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To Boston, To Boston

They say that if you want to hear God laugh, tell Her your plans. Well, my plans have changed. I am not being sent to St. Petersburg, but rather to Boston, Mass. Our retirement house there has a higher level of care. (This full-leg fiberglass cast that I have to wear...

The Surgery Was a Success

Monday morning, I went over to Georgetown University Hospital for the operation on my knee. The operation took about an hour and a half and was a success. (Although one of the residents later told me that I was a “fighter” and the anesthesiologists kept...

Meeting With the Surgeon

I met with the orthopedic surgeon this afternoon. He told me that the patellar tendon in my knee had been torn. I’ve been learning a lot of physiology. The knee has muscles, bone and cartilage. There are also ligaments, which connect bones to bones, and tendons,...

MRI’ed

Today, I went for the MRI exam on my knee. I have never had something like this so it was fun… until he said, “Don’t move the knee for the next 30 minutes.” Then, all I could think about was having to move my leg. It was noisy but completely...

Feeling Better

These are what’s important to me these days: my crutches, my flip flops, my mosquito spray. Actually, I am doing much better. I can now walk fairly easily with crutches, although I haven’t tried steps yet. The friars here in the General Curia are on...

View From My Window

Yesterday, I showed you a view from my sickbed. Today, I show a better picture taken at the window. The view is truly marvelous, looking down at St. Peter’s and the Vatican City. Yesterday and today, I’ve been practicing walking with crutches. I find it...