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