Happenings in Possum Kingdom wif da Medlocks

Good Day or Good Night if it already dark,

I hope you did not think I had forgotten about keeping you up on my progress, but a lot of things are going on in Possum Kingdom and I am feeling so great I have been busy outside of the computer. I do however have a lot of things to bring you up to date on.

First of all

Words Of Wisdom

If you ever have an upset stomach heat up some Coke (drink not smoke) in the microwave until all the bubbles are gone, Caution contents will be hot once remove from microwave, then just a little kick of lime and drink it down once it is cool or even cold, stomach ache gone.

Ok on to the news, on April 30, 2007 I saw Dr. Willner in Charleston and he was very pleased with all of my blood work and he also removed several medications from my pile. I am now only taking 7 medications now verses when I was so sick I was taking about 24. He told me that I would know my limitations now; he did not have to tell me. You know he was right, I though just because I had no limitations I could do anything, but I did however find some self correcting events that I tried and won’t try them again soon. Dr. Willner also doesn’t want to see me until June 18, 2007, about two months so my visits to Charleston are getting cut back. I have still maintained my weight loss and I am right at 260lbs that verses 350lbs this time last year, Thank You God.

One issue that has kept me busy for the last months has been that we finally sold our house in Anderson, Thank You God. This however created a whole new list of items for me to do. The luck I have also created addition work, just a for instance, I needed to replace the vinyl in the hall bathroom, no big deal right. I pulled the old vinyl up and noticed a discoloration on the sub floor, I picked at it and then determined that it should be replace, I wound up replacing about half of the sub flooring then replacing the vinyl. The vinyl was another issue when Daddy replaced the kitchen floor there was enough to replace the hall bathroom, except when I went to replace it, it was 11 inches short. God is in control and I am still along for the ride, and as always God had every thing worked out. Now we are trying to do the closing, we have just received our third date and time for the closing, but the best thing is no one is waiting on me, at least I don’t think so.

On May 21, 2007 I had a check up with my local doctor, Dr. Kopp and he is so pleased with how everything is going. He even replied that I looked great and he asks if I had looked in the mirror lately. I told him yelp, I just did not tell him about the mirror breaking. He is so happy with all my blood work and blood pressure he said he did not want to see me for two months. That’s from two different doctors; makes me wonder if they are trying to see me the Monday after the Saturday bath, or they are just tired of seeing me.

On May 21, 2007 Daddy received a phone call from his doctor and he wanted to change his surgery from Thursday May 24, 2007 to Tuesday May 22, 2007. This turned out good for Daddy that gave him two less days to worry and to work us all less. His surgery went great he had his right shoulder replaced. The doctor stated that he was not sure how he had handled the pain for so long. He stated all went just as he wanted it to but it was a challenge. The challenge was due to the fact that Daddy had worn his shoulder out so that the socket on the shoulder was flat, nothing but bone and the head of the humerus; the ball was also worn flat. He used a reverse method where he used screws to hold the prosthetic in place instead of glue, because there was such bad arthritis and wearing down of the bone. The doctor however was pleased and said he would be in the hospital for pain management until Friday, but today 5/23/2007 they started therapy. In about two months he will be having his left shoulder replaced. I just wonder if the new shoulders will last another 68 year like his olds ones.

On May 30, 2007 my brother in-law Pastor Anthony Kelley will be meeting with a surgeon to discuss removing his gizzard, no I mean his gall bladder. He just wanted some of that liver attention. Please keep Anthony and my sister Meleeda and their church family in you prayers.

On June 18, 2007 I will be traveling back down to Charleston for another check up with Dr. Willner.

Claire, Abigail & Justin are all doing great, and again we all want to thank you for your prayers and support to our entire family.

Claire is continuing her college education, she is trying to get as smart as me, I hate to tell her it ain’t gonna happen, you know how women are they never listen.

Abigail and I are gonna have a wonderful summer doing a whole lot of nothing but what we want to do.

Justin will be staying in Rock Hill this summer; he has two jobs at Winthrop and also landed another coaching job, Rock Hill High this year, with the 9th grade football team. Yelp I am a proud Daddy .

We Love Ya’ll,
God Bless Ya’ll,



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