Please be careful!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Michigan Chickman, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Michigan Chickman

    Michigan Chickman Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    SW Michigan
    This afternoon I got an email that a friend of mine who I worked with for over 20 years had fallen at home Sunday morning and was in the hospital having surgery to remove damaged disks in his neck. Dave fell down the stairs from his pole barn Sunday morning at about 5:30a in the rain walking back to the house. He's walked that path about a million times. Dave has moved his arms and legs, so the hopefully his prognosis is positive.

    On the way home from the hospital I started thinking (usually where I get in trouble). On Sunday I was out at the coop on a ladder in the rain shoring up the roof as the remnants of Ike passed by. We all work outside, climb ladders and occasionally do things we know we probably shouldn't be doing.

    The human body is more fragile than any of us would like to admit. I know I’m guilty of stretching the limits from time to time.

    Please, as you are all working to care for the ones you love, remember that the ones you love need you to be safe! Whether it's the first time you've tackled the task or the fiftieth, be careful!

  2. ChuckenGirl

    ChuckenGirl Songster

    Dec 22, 2007
    Maryland :)
    words of wisdom mr. thom
  3. geckomama

    geckomama Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    NE Oklahoma
    Very timely and appropriate reminder! I hope your friend will be okay [​IMG]
  4. Zookeeper9000

    Zookeeper9000 Songster

    Mar 1, 2008
    Gladstone MI
    I will keep your friend in my prayers. And your right we all need to be carefull
  5. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing

    Jan 20, 2007
    Nothing but Best Wishes for Dave!

    Thanks for the reminder to always be careful.

  6. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Thanks, Chickman.
  7. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Wise words my friend....some years ago I to fell down the stairs at home, compacted multiple discs in my back, cracked my tail bone, hairline fracture of the hip and my face looked like I had done ten rounds in the ring, tripped on the top step and landed/bounced/rolled to the bottom! Boy did that hurt! So give my very best wishes to Dave and a speedy recovery.
  8. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    sometimes no matter how careful you are life happens. In February I slipped 2 disks.............coughing.
  9. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    My prayers are with your friend and you are so right. I lost a good buddy a few years ago when he went up a tall ladder to work on his roof and it went over backwards on him. He hit his head on a brick flower planter and died instantly. Life is so fragile.
  10. Michigan Chickman

    Michigan Chickman Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    SW Michigan
    Thank you all for your concern for Dave. I greatly appreciate it as does his family [​IMG]

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