Jennifer Lyon

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
Wing Slayer Worthy

Monday we saw BLB’s surgeon and got the expected news that there’s not much more they can do.  They are going to try one more (non surgical) thing, but the reality is that eight months in, we’re only talking degrees of improvement. But it could be enough to help with some of the pain, and we’d gratefully take that.

We’ve known the reality right from the start. In fact part of our greatest frustration is people telling US we don’t understand, BLB is young , etc. To which BLB relies:  “Human bones against asphalt, guess who wins?”

He cracks me up. And I know people mean well when they say that, they really do. So humor is a good way to handle it.

BLB is amazing, and he’s coping fine.  Nor is HE finished working/rehabbing on the leg, which counts for a lot. Yesterday, he was out riding his biking. He’s getting ready for the new semester and figuring out work. He will be fine.

I’d just better write faster to pay for things, which is pretty funny since I’m constantly jumping hurdles to write at all. Like a power outage yesterday. But that’s simply how life rolls.

Now onto Wing Slayer Worthy. I’m still working on rebuilding my files of pictures. I’m having trouble find blonds, and realized as I was searching, what the problem is.  The blond men tend to look alarmingly young. Good for them, bad for us :-)

So let’s go with this candidate today:

What do you think? Wing Slayer Worthy?




14 comments to “Wing Slayer Worthy”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    August 15th, 2012 at 8:01 am · Link

    Sorry to hear they’ve done about all they can do with BLB’s leg. It’s good that he has a positive attitude, but yeah, there’s a point at which you just have to accept that this might be as good as it gets. Life gets easier when you’re not constantly struggling against that brick wall – and then, when you do see a little progress you didn’t expect, it’s like a present. Tada! Then again, Mom and I were walking down memory lane the other day wondering over the things the doctors said I’d never do again that I do now. :shrug: Never give up, never surrender. ;o)

    Heh, your hurdle yesterday was a power outage. Mine was getting toilet bowl cleaner in my eye. Derailed my whole damn day. It’s peachy today, though, so no excuses now.

    He seems pretty worthy. I wonder if you can just post links to the candidates – ya know, since you can’t post the actual pics – and we can all go over to wherever, take a peek and come back here to vote.

  2. Ban
    August 15th, 2012 at 8:21 am · Link

    Above all, I’m glad to hear your son has a good attitude. it is SUPER easy for someone to let this get them down and turn mean/nasty as a way of coping or just in response to the pain.
    And he’s not giving up either – kudos for him !!!

    Think I’ll pass on the guy for today – I’m just not feeling it. I don’t blame the guy, just a meh kinda day …

  3. ashlynnpearce
    August 15th, 2012 at 10:09 am · Link

    So glad BLB is hanging tough. I know all about that. You did a great job with him, Jen. :)

    I vote YES! I like very much. And I agree with BE. You could do links, which I think would be just fine.

    Ban, so sorry you’re having an off day. Understand that, too. Hang in there, Chickie!

  4. Jen Lyon
    August 15th, 2012 at 11:05 am · Link

    B.E, oh no!!! That must have hurt. But your eye is okay? I’ll take the power outage over that. I got to go in the pool, while you got a trip to the emergency room, or at least worried you’d have to go.

    Thanks on BLB. Your personal experience with this is very inspiring.

    I could do links, I just don’t remember where I found all the pics. But when I do find one like that works for me, I can do that .

  5. Jen Lyon
    August 15th, 2012 at 11:08 am · Link

    Ban, so sorry about your day. I hate those and can really sympathize.

    Thank you on BLB. He’s not prone to lashing out, more likely to go off by himself for awhile. When he does that, I do my best to give him space.

  6. Jen Lyon
    August 15th, 2012 at 11:11 am · Link

    Ashlynn, you really do know! You’re amazing. I’m pretty sure I’d never have handled things as well as you had.

    Thanks on BLB. I would love to take credit, but I really think it’s about who he has chosen to be. And he’s had an amazing support system, including a wonderful girlfriend, two great brothers and Bailey Dog.

  7. Silver James
    August 15th, 2012 at 11:37 am · Link

    I’m really slow getting around today. Sorry. :( OKRWA is revamping the chapter website. I’ve been finding bugs all morning. *sigh*

    First, BLB–good on him for the positive attitude, and kudos to the whole family for being there! He won’t be finished rehabbing until he says so.

    Second, BE! Dang, witch! Be careful with those chemicals!!!! Glad things are okay today. *whew*

    Third, *waves to Ash and Ban* Hey, witches! Long time no see.

    Fourth, yeah, I kinda lick him. Erm…like. LIKE him. *looks shifty-eyed* I think he’s worthy.

    Fifth, Jen, I’m with you. Trying to write this week has been worth than getting blood from turnips. Or something. :lol: Happy hump day, witches!

  8. Marie
    August 15th, 2012 at 12:04 pm · Link

    Oh yes he is! :) :wink:

  9. B.E. Sanderson
    August 15th, 2012 at 12:34 pm · Link

    No trip to the emergency room. I called and they told me to call Poison Control. The gal there said I already did everything I was supposed to (flushing immediately with cold water) and that if it got worse, then to go. It didn’t, so I’m cool. =o)

  10. Jen Lyon
    August 15th, 2012 at 2:14 pm · Link

    Silver, ugh! That’s tedious work trying to find, isolate and resolve.

    Lick him–I cracked up!

    I’m going to try to write now. But today’s better than the last two days. Hope you get some writing time in too!

  11. Jen Lyon
    August 15th, 2012 at 2:15 pm · Link

    Marie, so glad you like him!

  12. Jen Lyon
    August 15th, 2012 at 2:15 pm · Link

    B.E., glad to hear you didn’t have to go, and the eye is better.

  13. Viki S.
    August 15th, 2012 at 2:54 pm · Link

    I’m so sorry to hear that there isn’t more that can be done for BLB. I must say you’ve raised a great guy. He has a fantastic attitude and that really does make all the difference.

    As for Wing Slayer guy – I don’t think so. He just isn’t showing me enough ;).

    Have a great day.

  14. Jen Lyon
    August 15th, 2012 at 5:17 pm · Link

    Viki, hope everything is okay with you.

    Not showing enough, okay, LOL! I’ll work on that!

    We have options to consider if the brace doesn’t help. But that’s down the road. Right now, BLB needs to get back in school (college) so it’s all about the best way for him to deal with it right now.

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