Monday, July 13, 2009

The weekend drama . . .

As most of you will have gathered from various posts and replies, Keri went backpacking while I was in Boston. She went, with a group of young women and leaders from our ward, to the Sawtooths-- 4th of July Creek area. It was a great trip, with one little glitch...

A few years ago, while we lived in Pocatello, Keri hurt her back quite badly and was down in bed for several days recovering. Her back has never been the same since, and she takes quite a bit of care to avoid things that might bring on a recurrence of that pain.

Unfortunately, hiking in the back country, especially over landslides and avalanches, was just the thing she didn't want or need. She came down off the mountain with monstrous pain. She's pretty much flat on her back and trying to figure out a way to recover.

When I say she "came down off the mountain," I don't mean under her own power, unfortunately. In fact, she came down in a helicopter. Life Flight, to be exact. An adventure, to be sure, but one I'd rather she could have avoided.

The bottom line is that we're trying to figure out how to get her better, and I'm pampering and taking care of her. Please think positive thoughts for us. And hope that our insurance will pay for that helicopter ride.


2 comments:

Patricia Murphy's Freshman Composition Class said...

Oh, I'm so sorry for Keri! I wish I could say that anything really works. I think my laser treatments helped me recover faster than when I had my first ruptures, but insurance certainly didn't pay for them.

Clark, it was fun to see Boston. I never get that far, just to Northampton to visit my daughter.

Clark Draney said...

Boston was fun. I think I would love to explore all those old eastern cities.