Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Surgery Time

I am set for 9 am tomorrow morning for surgery. Hopefully all goes well. I will try to have Debbie keep you all posted on the outcome.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Surgery Marathon

Poor, sweet Debbie has to deal with quite a bit the last two weeks of this month. First, she is flying out tomorrow with her sister Rebecca for California to help out with their Dad's surgery. After she returns in the evening this Sunday, she gets to have two days to recover before I have my surgery on my shoulder. Let's all remember Debbie in our prayers...I will try my best to be self reliant so that she can go back to work for a break from me.

I think the P.A. today thought I was rather optimistic in what I will be able to do and in what time frame. I told him that I was hoping to head back to work on Monday and he simply laughed...I then told him I could work from home and he said that we will see. So, maybe the recovery is a bit more than what I was originally thinking. I then asked him if I would be able to go white water rafting with the young men come June 30th and he did not laugh at all...he simply said no. So, in addition to missing out on that fun I will also be missing the upcoming company golf tournament that I am in charge of. There was considerable smack talk after my team won the tournament last October 20th. Not only did my team win, I won the longest drive and closest to the hole contest. There has been a great deal of conspiracy theories and cries of rigging the event. Now, I will not be able to repeat my stellar performance...better to go out on top any way.

So, if anyone is up for Xbox 360 play this week or next week, I am game. If you have the need to beat me at Halo, wait until next week when I am drugged and incoherent. Oh, and I will only have one hand. What I am really trying to say is BRING IT!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Surgery It Is

Well, after my follow up appointment with the orthopedic surgeon this morning, it looks like I am going to have surgery. It will be a pretty standard shoulder scope that should fix a couple of tares and some buritus, so it should not be bad. The date of this same day surgery is scheduled for February 27th. I just look forward to not being in pain 24/7. I just wanted to keep you all posted.

By the way, one of the readers asked if I did not like my current job. I do actually enjoy my job, but I would love to be a full time writer and work from home...that is the dream job. Anyway, I hope all of you are doing well.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

February Update

I decided to take time out of this unusual non-snowing day to write a bit about what is happening with us. Thanks to old man winter, I am looking forward to my appointment this Thursday with the doctor in reference to my shoulder. Chances are that I may have to have a little surgery. As long as it does not turn out like my hernia surgery blunder, I will be fine.

As of now, we are taking a much needed break from fertility treatments. I must say that I am pleased that the Church has finally recognized that there are some couples who have the righteous desire of having children and that it will count the same as though who had children in this life. I must say I was really impressed with the World Wide Leadership Training due in part to this explanation. We are turning our focus now to our own personal health and to some stressful medical procedures coming up in Debbie's family. We are also very mindful of my Mom and her health situation. When it rains, it pours.

On another note, I am now committed to writing one or two short stories about characters in my trilogy I am writing. In this way, I hope to get published in a journal so that I can reference this success when I am submitted my book to publishers and agents. There is not a day that goes by that I am reminded that the writing I am doing is important...in what way I cannot say. It does no good in life to get hopes up to high, but that does not mean I have to be pesimistic about my chances. I am unsure of how I will react when I am finally published, but the dream of telling my employer to tak this job and shove it will not be among the realistic responses.

Debbie is doing very well now that she is getting over her cold that I so kindly shared with her. She is making a significant impact in her calling with the young women...none of us are shocked by this, but she constantly denies the success that she is having. I guess it could be worse, she could be arogant about it like many here in the lovely deseret which in my mind negates any good they actually did. To have a humble wife is a true blessing.

We hope that you are all well and that you are warm and safe wherever you are. Remember in your prayers to pray for moisture...in the mountains!