2017-07-19 / ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

By Deborah Bennett

I have made it back into the office this week, although I am still moving kind of slow following knee surgery. Still, it is good to get back into the routine of things. The office is open 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. However, I do have to step out occasionally to take a photo or work on an article.

This is my second knee surgery, so I knew what I was in for following the surgery. It is not pleasant, but I can honestly say that my knee hurt more before the surgery than it has afterward. And, that is a good thing.

I have traded my walker in for a cane, which is also an improvement. The only problem is that I have trouble keeping up with the thing. When you’re used to just getting up and walking, it’s hard to remember to grab a cane. I soon do remember, however, when my sore knee starts screaming, “Get the cane!”

I started outpatient therapy this week and I am so glad to be able to do that locally with the therapy department which was formerly located at the hospital here. They are now located in the gym on Cotton Avenue and operating as an outpatient clinic of Optim Medical Center-Screven. We are blessed to have been able to keep our hospital and the therapy clinic!

Again, many thanks to everyone who has called, visited, sent cards, brought food and most of all, prayed, for my recovery. Everything is greatly appreciated.

Happy birthday this week to: David Gay, Cindy McBride, Amee Joyner, Geneva Murrary, Carol Hoy, Richard Lane, Joey McBride, Glen Wilkerson, Boo Boo Brannen, Don Gay, Dwayne Herrington, Tiffzany McTeer, and Glennis Plair.

Happy anniversary this week to: Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Smith.

Military Active Duty – Col. James Eldridge Davis, U.S. Air Force, DoD Pentagon, Washington D.C.; TSgt. Jeremy M. Chestnut, U.S. Air Force, Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS; CPT Justin G. McBride, U.S. Army, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas; Chief Warrant Officer 5 Darryll L. Simpkins, U.S. Army, Fort Gordon Logistics Readiness Center, Augusta, GA; Tech Sgt. Stuart Burrus, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; E-4 Christopher Simmons, U.S. Army, Missouri; E-3 Ralphael Franklin Lovett, U.S. Army, Kuwait; E-4 Rhonda Lovett, U.S. Army Reserve, Augusta, GA; Airman First Class Aaron Comstock, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; E-5 She’nice Thompson, U.S. Army, 25th Sustainment Brigade, HHC 25th Special Troops Battalion, Wahiawa, Hawaii; and Major D. Slade Burke, U.S. Air Force, 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom.

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