Sunday, July 6, 2008

4th of July was a Smash!

We went camping for a very short time on Friday July, 4th. Dennis broke his ankle about 45 minutes after we arrived at the campsite. Poor guy! He had just gotten to the point after breaking his leg 2 years ago in July where he wasn't really swelling too much at the end of a long day and his endurance and strength were returning.
Guess it's broke up pretty good inside. They did a CT scan but they never really said how many pieces. He'll be going in for a second surgery on the ankle on July 14th or the 16th. The Doc said there is no way he will be allowed to start walking on it for 10 weeks after the surgery... maybe 12 weeks.
You really worry when you can't work whether your job will keep you on while you heal up and you really really worry when they were so great just two years ago and you have to ask for them to work with you a second time. We need that insurance and we need that job...
There is a lot that is out of our control at this point, so we'll try and stay positive and do what needs to be done....

1 comment:

Trish said...

Ohhhhh nooooo!!!!!!
What crappy luck. :(
In spite of Dennis' balsa wood leg bones, I know your strong hearts and minds will prevail.
We love you both. PLEASE let us know if there's anything at all we can do. I have this inexplicable desire to begin furiously making freezer meals for you. But I'll wait to hear what you really need.
Sending lots of healing love and light.
(Just kidding about the balsa wood. kind of. ;) )

The big plunge...

Starting Weight 193.8
Week 1 194.2 - +.4
W- 2 190.2 - -4.0
W- 3 186.4 - -3.8
W- 4 186.2 - -0.2
W- 5 184.0 - -2.2
W- 6 184.5 - +0.5
W- 7 185.0 - -0.5
W- 8 183.2 - -1.8
W- 9 180.0 - -3.2
W- 10 183.2 - +3.2
W- 11 179.0 - -4.2
W- 12 177.1 - -1.9
W- 13 175.1 - -2.0
W- 14 171.6 - -3.5
W- 15 169.9 - -1.7
W- 16 168.4 - -1.5
W- 17 165.4 - -3.0
W- 18 161.9 - -3.5
W- 19 165.4 - +3.0
W- 20 163.0 - -2.4
W- 21 165.8 - +2.8
W- 22 162.0 - -3.8
W- 23 159.8 - +0.4
W- 24 158.0 - -2.7
W-k 25 156.4 - -1.6
W- 26 154.3 - -2.1
W- 27 153.9 - -0.4
W- 28 152.0 - -1.9
August 30, 2009
W- 29 149.9 - -2.1
W- 30 147.7 - -2.2
W- 31 147.1 - -0.6
W- 32 149.5 - +2.4
W- 33 151.3 - +1.8
W- 34 150.2 - -1.1
W- 35 150.8 - +0.6
W- 36 150.3 - -0.5
W- 37 149.1 - -1.2
W- 38 149.8 - +0.7
W- 39 150.1 +0.3
W- 40 156.3 +6.2
W- 41 153.3 -3.0
W- 42 152.6 -0.7
W- 43 152.6 -0.0
W- 44 150.7 -1.9
W- 45 152.4 +1.7
W- 46 153.0 +0.6
W- 47 152.3 +0.7
W- 48 150.1 -2.2

W- 49 147.5 -2.6
W- 50 146.3 -1.2
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W- 53 151.0 +2.0
W- 54 149.3 -1.7
W- 55 144.9 -4.4
W- 56 144.1 -0.8
W- 57 140.0 lbs. Goal!!!!