I have been really busy the last couple weeks, plus my Internet has been kicking me off a lot
so that is one reason I haven't been around.
Today we took a quick trip down to our Home Town to have lunch with a friend.
Before we came back we stopped at the Care Center to see my mothers best friend Grace.
In April she turns 100, last fall we didn't know if she would make it.
She was taken to Rochester for surgery on a leaky aorta in her abdomen.
The Doctor did not want to operate on someone that old, she said she would never survive the operation.
Grace's family asked the Doctor to talk to Grace before she made that decision .
The Doctor was surprised at her alertness and said " Lets do some tests and see what her health is like."
After many tests the Doctor talked to the family and told them every test she gave Grace surprised her.
Her heart is like a 40 year old, in fact she was one of the healthiest Seniors she had ever seen
She agreed to do the surgery.
Grace came through the surgery with no complications.
A couple days later she heard somebody talking outside her door and opened her eyes to see four Doctors standing there.
She at first thought there was something wrong, one of the Doctors asked if they could come in and talk.
They told her she was the talk of the hospital and everyone was referring to her as the Miracle Lady.
Grace was the oldest person they had ever operated on.
She was all smiles when she told us about her experience.
It is a joy to see her doing so well.
The new Care Center is not like a nursing home you may be use to seeing.
Grace has a large private room with a private bathroom.
Each wing has their own dining area
so it doesn't seem like a nursing home at all..
Grace loves to read, but now needs larger print.
So I already know what I will be getting her for her birthday.
It was a great day, lunch at our favorite restaurant with a favorite friend and
seeing Grace doing so well.
Tonight is opening ceremonies of the Olympics and I will be parked in front of the boob tube to watch it.