The doctor yesterday put me on muscle relaxers which I hated to take, but a nurse friend of our family gave me a stern warning to take them, so I am obeying. (I’ve not taken commercial medicines for about 10 years. — And this relaxer-plus-pain-medicine has caffeine in it, go figure.) A professional masseuse came in last night and gave me a massage, which I think will help the muscles keep from freezing up on me. I’m a bit sore this morning, to be expected, I guess.

Vicki talked to her mother last night, said she sounded much better. Is getting more mobile. May be able to go home Thursday if she continues to improve.

J. Randal Matheny

Be pithy.