Saturday, June 26, 2010

Note to Susan

Hi Susan, Thank goodness your surgery is over and you only have to recover. Just follow your surgeon's suggestions and don't do too much too soon. I have had several in my staff who had the same operation and all three recovered beautifully and do whatever they want to. I fractured my back in two places in January, had surgery and am much better. Just takes time.
Darlene McCarter Whitetree

Friday, June 25, 2010

Note to Susan


I sure don't envy you this surgery but you will feel so much better after the repair. Skip has had both shoulders done (I told him to be glad he wasn't an octopus!) and emphasizes how important the physical therapy is to full recovery. He did have rather explicit names for his therapists but gives them full credit for his mobility now! So hang in there and do your exercises.

OK--books suggested: Water for Elephants (Sara Gruen), Year of Wonders (Geraldine Brooks), anything by Jodi Picoult, if you are a dog lover--The Art of Racing in the Rain (Garth Stein) and The Story of Edgar Sawtelle (David Wroblewski)

Kathy White

Note to Susan

Hi Susan,

I'm glad you were able to take care of the troublesome rotator cuff, and won't have pain in the future from it. With a wonderful care-giver, and lots of loved ones around, the six weeks should pass quickly. What type of books do you like to read?
Have a very relaxed, easy ,and pain-free recovery.

Judy Baer

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Note to Susan

To Susan, We are all so sorry that you had to have such an immobilizing-type surgery and we wish you a good recovery. We are glad that it has worked out and know that you are a good patient! So will you be ready to "BOX" WITH SOMEONE by the time the MRS Sisters meet on September 25th. Susan, you have the very best next thing after good surgeons--A DEVOTED CARE-GIVER. Blessings to all your family members. Wish I was nearer to where you live, I would bake you a pan of brownies! Anne

Update from Susan

greetings. sisters.

today i had surgery for a torn rotator cuff in my left shoulder which has hurt for years. i got home at seven this evening, and because the nerve block has not worn off yet. i am not in much pain. I will have a completely immobilized left arm for six weeks, and then i will start four months of physical therapy. please forgive the absense of capital letters - i am a one-armed bandit at the present. I'm lucky to have my sweet husband who is already hard at work waiting on me hand and foot.

i wish everyone a happy and safe summer. after my post-op appointment next week we will go to the cabin with our kids to celebrate the 4th and our older grandson's seventh birthday. i plan to spend most of my time in a recliner reading good books. does anyone have a recommendation for a good read?

hope to see everyone at our next get-together.

susan bennett

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Update from Anne

I had promised to provide an address for those members who remembered Mary and wanted to send a note of sympathy to the family. This is the address:

David and Sherry Childs, 520 Woodland Lane; Lawrenceville, GA 30043. David is the youngest of three sons and the one who came to help his mother with her TO--DO list every second Saturday. They must have had a very loving, meaningful relationship and I thought he should be commended for that. It is beautiful to contemplate the peace of mind that he brought to her. Mary continued to live in her home in Morrow, but whenever she had to be in the hospital for treatment, it was to David and Sherry's home that she would go to recuperate until close to the end when she went to a personal care home for therapy. Mary's leadership skills were very helpful during the mid-1960s when the sorority was being chartered, began having annual conventions, moved to a new chapter room and started to expand by forming other chapters. She dropped out for a while but came back as a member of Atlanta Alums. At the service celebrating Mary's life achievements, the sorority was represented by Pat Robertson, Caroline Wilson, Faye Hall and Gerrelldine Addy, with her new husband! Anne has sent a message of sympathy to Mary's family on behalf of Atlanta Alums, but the family would be pleased to hear from others, as well.

Have not been in touch yet with Deirdre Russell who emailed to say that she was having to undergo a hysterectomy about a week ago at what seemed to her, at least, a young age. We send Get Well greetings to her with caution about picking up their adorable little girl until she has fully healed. It was probably robotic surgery or laproscopic and maybe she didn't have many stitches.

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Booth Western Art Museum

*Click on picture to visit website.
Please mark your calendars for the next adventure for The MRS Group:
On Saturday, September 25, we are going to the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville. We are planning on being at the museum at 10:30. Directions at a later date.
*Seniors $8.00; Adults $10.00
*The fees need to be collected in advance in order to present one check to the museum.
*Wheelchairs are available upon request.
*Plans are being made for lunch.
More details closer to the event.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Mary Childs Update

Pat Robertson has called to let our members know that one of our own, Mary Childs is seriously ill. She has been in ICU at St. Joseph Hospital for several days. Her heart condition worsened but Mary is not a candidate for heart surgery, so, other treatment had to be devised. Also, she was not eating; it was the family's decision to have a feeding tube inserted. For those who may not remember Mary, she was among the very active members in the mid-1960's, a time of change and growth for Mu Rho Sigma Sorority. They moved to a new chapter room across Courtland St. in the (then) new student center. Also, the sorority was incorporated, making it possible for them to form chapters in other colleges. With incorporation, the group at GSU became Alpha Chapter. Mary was active right away in the formation of Beta Chapter at UGA. She served as president of Alpha Chapter, and, later when Atlanta Alumnae Chapter formed, she served a term as president of the alumnae group, and also as convention planner. Our prayers and thoughts are with her family members. An update will be posted soon.
ALSO, this from Alice Young--she had a fall recently--she was standing too close to an automatic door at Park Springs and lost her balance when someone came charging through. She sustained a head injury and spent a night in Emory U. Hospital. They patched her up again and sent her home with instructions to use her walker (rolater). This coincided with her eye doctor appointment so it has been rescheduled for July--a long time to wait to find out why the Botox applied to the eyelid isn't working very well yet, making it difficult for her to see as well as she needs to. One good thing happened--daughter Cheri came from CA and spent four days with her mom.