Thursday, June 02, 2022

A Looking Toward the Future Weekly Link Round-Up

 


Today, Denis undergoes back surgery. 
 
No, I'm not sitting in the hospital typing this post. It's Thursday. Let's backtrack a bit. Denis has been hospitalized since last Thursday evening. Tuesday, we finally got to see pictures of his spine. The infection caused so much damage to the L2 and L3 vertebrae that the surgeon is going to clean up those vertebrae and get rid of the small piece of bone that's pressing on his spine. Then he's going to put in what he called a jack to straighten and stabilize his spine. I know it's going to take awhile with healing and physical therapy and the like, but I'm certain this is the most important step in giving me back my ornery, smiling husband. I've been a front-row observer in what severe pain can do to a person, and I wouldn't put my worst enemy through it.
 
In the mean time, here are some photos I took of what's been going on here at Casa Kittling. I call it our future racetrack.
 
 

 




Enjoy the links!


►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
 
►Book Banning & Censorship◄
 
►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
 
►Channeling My Inner Elly May Clampett◄
  • Will the jaguar return to the American Southwest?
  • This woman adopted a tiny Muscovy duckling that was rejected by her mother at birth.
  • The population of vaquita porpoises has dwindled to ten, but a rebound isn't out of the question.
  • A study has found that planting trees and shrubs will bring woodland birds back to farms.
  • A rescue dog named Logan has gotten a new mission with an elite bomb squad in Hungary.
  • Ruby, a Rhode Island dog whose inspiring story of going from shelter dog to lifesaving police K-9 became the subject of a recent Netflix movie has been euthanized.
  • Did cats really disappear from North America for seven million years? 
  • Eighty-four egrets were killed after workers cut down protected bird nests in a Texas neighborhood.
  • German cat owners have been ordered to keep their felines inside for months in order to protect a rare bird during its breeding season. Since domestic cats are the biggest killer of songbirds in the world, I say good for Germany in doing this!
 
►The Wanderer◄
 
►Fascinating Folk◄
 
►I ♥ Lists◄

That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. And don't forget to curl up with a good book!

14 comments:

  1. I am so glad Denis is going to get the surgery and other help he needs, Cathy. He's lucky to have you there through all of this. As you say, nothing is harder than watching a loved one suffer, and it's good to know there's a plan to help him. Your 'racetrack' looks good, too; I can just see the two of you having scoot races when he's well enough - what fun! Now, I'm heading for that underground Turkish city, but I'll be back.

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    1. We'll have to have someone handy to wave the checkered flag.

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  2. Well, at least the surgeon has a plan on how to alleviate Denis' pain and enable him to function better. I guess the Casa Kittling Rodeo is on hold for awhile, although I don't know, after seeing the racetrack. Will there be room for the pool, birdbaths, waterfalls, etc.? I hope all goes well with Denis, have been wondering how this would go. But surgeon sounds competent and committed to solving the problem. I'll come back to read the links later. Best wishes.

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    1. There will be plenty of room for everything, Kathy. I don't think the birds would let us shortchange them on birdbaths or anything else.

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  3. Denis' surgery sounds very much like what I had done 7 years ago to the L4-L5. My surgery was a huge success: the relief of pain was immediate (the post-op pain was very different and was gone in a week), and I felt as if I was given my life back. I hope all goes as well for Denis.

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    1. Thanks so much for your input, Debbie. Your experience sounds very similar to that of a dear friend of mine. It's always good to hear from people who've gone down the same path.

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  4. I had to wonder how many authors started playing with the ideas sparked by the news of the bodies revealed as the lake drains!

    I hope Denis's surgery was successful, and that you're doing well also. I look forward to seeing the finished 'race track'!

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    1. Another reader has suggested posting speed limit signs and I have to admit that I like the sound of that!

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  5. I hope Denis' surgery went well and he is on his way to feeling better. That racetrack is going to be really helpful I think. I'm off to check out some links. Have a good weekend!

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    1. Hope you're having a good weekend, Gretchen. Denis's surgery did go well.

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  6. I remember all those signs to "See Rock City." You could hardly go anywhere in the South without encountering one. And I actually did "see Rock City" when I went to school in Chattanooga.

    Thanks for that Burke interview and all good wishes to Denis for a successful surgery and a good recovery from it.

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    1. I'm glad someone besides me knows about See Rock City!

      Denis's surgery was quite the success, I'm thrilled to say.

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  7. I'm so glad to see that the surgery was successful. After recovery, I'll be glad to see the Dynamic Duo out in the Casa Kittling Rodeo on those impressive ramps.

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    1. I just came in from a midnight test run!

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