|Allie eyeing me suspiciously|
|Seattle from West Seattle|
|glass deck of the Santiago Cavatara bridge in Redding|
|only sign of life in the Fitzgerald tidepools|
|My brother, wife and daughter and us on Devil's Slide|
|San Francisco and Ferry Building|
|interesting to me fireworks|
|Some of the heart shaped fireworks. Some looked better than this|
|looking at the city from a pier The lights and pictures on the building kept changing|
|Ferry building up close|
|lots of armed guards|
|pelicans and murres, Santa Cruz|
|wipe out, Santa Cruz|
|Santa Cruz boardwalk|
|sunset from my brother's deck on the last night, the only time we could see the ocean. It was supposed to be a beautiful day....sigh.|
The good news, if anything could be good from this whole mess, is that I don't need implants according to my dentist. He will make crowns but won't deal with me for a month as he wants me to heal. He has seen lots of facial injuries and thought the plastic surgeon did an excellent job stitching me up. As soon as I fell, I felt a big gap with my tongue and assumed my tooth was on the pavement and did a search for it. It is half there though my tongue still feels a complete gap.
I can open my mouth a bit wider now so I don't need to spoon coffee into a corner of my mouth. Still hard to drink anything without dribbling.
My friend with the leukemia lives close to the dentist office so I visited briefly. They are checking out the severity of her graft versus host disease today with a series of very invasive tests. Her brother, from the East Coast , is on hand to donate his lymphocytes. It is his lymphocytes that are causing the GVHD but more of his lymphocytes are needed to kill the fast growing leukemia. If they determine her GVHD is too severe, they will freeze his cells until it lets up and then infuse them. It is a fine, scary line. This is a matter of life and death, not a scabby, ugly face that mostly will get better. So Sue, shut-up already.
Josh and Allie came over when I got home. Her hair in back is quite long. She has a mullet. Her hair will be evened up this weekend. She would not get anywhere near me eyeing me with a mixture of horror and concern. Too scary. She was very happy to see Poppa Steve.
I managed to walk quite a bit after my recent surgery. I need to get out today. I will have to be in the neighborhood. Hope I don't come across anyone.