Tuesday, January 03, 2012

update #5

Hi folks, its Peter again but the news is a little better this week.
After a very worrying week when Merle was unable to eat anything and seemed to be just hanging on she seems to have turned the corner and is so much brighter... getting back to her old self.
The doctors are very pleased with the turn around and have her starting on her exercises again, this time with minimal pain thank the Lord.
Her outlook is so much better, she has started to show an interest in her blog again and asked me to pass on her thanks for all the good wishes and prayers which she is sure have helped her.
I'm happy again so have looked up a joke for you... some of you read holtieshouse as well as here and this joke may even fit better in holtieshouse but I think its funny and I'm sure Merle will agree so here goes...

Sensitive Aussie Blokes.

Three Aussie blokes working up on an outback mobile phone tower:

Mongrel, Coot and Bluey .
As they start their descent, Coot slips, falls off the tower and is
killed instantly..
As the ambulance takes the body away,
Bluey says, 'Well, bugger me, someone's gotta go and tell Coot's wife.'

Mongrel says, 'OK, I'm pretty good at that sensitive stuff, I'll do it.'
Two hours later, he comes back carrying a case of Beer.

Bluey says, 'Where'd you get the booze, Mongrel?'
'Coot's wife gave it to me,' Mongrel replies.

'That's unbelievable, you told the missus her husband was dead and she
gave you a case of beer?'

'Well, not exactly', Mongrel says.

'When she answered the door, I said, "you must be Coot's widow."

She said, 'You must be mistaken.. I'm not a widow.'

Then I said, 'I'll betcha a case of beer you are..'

Aussies are good at that sensitive stuff.


Jack K. said...

Peter, glad to know that Merle is on the mend. Please let her know that we are praying for her complete recovery.

As for the joke - ROTFLMAO

That was a funny one. I'm sure Merle would agree, However, I'm concerned that the amount of laughter it would evoke might not be that good for her back. Be careful.

Rob said...

What with Christmas and everything I haven't been to visit for a while so it came as a terrible shock to hear about Merle. I'm sure pleased to read that she has turned the corner though and want to pass on my best wishes, I hope she continues to do better.

PEA said...

Thank you so much for the latest update, Peter, and such wonderful news that Merle is doing so much better! I've had her so much in my mind, wondering how she was doing. My prayers are still with her. All the very best to you and your family in this new year! xoxo

jel said...

glad to hear Merle, on the mend
sending a hugg from across the pond! :)


Beth E. said...

Oh, Peter, I'm so sorry to hear about Merle! Like Rob, I have not been blogging in awhile, and I was unaware of her compression fracture and the complications she has had as a result.

Please let her know that her friend, Beth, is praying for her. Also, tell her I will place her name on our church prayer chain.

Thank you for all of the updates. Give Merle a gentle hug from me!

Beth E. said...

P.S. A friend of mine has had two compression fractures in her back. The orthopedic surgeon performed a procedure where he injected some sort of material into the space where the vertebrae used to be. Sort of like a disc replacement. The procedure gave her immediate relief from pain. This was done in the USA, but the procedure might be available in Australia, too.

Meow (aka Connie) said...

Thank you, again, Peter for the update on Merle. It is wonderful to hear that she is on the mend. Hope she will be up and at 'em again soon. Please pass on my love and best wishes ... Connie xxx

Granny Annie said...

Don't tell that joke to Merle because she might laugh so hard she'll be set back in her recovery! Good one Peter and good job keeping us posted on her recovery. It is sounding lots better,

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Bless those doctors!!! And my dear Merle...bless you. You have the strength and will power that is just so inspirational. Just take things easy...you're in our hearts.

Mountain Mama said...

WOnderful news about Merle. Thanks so much for keeping us informed.
I pray she is back home soon and feeling great.

Joy Des Jardins said...

That is such good news about Merle...I'm very relieved to see the change in her mood. I'll keep sending her my love and lots of healing hugs. She's a very dear lady who has many friends that love her. Thanks Peter... ~Joy

audrey` said...

Thank you so much for updating us, Peter :) We're still praying for our beloved Merle. Blessed New Year!

Jim said...

Thank you, Peter, for the encouraging update. Hang in there, Merle.

Peter, I couldn't find where you said anything about a compression fracture. I had one, T-12, repaired with cement (fast drying bone graft material) on December 28.

Before my pain was excrusiating. Now there is a lingering general pain that is improving everyday. The surgery was done outpatient.

Merle, I pray and hope the best for you and your doctors in their work with you.
P.S. My orthopedic surgeon said that in three or more months my pain would begin to ease without the surgery.

I wrote about this surger on January 3, at the bottom of my post. It has a link to a video explaining my surgery and another to my orthopedic surgeon.

Dave said...

Very glad Merle's doing better...!!

Thanks for the update Peter!

Deborah Wilson said...

I'll be glad when Merle is back home - sending her lot's of love! Thanks Peter for keeping us updated on Merle.

desert dirt diva said...

so glad merles doing better, its been month's since I have had a computer, and this is one of the first blogs that I have caught up with... and boy do I ,did I miss her blog and jokes, please send her my best!..Vicki: desert dirt diva2, from california

Patty said...

Tell Merle hello from the Lincoln's. Glad to hear she's much improved.

Mountain Mama said...

Dear Merle, you are still in my prayers. Be well and back to blogging soon. We miss you!