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Friday, June 26, 2009

Ouch!


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.

18 comments:

Paul said...

Prayers offered, of course. My knees are getting worse with the years and I dread something like this. May love and vicodin and good practices get you through it.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Oh my! Yes. Many prayers for Mrs Conroy and for you, Elizabeth, and that you'll both work out all the details. I'm so sorry.

Utah Savage said...

Ouch is right!

airedale said...

Fix her some shrimp gulah for dinner and she will feel better!!!

Bill Schatz said...

This is what comes from kicking novices :)

whiteycat4104 said...

Forget the vicodin; mix a martini instead. Make that two martinis!

Seriously, sorry to hear of this event. Prayers of support for both of you.

Caminante said...

Oh crumbs. So sorry that has happened. (If she is able to stomach the vicodin, all power to her. I'd be gonzo after two pills.) Take care of both yourselves.

susankay said...

prayers for peace and patience.

Frair John said...

OUCH!

My prayers are with you both!

Brian R said...

Yes, my prayers are joined with the others

suzanne said...

Prayers for Ms. C. and you too Mother Elizabeth. Remember to be sweet.

BUT, all this Levaquin news is making me wonder about the pain in my left knee. Hmmmmmm. And i had a friend put on Leviquin for pneumonia yesterday.

FranIAm said...

So many prayers! Oh I am so sorry to hear about this.

My knees were killing me for reasons not clear (other than my age, lack of exercise and extra weight...) when I was in NC for Doxy's wedding.

They have recovered but it was painful. I can't imagine this. Sending lots of healing thoughts your way!!

And organizational ones too!

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Thanks so much for your prayers. She sees the Doc on Thursday for 'the verdict' about surgery.

My worst fear is that this will all happen during GC while I'm away. Suddenly, no battle seems worth winning - other than Ms. Conory's surgery and recovery.

it's margaret said...

Oh ouch! You will both be in my prayers. That just sucks--all of it.

--how strange--from antibiotics!? how strange....

Malinda said...

Lord love - sounds like me and my sprained ankle of 10 days ago - my husband ran out of that ever so attentive kindness in about two days. And did I mention this happened the week BEFORE Vacation Bible School?

Hang in there - all will be well, or well enough!

Word thing is priti - which it ain't in these situations!

Two Auntees said...

I am so sorry Ms. Conroy is having knee problems. You both are in our prayers.

As I read your post, I thought to myself..........this sounds a lot like a marriage to me!!

Joie said...

Prayers ascending and here's hoping some angels come your way to give you hands on support if you need and want it.

Lindy said...

Yes, prayers for you both.