Sunday, June 01, 2008


Thank you

to both of my regular readers for your kind greetings following my accident. (Heidi is one of our daughters and Steve Beren a local political hero you will soon hear of.) Jim Miller of makes three. Thanks to everyone who visited, prayed, called and/or sent flowers. Thanks to our beach neighbors for mowing. In 25 years of bike riding I never imagined one fall could take so long to recover from. The standard expectation for this type of pelvis fracture, as I understand it, is 6 to 8 weeks until you can begin therapy and another 4 to 6 weeks until full weight bearing on the injured leg. In other words, that's 6 to 8 weeks of bed, walker and crutches. Never putting weight on the foot to exceed the leg's own weight and not going far, for sure. Then 4 to 6 weeks of torture. During that ordeal our grandchildren, daughter and son-in-law arrive for a week here and a week at Whistler, BC!!

I feel better

and stronger every day. I thank God that this happened. I will end my recovery a better person than I was on May 12. Special thanks ☞ to Dr. Laohaprasit (pastor) and our friends at New Hope International Church in Mercer Island, Washington, for love, prayers, visits, flowers, and other support. ☞ To my friends and coworkers at Boeing, especially retiree and now Microsoft director Keith Butler and Linda Carrig. She was informing me about the short-term leave on the very first day and helped us navigate the (won't say it in print) of Aetna; Boeing was no problem at all. ☞ To the staff of the Emergency Room/Trauma Center and ☞ the nurses, therapists and support people of wing 7 West of Harborview Hospital in Seattle. Ron Hebron, Seattle, WA, June 1, 2008

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