For the August 31, 2020 KGUA radio Morning Writer’s Hour, we are told that the museum wants to set up a permanent display case for each writer. They want us each to pick three artifacts to showcase and free write about them in 200 to 250 words.
My artifacts would be a plate, a dime, and a boogie board. Let me explain what happened last Saturday (August 22, 2020).
While I am driving to pick up our grandsons, Owen (8) and Max (6), for an overnight at our house, Hannah falls harshly from her bike, landing with no padding on our paved driveway. She has abrasions on her shoulder, left side, and leg, a baseball-size bruise on her left knee, and throbbing pain in her bruised left elbow.
On our way to Urgent Care in town, I know we need a back-up for our grandsons while I tend to Hannah. Immediately, I think of Mandy. Without delay, Mandy meets us at Urgent Care and offers to watch the boys. At home, we have a plate that was made by Mandy and a reminder of our friendship.
Hannah finishes up at the Urgent Care with a cast on her fractured elbow. Off to the pharmacy at Hannaford’s, she needs her meds for the grimace-inducing spasms in her elbow. For support, Owen eagerly goes with his Omi while I stay in the car with Max. Protective, Owen leads Hannah to the pharmacy and signs for her meds since she cannot. Owen finds a dime in the store on the way out.
Despite all this, Hannah still wants, as planned, for us all to go the York Harbor Beach with pizza, boogie boarding, and digging moats and castles in the sand. And we do.
My museum artifacts celebrate an extraordinary summer afternoon on the coast of Maine.
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One, I was not allowed to accompany Hannah into the York Hospital Urgent Care because of safety and health concerns from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Two, her fractured elbow is clinically described as a closed nondisplaced fracture of the head of the left radius.
Three, three days after her fall, her brilliant orthopedic surgeon Dr. Eberhart of Atlantic Orthopedic cut off her bandage and cast. To insure that her elbow doesn’t stiffen up, he instructs her that motion and more motion of her am is the key to her recovery. She just may be playing pickleball next week. You all know that motion is lotion.
Come September 23, 2020, her pickleball season will officially come to an end as she will have her left bunion surgically removed by the equally brilliant Dr. Juris of Portland Foot and Ankle.
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