Monday, August 09, 2010

Time Heals All Wounds?

My burn is healing. Ugly and wrinkled as it is, it is looking better each day and I fear breaking the blister less and less. I even slept without worrying last night. I've been putting Bacitracin on the open wound and leaving the blister to the air. So far it appears to be working. Why the rest of my hand is looking so scaly is another good question. Guess I need to drink several gallons of water. I look dehydrated.

They say time heals all wounds and in some ways the statement is very true, but wounds often either leave scars or impressions that are with us for a lifetime. In another few weeks my father's cancer diagnosis will be a year old. This has left a wound that continues to weep. It is nothing I fret over continuously and I have no regrets, I only miss my dad. His passing has left a hole that, plain and simple, can not be filled by any other human being. There is much that he left behind and yet much has been lost with his passing. As a family we continue to work through decisions without Dad's counsel and input. There are so many things I want to ask him, so many things we neglected to discuss not realizing our time was to be cut short.

Dave and Leta will soon begin the search for new living quarters, and this will leave us to decide again what is best for Mom. Everyone seems to have a slightly different perspective on the question leaving us at times in a quandary. Or maybe it is just me that feels this way...


  1. Praying for you, Martha. Your love for your father is so beautiful and I know you must miss his advice so much concerning decisions for your Mom.

  2. You hand does look a lot better. Glad the blister didn't break open.

    Missing you Dad, after such a short years is still a very open wound. My dad has been gone over 40 years and even today, Don and I were discussing some of his wonderful qualities and abilities in our son, Myk who was only 3 when his grandpa died. He lives on in Myk!

  3. I am so impressed that's you've been able to keep that blister intact. It looks so much better than it did the other day. I hope it's feeling better and that it continues to heal quickly for you.

    I can't imagine the pain related to your dad's diagnosis and subsequent passing. I've been blessed so far in that I have not been touched by this yet but I know my time is coming and I hope that I will be as strong as you have been when it's my turn.

  4. My hand is feeling much better! The blister is now a tough, leathery covering protecting the hidden wound underneath. It even feels a little bit itchy. I am surprised at how quickly it is healing.

    Thank you all for your prayers.