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Thursdays Totally Informal Transglobal Challenge for May 15, 2008 - Good and Bad
15-MAY-2008

Thursday's Totally Informal Transglobal Challenge for May 15, 2008 - "Good and Bad"

I'm trying to respond to two challenges here--The Thursday TITC, "Good and Bad" & May's PaD theme, "The Other Side." We'll see if it works.

Regarding Thursday's Challenge theme of "Good and Bad," this image shows my sweetie taking a nap in his chair. Parked in front of him is a walker. Now, it is NOT good that Eddie needs such an assistive device--even temporarily --but it IS good that he's found this walker allows him to walk relatively pain-free. Without it he would be using my extra mobility scooter full-time. He would not be driving, nor would he be able to go to his office. By the way, Ed is mostly retired but loves to spend his days in his office so it is a great comfort for him to be there. As regular readers know, this has has been a tough week for my sweetie. Excruciating back pain put him in the hospital for two nights, and he continues to move with difficulty.

That brings me to the subject of May's PaD theme, "The Other Side." Here is a man who has always been strong and healthy, whose last hospitalization was in 1942, and whose daily three mile walk was as predictable as the sun rising in the east. At least for now, he is on the Other Side of strength and good health. But we trust he is only visiting this "Other Side" temporarily, and will soon return to the place where he belongs.


To see other PBasers' responses to the Thursday Challenge for May 15, CLICK HERE.

CLICK HERE to view others participating in "The Other Side" PaD challenge for May 2008.

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Roe..16-May-2008 15:00
shhhhh Eddie needs his rest..I'll shut the light..
Ian York16-May-2008 08:46
lets hope its omly a brief visit to the other side
Russ Rose16-May-2008 01:31
Wow....what a story. and the image tells it. great shot. as usual.
russ
DENZA15-May-2008 23:37
interesting perspective
carolynne_w15-May-2008 21:34
Great entry! I have Been there, done that.
virginiacoastline15-May-2008 19:29
I wish him and you all the best . .I have one of those perennially healthy people too . . . to be "tied" to an object would threaten his self image
Phillip Normanton15-May-2008 19:27
Definitely works for both challenges :))
Hope Eddie will be up-and-away in no time!
Dan Chusid15-May-2008 19:02
Guess he won't be going on this little walk anytime soon:
http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=1438490562
Barbara Heide15-May-2008 18:23
wonderful shot!
Ralph15-May-2008 17:40
Beautiful picture. V
Nancy Lobaugh15-May-2008 17:29
Wonderful shot & stories... he'll be tickling the ivories in no time, I'll bet!
Anita15-May-2008 17:06
Very touching photo, great angle. May his healing be quick.
CreativeWiseGal15-May-2008 16:37
Nice entry. Best wishes for quick healing.
Máire Uí Mhaicín15-May-2008 16:07
Good to see Eddie getting on the move again. May it speed his recovery even further.
Peg O'Brien15-May-2008 14:46
Good response!
Jola Dziubinska15-May-2008 13:34
Great photo and stories for both challenge, Patricia.
Wishing Eddie a very soon recovery and strenght.
faye white15-May-2008 12:10
well done shot! Hope Eddie is off and running soon!
Pete Smith AIPF15-May-2008 08:24
Great image.
Ali Majdfar15-May-2008 08:14
Fantastic angle selection, great entry. Best wishes for both of you. ~V
beverley harrison15-May-2008 07:43
yey!! ed's looking quite comfy there ...well thought through as usual patricia!
Dave Hein15-May-2008 06:37
He's got lots of supporters around here. My bet is he'll be up and driving you nuts again in no time! :)
Pat Shawyer15-May-2008 06:23
Great one Patricia, and good wishes for Eddie from me !! He'll be fine in no time.
Paco López15-May-2008 06:21
Excellent shot!!!!!! ...GO EDDIE!!!!!
Vote!!
Ieke Vonk15-May-2008 05:05
Thanks for the 2 stories and beautiful picture from Ed!
Carol Breton15-May-2008 04:12
Excellent entry and presentation Patricia, on both counts.
Sending Eddie energy!
Linda Willets15-May-2008 03:49
Makes stop and think. Wishing Eddie strength each day.
mathilda williams15-May-2008 03:44
thanks for a different perspective, patricia.
i hope it all turns out GOOD.
mathilda
Laryl15-May-2008 03:30
wonderful read and excellent job!
Cindi Smith15-May-2008 03:28
LOL at Jen! I agree with her...got get her, Eddie!
Jen Bixler15-May-2008 03:24
Go Eddie!!! I bet he will be chasing you around the family room in no time!
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