Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday, thoughts.

Took my sister to the hospital at 08:30am, she was scheduled for surgery at 10:30am, she said it was supposed to take about 4 hours and since we live a block from the hospital she wanted my to go home and wait and when she was done she would have the nurse call me, I must say I was a little worried but at 03:00PM my cell rang and was the nurse who said Wendy was our of surgery and had done really well, she was going to a room and she gave me the number and then she would be staying at least one night. So I will give them a chance to get her to her room and then go over and see how she is doing and if she needs anything else.

I had a question as to the nature of Wendy’s surgery and I guess in all the excitement I never posted anything, she had to have the bones in her ankle and foot reconstructed. Since birth she has had a condition where her bones are not formed right and weak, about 5 years ago she had one side done, and now the other had bothered her to the point the Doctor said it was time to do the other. She will have to keep that foot and ankle immobile for at least 3 weeks and then they will take the cast off and put her in a boot and she will start therapy, that is why she will be confined to bed for this time. I will probably have to stay until she gets to the point in therapy where she can get around the house some.

I thank you all for your prayers and concern, and I hope this will pass as soon as possible and she will be back on her feet.

Last night Wendy & I met our friends the Ferron’s at Carabas Restaurant in Dunmore PA. It is and old fashioned Italian Restaurant and had great food.


               Wendy, Sam, Rich & Barbara.


       My niece Barbara & girlfriend Belinda

My niece Barbara & a girlfriend Belinda arrived after Barb got off work and joined us.

I even sampled a PA favorite Yoenglings Lager on tap, not bad a little strong for a High Life Light guy, but I only had one.

Guess that’s it for today, Be safe out there, Sam & Donna.


  1. Glad your sister is doing well. She has a great brother. Stay safe.

  2. I wish I had a closer relationship with both my brother and sister. He is 7 years younger, she is 12 years younger. How grand is it that you and your sister are that close.

    As you always say, stay safe out there!

  3. Sam, your a saint to take care of your sister with all the love and and affection that you are showing. She will be up and around in no time with your care. So hang in there and encourage her, as the second day after surgery is a real bummer and she will need your support big time thru that part. I know from first hand experience on this one.

  4. Nice to hear Wendy's surgery is over safely.

    You certainly have a long stint away from Donna and Riggs, not to mention your grandson. They will be really missing you as I'm sure you miss them.

    Sometimes we have little choice over what is best.

  5. Glad to hear Wendy came through her surgery with flying colors. Nice that you're able to get out for dinner with friends and relatives too, Sam. Good for you.

  6. Glad surgery went well. Now on to a quick and wonderful healing.

  7. It's good to read that Wendy came through the surgery well. Hopefully, the next 3 weeks will pass quickly for her and you and she'll be back on that foot in no time. Take care, Sam!

  8. What a relief it must be for the surgery to be over for her...Now, you need to make one of your famous pizzas for her when she feels up to it...Good karma headed her way from the Cave People! (save me a slice of pizza!)

  9. Good news to read that Wendy's surgery went well. Hope the healing process progresses well too. Poor Riggs must surely be missing him. Do you call him on the phone?