Rick’s surgery yesterday at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN took 3-1/2 hours and went well. He is now hospitalized next door at Methodist Hospital until Friday. When he left the recovery room they wheeled his bed through the skywalk and into his hospital room – so easy.
Here are the screws that were removed from his ankle – they are huge! And he says he couldn’t feel them – they’ve been in there for 20 years. Yikes!
The doctor removed a wedge of bone from the top of his foot, put in a plate and screwed it all together again so that his foot will sit straight when he walks. We are so hopeful that he’ll be able to be more mobile in the future. Thanks for all the prayers and good wishes!
Doesn’t every situation have a funny side? Monday night I couldn’t sleep – naturally – and the last time I looked at the clock it was 3:45. The next thing I knew Rick was calling me on my phone wondering if I was up. I said no, I had just gotten to sleep and by the way, what time is it? It was 6:45! We were leaving between 6-6:15! I jumped out of bed, stepped into my clothes and threw on some makeup. When I checked my alarm, I had set it for 5:15 PM – not AM!!!!! Yikes! Becky arrived to stay with the dogs and we checked in at the surgery desk at 8:30. As we sat down in the waiting room, I looked down at my feet and this is what I saw.
Yup – two different shoes – one an everyday black slip-on that I’ve even worn to the barn on occasion and the right shoe is a church shoe! Oh, did we ever have a laugh!
So that was my day – all is well. Tomorrow a guy from Antiques Road Show is coming to the library and I signed up to take a picture in for him to evaluate. I’ll let you know how it goes.