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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Well, I am technically “walking”—just not very fast.  Margarita has me wearing my shoes, using my walker, and s-l-o-w-l-y taking one step at a time.  My goal is to roll my foot in a walking motion.  Never thought I would have to think and work so hard to do something I have been doing since I was one year old!

Although walking is pretty painful, I am happy that my pain does not seem to be coming from the bone itself.  My tendons, muscles, and joints are just being asked to do something that they haven’t done in a while!  I just need to be really careful to listen to my body and not overdo it.

My wound is getting smaller but the bracket is still exposed.  Dr. Carbonell told me today that he would do surgery to remove the bracket and close up the wound if it doesn’t close on its own in the next four weeks.  Although we have talked about this option plenty of times before, I think it will really happen this time if things don’t improve.

Dr. Carbonell left my room saying, “So, we will wait to see what it looks like in four weeks on June 4.”  I told him that June 4 was the day after my 40th birthday (June 3).  To which he said that June 4 was his birthday.  Guess what—my Douglas’s birthday is on June 4, too!  To think that the two most important men in my life right now were both born on the same day!   

The man who runs the Jackson Hospital Wound Care Centers stopped Dr. Carbonell and me to say that a local news station wants to do a news story about the Center and needs a doctor and patient to interview.  Guess who he wants to use for the story??  I’ll let you know when to tune in . . .

The girls just told me that they think that we should celebrate Father’s Day this weekend instead of Mother’s Day.  They say they have already done enough for me over the last few months and that Dad really needs more attention than me.  So nice to be loved. 

Love to you all!



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