I had not heard about your surgery so glad that
you are recovering. Just be sure and do only what
you are supposed to do. If you try to "push it" you
will undo what has been done.
For the past couple of months I have been through
many things with my mom, out in Western PA.
She suffered a massive heart attack the end of
September, was airlifted to Pgh.Univ of Pgh cardia
hospital. Three stainless steel stents, placed in her
front artery of her heart, two days of cardio "conversion"
In a highly skilled nursing facility for 30 days, then a nursing
home - but not good care, as a result, she suffered congestive
heart failure. I have made two trips out there - got back early
December, home three days, my dear companion "T-Bone"
the dog, apparently suffered something like a stroke, fell off
my deck, not once but twice and punctured his eye and dislocated
his hips. After three days in the hospital, I had to put him to sleep
(to the tune of $428.00) Mom has fallen several times in this
beautiful facility where she is now, however New Years weekend
she fell once again and broke her collarbone.
This is on top of the 8 compound fractures in her spine.
She will never be able to live alone again and is rapidly
deteriotating - it breaks my heart.
I have one brother who lives near her, but he also is
disabled and on a full pension. Unable to do much.
This has required very costly flights to and from Latrobe
PA. Driving is impossible - so long l5 hours, but my son
David and his wife Denise and I will be going back out
to finish taking all the stuff from Mom's place. It has not
been a good finish to 2000 and the way that 200l is
starting out - doesn't look much better.
But I will hang in there and "keep the faith"
So glad you are recovering
From: Linda L. Spence, CMC/CVC <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2001 11:20 AM
Subject: i'm back!
>It's Wednesday, January 10th, and it's my first 1/2 day back since my
>December 1st re-constructive knee surgery. Boy...is it good to be back.
>Let me tell you, that being incapicitated for 6 weeks gives you a whole new
>perspective of being disabled. It's a humbling experience. Thanks for all
>of the good wishes and cards that were sent. I'm on the mend and hope to
>be "weight bearing" by next week. If I don't see you before, I hope to see
>you all at Local Legislative Day on February 14th in Montpelier. Happy New
>Year to all and let's be healthy. Linda Spence, Manchester Town Clerk