Iwo Gima

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

April 24, 2012

Google has decided that it was time to make changes to their blogging offerings, so today it looks a little different to me, but what the heck, today has been a different kind of day all around. Jason had the laser treatment yesterday, and he was told it would probably feel a bit like a mild sun burn today. Well, the doctor was right, it did feel like a sun burn, only it wasn't mild. Think of the kind of sun burn where your skin is tender, and it hurts just to put your shirt on. That's what Jason was trying to sit on, in his chair. As you can imagine, he wasn't too happy about it. He was up in his chair for about 20 minutes, dealing with the discomfort when I asked him if he would like to just get back in bed and forget his appointments for today. He said he would and I called his section leader and asked him to cancel all  his appointments. GySgt Parker is a great guy and said it would be no problem at all, and said to make sure that Jason just stayed down and was comfortable. At about that time the house cleaning service came by and I took the girls down to the park, so they could play and be out of the way of the cleaners. On the walk over to the park I stopped at the Linvilles and asked if their two could come along and so we all ended up down at the part, and the girls were having a great time. A little later we headed back to the house as I could see they were getting tired. Then a little later today I was able to speak with the Ortho doctor, who was looking in to what can be done with the HO and he said that things were looking good as far as being able to help with the effort to remove some of it. The decision is simply, when. Jason and I will be getting with that doctor and some of the others and then make a decision and create a time line as to what is to be done and in what kind of sequence. We'll be looking at all the risks involved as well as being able to talk to all the key players to help make this as safe and effective for Jason (Wow, almost sounds like I'm putting together a project plan for his treatment and recovery... I guess I am).

I spent the day with the girls, and we had a good time. Stacy went to the store with me, after Jackie went down for her nap. We picked up a couple of things we needed at the house and generally had a good time scooting around with the shopping cart. It was one of those that had a "car" attached to the front, so she would feel a little like she was driving through the store. She had a bunch of fun and was laughing most of the time, even started making honking noises when we got around other people.

Tonight, after dinner, and after a little clean up, I settled down with the girls and watched Finding Nemo. We didn't see the entire movie, as it was getting late, so I first put Jackie to bed and then let Stacy stay up about another 20 minutes then she went to bed. It was a nice relaxed way to end the day, but now I have a few more things to do and will probably be up until close to 23:00 (11pm) before I get to bed. Tomorrow we have to appointments, so I already know that, and have it planned that way. Thank you, for the prayers and for all the support, and please continue to keep us in your hearts.

4 comments:

  1. Praying for everyone with hope the obstacles to peace and serenity are faced with grace and strength. Goodness prevails and God is with you. Your prayer warriors will continue to support you and you will never be alone. Have a good day tomorrow.

    All our best,
    Karen & Rob
    Livermore Friends

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  2. Hope Jason's feeling much better tomorrow!
    Stopping by to let you know I'm praying!
    John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
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  3. I am so sorry about the pain. HOping it will turn out to be 'productive' pain in that the treatment will be so beneficial that it will be worth it. Hugs to you all...enjoying the rain here in Livermore...probably the last for a long long time.

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  4. There is a really nice rain coming down here in Livermore. Hate to see it end since we waited until Spring to finally get some!! Hope all is well down here at Camp Ross.

    Finished Linda's paperwork organizing for her today so she can do step 2 now.

    Now I need to concentrate on Camp Weaver.

    All our best,
    Karen & Rob
    Livermore Friends

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