Relative Something

*this* John W. Hays' take on things and experiences

DejaVu Again

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With less than a week until I leave for my umpteenth annual Tour of Minnesota bicycling and camping week, planning is well underway. Surprisingly, we are also in the midst of planning for coverage to assist Cyndie with life and ranch chores while she recovers from a surgery.

With a totally unexpected speed usually associated with emergency procedures, the office of the orthopedic surgeon initiated an accelerated series of appointments leading to repair of Cyndie’s shoulder on Tuesday, just three days before I leave for my trip.

They got her fitted with a special sling to be used for days after the procedure, and on her way home she was able to squeeze in the requisite pre-op physical. Cyndie will be back on pain meds and placed on the disabled list for ranch management activities for weeks after her surgery.

And I will be on vacation for a week. Good luck with that.

It’s a bit distracting, trying to take a break from the routine, while faced with the knowledge my wife is unable to fulfill her own role, let alone cover for my absence.

The solution: Family and friends.

We wouldn’t be where we are today without them. Thank you, in advance, to all who are volunteering to take a shift covering our needs of Cyndie-care and animal care this week while I try to keep hours at the day-job and then leave for a week of vacation.

You’ll just love the chickens!













Written by johnwhays

June 11, 2017 at 9:07 am

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  1. John, I’ve been enjoying your posts. Hard luck for Cyndie. May her healing go well

    Jill Holte Weldin

    June 11, 2017 at 10:41 am

    • Thanks, Jill. Happy to have you along on our Relative Something journey.
      Cyndie can use all the healing wishes people can muster. She continues to face the chronic effects of the Lyme infection ravaging her joints.


      June 11, 2017 at 11:57 am

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