At Forest Retreat RV Park, New Caney, Texas...
Sandy's shoulder surgery went well but, soon afterward, she developed a numbness in part of her left arm and hand. Tests showed that she had a pinched nerve near her elbow and that yet another surgery would be required quickly, lest she lose some use of her left hand.
The surgery took place on June 24 and, thankfully, the procedure was made simpler by a slight deformity in her left elbow that allowed for greater access to the nerve by the surgeon. It also meant that the nerve would not have to be moved to another location in her arm as he had anticipated.
This has been her fourth surgery since October--counting the do-over of her foot. She has remained positive, pleasant and stoic throughout--far beyond my capability to do the same.
A pleasant distraction has been visiting with the kids and grandsons; I think they provided just the right "upper" to keep us smiling when we didn't feel much like smiling. We've also enjoyed visits with friends, and that always keeps us laughing. Thank God for these angels in our lives.
We are still planning to spend most of the rest of the summer in Colorado assuming, of course, that all goes well with Sandy from this point. I am dreading our return, however, as knee replacement surgery will be awaiting me. I can guarantee that I will not handle myself as well as she, but I think she understands that most guys are whiners, and I'll be doing plenty of that, especially when the physical therapy begins.
So now you know why my posts have been scarce lately. This seems to be our season for medical issues, and these can take you out of the game for long periods, unfortunately.
I'll keep you updated with our progress as we work our way through these obstacles, so please don't give up on following along with us. At this point, I would advise you to let no moss grow as you enjoy yourselves without these encumbrances. Fortunately, we already have lots of miles of smiles and memories to enjoy as we work our way through our "overhauls."
I will try to post a little more regularly, now that our time here in Houston is coming to an end, at least for now. In fact, I just may have a little surprise for you in an upcoming post, so don't go anywhere.