Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Angel took this picture of the view outside my hospital room window. It's of the Wasatch Mountain foothills. I suppose that as long as one has to lie in a bed, sometimes in suffering and always working on healing, one should be glad to have such a view.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
One other thing: let us also hope that if the timing of my healing allows it, I might be able to attend a Sundance screening in Salt Lake City! (This time, I'll either avoid the trolley system or go to an afternoon screening!)
Sunday, January 8, 2012
It turns out that I ought to have used the leave of absence as a chance to escape (just kidding), as the next morning I received some unwelcome news: my left knee, which has been in an immobilizer for the past month, recovering from a patellectomy, hasn't healed sufficiently to be saved. The disease is enough for my left knee to be amputated, a procedure that will take place on Tuesday (the 10th). I had thought I was through with such loss. The blow is mitigated only by the knowledge that having no knee is better, prosthesis- and other-wise, than having a useless sick one; and by the fact that my right knee, though without its patella, has held on. As I'm still processing the news and imagining my poor leg to be a few inches shorter than it is, this knowledge seems a little like cold comfort. Yet I'll be glad to be without left-knee pain, which has been bothering me lately.
"The art of losing isn't hard to master." -- Elizabeth Bishop