Let’s review. If an accident (or incident) should happen to you and it’s totally unexpected, it ultimately makes you wiser. It’s also been said “That which does not kill you, makes you stronger.” The point I am trying to make here is that we all bounce back in some form or another. Allow me to continue with a few more examples.
Magda had a surprise last year. I remember when she told me that her and Tony were pregnant. “I don’t even know how that happened” is what she told me. How often have you heard that from a couple that is still reeling from the news? Of course they knew how it happened. They just weren’t expecting it to happen. Now they are wiser and “do things” that will prevent another “accident”. (May I share a little of my own experience with you Magda? When I had my first “I don’t know how that happened”, we “did things” to…and my second child was born 13 months later. There are some destinies we just don’t have any control over.) Congratulations! Isabelle is a beautiful, little girl.
Darcy was walking to work one sunny, dry, gorgeous morning and missed a step by Billy’s Restaurant. After the tumble, she came to rest on her back and was mad as hell. “No excuses. That was really stupid and my shoulder hurts.” It still hurt in May, June, July, August, September and in October the doctor diagnosed the problem. She works everyday in pain and you would never know it. (I only know it because she reminds me a half dozen times a week when we have coffee in the morning. Don’t mention this to her when you check in.) She is scheduled for surgery in the Spring.
When I saw this picture, it reminded me of that scene in “The Wizard of OZ”. After further review, it’s Amy. Her setbacks can be read in the American Medical Journals. Too numerous to mention is an understatement. She will greet you at the Front Desk during normal business hours with a smile and if you need to talk to her anytime after that, she has a private line at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic.
Our most recent mini-drama involves Randi. A couple of Saturday’s ago, she was simply gliding to chair 17 after a Yonder run when she created a traffic jam. She just fell. “I’ve fallen” she said to Danny “and I can’t get up”. She has been working around here on crutches and will be having fix-it surgery on the knee this week. “The doctor says I’ll be back in just a few weeks.” In the mean time, we miss her on the slopes and the bowling team (not necessarily her average, just miss her on the team). She is quite the trooper and only cries when she is alone. Time goes by and she will heal and be dancing at Oktoberfest before you know it.
Finally, I need to give myself an honorable mention. I slept the wrong way two weeks ago and my neck is still stiff. I whine and cry about it everyday to anyone that will listen. But I’ll be alright. I’m wiser now and I avoid sleeping on the couch, between the cracks.
We have some new employees on the “Only the Cool Kids Staff” and I’ll be introducing you to them soon…..