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Borrego Springs, CA

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Nurse Ratchet arrives!

Just a short update tonight.  After the much appreciated help of four fellow volunteers, I successfully got moved to Okefenokee Pastimes Campground yesterday.  I couldn’t have done it without them.  It’s only 30 amp here, but I’ve lived with that before so it shouldn’t be any problem.

I’m afraid I kind of over did it with all the moving chores yesterday, and suffered today.  The workampers here volunteered to take Emma for two walks today, and I took them up on it.  They are very nice people.

Along about 4:00 pm, I got a call from my brother that he had arrived after driving 2039 miles in the last three days.

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                                                              Yes, Nurse Ratchet has arrived!

Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later,  Judy

49 comments:

  1. That is one tough looking nurse, there! You sure you want to deal with that one, Judy?

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  2. Sorry you over did it but love the picture of your brother, Nurse Ratchet.

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  3. It must be nice to have your brother visiting, for whatever reason! (I think he looks very nice - doesn't look mean at all.)

    This whole thing will be over before you know it - good luck.

    The anonymous comment above mine is interesting... :)

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  4. What a great brother. Boy he sure drove alot to get there so fast.

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  5. Bet he will enjoy telling you what to do for a change! Just kidding, But I see you as the one who took care of others in the past. Kkep us posted.

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  6. glad that your 'one man medical team' has arrived safely!!

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  7. Nurse Rachet ..looks like he can do the job...my thoughts and prayers will be with you.

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  8. Be afraid, be very afraid!! Just Kidding, Nurse Ratchet looks like he will take very good care of you. Sorry you overdid but hopefully some permanent relief will be coming your way soon.

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  9. I think Nurse Ratchet will take very good care of you...he definitely has a sense of humor.

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  10. Any guy that lets you pin that hat on him is going to be good to have around. I wonder how much he's going to make you pay for this, though. :)

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  11. You have just enough time to train him! You go girl!

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  12. What a cute nurse. So glad you have someone with you that you can rely on to help you through the next few weeks. Hope you are feeling better this evening.

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  13. WHAT A GUY!!!! NURSE RATCHET IN THE COO COO'S NEST HAS NOTHING ON THIS GUY....HE LOOKS LIKE HE WILL NEED A CASE OR TWO OF BEER....AND SOME MCDONALDS AND PIZZA HUT RUNS....BEST OF LUCK. WE ARE ALL THINKING ABOUT YOU!

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  14. OMG...he's too cute! I want one too!

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  15. When you first talked about the need for hip surgery I wondered how on earth you would manage.

    Well it all seems to be falling into place including your own personal nurse.

    Wishing you all the best.

    Blessings.

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  16. Where was Nurse Ratchet when I broke my leg? I'm so glad he will be there for you tho. It will be a big help! Sending all my healing thoughts your way!

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  17. Well, Judy, if you think Nurse Ratchet is gonna put you through some tough paces, just wait til your Physical Therapist arrives :-O !!!

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  18. I've never had my own personal nurse that good looking! I hope everything goes well.

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  19. Sending positive thoughts your way with lots of hugs and wishes for a speedy recovery. Hopefully, your brudder won't get even for all those times in the past when you bugged him. I know you did! That's what sisters are for. That's what I did!! Anyway, hang in there. You can do this. Ann

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  20. I'd say your nurse is devoted to you if he will drive that far to come and be photographed for your blog in that hat. HA! You got very lucky in the brother lottery. I can see everything is going to go very well for you. Now that's good news.

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  21. Haha, Nurse Ratchet... that is a LONG drive, good to have such a brother!!!

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  22. Your brother is a good sport to be sure; rest and stay strong for your surgery.

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  23. I wish I had a brother.
    Seems like a jolly fellow. Now I know we all feel better about you having your hip surgery. Good Luck and many thoughts of healing coming your way.

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  24. I have a brother but I don't think he'd make a very good Nurse Ratchet. Yours looks much better. Glad you're moved and settled again even though you're in pain. Hope you're relaxing and catching up tonight.

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  25. If he can cook as well as he can make a nurses hat then you are all set for great care!

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  26. I see I'm not the only one who has PDD. Nurse Ratchet? He looks more like a great guy to me! So wonderful he's come to help you.

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  27. If Nurse Ratchet is half as good as my own Nurse Bill, you both will come through this just fine.

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  28. Nurse Ratchet looks like he is very capable! You are in good hands.

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  29. Hey Judy, wishing you smooth sailing with the operation and a swift recovery. I know you'll want to be moving about again as soon as possible so you can scout out birds and walk Emma. Lucky you to have a bro' who will come help out, drive all those miles and even look good in a nurse hat!

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  30. You're in good hands!! Wishing you well tomorrow, and a speedy recovery. You'll be a new woman in no time!!!

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  31. I'm so glad you have someone to take care of you. Looks like you have a wonderful brother. Good look on your start to going bionic.

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  32. I think nurse Ratchet will need a few days to recover from that PDD drive he made.

    Glad you got moved and that your helper arrived.

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  33. Everybody's said it already, but yeah, he'll be good for you -- good care, good company, good fun. Prayers for a quick and complete recovery!

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  34. The only other person I know that would drive that far in 3 days is Paul Dahl. Your brother must love you a lot. I hope he's able to recover from that trip before starting his nursing duties :)

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  35. Nurse Ratchet looks different...!

    Good luck!

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  36. I agree with the Physical Therapist comment above! You're gonna love him after you meet them! lol

    Cute hat! I bet you made that for him didn't you!!!

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  37. Here's to a speedy recovery. I'm sure you're nurse (brother) will take good care of you and Emma.

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  38. butterbean carpenterJanuary 7, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    Howdy Judy, Nurse & Emma,
    Welcome, little brother!! Sure glad you made the trip thru the snow safely!!
    We are all expecting your sister to behave and mind her nurse; YEAH RIGHT!!!
    Judy, we're sending all of the hope & comfort we can to you, for a good outcome, complete recovery and being a good girl for the nurse; and BE AWARE OF THE DREADED PHYSICAL THERAPIST!!!!

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  39. We'll be thinking about you tomorrow. Wishing you a successful surgery and a fantastic recovery period. I'm thinking you will do very well under the care of your personal nurse.

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  40. Wishing you all the best for your surgery and recovery. That Nurse Ratchet looks like quite the character. He should be able to keep you smiling.

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  41. That is one fantastic brother you've got there! Love the hat....

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  42. Great brother! Can see he has great bedside manner. You get well soon. Tom & Lynn

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  43. Thinking about you this morning. Sending you all good thoughts and wishing the surgeon one of his best days ever!

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  44. That is a lot of miles in three days, but he sure looks up to the task:)

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  45. We've been thinking and talking about you leading up to your surgery. So good your brother is with you, as scary as he looks. :D

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  46. Judy, hoping you are doing well after your surgery. Thinking you are out from under the anesthesia by now. Probably be tough the first few days, but stay on your pain meds regularly as that gives your body a chance to heal without fighting the pain (so they told me after knee replacement) Thinking about you and wishing you well. Also hoping they feed you good!

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  47. Wow! What a brother, and he has PDD to boot!--(sorry Paul Dahl) :-) Take care of yourself, mind your nurse and TAKE YOUR TIME to heal!

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  48. Congratulations Judy and Emma! Thank you so much for taking the time to share this exciting information.
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