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Dennis' Epic Bad Day

We all have bad days, some are epic bad. Some of them make you want to give up. TTombs wrote a hub about bad days. I started to write an epic sized comment and then thought, 'No, I will write a hub'. So I am going to tell you all about some epic bad days.

Dennis was in Vietnam, in Special Forces. He has told me about the day that he got three Purple Hearts in one day. Let's see if I can keep them straight. The first one, he was out on patrol and they found the bad guys. They were shooting back and forth, when a rocket came in and exploded. The shrapnel from it flew all over and a piece hit him in the face. His nose was hanging by a scrap of skin. Sorry about the visual on that one. This was the first.

He fought on because during the heat of battle, you don't notice things like that. They finally beat the bad guys back and the helicopter came in to withdraw them. They took the wounded first and Dennis was in this group. They were raising him up to the helicopter in a basket and a sniper shot him in the buttocks. Ouch, a Forrest Gump wound. Number two for the Purple Hearts for the day.

The helicopter takes off after he is aboard and goes about a mile and a mortar was shot at them. This made the helicopter crash. When it crashed, his ankle was broken. The magic three in one day. He laughs about it now, but he always says that was not just a bad day, it was a really bad day; Murphy's Law hit. If anything could go wrong, it did.

Funny things continue to happen because of that day. They shipped him to Germany to repair his wounds and fix his nose. They put a Kevlar piece in it to replace the cartilage. Then they patched his nose together. Works fine unless it is really cold out. When it gets really cold, the piece of Kevlar gets cold and conveys the chill to his bones. It will give him a serious migraine.

The opposite is true when it is really hot out. We lived in extreme southern California for awhile. It got to the 120's sometimes. This tended to do to the Kevlar, what heat does to other plastics, it softened. If he rubbed his nose for some reason while it was soft, it would bend into a different shape. Fun, right.

We were moving to Arizona where there were more jobs at the time. As we were driving out of the area, his nose itched and he unconsciously rubbed his nose. Neither of us noticed until we got to the mountains, which were cooler. His nose had a decided tilt to one side. He looked as if he had broken his nose and it had healed badly.

He tried to straighten his nose several times over the next few years but it was never quite hot enough. Three years later, we went to visit some friends back in So. CA, and as we were leaving, I told him to straighten his nose, and then not to touch it again. He did manage to get to the mountains without touching it.


My Worst Day

I have had a few bad days also. Not to equal Dennis' but one nearly so. I was pregnant and things were not going right. I had already had two children and I knew things were different. I had been to my OB and when I started cramping at work, I went downstairs to the ER. Handy working in a hospital. They called my OB and she wanted me to come in right then. This was not one of her hospitals. Her hospital was on the other side of Cincinnati.

A twenty mile drive but it was all Interstate Highways. Of course, by the time I got out of the ER, it was late and I had an hour to get over there. They told me they would wait. It was also rush hour and the traffic in Cincinnati is really bad during rush hour. Bumper to bumper, all lanes full, but they do move quickly.

I got in my car, a '78 Impala station wagon, and headed towards the River; where her office was. The traffic eased up in a few stretches and I went a little faster in those areas. I was doing 70, with cars on both sides of me, in front of me and behind me, when Murphy's Law hit. The front of the muffler came off. It swung around with the front of it heading back towards the rear of the car. It reached the gas tank and I hit a bump, which caused it to jab a hole in the gas tank. It then moved sideways and jammed between the wheel and the gas tank.

This had the immediate effect of causing the wheel to lock up and not turn. I think if I had not been driving such a big, heavy car, It probably would have flipped. As it was, it just skipped down the Interstate with the rear passenger wheel locked in place. It was also pouring my half a tank of gas through the hole that the muffler had poked in the gas tank. The muffler was dragging on the ground also. That produced a large fountain of sparks from the rear of the car. I could see the sparks and feel the skipping but didn't know about the gas tank yet. I could also hear the metal muffler dragging on the ground and had heard the sound before. I gripped the steering wheel, desperately trying to find a way to move over to the side of the road.

With my foot off the gas, the car slowed from 70 to 45 much faster than normal, probably because of the locked wheel. The other cars went around me and freed up the right lane, which I zoomed through in record time. Getting to the side of the road, I got out to see what the h3ll had happened. I looked under the car and saw the muffler lodged against the wheel. I also could see the gas draining out of the tank and I am sure I turned white at that point, remembering the sparks.

It was January in Cincinnati, and like most days of that month, the temperature was below zero. I went back to the front door of the car to get a blanket out of the car. I was wearing a skirt that day and my legs were frozen, above my boots.My coat was thick enough, just not long enough. That is when I discovered that somehow, I had locked the door as I got out. Since I locked the car at work, the rest of the doors were locked also. I couldn't get my blanket. I just went over to the guard rail, sat on it, and started crying.

This was back in 1996, when cell phones were still very expensive and people did not have them commonly. I was one of those who did not have one. It would have been locked into the car anyway.

Someone finally pulled over to ask if I needed help and let me use their cell phone to call my husband. He had extra keys to the car. He called my Dr. and told her that I would not be able to make it that night and why. I would be in the next day. He grabbed the neighbor, who was a mechanic and headed my way. He was forty-five minutes away. The gentleman who let me use his phone had a meeting he had to be at so he had to go. I was very grateful that he stopped and let me use his phone.

A police officer came by about twenty minutes later, and let me sit in his car while I waited. I must have been blue by the time the officer got there. I have never enjoyed a car heater so much.

When my husband arrived, the neighbor got the muffler unstuck with a crowbar and my husband got the door unlocked. They slapped a temporary patch on the gas tank, poured gas into the car from the gas can they brought with them and the neighbor drove it to the next turn around spot to get more gas. We followed him in case of more problems and then he drove it home. They decided I did not need to be driving any more that day.

I made it to my Doctor's office bright and early the next morning, where they did an ultrasound. They discovered that I was having a miscarriage and the baby just did not have that magic spark of life. The Doctors at the ER already knew that when they called them the day before. They put me into the hospital to finish the miscarriage process and check for damage.

This is when they told me that one out of three pregnancies ended up miscarrying. Most women didn't even realize that they were having one. If they happen in the first two months, they just figure that their period was late for some reason. I made it to the middle of my third month and there are a few more problems then. Some just don't catch hold well, some are mis-formed and some just don't get the spark of life. Our bodies are amazing and they work for the best, in these cases. They will reject a lot of the ones that aren't right in some way.

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dahoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

These are experiences that one cannot anticipate. My thought about your car was fear that a spark would ignite the gas tank.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

dahoglund, That was my thought at the time too. I was very lucky that it didn't ignite. I was also lucky that it was too heavy to flip when the muffler got stuck, stopping the wheel from turning. Thanks for coming by to visit.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Those are truly bad days Becky! Thanks for sharing....and I'm wishing you a totally great day today. :)


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

billybuc, Yeah, they were that. I appreciate the hopes for a totally great day and return them. Thanks for coming to visit.


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hello Becky. I don't have any bad days to compare to either of these stories. I think Dennis' story tops yours, but not by that much. And now for the bad joke, 'Do you tell Dennis not to get his nose bent out of joint?'


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

No mck, I don't have a death wish. That would surely inflame an already volatile situation. I do tell him to straighten his nose when we have been in hundred degree heat for a day or two. I also tell him not to stick his nose in where it isn't wanted, with his older children. Let them make their own mistakes sometimes, they seem to learn better from them. Thanks for coming to visit.


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

Becky I love how you retain a sense of humor in the telling of these tales from hell. I really believe humor is the saving grace in the most dire situations as you've shown here. (Not to make light of the horrendous circumstances). In both these stories (because there seem to be two separate stories here, side by side) Murphy's Law prevails, but after having its way it leaves you to pick up the pieces and live to tell about it. Sometimes bad things happen to good people. This holds true in your stories. I have to admit I am a bit squeamish, but your sprinkling of graphic detail highlights the dire situation, leaving no doubt that you were having (each of you) a very bad day. Regards, snakeslane


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

s'lane, If you don't retain a sense of humor, you might go nuts. I also look for the humor when I tell stories like this, they are too grim otherwise. It also gains perspective from time and we recover from these things with time. Murphy's Law seems to hit everyone at some time or other and sometimes we can laugh about it later. I still am in awe over the fountain of sparks coming off the back of my car. They were really beautiful, even then. Optimism is the only way to look at these things and we do better. Love ya and thanks for coming to visit.


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WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

What an amazing story!


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Will Starr, I have a million of these and unfortunately, they are true. I will try not to burden y'all with them too often. Thank you for coming to visit.


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50 Caliber 4 years ago from Arizona

Becky, I made a statement the other day that I had never had a bad day. I had, a few with bad hours that passed by and left something funny to laugh about later.

I now have to admit you sent forth a well written piece on a bad day, that I can't find a way to see humor grow from it in anyway.

I suppose you had to hand it off to the one who keeps us this side of going crazy in the midst of a bad day, that helps with the burden as we live a 6 hour experience only to find it's only 30 minutes later. Time seems to crawl in these instances and knowing there exists one to help us is the retreat of the days of our lives.

I'm sad to hear that you experienced such difficulty that ended in loss, that only you can rate as to the level.

I pray that things happen to bless you on your journey from now until then,

Much Peace,Love and Blessings,

dust


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Dusty, I try to see humor in these things and usually can succeed. It keeps things from breaking down to the point where we can't take any more. God did help a lot during these times. Dennis didn't know him yet, but he had been raised Catholic. He came to know the Lord about 28 years ago. It changed him completely. I have been born again since I was 19. I left that little unborn babe with the Lord and am content with that. The hospital I was at was a Baptist Hospital and they treat those things with the proper dignity. They had a burial place for the unborn babes. Katy was born just a year later. I thank you for coming to visit me and for the blessings, which I definitely return.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Becky, How horrible! I've heard a lot of war stories but your husband's nose is by far the worst. Your car trip was a catastrophe in more ways than one. You have a GREAT sense of humor. Here's wishing you nothing but happiness from this day forward..Cheers


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Wow, what a journey you have had, Becky. I am so sorry for this. I am sending you hugs and prayers for your restoration to a bright future and present fulfillment of life.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

teaches12345, I have had an interesting life. I would not change it for anything and yet I am getting tired of it being interesting and would like to try boring for a while. LOL. Right now I just want a vehicle that runs. Thank you for coming to visit.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Becky, it sounds like you and the hubby have had enough bad days to last the rest of your lives. :) I hope the rest of your days are much better!


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Becky I think 'bad day' is a bit of an understatement. Both incidents would have been very traumatic at the time. It is good that you can look back with some humour now.

I must admit the 'nose' has me smiling.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

always, His isn't near as bad as some that I have seen and heard. He was really very lucky. He didn't get affected much until the PTSD kicked in, now he is disabled from it. A friend, Tommy, lost both legs. He was a faqrmer and he went to work on the farm when he got well. My car trip was bad but not even an injury in it. I look at that as a blessing and a good trip. I walked away. Just a little scared. Thank you for coming to visit.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Rosemay, his nose has been fun many times. I have a six million dollar man. They were traumatic but they were both gotten over without much problem. Dennis has a seizure disorder that we blame on the nose and the VA doesn't claim, but he has 100% anyway. Oh well. Thanks for coming by to visit.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

TTombs, see what you started! I started to write this in your comments and then decided that would not do it justice. The stories deserve to be told right. They are amazing when you look back at them and realize that we are both still alive. Many did not make it out alive so I am good with walking away from them. God has watched over us for a long time now. No other explanation for it. Thanks for coming by to visit.


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Twilight Lawns 4 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Gosh. The next time I have a bad day, I'll try to remember you and Dennis and think, "Thank God I'm me and not the other two."

Big hug!


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Ian, Some bad days are not so bad after all, huh. Some are just really bad days. I love it when you come to visit me.


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PegCole17 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Oh Becky! It is a wonder you made it through that day with the car trouble and the cold and gasoline spilling. Wow. You were truly blessed that day with Someone looking after you. And your poor husband with the 3 purple hearts in one day. Now, that is a bad day. There is no getting around it. The beautiful part is that he and you both made it to tell the tale. Awesome!


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Twilight Lawns 4 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Mwa!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

I agree with Rosemay - 'bad days' is an understatement!

What a story and wonderfully told - thank you for sharing.

Voting up, best wishes Lesley


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Peg, I had Someone watching out for me. That was one of those freak things that happen so rarely that you always wonder 'why me'. Dennis also had someone watching out for him throughout his four tours in Vietnam and even after. With all of the crazy stuff that happened to him and that he got into, he never would have made it otherwise. Thank you for the awesome and for coming to visit.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Mwa to you too Ian.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Leslie, I think 'really bad day' fits in here. Thank you for the wonderfully told and thank you for coming to visit.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Those two events you wrote about, Becky, could definitely be considered very, very BAD days. The miracle is that you both survived, Kevlar nose and all, with your respective senses of humor intact.

Nice writing, m'dear, about those rather macabre events.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

drbj, It was a miracle and we know who to give the credit to. The disasters all breed a sense of humor. Without it you don't get through them. Thank you for the kudos and for coming to visit.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

My pleasure, Becky, and thank you for sharing your stories! :)


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Thanks for giving me inspiration on something to write.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Dear Becky,

You and your husband are truly amazing. Thank you for giving such a valuable perspective on what a "worst day" is like. Hugs, Maria


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

mar, i hate to brag on something like a worst day, but I think you can all feel better when you are having a bad day. lol! Hugs and thanks for coming to visit.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

You and your husband are the Bad Day queen and king. I am not even going to try to top this. Wow, just wow.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Hi Brenda, so nice to see you and congratulations on your book being published. Thank you for the titles and for coming to visit.


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

Won't even try to top these, Becky. First off my thanks to Dennis for his service; his Kevlar nose mishaps reminded of that famous I Love Lucy show where she sets her putty one on fire. And your 78' Impala incident! The heavens my not of been trying to tell you something but someone was sure looking out for you that day- down here and up there too!


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Alastar, He says you're welcome and he would do it again for all of us. Don't let it go to waste, live good and fight for our freedoms. His nose has been a lot of fun, except when it is cold. As for my Impala, those big, good handling cars are my favorite. You are more likely to live through an accident in them as in smaller ones. You might even manage not to get into those accidents. I would rather be in one of them in a crash than a new one. Steel against fiberglass, one winner. Someone was definitely looking out for us both. Thanks for coming to visit.


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Becky, there is really something very true in the saying 'It never rains but it pours."

When my friends and relatives share memories of their experiences in the Angolan war and all the battles on our borders, I can't believe my ears.

Voted up and thought-provoking :)


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Martie, I just love it when you come to visit. It pours a lot around here sometimes. I have not been in a war zone, thank God, but I have heard it can be really bad. Thank you for coming to visit.


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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Those were certainly some really bad days. Thank you for sharing them and I hope you're having a really good day today.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Hi Blossom, nice to see you out and around. I have to laugh about these now, of course they weren't funny then but they sure are now. Nothing like locking yourself out of the car in the winter. I had a very nice day today, thank you and expect tomorrow to be just as good. I hope yours are good also. Thank you for coming by to visit.


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The-Quietwarrior 4 years ago

Wow.. I will never complain about my day again. Great story Becky..


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

The Quietwarrior, Luckily, there are not very many of these days in a lifetime. I don't think we could handle them. I am glad you enjoyed this.


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Emanate Presence 4 years ago from the Head to the Heart

Good to see your writing on a personal level about your experiences and feelings, and the commenting trail after the story. Thanks for stopping by 'Didgeridoo and the Flute.' Best to you.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Emanate Presence, so nice of you to come by and visit. I have been writing about everything I can think of. Most of my hubs are on personal things. My children have become my inspiration, to their dismay. Your hub was a pleasure to visit.


Ghost32 4 years ago

Well, Becky--no, I can't top either of those and most certainly don't want to, either. Pam has had a few, though, and has witnessed some, too.

One comes to mind from 2006. Pam was living down here in AZ then, while I still had a place in MT and commuted 1 week a month. This happened during one of the weeks I was not present.

Her friend Kelly had a big ol' car, don't remember the exact kind but let's say it was a Chrysler of the old school type. Kelly also had a bird, a cockatiel or some such, that went everywhere with her.

One day while Pam was riding shotgun and Kelly was driving to the mall, she ran her car out of gas. The engine had died and the car was slowing but still had a good bit of forward 3,000 lb. (or more) momentum. It was only another block to the gas station.

"I'll push it!" Kelly declared, and before Pam could do more than yell once, the fool girl opened the driver side door, stuck her flip-flop foot out there, and slammed it to the pavement as she began her attempt to "help" a car still moving along at a fair clip.

She was NOT wearing her seat belt.

Yep. Flipped her right out of the car and ran over her legs to boot.

But now Pam was stuck in the passenger seat BELTED IN, in a moving vehicle, not knowing if her friend was dumb or deader. Yet that redhead of mine, STILL BELTED, managed to get control of the car with her left foot and left hand only, guiding it to a PERFECT stop along the side of the road.

When she got out, Kelly was just sitting up, her bird circling above her head. In traffic.

Cop came along. VERY impressed with Pam's skill AFTER they got it through to him that no, she did not need to be ticketed for driving without a license (which she's not had for many years); she'd been the PASSENGER.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Fred, I can not understand getting out of a moving car. I think that is a stupidity move. She is lucky she did not lose her legs with that stunt. Pam was lucky to be able to reach the pedals with a big car. I am not sure I could reach clear across. The big cars will always be my favorites to drive. I feel much safer in them. As far as the mileage goes, the small ones do get better, but I am 6' and do not fit in them too well. Please give me a bigger one. Glad you came by to visit. Now I am going to go see if you wrote something tonight or if I have to wait until tomorrow. I am about done for the night, almost 4 here.


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toknowinfo 4 years ago

As far as Dennis' bad day, that definitely makes for some story.It shows one never 'nose' what is going to happen. I have car problemsn and I have had a miscarriage, but never all in one day like you had. But you showed attitude is everything. It is our amazing body, but it is also our amazing mind, and the resiliency of a person to get through tough times. Thanks for sharing your story, it was a very enjoyable read. Rated up , interesting, and funny.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

toknowinfor, The more resilient we are, the better we handle problems. We have had so much thrown at us at once that we either had to sink or deal with it. I am so happy that you enjoyed this. Thank you for coming to visit.


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ahorseback 3 years ago

Becky I just caught this hub ,.........and I am speechless ! Yet I have had days like .........nope , I have not !....lol........I am sorry about the hospital news though .....Ed


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

ahorseback, I was inspired by another hub about bad days. These have always stuck out for me as really bad days. I need to try to get my head back into the story I was writing when we moved. Writing got sidelined and I lost my impetus. Now I can't seem to get my head back into it and it was doing so good. Any suggestions on getting going again?


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cam8510 3 years ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

I hate days like those, but for some strange reason, they are memorable. I suppose some valuable lessons are learned that good days just aren't equipped for teaching those lessons. Thanks for the excellent hub.


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Randy Godwin 3 years ago from Southern Georgia

Gee whiz Becky, I admire your and Dennis' fortitude. Our bodies are tough, but our mental resilience seems to be tougher at times. Thank goodness for that!

--RG


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

cam, I don't have many of these bad days, Thankfully. They do tend to stick in our heads though. Thank you for coming by to visit.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Randy, I always tell people we can handle a lot more than we think. Our minds are extremely resilient if we can just allow ourselves to be flexible. Trusting God helps too. Thank you for coming by to visit.


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Lisawilliamsj 3 years ago

Wow, I have had some pretty bad days, but I think you have me beat! This was an entertaining read. Thanks for posting, I voted up!


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Lisa, These were some really bad days and they took a while to get over. I did not wreck the car, so I thought I did very well that day. I am a cup half full person, which helps. Dennis had his happen so many years ago that he doesn't even worry about it. It happened and it was a bad time. It is over and he is glad he is not there any longer. I am glad you found this entertaining, thanks for coming to visit and for the votes.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

Im just going to wish better days.. for you is that good enough Beck Katz? Bless you


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Frank, these were many years ago. We have had many better days since then. Only need one of these to make you appreciate the better times, which are most of them. Haha. I appreciate the visit and the good wishes and hope them for you too.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Hey Becky. Looks like this hub needed a visit. Wow, what an unforgettable couple of days...certainly not high on the "good" scale. I hope you have had a lot of good ones since then to make up for it. very interesting read...I won't say "good". Voted up.


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Becky Katz 2 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Hi Jodah, I wrote this in response to someone else's hub about bad days. I have had 18 years of good days after this one. My husband has had about 40 years of them, his was in Vietnam. We all have bad days and get through them. I have not had another one like this one since. I appreciate the visit.


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WillStarr 6 weeks ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Wow! How did I miss this one? It makes my own 'bad days' pale in comparison and it's so well written too.

Excellent Becky!


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Becky Katz 6 weeks ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Thank you Will. I always appreciate kudos from one of the best writers I know.

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