Monday, November 14, 2005

Good News Bad News

The Good News

Friday I left work early and played a little golf. I shot 42 on the River Course. The last hole it was a little dark and I had trouble seeing but I got 9 holes in.

Saturday was my long run of 12 miles in the afternoon I worked around the house cleaning up the mess the painters made painting the house. Yes, my house is only 4 years old but the paint had faded and the association is painting all the houses on my circle.

Sunday was my long ride which turned out to be just around the community for 40 miles. It was quite windy so we cut it short.

The Bad News

I went to a late lunch at the country club and while eating lunch I got a cell phone call from David. He is a concert violist and lives with his wife and my grandson in Rome, Italy. It seems he was going home on his motorbike when he lost control of the bike on a curve. Fortunately he was wearing a helmet, but the bad news is he broke his left arm. They are going to operate to set it on Friday.

This couldn't have come at a worse time for him. His concert schedule was very busy thru Christmas and then January to May he was to be the principle violist in a symphony. On top of that they are having a house built and will be moving in soon. Roman medicine being what it is, he's in the hospital waiting for his surgery but there are no beds available so he is on a gurney in the hall. I spoke with him this morning and he is very uncomfortable.

9 comments:

Mica said...

Oh man! How disappointing! I hope he gets some good medical attention soon.

Comm's said...

what a bummer. I pray he heals quickly from his accident. But a bad break for him (pardon the pun) is good news for your grandson who gets to see him more during the holidays.

Susan said...

That bad news stinks - and to be sitting in the hall in a hospital - ew, I can't even imagine.

TriFeist said...

AH! The things we take for granted in the US. I hope the surgery is successful and he recovers fully.

Deene said...

Good thoughts to David, I hope he recovers quickly.

Iron Benny said...

Ouch, hope the surgery goes well. We definately take good healthcare for granted in the U.S.

'Zilla said...

Wow, that is really bad news... I wish David a speedy recovery!

PuddyRat said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that. I do hope he gets good medical care in spite of the conditions.

Sending healing thoughts and prayers his way.

Cliff said...

Sorry to hear what happen to your friend. Will pray that he get better soon.