November 15, 2007|Posted in: Catching Up

Take out wrenched ankle!

Remove bread basket.

Take out funny bone. Ha. Ha. Ha.

Today = Patrick’s knee and shoulder surgery, which makes him the one-legged, one-armed man for a month or so. Prepare the sponge bath! But, he says, after this repair job, he will no longer swim in circles. He will swim in straight lines. And throw like a champ. Do handstands and knee bends.

Well, maybe.

As long as he’s not in pain in these two spots and can do what he likes, that’s all that matters.

And all is well. But still — (surgery) makes me nervous. You know me. Nerves, always.

So I’m having my coffee and setting up the family room as hospice and convalescence room, with remote control, food and bevs. Then off to the hospital.

Then, later, work. Report back that all is well, which it will be. Watch this space for details. And thanks for your happy thoughts.

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Julia Park Tracey is an award-winning journalist, author, and blogger. She is the author of six books: three novels, one poetry collection, and two women's history. She was the Poet Laureate of Alameda, California, in 2014-17. She's also the conservatrix of The Doris Diaries, the diaries of her great-aunt Doris Bailey Murphy. She has a BA in journalism from San Francisco State University, and MA in Early 20th C. British Literature from Cal State Hayward. Julia's articles have appeared on Salon, Thrillist, Paste, Scary Mommy, Narratively, Yahoo News, Your Tango, and Sweatpants & Coffee. Her articles have also run in Redbook, Woman's Day, Country Living, House Beautiful, Town & Country, the San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland Magazine, Quill, and MadeLocal. She was the founding editor of weekly Alameda Sun and literary zine Red Hills Review. Her poetry has been in The East Bay Literary review, Postcard Poems, Americus Review, Cicada, Tiferet Review, and many others. Julia has been recognized several times by the San Francisco, East Bay and Peninsula Press Clubs as well as the California Newspaper Association for her blogging since 2003.

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