I often think of a saying I first heard from my friend, Monica Orr: "We make plans and God laughs." That is a very apt way of looking at our lives right now. David and I had planned to leave for Ohio this Friday, to attend my niece, Sarah Mast's, wedding. She is marrying her sweetheart, Tim Swanson. I was really looking forward to celebrating with them on their special day.
We had also made plans to visit friends and family for several days, and then we were going to travel to the Holmes County area. We had three book events scheduled there.
But it is not meant to be.
Friday was a typical day for David. He and his work partner, John, were near the end of their third home energy audit for the day. David had gone out to the van to fetch LED light bulbs. He was backing out of the van with box in hand, when he misstepped and fell, hitting his knee hard on the running board. He realized something wasn't right when his knee cap wasn't where it should be. He crawled up into the cab of the van and honked the horn to get John's attention.
David received a preliminary examination at the emergency room on Friday afternoon that showed he likely has a ruptured tendon that normally holds the kneecap in place and that it may require surgery to reattach it. They gave him a knee brace and a pair of crutches, which is how he has been getting around.
Right now we are waiting for the doctor to take a look at the ex-ray results and then hopefully David will get an appointment for a thorough examination and a plan for treatment.
So far David has not been in a lot of pain, which we are very grateful for. He has what he calls "discomfort." Since his kneecap is six inches higher than it should be, I am amazed he isn't in excruciating pain. He is doing things he hasn't had time for these past months, such as reading, sorting out the papers in his office, napping, and watching movies. So far he's not been unpleasant to be around. His biggest challenge is to accept help. Lifting his leg onto the couch or bed for him and fetching things on a different floor from the one he's on is about all he's allowed me to do so far.
We are open to the fact that God had other plans for us. No doubt we are meant to learn something from this experience. In time this will be revealed to us, of that I am certain.
We ask for your healing thoughts and prayers for a good recovery.