Thank you all for your kind comments and thoughts and prayers. You’re the best!
And I’m happy to report that Barry’s gonna make a comeBACK! It may take a bit of time, but with physical therapy, anti-spasm and anti-inflammatory medications and pain control, Barry should be feeling much better in a couple of weeks. He is a very active guy, but he is committed to following orders and resting and doing exactly what needs to be done. It’s tough to keep him down, but the memory of those ripping sounds and that excruciating pain (and the 911 call) are doing the trick. It seems that the ripping sound was the, well, ripping of the calcium build-up along his spine that complicates his arthritis. The simple act of getting dressed and bending just the wrong way at just that moment caused all that damage. And pain. Ouch.
But now that the absolute worst is over, Barry has decided that Kai’s comment (comment #1) and advice that he “definitely needs a better story than ‘I fell getting dressed’… something more rugged” is not only funny… but all too true! Yes, Barry is a rugged kind of guy and needs a “rugged” story!
So… we at Mom Generations are sponsoring a *“Barry’s Rugged Baseball Story” Contest.” (Because, of course, Barry’s back injury struck out my Boston Red Sox Opening-Day baseball festivities!)
And the PRIZE? 4 tickets to Fenway Park on July 4th, 2009 – Boston vs. Seattle Mariners –
MORE DETAILS TO COME…
SO GET READY TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE!
*(Examples: Barry was rounding second base, when… Or, Playing right field, Barry dove into the stands to… etc.!)