Joan's health though I don't think I have mentioned very much. She hasn't felt this good or gotten around this good in years! It was really quite startling to see her get around fine and more like her 'old self'.
I think it was about five years ago she had back surgery to relieve chronic sciatic nerve pain. It worked for a while but a second surgery was needed six months later. That did not work and she suffered through years of extreme pain and questionable medication. Then in August she got up from the sofa was dizzy and fell, breaking her wrist.
After surgery and staying at the hospital overnight, her nurses found out her pain medicine and blood pressure medicine were at odds and should not be taken together. They got rid of her heavy hitting pain meds and replaced it with Motrin. Her life changed in an unbelievable way! She is a completely different person. After a few weeks of the new regimen she is in better health than she has been in the last 10 years!
That is the biggest memory I will carry is how she looks and feels and her quality of life has returned. This is big!
Other memories we tucked away while there were visiting with long time neighbor Helen (and granddaughter Emma.) And grand niece Kayla returned from her studies at Middle Tennessee for Thanksgiving.
I also got to spend time with nephew Joey while playing some golf with him and some of his friends.
We were able to go out to Joan and Pam's dad's place and spend some time with him.
Before we even got to Joan and Mikes, Pam made it her mission to cook and leave some food behind. With Joan's broken hand, she has not done much cooking. And Joan and Mike love Pam's cooking (who doesn't?) and she gladly cooked. She not only made most of the meals each evening but made extra let at least six casseroles in the freezer for Joan and Mike.
One afternoon I painted the front bathroom.
Pam and I also spent a lot of time on Brooks' stocking. Kelly gave Pam a stocking sew kit that is one of the most intricate I've seen. It has taken hours and hours and is almost done.
Of course there was the Thanksgiving Day meal at Mike and Joan's.
And another afternoon Pam and I drove over to a new Vineyard at Willow Springs which is a couple of miles away.
It was another great stay at Joan and Mikes and great to spend Thanksgiving with them.
Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles.