It was –32F on Friday morning or –35C eh.
It has been a week. My sister law Beth and my brother Carey have been in St Louis. Beth’s father died on New Years Day he was 89 years old. The funeral was Tuesday.
A old friend died in Kansas on December 31st he was 67 years old and died from a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor. A very scary cancer. His parents brought him to Bass Bay on Straight Lake fishing when he was growing up and he continued that tradition with his children…and his children and our children were good friends.
What can you do but send flowers and words of encouragement.
My other baby brother, Jody who lives next door was sick with what he thought was the flu. It turned out to be a complication from the Gallbladder Surgery he had last summer. He has four stones in his duct. They tried to remove them but were unsuccessful. They put in a stent because they noticed a narrowing of one of the ducts. Now he has pancretitis. He will be in the hospital for a few more days…he is in a lot of pain. I talked to him on the phone ( he didn’t make much sense, he doesn’t do anesthesia or pain meds well), he is in a far away hospital. I am sure he will be okay…it all just takes time.
Dad and Jody about 1963
Our grandson Noah had all four of his wisdom teeth removed yesterday. We were able to Facetime with him and encouraged ice packs and overlapping meds for pain. Poor kid, but at least he is rid of them all at once. I felt so sorry for him that I didn’t even ask if he saved the teeth for the tooth fairy.
Far Guy has been enduring a Trigeminal Neuralgia “flare” all week, sometimes the lightening bolt pain is continuous. He has been miserable and discouraged. He tries real hard not to be cranky. It has been a long time since he had a flare that lasted all week….usually a day or two and the pain burns itself out. Not so much this time.
I am fine, I try not to be cranky too!