manipulating the bag, so it "rotates" the Skittles so he don't miss any of the orange ones.
Hummm......sounds like someone is having an untoward reaction to the Skittles Treatment, possibly a switch to M&M's might stop the unwanted side effects.
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Sorry to hear about your fall Gary, that stinks. I remember about 15 years ago I sprained my ankle pretty bad, and seperated something the Doc called a growth plate. That hurt like the dickens. But Skittles always make things seem a little better. Mandy has a bad habit about eating everything but the yellow and green ones, so I've grown rather fond of them for some reason.
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Seperating the growth plate is like breaking the bone. The growth plate is below the top of the bone and is the portion of the bone that grows, increases length. Very easy to seperate it. In Little Leaguers it often happens from just throwing the ball. As we age, the growth plate hardens.
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That sounds about right. I think I was about 13 or 14 when it happened. Hurt like crazy.
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I've learned a few things after reading this thread.

#1, You all suffer from some sort of OCD when it comes to your eating routines

#2, You're all going a bit insane with all that white stuff up north

#3, If I fall and get hurt, I can call Kitty and she'll come to my rescue and feed me skittles till I'm better (I think I'm going to put on a pair of Cindy's high heels and go run around)

Alice, we were just teasing Barry and Pat about the Dr. Thunder thing while sipping on margaritas and talking about you and Ron...Miss you guys and your funny Canadian humor..Eh
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The past decade was the snowiest decade ever recorded so it's probably OK for people to be a little OCD over it.

Before this decade snow falls had declined dramatically for the two previous decades.
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I still have one "NEW UN-OPENED" bag of Skittles stashed away, but not sure how long it will stay stashed. "Can't Do Anything Itis" is setting in.

Pat, trust me "if" you want to have a "skittle attack", please just have one, and we'll send you Skittles, as it's kinda scarey thinking about you in heels running around the campground

Hey would you like a Dr. Thunder chaser with your Skittles ????
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THe thought of me in high heels even grosses me out

And the combination of the Dr. Thunder and the Skittles had me laughing pretty hard
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