Wednesday, February 12, 2020
It's been a busy day today but the good news is good news. Mom does have a nondisplaced pelvic fracture but it should heal quickly and without complication. In the meantime she can continue to do her day-to-day stuff including hiking as tolerated. She'll be sore for a bit but it should be getting better every day. If she overdoes things and gets sore she'll just be sore and won't be doing any damage or be in danger of a worse fracture. It's pretty much the report I expected but you never know.
Driving through Pine Bluffs, Wyoming.
Rest Area on I-25 in Wyoming, south of Cheyenne and near the Colorado border.
It was a pretty morning in Fort Collins. Cold air but very warm sunshine. And the wind hadn't yet begun to blow.
Here's a model of the pelvis.
Motorcycle chain appears to be the internal fixative of choice in repairing busted pelvises.
Approximate location of the fracture lines.
Video inside the exam room.
With a clean-ish bill of health we drove north to Cheyenne and had lunch at Olive Garden, Mom had Gnocchi Soup and salad and a cappuccino.
I had "Tour of Italy" which featured chicken parmigiana, fettuccine Alfredo, and lasagna. It was very good despite being very blurry. I had a strawberry-passionfruit limoneta to drink and it was also quite good. Sweet and tart and very refreshing.
The last meal I had at Olive Garden was awful. Thirty years later I'm glad I tried it again. Good food, good service.
When we got home I installed the new microwave.
It's a replacement for the one that went out of warranty and merda il letto the next day.
And that's the report. Exceptionally fine day.
Be well and embrace the blessings of liberty.