Make No Small Plans

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tammy Update

Just a quick update and a thanks to everyone for their prayers, kind thoughts and words.

I took Tammy to Nashville today to get the stitches removed and a new cast set.

Today is the first time I really got to see the severity of her broken leg.


The spiral fracture was amazing. Best way I can describe it is:

a) make a paper letter "O" about 2" in diameter
b) Cut it once
c) spread it into a spiral about 1.5" TALL.
d) Now you have a 3-d profile of the fracture in her shin.

I also got to see the post-surgery x-rays and review them with one of the best orthopedic surgeons in the South. She's got 18 screws and a 14" long plate.

The good news is that while she'll be in a wheelchair for another month, the prognosis is very good.

It's been a crazy 4 months:
1) My mom died.
2) Tammy's mother had a breast removed and is now on chemo.
3) Tammy's dad had to have carotid artery surgery.
4) Tammy broke her leg.
5) I got to do all the cooking and cleaning ( whine... whine...whine...)
6) My aunt ( mom's sister) is on death bed, but we got to see her last time this afternoon on way back from Tammy's appointment.

No sympathy requests here.... Just a reminder:
Whoever coined the phrase " If you have your health, you have everything." was as wise as anybody could be!!!

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