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A while back, I wrote about how the upcoming appointment with an infection specialist surgeon on May 9 for my trashed knee. I drove all over the place and retrieved all MRI reports and CDs. I was set and my friend was ready to drive me since it’s in an area of LA that neither of us has been to and her car has GPS.

Well, not so fast. Turned my phone on Tuesday morning, May 7 and there was a voicemail that the appointment I’d waited eight months for was canceled! Not cool.

I’ve tried to see only the positive but the cancellation is a blow. I called them and OMG the next appointment was in very late October into early November!!!!!!!!! You suck it up for so long and then the guy goes off to some conference? But they did have a 7/11/13 at 7:30 AM available. Sigh. I am not a morning person and so will have to get up at about 5 a.m. to get ready to leave by 6 or earlier.

Now add the nagging cough and other ailments I currently have (whine, whine, whine) and I was really getting very down about it all. But then ran across two videos on YouTube that really helped my mood. Since this was Memorial weekend, when we honor those who have given life, limb and sanity to keep this country and much of the world free, my worries seemed so insignificant. These videos drove that home, they’re about a very amazing man named Nick Vujicic. So I decided to share them with you. He’s not a veteran but knowing that some veterans face life altering changes in service to this country, I thought we would all benefit from them.

See what I mean? Kind of hard to wallow when I have two arms and two legs (even if one of them needs a new knee) right?

To all who have helped defend this country and keep liberty alive, thank you. Thank you! Thank you!!!