Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tuesday Tidbits and a GABR Star

Burrr, it's cold out there! Twenty below with the wind chill - so glad I didn't have to walk Faith down the hill this morning and she was able to enjoy some warmth on the bus! Which, by the way is working out great for us. I guess when she's on there, she just giggles and laughs the whole time. The other day the bus driver told me he wished he had her for another 4 or 5 more blocks just to hear her giggle!

Besides the bus being a big hit, we have some more exciting news. Faith is going to be one of the stars this year for the Great American Bike Race (GABR)! This means she and her friend, Tanner, will be helping to promote the big event which takes place on April 9, 2011. Faith will be on TV, the radio and will be featured in Medcenter One's magazine all to promote GABR. So once again I will be looking for riders for Faith's team. I may try to get two teams together so that's 20 riders. Let me know if you want to ride! We will also be doing lots of fundraising as well!

On Saturday, Faith and I went over to a local photographer to get her photo taken for promo materials. Forty six pictures later, both Faith and I were a little worn out. She seemed to like being a little model, though!

Faith at last year's GABR

In other news, on the medical side of things I went in yesterday to get my pacemaker checked. Apparently, this battery still has 10 months of life left in it. They faxed the rest of the results to my cardiologist at Mayo whom I haven't heard from yet. Probably in the fall I'll be looking at not just getting a new battery but a new atrial lead as well, since the one I have isn't working as well as they would like. I have to go back in two months to get it checked again.

This past weekend, my dad ended up in the hospital with the flu, a major sinus infection and plus he fell on the ice and hit his head pretty hard. They have been giving him morphine for the pain from his fall. So please keep him in your prayers. I know he doesn't like just sitting around but I think it is good for him as it will force him to get some rest.

Have a great week everyone and try to stay warm!

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