From then to now

I have not posted for so long it feels strange. I spent the last week at the Mayo Clinic with my husband whose knee problem was finally diagnosed after him dealing with the pain since February. His knee is infected with staph. He will be on intravenous antibiotics for six weeks and on oral ones for life. Surgery was done to physically remove as much infection as possible. He is recovering from all of this.

a mystery

There is no answer for how this happened. We all carry staph on our skin and it can migrate through a simple cut. For him it found the weakest area of his body a settled in. It was most likely the cause of several other problems. He is now in a rehab facility for a short stay and then will be home.

It is wonderful to be home but missing him. One of my daughters is with me and it is so good to have someone to actually see and talk with.

Many changes will be coming to my life as it will to the lives of others. We will have to learn to live differently. Somehow we have to learn to respect and appreciate what we have and not dwell on what is missing. It is the only way to live.

8 thoughts on “From then to now

  1. Thanks for sharing this. It is life changing. We have had several Mayo stints with a daughter and rehab times and beyond forces us to live differently with less commitment to other things. Some (sometimes close friends/relatives) do not understand that it takes more than a couple weeks to get back on ones feet (pardon the expression).

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  2. You are right about changes. I think the only way is to focus on the positives, like you said. I keep thinking bad to when our society was dealing with very dark things, and how we got through it stronger and smarter, ultimately arriving at a new normal. This is no different. I like to think of it as growing pains. It is important to stay positive. I am pleased to hear the doctors have diagnosed the problem. I am sending prayers for healing your way.

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