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Aug 13, 2015 11:18 PM

I sneezed and my chest got tite and is At least four times biger than normal. Pain is. At about a 8 any help would be a plus im so tired. Of this pain and everthing thats happeb so fast

Aug 13, 2015 11:21 PM

Go to an er, could be a heart attack.

Aug 13, 2015 11:24 PM

Sounds like you did some damage, eddieray. Are you having sharp pains when you try to breathe? Does it hurt to try to raise your arms? Does it hurt to just move in general? You may have broken a rib or perhaps pulled the cartilage that is in between your ribs. You may want to go to urgent care or the ER if your chest is that swollen. Crossing my fingers and hoping that you didn't hurt yourself too badly. All the best of luck and keep us posted. 💕🙏🏻🌻

Aug 13, 2015 11:26 PM

Friend is takeing. To er now will keep posted

Aug 13, 2015 11:28 PM

I'll be praying for you. Good luck!!

Aug 13, 2015 11:28 PM

Praying for you! 🙏

Aug 13, 2015 11:45 PM

It feels. Like a knife has been stabed in my rib cage. Just my my friend moveing me to his van im at a 14 but ive gt to be calm about his help it real hard to breathe

Aug 13, 2015 11:45 PM

It feels. Like a knife has been stabed in my rib cage. Just my my friend moveing me to his van im at a 14 but ive gt to be calm about his help it real hard to breathe

Aug 13, 2015 11:56 PM

Hi I'm pat I'm eddierays wife he's made it to the er they took him in the back and the Drs checking him out I will post like he told me to

Aug 13, 2015 11:58 PM

Thank You, praying everything is going to be okay.

Aug 14, 2015 12:08 AM

They just sent me out of the room they are doing EKG and X-rays they said they will give a shot after test r done

Aug 14, 2015 12:39 AM

He has four cracked and bruised rib on the right side and looks like five hernias they are going to keep him tonight and will see what they say tomorrow they ordered a strong pain shot for him and a shot to knock him out he fought the whole time

Aug 14, 2015 12:42 AM

Pat, thank you for keeping us posted. Please tell eddieray that I will be praying for a speedy and complete recovery. I'm so sorry he's hurt so badly. Please give him my best!! 💕🙏🏻🌻

Aug 14, 2015 1:09 AM

Wow, prayers to Eddieray, and thank you for keeping us posted on his condition.

Aug 14, 2015 7:24 AM

Pat thank you for the update. I'm just seeing his/your post for the first time. You and Eddieray are both in my prayers! (((Hugs))) of comfort to you! 🙏🌼

Aug 14, 2015 9:43 AM

Well it's been a long nite for me but the doctor just went to check on him and informed me that the hernias has to be fixed today because two has a hole in them and after they fix them he should be go to go the ribs will heal in time he said to say thanks to all the prayer and help I feel bad for him because I didn't believe him when he said what happen because I didn't hear him sneeze but I'll will from now on thanks for letting me vent on

Aug 14, 2015 9:44 AM

Yes he will have sergery today within two hours

Aug 14, 2015 10:23 AM

Pat, you and Eddieray have my family's prayer's. He has a long recovery road ahead of him and it's good to know he has a sweet wife to help him through. Remember to take time for your self though to help keep your sanity even if it's just for an hour to read a book or to go shopping. Your family has my family's prayer's for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery with less pain as possible! 🙏

Aug 14, 2015 12:18 PM

Pat, I'm praying Eddieray's recovery goes well. As moparmom said, be sure to take care of yourself too. And don't be too hard on yourself about not believing him. It seems very strange that a single sneeze would break anyone's ribs, weirdly strange. I would have a hard time thinking anyone has a serious injury because of a sneeze. I'm very glad he was seen and has had the hernias taken care of. Tell him we are all praying for both of you & a speedy recovery for him. 🙏🌼

Aug 14, 2015 12:45 PM

I know what it's like! I Brock one of my ribs, in my back from a sneeze. I thought something exploded inside. I heard a loud noise when it happened. I have since learned that you never try to hold a sneeze. It frightened me, for a long time, to sneeze. Good luck!! I will be praying for you.

Aug 14, 2015 12:57 PM

Good luck with surgery. Hope all is ok. Really nice of you pat to keep us posted. You should get some rest. Luckily he went to ER as soon as possible, dragging any longer would be worse.

Aug 14, 2015 6:12 PM

Pat, I just saw the update on eddieray!! I hope his surgery went well and they are keeping him comfortable. I will be praying for a speedy recovery. Give him my best. Sending you both hugs to help you feel better. {{{Hugs}}}💕

Aug 14, 2015 8:15 PM

Hi all this is pat Again eddieray had sergery there were commpaclaions with sergery but all is well they have him on the ventilated and is recovery now he's asleep the doc thinks he's going to sleep for a while and told me to go home for a rest and come back when they call me and again thanks for all your prayers

Aug 14, 2015 8:32 PM

Will continue to pray for Eddieray and you. Please take care of yourself and rest. Praying for a complications free stay from here on out. Prayer's and hugs! Moparmom

Aug 15, 2015 1:09 AM

He just woke up and has the ventilation out he's breathing ok in a lot of pain there going to give him some shot for pain he told me to go home he wold call in the morning I can't leave so looks like I'll sleep on couch be hind his bed nite all

Aug 15, 2015 4:44 AM

Pat, I'm sorry that there were complications in surgery. I am glad, though, that he woke up and is breathing in his own and is off the ventilator. I hope whatever shots they give him for pain help him be comfortable and be able to rest. I'll continue to pray for both of you that things continue on a positive track and he gets home soon and is in less pain. {{hugs}} to both of you for whatever comfort I can to you. 💕🙏🏻🌻

Aug 15, 2015 11:48 AM

Glad he is off the ventilation, praying for y'all. Remember to take time for you even if its just 10 mins. Hugs and prayers Moparmom

Aug 15, 2015 11:58 AM

Pat, thank you for the updates. I'm glad to hear he's of the ventilator and improving. Take care of yourself. Go home for a shower and a good night's sleep tonight if Eddieray asks. He will worry about you wearing yourself out. I now it's hard to leave, but he'll be in good hands with good care. If you don't want to leave overnight, just go home for a shower and change of clothes, and maybe a nap. I'm still praying for you both. ((Hugs)) for you. 🙏🌼

Aug 15, 2015 3:55 PM

Omg! Can't believe I've been away long enough to be seeing this for the first time.
Pat you are a star keeping us informed all this time. You must be exhausted with the stress and lack of sleep. Super hugs for you.
I do hope EddieRay is well on the mend now and the surgery has successfully removed the problem. Gentle fluffy hugs for Eddieray.
Thinking of you guys.
P.

Aug 15, 2015 5:35 PM

Well it's me eddieray here I'm going to be layer up awhile do to stitches all over cheats and I'm in good hands now I know God and family is watching out for me the nurse is letting me post them pat will take all phones iPad home I can't use them on this flour ( heart floor ) but I didn't say that one it will have to be latter by for now thanks for hugs and prayers

Aug 15, 2015 5:37 PM

Pat here I will update latter tonight thanks for beening kind to me I'll be prayer for you all too

Aug 15, 2015 5:50 PM

Eddieray, I am so glad to see you posting. Your wife has been a rockstar in keeping us posted on your condition. I'm glad the surgery was a success. I'm glad you're in good hands and that you are on the mend. I hope the mess they're giving you are keeping you comfortable. I will keep you all I my prayers that you heal quickly and completely and I am sending gentle hugs to give you support. Give one to Pat for us. All the best for you, eddieray, we are all here for you!! 💕🙏🏻🌻

Aug 15, 2015 7:45 PM

Eddieray, I'm very glad you felt up to posting yourself. But take it easy so you don't put any again on your surgical areas of the rings. Do what the nurses say so Pat won't worry. She's been a super strong lady.

Pat, you try and get a good night's sleep. You're both in my thoughts and prayers. You both are very blessed with each other. Goodnight & God bless! 🙏🌼

Aug 16, 2015 9:09 AM

(Pat here ).
I just got off the phone with eddieray and he had a very peaceful night he said the doctors think he might have a good chance to come home tomorrow but will need some med equipment a wheelchair bed etc he won't be happy about it but he will follow to the letter what the doctor said or they will transfer him to a rehab hosipital to heal and what not so I'll have my Neisse move in for awhile she is a nurse at that hospital so he is very easy going with her her so for now that's all he wanted to share with the family

Aug 16, 2015 9:23 AM

Pat, that's great news!! After what he went through I am sure he will do whatever the doctors tell him to do so he can come back home. It is a good thing that your niece is a nurse, it will be a big help to the both of you. Tell Eddieray that I am praying for y'all and tell him I said to behave himself!! LOL!! 😊 thanks so very much for keeping us posted. You've been a gem. He's lucky to have you. 💕🌻🌻

Aug 16, 2015 12:54 PM

Pat, that's really good! I'm so glad because everyone rests better at home. It's real good your neice is coming. He's mentioned her before and from the comments he's made I'm sure he'll cooperate with the rules. It must be a big relief to you being able to bring him home and having your neice come. Prayers and hugs for you both. 🙏🌼

Aug 16, 2015 1:17 PM

Sorry been gone for a day or so, been taking care of a couple things. So very glad to hear that EddieRay is doing so much better and maybe able to come home! Pat you've been awesome in keeping us informed on Hus condition. Now take you time and relax! You deserve it! Prayers always. Moparmom

Aug 16, 2015 2:47 PM

I just called him and ask if he wanted anything he said his I pad I told him know he said then don't come up here today there's noting you can do so get all rested up and eat and he said he would call la.tter to see how I was.

Aug 16, 2015 2:48 PM

Men are hard headed sometimes lol no offence men

Aug 16, 2015 4:58 PM

Men can be and so can boys, lol! It's ok. Just glad he is doing well enough to try and "pull one over on you" lol! Glad to hear your getting in you time and rest too! Prayers and hugs to y'all! Moparmom

Aug 16, 2015 7:00 PM

I thought most men turn into little boys when they're sick of hurting... My hubby, dad, & brother do at least! 😉 Lol 🙏🌼

Aug 16, 2015 8:58 PM

He refused to take his eve meds they called his Neisse to come to the room and she didn't have to say any thing he just ask her for his meds so he mite have not took something at lunch time meds as to make him have a mood

Aug 16, 2015 9:09 PM

Rut roh looks like the niece is going to be baby sitting him at leat around medicine time. Prayer's to you as it sounds like your going to have your hands full! Prayer's and hugs Moparmom

Aug 17, 2015 7:54 AM

Well he will be coming home today it will be around noon when my Neisse gets off work so he will be posting when he gets here today so I wanted to say thanks again for all the help and kind words and I would like to check in again to see how everyone is doing from time to time I'll be praying for you all

Aug 17, 2015 8:22 AM

You are all in my prayers. I just read this whole thread. Eddieray, I hope you heal quickly, thank you Pat for keeping us informed. And thank goodness for your niece helping with caregiving!

Aug 17, 2015 10:31 AM

Par, I am so glad to hear that eddieray is coming home today. I'm sure it's a big relief for you. You're both in my prayers and I send hugs to you both. I'm really happy your niece will be helping you out. 💕🙏🏻🌻

Aug 17, 2015 1:20 PM

Pat here I've got a question here need help on what would be a good wage to pay my Neisse to help out besides she and her baby girl will move in for free rent but wanted to pay her something to look after us what do u think is fair

Aug 17, 2015 2:47 PM

It really depends on what you can afford, some nursing care is expensive and she works at the hospital still right? Either way if you look to pay her the minimum of $100 week that can total to $400-$500 a month depending on how many weeks are in a month. Your best bet would be to talk to your niece and tell what you can afford and lay it out their for her and you so their is no misunderstanding. Prayer's and Hug's and I hope you can come to some arrangement. Moparmom

Aug 17, 2015 4:34 PM

She told me it was a thing that she needed to do four her uncle because he served in the service and he always was there for her so room and board was all she needed

Aug 17, 2015 4:35 PM

Ohh he's home and sound asleep he will be on tonight

Aug 17, 2015 6:31 PM

That's great to hear, my husband is retired airforce and army reserves. We spent the day trying to file his retirement package he didn't file 8 years ago, so we have to go back on the 19th to get it all done. At least we got our military ID's (retired) today and out of the way.lol lord knows it can be a pain.

Aug 17, 2015 7:58 PM

Hi all I'm back but limited on what I can do and use I just want to thank my family for the hugs and prayers I'm not in pain I'm really loopey from the meds I have the best nurse at home I won't be giving her any lip I'm so tried I'm going to stop now nite all

Aug 17, 2015 8:10 PM

Eddieray, glad you're home. Rest, rest & rest... So you're all better sooner. After your experience I'll never think of a sneeze the same way again. Hugs & prayers for you, Pat, & your neice! Goodnight and sweet dreams! 🙏🌼

Aug 18, 2015 10:24 AM

Eddieray, welcome home!!! I am so very glad that you have been so well taken care of and that you are going to follow orders. After all, it IS for your own good. Your wife was wonderful about keeping up updated on how you were feeling and what the doctors had to do to patch you up. Know that your community family IS here for you and ALWAYS will be. You are a part of that family and have helped many people with your words. I'll keep you and Pat in my prayers. You hang in there, tough guy, and we'll be here watching to follow your progress on how you are healing. All the best!! 💕🙏🏻🌻

Aug 18, 2015 6:16 PM

Well today was a really hard day for me had all my bandages changed and had to get up and walk around the room a short time while I was in sergery getting the hernias fixed my heart stopped they got me back and I had three fractacted ribs so that's what happened when I sneezed the so hard that the hernias popped out and I wasn't able to get poked backed in and the three ribs cracked so word to self if I sneezed hold chest Hope everybody is ok a and pain free

Aug 18, 2015 10:20 PM

I'm just thankful it's all fixed and you are on the mend! Get some rest tonight. Having one hernia repair was hard enough for me, so 3 for you on top of the broken ribs...holy cow! Praying you'll have a full recovery and that it never happens again. 🙏🌼

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