#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller
Here’s How the Operation Went

Jenni and Mary Ann took me to the doctor’s outpatient surgical center at noon yesterday, after Joan had been delivered to the airport.

The surgery was quick and painless–I was sedated, but only mildly so. So far, the incision etc. hasn’t hurt any more than my dental surgery did. The difference is, I have to use crutches and keep my foot elevated most of the time before, which means this blog won’t be long. :)

I have a new depth of consideration for people who are handicapped in any way. It is no small thing to need help to get around, and to have to think about every move you make. Depending on someone else for coffee, water and other vital nutrients is humbling.

I’ll learn to use these crutches–they’ll be part of my life for the next week or two. I’ve never had any experience with them before, which is probably yet another thing to be grateful for. The doctor knows his business. The nurses were kind and made the whole thing as easy as they could. And there are kind people here at home.

Color me thankful.

Operation

I’ll be leaving for the surgery center in about an hour. Frankly, I’m eager to go and get this over with. Joan and I had a lovely time, and she is now on her way to the airport. The visit was WAY too short.

We drove out to Lake Coeur d’Alene yesterday–how breathtakingly beautiful it is–and had lunch later at one of my favorite restaurants, Tomato Street. We returned to the lake house in the evening, ordered a veggie pizza, visited and sipped wine. A doe and her fawn paid a visit–a spiritual experience to see these animals almost near enough to touch.

Today’s weather is cloudy and overcast.

If the pain pills work, I’ll blog in the morning.

In the meantime, please think lots of good thoughts.

The Pony Express was in operation for only nineteen months from April 1860 through October 1861.

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