Saturday, July 14, 2012

It's Been a Week

It's been a little over a week since Patrick's surgery but this morning his lawn mower was calling for him.  He assured me he was ready to do this.

He barely got started and our neighbor stopped over for a chat. It didn't last too long.
The mowing is done but not without a little casualty with his incision; otherwise, it went just fine.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Taking Turns

This is more of an update on our summer infirmary.  Patrick had surgery yesterday on his "new" hip that he got almost two years ago.  The ball was replaced with a larger one to lengthen his leg; the cable that was wrapped around the joint was removed; and, tendon repair.  According to the doctor, all went well.  Now, the recovery begins; he came home today.  It's my turn to change bandages now as Patrick has been my nurse for the past three weeks.

Trust me, nobody would want us to post any photos of our procedures; I can hardly look at them myself.  We're just thankful we're on the road to recovery.

On the way home from the hospital today, Patrick told me that the doctor told him they would be sending him the old ball they removed from his hip once they disinfected it.  The old ball was ceramic; the new one is metal.  I wonder what we're suppose to do with the ceramic one - hang it on our Christmas tree???

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July

Even though our temperature was near 100 degrees today, we managed to get a nice pontoon ride in with family.  My sister, brother-in-law and 3 of their "kids", came out for their first pontoon ride (first with us).  Usually, they only come out at Christmas time and the scenery is a bit different in December.

Jim (brother-in-law) with his daughter-in-law, Sue:
Brothers, Craig and Marlin:
The women having a nice gab session (l to r Pat, Joanne, Kaylyn and Robyn): 
It felt good out on the water but it felt much better getting in air conditioning.  We enjoyed a nice barbecue before everyone headed back home.  It was a great way to spend the holiday.

This was taken on a different trip, but I didn't want to leave out the "captain" of the pontoon.  He was the photographer too.