Sunday, August 15, 2010
I was a bit worried I wouldn't be able to get around the block (1/2 mile) before sunset but took a chance anyhow and truly amazed myself by making it in about 15 minutes which means I was able to walk 2 miles per hour. This doesn't sound like much but about a month ago my speed was approximately 1 mile per hour after I had a quad muscle tear during physical therapy. That, unfortunately, set my recovery back by about 3-4 weeks. I had to spend one week in a knee immobilizer and got out the walker, too, as I was afraid I would fall and cause more injury.
I haven't been checking my emails lately and was surprised to see my neice wrote me 2 emails (one last Wednesday and one on Saturday morning just before I checked my emails) to tell me my sister probably will be dying soon. She just got out of ICU on Saturday and she has an infection of her kidneys which the antibiotics do not seem to be able to get under control. They plan to transfer her to hospice soon as I assume they have made her DNR/DNI. I probably will be hearing soon that she has passed on. She lives in Duluth which is about 150 miles from here and I am grateful I will be able to drive up there when I need to.