The fall that Nina took last Monday (the 31st) was definitely a setback. The swelling and pain didn’t want to subside. After talking to the doctor’s office on Thursday, Nina decided she should have it looked at and verify that there wasn’t more damage done. So, Friday mid-day she worked her way down the garage steps and into the car. We met with the doctor in Salt Lake City at 3 pm. He checked things out, had some x-rays taken, and determined that no significant damage had been done but that the fall had indeed been a small setback in the healing process.
We also learned that almost every Achilles tendon patient falls at some point in the recovery process. However, if the boot is on, the likelihood of doing damage to the tendon was close to nil. He printed out the x-rays for us to take home, where they’ll certainly end up in Nina’s journal. We were both quite relieved that everything was going to be OK, it was just going to take a bit longer.
Nina decided to stay in Utah for the weekend and our daughter Heather would bring her back home on Monday. I had other obligations in Pocatello so I decided to come back home for the weekend.
Our amateur radio club (http://www.pocatelloarc.org) is holding a Technician Class training program on Saturday mornings in April and I’m assisting in the process. I had also committed to visiting my friend Darwin who is serving time for Grand Theft. I try to get up to Idaho Falls once a month to visit with him. I’ve also committed to running the ham radio net during April on Sunday evenings at 8 pm. All of that along with General Conference kept me busy over the weekend while Nina was taking care of herself and her foot in North Salt Lake.I thoroughly enjoyed General Conference. I’m not sure what has happened … has conference really gotten that much better or have I just grown up a bit? Maybe it’s a combination. Nevertheless, this was a very good conference with a lot of very pertinent instruction.
There’s a feminist movement underway at present having to do with ordaining women to the priesthood. A group of a couple hundred women tried to get stand-by tickets for the General Priesthood Meeting last October and a larger group were planning to try the same thing this conference. Ahead of the conference they had sent a letter to President Thomas S. Monson demanding the right to attend the general priesthood meeting and to discuss with the Church the ordaining of women to the priesthood. There’s a whole bunch of stuff going on here that I simply don’t understand … and a whole bunch more that I simply don’t agree with. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that there are people who profess membership in a belief in the Church who feel they can tell the Prophet of the Lord what to do. They’ve got this thing more than a bit backwards.
Winter has tried to make a comeback … there were periods of snow, hail, sun, thunder, rain, and wind over the weekend. Winter will not end this year with a whimper. But, end it will, and I’m happy for that!