I was hoping for sunshine this morning but it didn't happen. It was under coal-gray skies that Pheebs and I jeeped ourselves out into the countryside southeast of Bayfield. A walk in the Linfield Conservation Area on Pavilion Road and a few photos along the way helped me gather my thoughts.
THE LINWOOD CONSERVATION AREA HEADING EAST ON PAVILION ROAD AREA BUSH LINES ARE FINALLY BEGINNING TO SHOW SOME COLOR THE BEAN HARVEST IS ON HOLD AT THE MOMENT DUE TO WET WEAHTER AND THESE BE THE BEANS
The last thing Amy, Kelly's liaison lady regarding Kelly's liver transplant encouragingly and good-heartedly said to her on the phone yesterday was to 'stew-on-it,' and call her back this morning. And you can bet that Kelly did a bit of stewing and came up with a list of questions. She was right on that phone this morning calling Amy back. Pheebs and I were out at the time but when we came home, the first thing Kelly said to me was that she felt much better after this morning's phone call. Some misconceptions and misunderstandings were cleared up. First, about the age thing....This has been a back-and-forth thing right from the start with some key medical people saying seventy-five (Kelly's age) is the cut-off point for the surgery while others have said no it isn't. Amy this morning explained it this way.....If a person is an old seventy-five they are not likely to get onto the list but if they are a young seventy-five they can make the list. Amy said to Kelly, "and, you are definitely a young seventy-five". She (not the surgeon) also told Kelly that her weight is fine but it would be good if she could gain another five or so pounds. She also said that she is in the process of setting up an appointment for Kelly with the head surgeon himself. There are other surgeons at the hospital but this guy is the head honcho. She is also setting up a heart-related stress test. She told Kelly that she would not be on the 'on-hold' list long and that after a few more tests the 'on-hold' restriction would be lifted. (why wasn't Kelly told that yesterday) Now, either Kelly and I misunderstood some of yesterday's information or some things changed in London overnight. Amy's last words to Kelly today in a good humor manner were, 'stay tuned'. It has been clear since the beginning that Kelly's liaison lady is definitely on her side and rooting for her:))
THESE APPLES ALONGSIDE THE BEANFIELD REMIND ME OF APPLE BEAN PIE:))
Now, for me and last night's post. I should have waited until today before voicing my opinions about yesterday's phone call. I sometimes get myself a little emotional and over the top about things and that sometimes spills over into my blog. Anyway, I've got myself back in line, back on track, and back on board feeling better about Kelly's future. One month from yesterday I meet with my hip replacement surgeon in Sarnia, Ontario.
|THE HARDWOOD FOREST AT THE END OF THIS TRAIL IS BEING LOGGED AT THE MOMENT|
|I THINK THIS COULD BE CALLED APPLE LANE|
|THE BLUE WATERS OF LAKE HURON CAN BE SEEN ON THE HORIZON|
|PHEEBS AND I ARE SURE GLAD WE ARE BACK IN OUR GOOD OLD JEEP AGAIN|
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Mr. Jones is driving past the state mental hospital when his left rear tire suffers a flat. While he is changing the tire, another car goes by, running over the hub cap in which he was keeping the lug nuts. The nuts are all knocked into a nearby storm drain. He is at a loss for what to do and is about to go call a cab when he hears a shout from behind the hospital fence, where one of the inmates has been watching the whole thing. "Hey, pal! Why don't you just take one lug nut off each of the other three wheels and use them to replace the missing ones? That'll hold your tires on until you can get to a garage or something." Mr. Jones is startled by the patient's seeming rationality, but realizes the plan will work, and installs the spare tire without incident. Before he leaves, he calls back to the patient. "You know, that was pretty sharp thinking. Why do they have you in there?" The patient smiles and says, "I'm in here because I'm crazy, not because I'm stupid."
I got really angry with my car navigation today. I even yelled at it and told it to "go to hell." Twenty minutes later, I arrived at my mother-in-law’s house.