FROM MARGITA’S BENCH   September 28, 2021

HAPPY 92nd ANNIVERSARY Riverside United Church!
Was just thinking back to the wonderful celebration we all had two years ago! Yesterday would also have been my annual RCCO anthem reading and spaghetti dinner. Let’s hope we can celebrate next year!

I thought I needed to let all of you know what has transpired with me over the last couple of weeks. On Monday the 13th I woke up not being able to move my right thumb. I went to TMC – was told that I had torn my inner tendon. He sent me to emerg – I was given the same diagnosis, and that I would have to go to London for surgery. He fitted me with a removable cast and was told to keep it elevated, etc. Wednesday I got a call to come in the next day for an ultra sound. As the week unfolded, I was terrified that I would never be able to play normally again – truly one of the worst of my professional career. Friday morning Irma stopped by – as we were sitting outside, I got stung by a yellow jacket in my left hand – Epi pen in the leg and back to emerg – good grief!  That evening I was seen by the same NP as on Monday – “You again!” I was then that I was told my case would be handled locally, and that I was to see a plastic surgeon the next day. She told me I didn’t need surgery, had a bad sprain and trigger at the top. She gave me an injection in the lower joint, and was told to call her back in 6 weeks if I still was having issues. I’m hoping and praying that this will resolve itself!

I’m sharing a recording of “On Eagle’s Wings” I made July 2020. It also has “I Need Thee Every Hour” – no kidding!! The song I’m sharing with you is a beautiful arrangement of “On Eagle’s Wings.” God’s promise to us: “Never will I leave you or forsake you.” He didn’t promise to save us from trouble, but he has promised to carry us through trouble.

I will try to stay out of any more trouble!