Greetings from South Texas where at our house we are thinking of buying a table with a large umbrella and 2 chase lounge chairs and enjoy having our own sandy beach! YUP – no rain here!
Yesterday we had an appointment at BAMC for a check up on Clay’s hand. Talk about relief for me and Clay! The Doctor (military) has done a miracle with his hand. How he ever put things back together is amazing. Clay heals well so all looks great! He is scheduled for his Reconstruction surgery on 13 February. Next week he will have stitches removed from his finger and then he will have a cast on his hand until the surgery.
Prognosis is fairly good that the little finger will be OK, with a ‘wait and see’ on mobility, etc. But knowing Clay – it will all work out in the end! He is such a trooper!
As most know, we had concurrent Cataract surgeries in September and October. Clay did great – ME, well we know how that damn black cat always follows me around, I have Ptosis (pronounced Totis). It happens sometimes with this type of surgery and can be hereditary – THANK YOU SMITH-HARRISON LINE!
Ptosis can be caused by Cataract surgery (whoopee) or genetic (another whoopee), so I really have a problem now, and have been referred to a Plastic Surgeon for corrective surgery. I also have issues with the bottom eyelashes growing inward which aggregate my right eye and have to go back to the Eye Doctor whenever that happens (which is about once a month). Apparently the surgeon will zap the folicals with a laser and permanently cease that issue! I was just so damn happy yesterday afternoon when I realized that I now have another ‘minor’ surgery ahead which will resolve this issue! Doesn’t this just sound like fun and games?
Especially since 2020 was to be such a quiet, peaceful and ‘a lot of quilting’ getting accomplished! I guess that looking like I am 60 is better than having drooping eyelids! LOL.
If it had not have been for how great Clay’s hand is looking and the positive outlook, I think that the trauma I have experienced (NOT TAKING AWAY FROM THE PAIN THAT CLAY HAS SUFFERED) on New Years Eve that I might have just come home and sat in a chair forever! (Not really). Anyway, this is on the horizon, in the meantime I am determined to put issues behind me and go forward as backwards is not the place to stay!
This week-end will be football week-end! Yea! I am thinking that starting Monday I will start setting up my new iMAC. I will need some time to get it set up and will have 4 days to do so as Friday we go back to BAMC. I am not ready to start working on OMIGOSH until Clay gets his hand in a cast that will give him more freedom.
All in all, WE ARE SO BLESSED. We have each other and it is such a very special gift that God gave us! Who else has grown up with someone from age 9, never dated, but at the age of 51 Clay called me in DC and I married him in 2 months and that was almost 24 years ago!
Others that I know are going through much more severe illnesses and I constantly pray that they are healed.
I am hoping to have some hand work ready for HQAL tomorrow! If I can maintain only positive thoughts, things will improve even more.
Have a wonderful Saturday and count your blessings!