…Lockie Young… a superb lesson in coming to terms with losing a limb… the man keeps on smiling…

An incredible story from Lockie Young!

Seumas Gallacher

…one of my great scribbling pals is Lockie Young… not only does he pen extremely well, but he also has a lesson for me, and I suspect for more than a few of the rest of we Lads and Lassies of Blog Land… an indomitable spirit, and a deadpan sense of humour to match… read on…Lockie-Head-Shotfix

LOCKIE YOUNG

As I look at the blinking cursor on the screen of my monitor, I adjust my new to me office chair so it is just so. My right leg, with the prosthetic on it, is stretched out in front of me under the desk because I still can’t sit with it at right angles to the seat. My thigh is too fat to allow this once normal and seldom thought of position, due to the extra fifty pounds of weight I put on while I was flat on my back in…

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The Author’s Summer Adventure…Part II…Freebie Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th

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Hello to everyone!

This will be short but I want to thank everyone for their good thoughts, best wishes and prayers.

Since March, it has been something of a go.  Not all bad.  I hope to be back writing soon.  Cardiac Rehab is going well.  The doctor says I am doing remarkably well.

2 days ago was my three month anniversary for open heart surgery.  The scars are healing physically but putting my life back mentally is a challenge.  I have to remember to go slow!!  This time next year, the doctor says, I should be much better, maybe never 100% but much better.

I found a family that I thought I lost years ago.  I found a deeper faith in God.  I found friends I never knew I had.

All I can say is a deep felt thanks and I WILL be writing again soon!!

To celebrate, I am making “The Wolf’s Moon” e-book FREE on Amazon FRIDAY THE 13th and again on SATURDAY THE 14th of September 2013.  Please click on the book to go directly to AMAZON.  ENJOY and thanks again!

Pat

The Wolf's Moon by Patrick Jones

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Update on The Author’s Summer Hospital Adventure!

Good Morning Everyone!

I wanted to make sure to provide an update on Patrick Jones this morning.  He has had an incredible summer adventure so far!  I am sure he does not think it incredible, but he is alive nonetheless!

Patrick Jones The Wolf's Moon

Patrick Jones, author

Earlier this year, Pat had a bought with pneumonia, or so we thought.  It turned out to improve somewhat, but the antibiotics and steroids did not do the trick after 2-3 regiments.  Thus began a series of Emergency Room visits that all ended with sending him home with no resolution.

Finally, we changed the ER room to another hospital, where the adventure began!  They immediately found an issue with the bladder as well as with the heart.  They could not fix the heart issue until they resolved the bladder issue because they did not want to introduce heparin after a cardiac operation for bleeding reasons.  So he, in effect, got a double “whammy” with this illness.  He had bladder surgery the first of June followed by a CABG x 5 procedure on June 10th.  They refer to the cardiac bypass operation as a “CABG” which means cardiac artery bypass graft.  Having studied some of the technical information, I have found this to be an extremely complicated and life-saving procedure.  I have also googled the cardiac bypass information and watched one of the videos on how they actually perform the procedure.  It is incredibly impressive how they even know how to find all of the vessels to fix.  Pat had 5 arteries bypassed.  He is alive.  He was fortunate not to have had a heart attack or stoke beforehand…that is for sure.  This also provided him the advantage in the healing process.

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Pat was in the hospital for a week with the bladder and then a week and a half latter went through the CABG procedure.  He has been out of the hospital now for a week and a half and is not quite ready to begin writing at this point.  He is progressing as expected, but it is a long road to recovery.  His biggest problem is wanting to go out and mow and weed whack and work in the garden, but the strength he will need is to NOT do those sorts of things right now.  It is kind of like keeping a wild animal caged!!  🙂  He is learning to follow the rules albeit reluctantly, but the extra exertion reinforces the need for rest!  For being out of the hospital for a week and a half, he is doing fantastic!

I look forward for him to begin writing again soon in the next couple two or three weeks.  Right now his focus is on healing and resting.  He wishes everyone well and misses all of you and is anxious to get back in the saddle.  Until then, I thought I would write a quick note to let you know why he hasn’t been blogging and writing lately.  He should be bionic soon!

Take care and stay well.  More information to follow.  MM900283559

Sandy Jones