Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Sunday, July 8, 2012

July 8, 2012

Good day for Jason, though there is the on going battle of pain management. We went to breakfast, early this morning, with some friends, and we actually went to the Original Pancake House. For those readers who have been with me for over a year, you should recognize the name as one that we frequented while back in Bethesda. I knew they were out here, but just had not taken the time to locate until now. Actually it was at the request of our friends, and it was where they wanted to go have breakfast. It was good they wanted to go early too, since by the time we left there was a long line out the door. I think we might have stayed a little longer except that Jason was uncomfortable and needed to get out of the chair, or as he likes to say, "off my feet."

It was good getting with Larry (for those that don't know Larry, he and I have known each other since high school and he was the best man at my wedding - heck, he's the reason Linda and I met) and his family. I hadn't seen him in a long time, and it was nice catching up on things. We got to visit with his kids and his grand kids, and he with ours, well, some of ours. His son John is about embark on law school, and Jenny, his daughter is mother of his two grand kids. Jenny is also married to Tim and they have a great home down here in San Diego. It made me wish I had been able to stay closer in touch with Larry and his family, but I can 't change the past, so we can only make the future better.

The one thing I didn't do today, that I would have liked to do, was go for a bike ride. Instead, I took a nap. I guess sometimes it is better to just relax and catch up a little on your sleep... ;-) Tomorrow is going to be another busy day for Jason, he has an early appointment for a procedure. He won't be going to the hyperbaric chamber because of the procedure, and they are already aware of this. We won't be taking the girls to their day care until a little later as well. Tomorrow is my birthday, though it was already celebrated this past Saturday. I think most of the celebrations are done for now, as I don't want to be gaining too much weight, and in fact, hope to loose some. With the bike ride coming up I don't want to gain any more weight than I need to. I don't want to be hauling around any extra weight for nearly 200 miles, if I don't have to. Please check on my page: http://www.active.com/donate/eodride2012/GRoss94 just to keep up on how I'm doing.

Jason did have two visitors today - Gary and Matt. Apparently Gary was up at a Gaming Convention, a couple of days ago, and spoke with one of the vendors there. He told them about Jason and so they provided Gary with a copy of one of their newest games and asked him to deliver it to Jason. Jason, needless to say, was very happy to receive it. Also, while there, he happened to see Brent Spiner and got him to autograph a photo for Jason. Jason is somewhat of a Trekkie so he appreciated receiving that as well. Anyway, the visit lasted for a short while, and then they needed to get going, and Jason needed to lay back down. Then, a little while later, we were all going to bed, and came to the end of a nice weekend.

Thank you, for all your continued support and prayers - God bless you all, and the U.S.

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  1. Praying!
    Romans 5:1-4 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
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