Original Huffington Post article can be reached here.
|My Mom, Alma, in happier days.|
|Mom, Dad,Victor (in red) and me.|
|After Dad's death:Vic, Deb, Mom.Lisa, and me.|
|Web photo: Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation|
After a storm, if you look for it,
you'll find a rainbow of new perspectives.
From left, my daughter "D,"Maggie,
Jimmy and Papa.
Jimmy is now in his mid-twenties and
serves our country in a civilian capacity.
(Web photo) The world is a melting pot of families
that live and thrive with a family member with a disability.
|Dr. Laurence Helm|
|Wound, post surgery|
"Stage IV wounds may feature extensive loss or damage to tissue, muscles and bones, and often feature muscle and bone that is exposed. The severity of a wound can often cause complications and disrupt the support of the joint or body area that it affects."My wound was not caused by neglect by me or the result of a careless skin regiment. I sustained this wound more than 20 years ago when a doctor, during a medical procedure, injected an antibiotic into my hip. Instead of penetrating skin and perhaps muscle, the needle hit my hip. Over the last several decades I developed a bone spur, due to calcium "leaking from the bone."
|Wound on admission at South |
|Wound healed, July 25, 2016|
|Dr.Gibbons and members of the South Shore Wound Care Hospital team celebrate my discharge after 10 months of treatment.|