Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day

I hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful holiday and giving a little thought to why we celebrate this day. Thanks to all the wonderful heroes of our country!

Troy is still improving little by little. We both thought he would be further along in his recovery by now, but the pain has been lingering longer and more severely than we anticipated. It's a double edged sword. He needs to get up and move around, but it hurts to do so. The nights are difficult too. He is making progress though.

I was just thinking this morning about how we haven't had much time to let it sink in but - Troy is free of cancer! What a wonderful feeling. It seems like we have been living in a sort of dream world during his recovery from surgery. First in the hospital and now at home. Maybe it will sink in more as we resume our daily lives and get back to work and sailing and enjoying life. We are looking forward to a great summer on the water.

They are dead; but they live in each Patriot's breast,And their names are engraven on honor's bright crest.~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! ~Maya Angelou


Hollis and Dara said...

We are so happy that you are home and cancer free! Praise God!!! We are praying for the pain and fatigue to go away as quickly as possible. Hollis says "hi"! :)

Byron said...

Hey's clumsy Byron. I just couldn't let you enjoy ALL the pain :) so I tripped over the bow dock lines on the US27 on 3 Pier last week and richocheted off the little finger pier alongside the boat, tried to grab the stays on the boat next door, but couldn't hang on and ended up in the drink. Would have been beautiful filmed as a Buster Keaton, Laurel & Hardy or Jerry Lewis pratfall. Had to call for help to lower the stern boarding ladder on the 27, and climbed sheepishly, soppingly up to a dry cockpit. A few scrapes, but mostly it seems I either bruised or cracked rib(s) on the lower right side. Ouch to my psyche as well as my bod. Recovering well tho' as this old bird seems to just keep chugging along. Thought you might get a smile out of this, as I know the pain that this little incident pays me is miniscule compared to yours. However, we celebrate that you are cancer free and on the road back to the helm of Different Drummer. God bless you and Deana.