Hermanís Leg Totally on the Mend
As I’m writing this to you, I’m happy to
tell you that Herman’s leg is healing. He was even
able to go sailing the latter part of the summer and ride
his motorcycle whenever it was nice enough.
had the surgery June 24th and it was awhile before he
could get back to his normal self. The one big difference
in my summer was the fact that I wasn’t in the sailboat
at all. And I really missed it.
year when I was in the boat I was always worried I was
missing the sun, now this year I was worried I was missing
the boat. (No pun intended.) I certainly got plenty of
sun. I even upped my SPF to 45 on my chest and 30 on my
face with 45 under my eyes and wherever it was extra sensitive.
I even got to wearing sunglasses to protect my eyes. This
was at Terry’s insistence.
the area under my eyes once, and that was it for Terry.
She lent me a pair of her sunglasses that wouldn’t
make me look like a raccoon. They were much smaller than
my Ray Bans. At times I even requested going in the shade
this summer. No kidding. It was that hot. I’m told
this summer was the 2nd hottest since 1887 and I believe
it. I found this out on Albany NY CH 10 news, which is
what I watch along with “Weather on the 9’s”
on Cable channel 9. I like to keep updated and they have
the weather on every ten minutes.
would be a terrible summer for Herman to be totally incapacitated.
He graduated from crutches (and using my spare manual
wheelchair in the house) to a cane and then a limp and
now you can barely tell he is favoring the one knee. Much
of that is due to his physical therapy regime, and he
said to put a special thank you in to Amsterdam Memorial
Sports Medicine Center and the guys there.
I go to the Wells House P-T department and have for years.
They are tops in my view. But Herman had a really good
experience at Amsterdam Memorial, so I guess they are
great too. His physical therapist was Dave Patterson and
according to Herman, all the staff there are great.
insurance has denied him more physical therapy appointments
so he has decided to keep going in their fitness program
because they have been so helpful. This out of his own
pocket. But it’s only $30 per month to use their
equipment, so at a dollar a day, not too bad. Maybe they
will help him lose a few pounds off his middle too. Well
worth the money. Once he found out Wells House has the
same program for $25 per month, and he has to go there
with me anyway, he decided on Wells P-T for his work out.
So you could say everything worked out.
Kathryn Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting
career in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance
writing from Caroga Lake in Fulton County. Previous columns
may be accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com