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Old 09-30-2008, 01:28 PM   #31
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Oh No, Dont stop now.....we need to hear what happened next
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:49 PM   #32
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To Go or Not to Go

So, what did I do next? As soon as I could get up off the cement, I got up, brushed my clothes off and picked up my bike. I was still a bit shaky so I walked my bike around the steep curve. Then I got back on (pain and all) and I finished the Triathlon. (12 more miles of biking and a 5K run)!


My friends and family waiting at the Finish had no idea I had fallen. It wasn't until about an hour after finishing that I began to wonder if there was a little more wrong that just some bruses.

After a trip the Urgent Care I was pretty depressed


One arm, I could handle but having both arms bandaged up was just plain impossible. I had a small fracture on right elbow and one on left wrist. They gave me a cast on my left hand and made it impossible for me to move my thumb. My right arm was in a sling. I am right handed and do everything with my right hand but could not use it. I was left with four fingers on my left hand. Impossible. It felt like with the casts they also bound my joy.

I can't say enough about how fabulous DH was. At first he had to help me with almost everything. Including to wash my hair, etc. He was so helpful and gentle and patient. He earned major hubby points. Of course on top of that he had to do everything to take care of the girls and household as well as try to work.

I didn't see how it was possible to do Disney in that condition and suggested that we strongly consider canceling. We did have trip insurance. The look on the girls' faces said it all. I realized that while my condition may ruin the trip for me, it will not for the girls. I had spent so much time planning the perfect trip that we might as well go. And like my husband said, "I'm going to have to use vacation time to take care of you and the girls anyway. Do you want to be at home or in Disney World?" So, I reluctantly agreed to go.

I had already done a lot of packing but there was still a lot to do. DH let me guide him through each step as he did all the packing and I sat and watched helplessly. That is not a good feeling. I'm going to have to remember that feeling next time I feel like complaining about doing everything. I sooo wanted to get in there and help out.

So, September 10th arrived. The big day we all had been anxiously anticipating for months. It was not exactly as we planned but exciting non the less. (Even for cripple old me). Grandma arrived at 7:45 a.m. to drive us to the airport. About 1 1/2 hour drive. She took this picture of us at home just before leaving. We were all dressed in our Mickey shirts we got at the Disney store.


Something we didn't anticipate was how much extra time it would take me to get through security with a cast. They took me aside and first off had to swipe the hole cast and test it for explosives. Then they took me in a seperate room for seveal xrays in all different positions of my cast. Good thing we showed up early. So, after that we were free to go. Here we are waiting for the plane. I'm doing such a good job not letting my depression show aren't I?




Usually I sit with the girls on one side of the plane and DH sits across the aisle. We decided that since I was unable to help he would sit with the girls and I would sit with the strangers. He likes sitting by himself because it's definiteley more calm, not having to babysit two anxious children on the plane for 3 1/2 hours. I on the other hand felt left out and helpless, alone by myself.




Well, we're off to Disney, broken arms and all. There's no turning back now.

UP NEXT, DO THE HUSSLE!

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Old 09-30-2008, 01:53 PM   #33
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:03 PM   #34
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I'm so sorry about your arms I hope you are doing well now . I can't wait for the rest. I don't know how you can do all this with a big smile it would have driven me crazy.
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:10 PM   #35
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Oh my goodness!! That is crazy!! I am glad you decided to to still go on your trip though! And you actually finsihed the race!!!
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:30 PM   #36
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I have tears in my eyes - you are such a great Mom to do this for your family.


You look wonderful - I can't imagine what a mess I would be in that situation. Your DH is really special


What an amazing family - I can't wait to read more. Your girls are adorable!
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That's so rough! It sure looks like you were all in good spirits to start off the trip! I can't wait to hear more.
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ouch... great so far though...
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Oh God love ya!

What a trooper you are! You finished the race?!?! WOWZA!!

I can tell from your planning that this trip was much anticipated, and I only hope that your predicament doesn't put too much of a damper on things. I'll stay tuned to find out!
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Ouch! I can't even imagine!
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Ow! I broke my foot a couple of years ago, so I know what a fracture feels like. I can't imagine going to Disney with that pain. You're tough!
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God Bless you! It is amazing that you went! I hope WDW cured your depression! I can't wait to see and hear more! You Go Girl!
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I'm so sorry about your arms I hope you are doing well now . I can't wait for the rest. I don't know how you can do all this with a big smile it would have driven me crazy.
I just kept telling myself, "it could be worse". At least my legs weren't broken.

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Oh my goodness!! That is crazy!! I am glad you decided to to still go on your trip though! And you actually finsihed the race!!!
Thanks. I am so glad I finished. That would have been so aggravating to train all summer and not get to finish.

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I have tears in my eyes - you are such a great Mom to do this for your family.

Oh, you're so sweet.


You look wonderful - I can't imagine what a mess I would be in that situation. Your DH is really special

Yep, I am pretty lucky. As the trip went on he learned to become quite the hair beautician as well for both me and the girls.


What an amazing family - I can't wait to read more. Your girls are adorable!
Thanks so much. Welcome!

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That's so rough! It sure looks like you were all in good spirits to start off the trip! I can't wait to hear more.
Yes, we were. Disney was just what the doctor ordered.

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ouch... great so far though...
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What a trooper you are! You finished the race?!?! WOWZA!!
Yep, I am pretty proud of the fact that I finished.

I can tell from your planning that this trip was much anticipated, and I only hope that your predicament doesn't put too much of a damper on things. I'll stay tuned to find out!
Yep, stay tuned. Lots of adventure still to be had.

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Ow! I broke my foot a couple of years ago, so I know what a fracture feels like. I can't imagine going to Disney with that pain. You're tough!
Luckily I packed plenty of meds.

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I am on board, waiting for more, and the suspense is killing me! Well, actually, we know what comes next, but you have to finish the story!!! I can't believe that happened to you, I am sooooo sorry!!! I am glad it didn't keep you from Disney and I hope it was able to help you take your mind off it!! And, I should have put this first, but you and your family are just cute as buttons, does anyone say that anymore??? But it's true, your family is beautiful!! Again, can't wait to hear more!!
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Goodness! First of all congratulations on fininshing the race! I think it's great that you went anyway (I would have too.) It's like your hubby said...I'd rather be in pain in Disney than at home. He sounds like an awesome guy! You guys are all so darn cute too! Your girls look exactly like you but smaller. Sounds like the airport put you through the ringer. No fun. I can't wait to see how your trip plays out! I'll be back!
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