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There are many equations in physics that can be said in the language of a lay person. For example: “a body in motion tends to stay in motion and a body at rest tends to stay at rest.” From my view, this is most certain, as proven by the following.

In cleaning up the mess from rainwater in the basement at the end of June, I cut the knuckle on a finger on my left hand. No big deal, or so I thought. I cleaned out the cut and put a bandage on it, thinking now it will heal. Wrong. It swelled and became infected.

It was very apparent the Great Retired RN Genie must be brought in on the action. Genie used hydrogen peroxide plus ointment on the wound, covered by a bandage. I did this for a few days but the finger didn’t seem to be getting any better.

I got up early Thursday morning, July 11, and noticed boils under each armpit. That meant a  trip to Albert Lea Medical Center Fourth Floor Urgent Care. Dr. Kelley looked at the situation, lanced one of the boils for a biopsy, and prescribed a medication containing sulfur that should clear it up. In addition I was to rest, stay out of sunlight, and not get pregnant. I took the medication, followed the directions and it seemed to be working. 

The second day I developed a rash, hot and cold flashes, nausea, no appetite. Once again, off to Urgent Care. The diagnosis was an allergic reaction to sulfur. A new prescription was prescribed which I started talking Saturday, July 13 – with rest, stay out of the sunlight, and don’t get pregnant.

A telephone call from Urgent Care Saturday evening let me know I had a staph infection as per the biopsy results. The medication was changed and I should get and start taking it ASAP Sunday morning. Once again with rest, stay out of the sunlight, and don’t get pregnant while taking the medication.

I am finding the “get rest” to be a very easy order to follow. Thus, I agree a body at rest tends to stay at rest. One problem – Genie has other ideas once I’m through with the medication!

Many thanks for the prayers, well wishes and cards (The staph infection should be cleared up by August 1).

At Central Freeborn Lutheran Church we have Coffee Hour with goodies prior to the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. One church member is assigned each month to carry this out. Eunice Bakken was in charge this July. She recruited (told) Phillip Morreim to help. Thus their theme for July was “Fill up with Phillip.” Coffee Hour goodies with conversation in church are most certainly a part of God’s world. Amen.

Did you know that Central Freeborn Lutheran Church has their own Angie’s List? It is maintained by the great church secretary, Angie.

Room remains on bus for trip to Twins game

There are still a few seats left on the Twins bus leaving at 4 p.m. from behind Slumberland in Albert Lea on Monday, August 12. Seats are in Section 315, behind home plate. One person per bus will be selected to go on the field to lead in singing the National Anthem. For reservations call Bob or Genie Hanson at 507-373-8655 or Wayne or Bev Indrelie at 507-826-3267. This could be the Twins season with the most losses!


Bob is a retired AAL (Aid Association for Lutherans) agent, currently working on his master’s degree in Volunteering. His wife, Genie, is a retired RN, currently working on her doctor’s degree in Volunteering. They have two children, Deb in North Carolina, and Dan in Vermont. Bob says if you enjoy his column, let him know. If you don’t enjoy it, keep on reading, it can get worse. Words of wisdom: There is always room for God.

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