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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Broken

So a lot has happened in the last week ...

Last Tuesday, the 11th, we woke up to a lot of snow on the ground. It's our trash day though and we knew that the trash truck would come even though school was closed. So Larry walked outside to drag the bin to the corner. And fell.

He was in a lot of pain, but he stayed in bed to elevate his ankle and we put ice on it, and by Wednesday he felt pretty good. We had a very important meeting that afternoon and a date that night. Thursday morning he had a previously scheduled appointment with our new doctor. They wanted to do X-rays just be sure nothing was seriously wrong so off he went. And that's where things get really interesting.

The X-ray tech told Larry to take the films directly back to the doctor and walk gingerly. So he did as instructed and found out that he had broken not his ankle, but his leg. There was a crack in his fibula and if he kept walking on it it would eventually break through completely. Surgery was mentioned and he got an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon.

Friday morning ... early ... we went in to see what the verdict was and "luckily" all he needed was a cast. So Larry emerged with a snazzy black cast, ideal for signing with his silver Sharpie, and we headed home for him to elevate his leg.

Fast forward to that night at about 11:30. We'd spent the evening at WVIHOP as usual, with Larry in a leather recliner reserved just for him and his leg until further notice. Everyone was glad to see he was doing well and we enjoyed some great time with the Lord. I was done checking the doors to make sure they were locked before bed and coming back down to our bedroom when I missed the last basement step and ... broke my big toe.

Two breaks, same leg, within four days of each other. We had never broken a bone before, either of us, in 65 combined years of life. Talk about crazy!

We're both doing alright though and I'm getting around better than I probably should be, thanks to prayer and God's grace. The kids have been a great help too. As a friend said, now we know why we had them!

So, just a little advice from us to you. Don't move the trashcan in the snow and watch that last step ... it's a doozy!

God bless!

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But to you who fear My name
      The Sun of Righteousness shall arise
      With healing in His wings;

- Malachi 4:2

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