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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Last week I had the first stage of InterStim therapy inserted into my back. This coming Friday, if all goes well with Stage One, I will have the batteries actually inserted into my back.

I am now connected to two batteries that make me look like I am a suicide bomber. that's because the batteries are on the outside of my body.

It is not the most comfortable position to be in, but hey. Why NOT go Robotic!!!!

Hopefully this procedure will keep me from wetting my pants AND take the back pain away at the same time.

ANY way, this has been a bit of a rough week for me. Wednesday and Thursday was full bed rest.

Friday I was able to sit up a bit, and even watched part of the Red Sox game and take Winnie out for a short walk.

Saturday, I took Winnie out twice, and watched a full game. SITTING UP!!

This morning, my DH helped me take a sponge bath, get dressed and then I drove MYSELF to my favorite Sunday Morning Breakfast Meeting.

I had one egg, one piece of toast, and then brought the cheesy hashbrowns and bacon home to DH and Winnie.

Before I came home, I visited for a bit with a disabled young veteran who was at the meeting. He talked to me about how lonely it is for him, not being surrounded by his buddies all the time.

He just moved to our area, and was directed by "a stranger" who told him about our breakfast meeting. He said he never felt so welcomed and "part of" as he did this morning with us.

We talked for about a half hour, and I told him about my DH, and the type of service he did for our country. The young man was excited about the possibility of meeting DH, so it looks like we will be taking this little lost sparrow under our wings and be his "adopted" family.

When I suggested that, he started crying. "Tears of joy and relief", he told me.

Is it even slightly possible to have a better Sunday than this???

I don't think so!

I got much more out of talking to that young man that he got from me, I am sure.

I am so glad I bit the bullet and got out of myself today. emoticon emoticon
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    What a wonderful thing you did for that young man. I hope he knows how fortunate he is to know you.
    1735 days ago
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    Just wanted to say how very touched I was by your blog. It was very heartwarming.
    1736 days ago
    You did a wonderful thing or that young man, and not, incidentally, for yourself as well. We are never so blessed as when we can give to someone else.
    1736 days ago
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