The good news is Born Again in a Biker Bar is finally available as an audiobook. If you entered the drawing for a free copy I promise I’ll get to it soon.
And now for the bad news. I started the day with joy and optimism because I could walk with a cane. My physical therapist informed me that I was using it on the wrong side of my body but alas, I could put weight on my right foot.
Once I removed the bandage from my ankle he insisted I get to a doctor right away. He actually told us that we should go home so that I could get proper treatment and care for my injury, or stay in Medford for at least three weeks. I do not see going back to Hollister and starting off with a new doctor and at this juncture returning to Redding could only be seen as crazy. Michael, the wonderful physical therapist taught me and Tommy a lot during my appointment. He also gave me a treatment that reduced my swelling drastically. I purchased the cold compression contraption from them to use in the motorhome.
We Ubered a ride to Posterity Urgent Care in Medford. The doctor there was very concerned so he called in an orthopedic advisor to look at my ankle. The retired orthopedic surgeon said if he was still practicing he would admit me into the hospital immediately to remove the plate from my ankle. He feels it should be opened up to see the extent of the infection. The concern is that the bone may be infected.
I’m currently waiting to hear from another orthopedic surgeon who will, prayerfully, get me into the office tomorrow. A special bandage has been applied that should help with the healing process. The urgent care physician said that he’s praying along with us that the bandage does its job, pulls much of the infection out and I can just continue with antibiotic treatment. If the infection has gone to the bone I’m in for a lot more misery. Another surgery is the last thing I want. I would really appreciate your prayers.
The poor communication from the surgeon’s office in Redding is the cause of these adverse circumstances. Many doctors were evacuated and one even lost his home. For that, I am so sorry. However, the handling of my case has been horrid. I could write another book about this awful experience. We won’t be able to go to Chiloquin to see Tommy’s daughter and I have canceled Bend, Oregon. We will be staying in Medford until this situation is resolved. Thankfully we were able to get in a KOA campground here. We have to use Uber to go scheduled appointments and unexpected stops, such as Urgent Care because I can’t get on our scooter.
In all of this craziness, we have had many small miracles. I will be writing a long post about this experience. As much as I hate the situation, God’s love and care manifested more times than I can count. I’m so glad that I have grown spiritually. If this had happened to me even three years ago, I think I would have lost my mind. Instead, I’m keeping the faith and praying fervently for a positive outcome. I will be sure to keep my friends and loved one updated.
I’ve been through some rough times, as Born Again in a Biker Bar attests to, but in the end, I always come out a better person for it. God has a plan and one day it will be revealed to me.
It would lift my spirits to be blessed with loads of book sales. If you’ve been waiting for the audio release it’s available at Amazon, Audible and iTunes. Of course, the paperback and e-version are available at Amazon too. As always, prayers are appreciated.