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We experienced a dose of two extremes yesterday, our first entire day of a “stay-cation,” engaging in something we had no interest in doing, but later enjoying just what we were really wishing to experience.

After a good period of recovery from her surgery, Cyndie followed up all that holiday family contact with a dose of the flu that is going around. Concerned about getting a serious infection at this point of her healing, she chose to check in with a doctor, which led to us spending much more time than we hoped at a nearby urgent care provider.

I sat for much longer than I felt comfortable in a waiting area that was a revolving door of coughing patients. Turns out it was a good thing Cyndie went in, as they confirmed her flu diagnosis, and prescribed strong meds to treat walking pneumonia. She also learned that her weight continues to drop, so we have yet to succeed in getting her muscle mass growing any measurable amount. I mentioned that the protein smoothies might need to be accompanied by more intentional exercising. Cyndie responded that she was doing exercises while enduring the long wait for the urgent care doctor.IMG_iP0733e

I got her back to our stay-cation home at her parents’ house in time to snuggle under blankets for an afternoon nap. That rejuvenated her for the evening she has been longing to have. Since the family didn’t gather up at the lake like she hoped, Cyndie convinced them to come over for pizza and games in town. She got the dose of niece and nephews time for which she hoped.

We are having a wonderful time thus far, pretending we are up at the lake with her family, even though we are still in town and only an hour away from our usual home.












Written by johnwhays

December 31, 2014 at 7:00 am

Posted in Chronicle

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  1. Thinking of you, Cyndie and John – as we soldier into 2015. I couldn’t wish for better company in our quest for the brightest future ever. Much love from our horses great and small. Ian

    Ian Rowcliffe

    December 31, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    • Thank you, Ian! All the best to your clan, expanding clan, for the new year ahead!


      January 1, 2015 at 1:59 am

  2. Wish we were all up at the cabin !

    Sent from my iPhone



    December 31, 2014 at 7:45 am

    • Yes! We miss you, and the wonderful days when everyone celebrated New Year’s at Wildwood with the progressive dinner.


      January 1, 2015 at 1:57 am

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