Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost


"Good things come to those who wait, but, only the things LEFT by those who hustle." - Unknown (at least by me)

"Life is wonderful, without it you are dead." - Hy "Pete" Peterson - Park City and Kenecott Miner

"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown

"Life's tough - it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary!" - Vince Lombardi

"If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much space.” ~ Attributed to Jim Whittaker by Doug ‘Swani’ Swantner, Alaska Smokejumper and Air Attack Base Manager (Ret.)

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Thursday, April 8, 2010


I talked to Inklings about an hour ago. Her Mother is hurting a lot worse than yesterday. She can't stand to lie down and they can't check her bandages to see if there is increased bleeding. She is not running a fever so that is good. Hernia surgery on the stomach is tough---and it takes six weeks minimum to get to where you can start doing things. The third day after surgery is usually the hardest and I hope that is what we are seeing here. I wish I had better news on this.


Delirious said...

That's too bad. I was hoping she would have a better recovery.

Nene said...

Do you know if the doctor told them that the 3rd day would be the hardest? I'm wondering if they might need to call the doctor back and let him know how bad she is hurting. I talked to her yesterday and she didn't sound good. I'm really glad Inklings felt she should pack a bigger suitcase and prepare to stay longer. You should go over and visit, I'm sure they'd love to see you.

Delirious said...

I talked to them today. Mom didn't even want to use the phone, just wanted to listen to the speaker. I could tell it was an effort to talk. I told Dad that I think the reason the third day is hardest is that on the second day there is still residual surgery pain medication in her system. By the third day she is reliant soley on the pills they gave her. I'm sure glad Inklings could be there to help out. I wish I lived closer.

Amber said...

aw thats too bad, she must really be hurting too because g'ma is a tough cookie, I hope she starts feeling better, maybe they just need to increase her painkillers.

Dee Ice Hole said...

They increased her painkillers and she went to sleep---slept most of the afternoon---in an uncomfortble position. Don't know the results of that yet.