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#1 truman

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 12:43 AM

Went to the podiatrist yesterday. Had to go to another office location as a patient with one of "our" special shoes drove through their office front waiting area.

He said foot looked good, and we're going to attempt the skin graft on May 5. He feels he can do this at the office, rather than have to go through another operation.

I'm a little nervous as he said there is going to be another special shoe and lay up period again.

My friend told me when I got home, that's it's about a 6-8 week healing period. Now I'm getting a little worried how to handle letting the dogs out and general upkeep around here.

I'm going to try to go to the store today to gather a few things I may need (dog food, canned goods, etc.). I haven't been to the store since I can remember. If I make it, my neighbor will bring my bags in. He's such a nice guy. He cuts the lawn and brings the recyclables and garbage out for me every week.

I'm very grateful for my friends and neighbors :) . I only hope that one day, I'll be able to repay them for all they have done. My family has done nothing to help except an occasional call from my brother who lives 10 minutes away. My other brother's last phone call to me was last November before my first operation :mellow: . And we all know the story of my sons. Even my ex husband has been calling checking up on me and making sure everything is okay :blink: . My ex husband's cousin has been a constant source of support in calling me every day and going with me to doctor's visits and having her live directly across the street adds to my security at this point.

Throughout everything, I constantly give thanks to the friends I have met along the path of my life. What is remarkable is as we've gotten older, my childhood friends and I, both male and female, have been together as tight as we were all those many years ago. Even those who live in other states; we stay in contact via phone and email. I think this may have something to do with coming from such a small town.
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#2 LisaBulman

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 02:41 AM

Tru,
We'll be thinking of you on May 5th! Wishing you a speedy recovery too. Having friends and family that care make such a huge difference in our lives. Don't worry about repaying everyone that has helped you, just show your appreciation now and if and when you can do something in the future then you can do it then.

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 05:33 AM

Tru, It saddens me that your family isnt there for you. I wish there was something I could do to help you while you recover from the skin graft. Well I will be thinking of you on the 5th, Take care, Sam
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Posted 25 April 2008 - 06:16 AM

Tru, You will be in my thoughts! I hope everything goes well for. That makes me sad to hear about your family. Like Sam said, I wish I could help you out someway. Glad to hear that you have friends who are helping you out! Hang in there!

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 10:12 AM

Same goes for me Tru!! I hope everything goes well for you!
Sending good wishes your way!

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 11:06 AM

Tru,

I'm sending good vibes your way. I wish we lived closer, I would help in anyway I could. Thank goodness for your good neighbors!
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Posted 25 April 2008 - 01:29 PM

Tru,

I'm another one to wish you good healing. Thank goodness you have terrific neighbors. Every time I think of your sons I get angry. They just don't know what they are missing in your warmth and caring nature. I know that is none of my business but I just can't help it.

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 02:36 PM

I don't know the story of your sons, but there's a saying that goes "we can't pick our family, but we can pick our friends". Sounds like you have a few good friends that care and see about you. I too will be lifting you up on the 5th.
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Posted 26 April 2008 - 05:03 AM

I'll be thinking of you on the 5th and wishing you a speedy recovery. So sorry about your family, but it's wonderful that you have so many loving and caring friends and neighbors.
Sending you good wishes.
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Posted 26 April 2008 - 05:06 AM

This is just another message to you of support and caring that your skin graft will go well and that your recovery will as well. You are blessed to have people in your life that you can count on and even though you are hurt by the ones you can't count on that may change some day hopefully. I will be thinking of you and keeping good thoughts.

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 08:36 AM

Hi tru,

Well, Kiddo... To have a good friend... is to be a good friend, so it's apparent to me.... that you are ;) !

We can never have enough friends, can we?
As for your concerns... I have a feeling you needn't worry... That which needs to be done, will be and that which doesn't always seems to wait... at least that's the way it is in MY CASE :lol:

I wish you the best with the healing process, once you have the skin graft.

Hugs being sent your way!
Susie
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