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    And Now Terry Has An Injury

    It also happened on her left leg like Herman’s. The difference being this was on her shin as well as the right shin too. She was at her camp in Caroga Lake entertaining family and friends around the camp fire when the incident happened.

    Terry was walking around her guests to bring things back to the tent when she tripped on logs unseen in the dark. She happened to also be carrying two bags and she tells me she never dropped the bags. Instead her shins took the brunt of the fall. No matter how badly it hurt her when she fell it looked just as awful to me.

    For the last three weeks of summer she was unable to take me into the water as she was worried about infection on her leg. Certainly her left shin was much worse than the right. Her whole ankle and foot turned purple and she still has a lump on her left shin. Hopefully by the time you read this she will almost be totally healed.

    Thank goodness it wasn’t bad enough for her to miss work, but she did let Herman help with more of the transfers and lifts where I’m concerned. I really felt truly awful for her. As she’s feeling better and better I notice her being able to do more both for herself and me.

    So both Terry and Herman have had injuries this year to write home about. I kind of feel left out in a way but I’m happy to be left out in this case. I can’t say if I was in the same situation and still working if I wouldn’t have missed work or not. Something else which Terry and Herman have in common: they both went to work with their injuries. It’s just that Terry’s looked worse and she didn’t have to have surgery like Herman did.

    It has been a long road for them both and I hope the fall and winter brings them both good health and fewer injuries. So Terry won’t be going to her camp much now that the colder temperatures are here. She has no heat there.

    And she also tells me that her husband, John, will be putting in extra lights outside so she doesn’t trip and fall again.

    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