The Luminous Liddy is down. Down but not out; far from it. Two days go, an Irish spine surgeon named O’Brien spent five hours working to fix the problem with Liddy’s back that had been causing her so much pain over the past couple of years. When  finished he phoned to say, “she will feel like a million bucks.”

Twenty four hours after the surgery, Liddy heard the Physical Therapist say, “Your legs are strong, you can stand.”

And stand she did. Remember the Unsinkable Molly Brown? Not only did she stand, she took a couple of sideways steps, smiled in her way, returned to the hospital bed and began to read Sharon Penman’s LIONHEART on the Kindle.






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