Hi friends. My dear bride Deb is healing slowly following some ankle surgery. She had the metal plate removed that was put in 5 years ago when she shattered that ankle on a cross counrty trip. Hopefully, with that hardware removed, her range of motion will return to normal and help her feel better all around.
Five years ago, before we met, Deb was determined to celebrate her emergence from bed-ridden incapacity with a cross country car trip. (It’s a long story that she’s putting in a book) Unfortunately, while taking a walk in Wilcox, Arizona she tripped and her ankle shattered having become somewhat brittle from four years in a sick bed. After getting wrapped by the local paramedics, that woman drove 135 miles to Desert Rose Baha’i Institute in Eloy, AZ, for some help finding help. The Baha’is there took her to Casa Grande Medical Center which immediately referred her to the the Tucson Orthopedic Institute – some 65 miles in the other direction. She drove.
Upon arriving in Tucson, she could not walk and so, a staff member parked her car as they wheeled her into surgery. Dr. Joel Goode, the surgeon on duty, re-aligned and braced her broken bones with some stainless steel and told her to rest for a few weeks. She drove herself back to Desert Rose where the wonderful Ladjamaya Green hosted her and nursed her back to health.
Fast forward five years. Now married (to me) and living in Casa Grande, AZ (another long story revealed through this blog) her ankle begins to hurt. We “google” Dr. Joel Goode and find that he is still with the Tucson Orthopedic Institute. We made the appointment and on the 30th of September, out came that metal. Last Wednesday Dr. Goode removed the stitches. Yes, it was ugly (no I won’t post pictures). But it’s looking better each day and I know it’s a BUNCH better on the inside.
In another week, it should be healed sufficiently to safely embark on our next road trip to Bosch Baha’i School in Santa Cruz, CA for the 7th annual Music Industry Weekend. We’re looking forward to seeing many of our musician friends and learning some good stuff from professional producers Jon Rezin and Jarome Matthew who are presenting their “Business Bootcamp” for independent recording artists. Of course, the best part will be making music with spiritual people. You know the music is good when you want to play along. And this year, we might even see Deb dancing!