Something New

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 142022

I figured by now you’re probably tired of hearing about our adventures in Hurricane Ian and the aftermath. It’s kind of like old people talking about their medical issues. Nobody really cares, right?

So today, let’s talk about something new. Namely, medical issues. Last week Terry had a CT scan at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville as part of the ongoing treatment for the damage all of the radiation did to her during her cancer treatment 22 years ago. The report said they thought they saw something suspicious on the scan. So yesterday we had to go back to Mayo again for an invasive afternoon of ultrasound exams.

By the time we left there, Terry was not feeling comfortable at all. But the good news is that, according to the report from the ultrasound, they saw nothing abnormal for a woman who’s been through the treatment she had. That gave us both a big sigh of relief.

The best way to determine what’s going on would be with an MRI, but due to her InterStim implant, she can’t have one. The new version of the device is MRI-compatible. Terry is not due to have the battery replaced in hers for another two years. That is a relatively minor surgical procedure. The InterStim technician has suggested she might want to talk to her doctor about getting it replaced sooner rather than later and at that time to go with the new version in case an MRI is called for in the future. It would be a more invasive surgery, as it was to implant the one she has now. We will be meeting with her doctor at Mayo again next Tuesday, and that is one of the things we will talk about.

In other news, we’ve been doing more than just sitting out hurricanes and sitting in doctors’ offices. Terry spent some time in the last week getting a warp wound up and ready to go onto her new Louet Spring II loom. So much has been going on since she got the loom a few months ago that she has not had time to do anything with it yet. I know she’s eager to get started on it, and I’m eager to see what she creates next.

For my part, I got several more chapters of my new Big Lake book finished, and they are all through the proofing process. Now I’m working on even more chapters. I am past the halfway point and looking forward to getting this one out. We do have a trip planned to Alabama soon to see our son Travis and his wife Geli. This is the trip we planned a few weeks ago but then had to postpone because they got COVID, and then the hurricane came along.

I’m going to try to get quite a bit more done on the book before we leave for the trip because it’s long overdue. I know a lot of readers are waiting for it to come out, and I apologize for having my schedule so off track this year, but we’ve had some family things that took precedence over working. Thank you for your patience.

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.

Thought For The Day – Ignoring red flags because you want to see the good in people will cost you later.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

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