Friday, August 17, 2012

A quick update about Walt's knee.
By Monday morning the swelling was way down, which nearly eliminated the pain.  We were able to have lunch with the missionaries who were celebrating Elder Wall's 69th birthday.

The x-ray on Monday showed nothing was broken, just a worn-out knee, with encroachment of arthritis.  The orthopedist he went to
on Tuesday told him to keep icing it 3x a day and wait for the resurrection to have it healed.
       (I forgot to take my camera so I didn't get a photo of the
       charming little office of this very renowned specialist in
        San Salvador.)

Walt went to physical therapy this afternoon after we did a temple session.  We try to get at least a couple sessions done each month.
Above is Walt coming from the therapy area to the waiting area.
Below is Walt walking back to the apartment complex today from the temple.  He had called me (I'd come home about 30 minutes before he did) to meet him to have lunch in the commodore.  We were happy when the Gibbons came in from their shift and joined us.
He feels his quick knee recovery is a combination of the Priesthood blessing, the injection that Dr. Fuenes, our former Bishop, gave him when he made a house call (gratis) on Sunday, family and friends many prayers, plus his name on the temple prayer roll.
    We thank our family and friends for the love, concern and prayers for us while serving here in San Salvador, far away from home.
          Here's a photo of the temple I took at 5:30 this evening when we got back from his physical therapy.  The traffic on Fridays is more congested than any other day--it took us about double time to get back.  It's normally a 10-15 min drive.
We will be speaking at the San Miguel Stake Conference Sunday, August 19. It is about a 2 1/2 hour drive.  We're leaving Sunday morning at 6:30a.m.
Have a nice weekend everyone.


Janiece said...

I am glad to hear that Pres. Peterson is doing better.
You both remain in our prayers.

Julie said...

Ha - I like that Dr. Wait for the resurrection! Glad to hear he is feeling better. Love you!