Friday, June 26, 2009
Prayers for Ms. Conroy, please.
She has apparently ruptured the patellar tendon - the tendon that helps to keep the knee cap in good alignment - on her right leg.
I don't know how this happens, so don't ask, but apparently it is a side effect of the 3rd or 4th generation antibiotic - especially when one already has a weakness in that area - which she took for a sinus infection about 6 weeks ago. She had a torn meniscus repaired then about 10 years ago, so I guess that's where it settled.
She's on crutches and taking Vicodin for the pain, which is considerable. Mostly, though, she's frustrated and annoyed.
Surgery is in the near future. We'll know more after the MRI today, especially in terms of the complication of the surgery and recovery.
We're trying to figure out Plans A,B and C. General Convention July 5-18 is not helping at all.
So, after doing a load of her laundry, fetching her coffee and breakfast, walking and feeding the dogs, running to the store for milk, fresh vegetables and trash bags - which represent all of her morning chores - then, set about tackling MY morning chores - I handed her a second cup of coffee, looked up at her with as much compassion and tenderness and love as I could muster, and said, "Don't get too used to this, okay?"
We both fell out laughing.
She's as frustrated about not being able to do things for herself as I am about having to do them for her.
We'll work it out. We always have. We always will.
In the meantime, of your kindness and mercy, please keep her in your prayers.