Terry and I want to say a huge thank you to so many people who left blog comments, sent e-mails, and wished us happy anniversary on Facebook. You all helped make an already wonderful day even more special for us.
We started the day by waking up around 7 a.m., which was about three hours earlier than normal and not wonderful at all. But we had to be on the road by 8:30 to drive to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville for Terry’s post-op conference on her InterStim device. The first thing Terry said when asked how things are going since it was implanted on December 16 was, “I love it! It’s given me my life back!”
Yes, it really has been that effective. Her pain levels have dropped dramatically, her comfort level is so much better, and as she said, she is able to function more normally again.
Much of our time there yesterday was spent going over the different programs on the device and discussing how they work and a question and answer session to help us better understand what it is capable of. Terry will start physical therapy sometime in March and is scheduled to return to Mayo in six months.
Something else that has helped Terry’s comfort level and healing is the Luxe Neo 120 bidet we recently installed in our guest bathroom. So much so that we will be putting one in our master bathroom, too. In fact, after hearing how much she likes it, Terry’s mom and dad ordered the same model. They were so impressed that they bought a second one the next day!
When we were finished at Mayo we drove back south, stopping in Daytona Beach for dinner. Then it was home for a relaxing evening, just the two of us. That may not sound all that wonderful to some people, but for us it was the perfect way to wrap up our special day.
As for our next few days, Terry will be busy getting the editing and proofing of Big Lake Quarterback finished, and I’ll be making corrections as she goes. I also have to write the back cover blurb, which is also what shoppers on Amazon will see. Then I’ll write the first chapter of my next Big Lake book, which will go into the back of this one as a teaser. And finally, I will get my next authors newsletter ready to go out free to over 1,000 subscribers. If you are not already on the subscription list, just send me your e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get you added.
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.
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Thought For The Day – I am sitting in a horrible traffic jam, but fortunately someone is beeping their horn behind me, so we should be on the move anytime now.