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Bernice's Story. (Part Four)
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Friday, January 21, 2011

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Elderly Bernice Webster is back in a nursing home after compications; she updates us on her state.

Pray for me, please ...

This is Bernice Webster writing.  I am afraid I am not doing very well at the moment ...

I had hip replacement surgery; did really well afterwards (once I got past the surgery and the recovery, that is), but then back in November, I fell, and I refractured it.  Had to have the durn thing re-done.  Did great; then I developed an infection, and I don't remember much until waking up in the hospital, in the Intensive Care.  Found out I was extremely sick.  I was so bad off, I nearly died.

Just got out of the hospital last week; spent over a month in the hospital, two and a half weeks in the Intensive Care ward.  I am very weak; it is all I can do to try to do things.  Even doing the simplest, most mundane things tires me out; I seem to spend a lot of time sleeping ...

I haven't been to church since this happened, but quite a few members of the church (including the pastors) have stopped by to wish me well and pray with me.  It has been so good seeing them; their words of encouragement and prayers mean so much to me, more than they will ever know!

I am back in the nursing home.  I am afraid I will never get out.  I have lost so much weight, and I don't look like myself any more.  It truly frightens me.  I just thank God that my darling Gar and my children (Thomas, Bridget, Bryce, and Shayla) have been by, as have the grandkids; if I didn't see their loving, familiar faces, I don't know what I would do with myself!  I know they miss having me home; well, the feeling's mutual: I miss being home myself!

The place I'm at currently isn't that bad (that is, I've made a lot of new friends), and the staff treats me and the other residents well, but it isn't home, and it truly saddens me.

Well, I am going to see if I can convince myself to eat something (since becoming sick, I just don't have much of an appetite) and wheel myself down to the activities center to play bingo.  I will write in here again when I am feeling stronger.  Until later, this is Bernice signing off.  Keep those perayers coming; I certainly need them!  Thank you and God bless!


*to be continued.*

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Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 1/25/2011
Such a sad, extremely well written segment. Stories such as this hit so hard because; there but by the grace of God, go you or me. At least Bernice is in a comparatively good place and has made some friends there.
Your friend In Southern California, Mark
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 1/21/2011
Glad Bernice is covering hope she feels herself soon, well done story
In Christs Love
Reviewed by Paul Berube 1/21/2011
Nicely updated, Karen.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/21/2011
Glad Bernice is recovering. Excellent story, Karen.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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