Thursday, September 17, 2009

Crescent Moon Bear

Collaboration with Cindy Bilotti
Oil on Canvas, 40"x90" triptych, $2600 plus shipping
If you are interested in purchasing this painting please
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Now...where was I? No, really, I am already tired of
this story. So briefly the rescue team showed up, pumped
me full of pain meds, put me on the back of a ATV flatbed
and away we went, getting stuck on only one berm. I
was put in the ambulance and we bumped our way down
the wash boarded dirt road. Do not think for one moment
that the pain was stopped by the meds. I was a screamer
but not a whiner that day.

The situation did not rapidly change at the hospital. There
was the wait and then the process of figuring out how to
deal with a badly fractured and dislocated ankle with no
specialist on board. After seeing the xrays Kirby came in
and said "Honey, your skateboard is really busted!" About
2 hours into it I was put under and the ankle was put back
in place.

At this point I went home. Tuesday I saw the specialist and
Wednesday I had surgery. All this time I was on drugs and
my sleeping reality was becoming just as real as my waking.
The reality was vivid and yummy, a combination of Peter
Max, Salvador Dali, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

I am off the drugs and on the mend and extremely grateful
for Kirby, my community and the excellent medical attention
I received out here in remote Eastern OR.


Jeane Myers said...

egads! be still my heart! what an episode! rescue team!!!!! so happy it ended the way it did! hope you are out of pain and on the slllloooowwww mend - god it takes forever it seems :)

Katherine said...

I am doing just fine Jeane, but what I would do for a shower!!!!! Maybe after I get my new cast on Monday. I can't wait.

Anonymous said...

wow, just read all what has been going on with you. So...sorry about your ankle. Glad you can take pain meds, though.
i am sending you lots of love and light.

Katherine said...

Thank you Di.