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In which it’s Wednesday

It’s Wednesday (ok, actually it’s not Wednesday. I mean, I’m writing this on Sunday but I’m publishing it on Wednesday so it IS Wednesday  but not currently for me.  Was that confusing?) October 3 and today is a busy today.


Why is today a busy day? Well I’ll tell you.  Today Keely has an MRI and a big appointment down at Duke with her Orthopedic Oncologist.  Hopefully, the MRI will show a lot of bone growth in that tumor area and the entire operation, the ORIGINAL operation, can be declared a success.


The entire point of the operation was to stabilize the area and finally add the bone graft.  The hope was that the large hole in her hip was the cause of the problems and pain that Keely had been having. Of course, she had a few complications such as the Femoral Bypass and Pulmonary Embolism but we certainly hope that the hip and pelvis itself is in better shape than it was before.


I’m keeping my fingers crossed because then, at 5:20, Keely and I are boarding a flight to Los Angeles.  That’s right … Keely is getting on with her life.  This summer Keely realized that what she really wanted to do was to be a writer, specifically a writer for TV (at this point at least) so we are going out to LA for a visit to see if she even likes it.


Los Angeles is a different type of city, certainly from what Keely has grown up with.  Some people love it and some people hate it.  We will be staying with friends while Keely checks out the business, checks out the city, goes out with some friends to see what it’s like to be a young person in LA and generally sees if that’s what she wants to do.


We will be there for a week.  I will be just visiting friends since I’m not moving to LA.  If Keely likes it out there than I guess she’ll just move out there and try to make a go of it.


Andie has told me that I’ll be incredibly depressed when Keely leaves and I’m sure she’s right.  Other than the very beginning when everything was going wrong medically, we’ve had a delightful summer.


With Andie and Daniel both down at Duke, I’m sure I’ll be bored out of my gourd once Keely is gone but I suppose I’ll have to figure out what to do next.  Perhaps I’ll get back to painting and sculpting.  Maybe I’ll even finish my book?  Who knows, I’m sure I’ll figure it out and I’ll let you guys know as well.


Meanwhile, I am trying to set up posts ahead of time but it’s always difficult for me to write while on the road so just a warning about my content.


Hope all is well.



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  1. Mayor Gia
    October 3, 2012

    Good luck with both trips! Hoping for the best!
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    • Lynn
      October 3, 2012

      me too…hope something comes out of this for her

  2. Julie
    October 3, 2012

    When you find yourself bored out of your gourd, jump a flight to Chicago for a visit. I can keep you occupied. Do you like to power wash? ;)

    • Lynn
      October 3, 2012

      well, hopefully I won’t be immediately bored :)

  3. Jester Queen
    October 3, 2012

    Hey – let us know how the Duke medical thing goes for Keely. I hope it shows exactly the right stuff. We’ll all be sending good vibes!

  4. Jess
    October 3, 2012

    Good luck on Duke…I hope it’s exactly what you want!!

    LA is like anywhere else: it is what you make of it, right? It can be disgustingly “MEMEMEMEMEME” and gorgeous at the same time. :) Once she becomes a successful writer she can go anywhere if LA doesn’t suit.
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  5. Annabelle
    October 3, 2012

    I hope all the news is great. My fingers are crossed!

  6. Tina
    October 4, 2012

    How exciting for both of you. Do you have mixed feelings about Keely moving or are you excited that she knows what she wants to do with her life?

    Beautiful B still lives with me but it feels so good to know she has a job that she loves….that is rare.


    • Lynn
      October 4, 2012

      I’m bummed that she might be so far away but she deserves to be happy…and I’ll go visit

  7. Kelley
    October 19, 2012

    You will miss her terribly, but how awesome of you to support her dreams!

    • Lynn
      October 22, 2012

      thanks…I will miss her a lot but i really wanted my kids to be able to follow their dreams. Then it’s up to them.

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