Sunday, January 25, 2009
All your good vibes, prayers and thoughts you all sent my way and my moms way did some good. Mom got healthy enough again to get released from the hospital just a few nights ago. She is now trying to enjoy what is left of her Maui vacation before she has to go back home.
She is still on meds to fight the infection that came back on her which is what got her in the Maui hospital in the first place and one in which she picked up from dad when visiting him in the nursing home. She is extremely happy to be out of the hospital and seems to be doing well enough although the fight still continues.
Now we just need to hope the drugs that seem to be working continue to work so she can get rid of this infection once and for all. She has been sick most of Dec and Jan now and her body isn't up for much of a big fight at a whopping 98 lbs. now.
As for riding, it has been the only thing making life easier on me. It is such a relief to get out and get all the stress off my back for a few hours. It has been balmy around these parts these days and with these views you can see how the stress would evaporate.
When the stress is overwhelmingly bad I can't help but just looking up into the mountains and wondering how they can sit there almost completely unchanged for centuries while life for us can change in a second.
Through all these times that I have been through with my own injuries and with my parents problems, I have found true tranquility in nature, something that I really didn't know about myself until now. I guess I probably already knew that deep down but until you are sitting in that situation with you hands completely tied, unable to think of what your next move is going to be and completely unable to make a decision, you don't really know what works.