Saturday, June 24, 2006


I thought I'd let you know I'm still alive. The stitches came out last week and it hurt so bad I almost passed out. It still hurts to keep my foot down so this will be short. I officially became handicapped yesterday per Mr. Mayhem. Mayhem #1 took me to the sub-courthouse to get a temporary handicapped placard for the car. He's currently visiting his dad in WA. I'm jealous. I'm going this morning to supervise the cleaning of the fish tanks at church. Tomorrow evening I'll actually go to church for the choir's special concert. Mayhem #1 is singing and Mayhem #2 is playing djimba (sp). It's an African drum. Luckily my nephew had one. I'll try to drop by more often. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006


Mrs. A (aka Mercy) came through the surgery just fine. She is now the proud owner of a 3 to 4 inch screw keeping several of the bones in her left foot just so.

She is still in a lot of pain, but pain meds on a regular schedule seem to keep it bearable. That, and the ice cream we feed her to keep her smiling. Mmmmm...Ice cream!

She goes back to the doctor this Friday for a look-see. We'll know more about the recovery process after that. Right now it looks like a couple of months without putting any weight on it and then a couple of months in a walking boot. The biggest question is: how long before it quits hurting every time she puts it down?

We've had several folks from church bring meals and that's been a great help.

I'll post more when I know more. Or anything, for that matter.

Thanks for your prayers and well-wishes.