UPDATE 7 Dec 2018:
First, I was able to get up and, with some assistance, get to church last night for the Requiem for Bp. Morlino. I gave the sermon at the end. I managed with the aid of a cane, rather than crutches and I didn’t need the wheelchair to get myself down the loooong hallway to the entrance where I live. Pain killers help.
My chest is still pretty sore. Coughing, sneezing are not moments I relish. My right shoulder isn’t cooperating very much. I suspect I’ll have to have some work done there. There are lots of bruises, which are rather spectacular, as blunt force trauma tends to produce. Here’s a shot of part of my right arm. The blue isn’t quite like the forbidden liturgical blue improperly used by some during Advent. Nor is is like the cerulean that can be used in Marian vestments. It has a greenish cast, which renders it unliturgical indeed. Anyway, they are coming out all over. I suppose it’ll take a while to reabsorb it all. My aches and pains are prime opportunities to offer up some petitions. I have BIG ONE I’m working on, the successor in Madison. Pray with me for that one, please.
Anyway, today I should reach out and ask for some help with a few tasks. I don’t ask for help easily, I must admit, hence, another way to do penance.
The jury is still out on my NYC trip on Monday.
_____ Originally Published on: Dec 5, 2018
I originally posted a request for prayers after my injuries in Paris. Here’s an update.
First, I’m doing better. I still have a lot of pain, especially around my chest. My foot doesn’t hurt as much. We will keep an eye on the bones that where broken with x-rays. My shoulder is a problem. I have a rotator cuff thing, having landed on the pavement on that shoulder. Pain killers are helping.
Yesterday, for Bishop Morlino’s funeral, I was able to get around with crutches, whereas the night before I needed a wheelchair. It took a lot out of me, however.
I am suppose to travel to NYC next week! My good friend Fr. Murray is being honored, and I want to be there. HERE The doctor said that, if I feel up to it, he didn’t see a reason why I couldn’t go, which left me flabbergasted. I’ll wait for a few days before I make my decision. It would be a heck of a lot slower time in NYC than I’m used, that’s for sure!
I won’t let this thing beat me, but I also have to be prudent.
Lastly, but most importantly, I am so very grateful to those of you who pitched in to help me upgrade my seat on the plane returning from Paris. It made what was a serious situation quite a bit less painful. I hope I was able to identify everyone who sent donations:
MS, MH, RR, AM, JL, CF, TMcN, KB, WG, DD, WM, RC, EBR, CR, WH, CHEJr, ML, PAC, SW, MW, PJMcD, PSW, MF, JSP, DC, KC, JD, CB, DD, MTG, JD, JWM, JE, DH, KC, PL, MG, RP, PC, JW, DH, KC, PL, RP, CW, SB, CD, CB, JH, CP, TL, MH, St JA, AR, BS, SF, DA, TP, DM, A-MK, DC, J-AF, ER, SP, MRS, AW, LL, DRFB, RC, AL, AKP, MH, TN.COM, WH, KZ, MJC, RC, JR, DL, BMcM, PJPMV, JC, CM, MW, KM, RC, RB, MGA, JL, DB, MV, TG, DH, WMcC, CH, MF, CT, RJ, MA, RO, DR, VC, MEBR, RS, TA, MH, MK, JF
You were material and spiritual consolation to me in a time of real trial.
I’ll say Mass soon for your intention soon. Meanwhile, I do not forget you in my daily prayers.