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Friday, January 8, 2010

A week has passed now. Lots of changes and things to get used to. I spent the first couple days back from the desert crawling on knee pads and just getting around the house. Watched a lot of Rome and did my best not to feel bad about myself. Being down and out is not so easy for me, however I will find the best in it. Jessy has been so wonderful to me, helping me every step of the way. The emergency room was fast and easy. Rather painless. I will now be able to replace the vicodin I used up. To those of you who travel with them, thank you so much. What an amazing New Years I had.

Today after three doctors and a CT Scan I was told I don’t need surgery. That was what I was hoping to hear. I wasn’t looking forward to putting metal and screws in to my heel. Now it looks like life will take care of the rest. A little time to heal the bones, physical therapy to keep my ankle loose and moving and I will hope to be back on my feet. Doc. says two months before I begin to put weight on my left heel.

In the mean time I will be the guy with the crutches and two big goofy boots. Doc says all my fractures are clean and just need time.

Thank you all for your support. It helps so much to know how supportive our huge family is. I feel so lucky. I have not been able to keep up with all the emails and have been unable to return many of the calls.

To those of you who have been so generous and kind as to donate some financial support, I can’t thank you enough. Reaching out for this kind of support never feels good. I am fortunate to be the sucker who pays for health insurance every month. Trying not to be a burden to the family I feel the obligation to be as self reliant as possible. Sadly the insurance has a $1500.00 deductible, of which I am not in the position to pay right now. I am trying to have it waived, but as we all know, doctors and hospitals are not in the business of compassion.

I’ll keep everyone updated as to my progress, and hope to see some of you out and about. Matthew has been so kind as to organize a benefit for the victims of New Years Eve 2009 / Slab City. That would be myself and Lucas. Im sure you have all heard his situation. So yea Matthew is hosting us at Amnesia on Sunday the 17th.

Thanks: Marcus

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Thank You!!!

Not only have we received calls, texts and facebook messages from far and wide with good tidings and comforting words of support and hopes for speedy recovery and offers of wheelchairs, but there have been house calls with surprise friends and lasagna!! and movies! Every bit of love and encouragement helps. We have also been notified of several generous monetary donations by friends, family and co-workers. A very big THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! That medical insurance deductible ain't cheap!

So here's something to chew on for a moment... Marcus got a CAT Scan today. His doctor will be able to discern from the information this gives us whether or not surgery will be necessary for proper healing and long-term functionality. The X-Rays alone were not enough to be certain. We are expecting a call tomorrow.

Thanks for tuning in!
Until next time!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Amnesia the Bar!!

Our good ol' boys at Amnesia have arranged for 10% of their Sunday, January 17th sales to go to the cause!!! Come one come all and support both Lukas and his struggle and Marcus and his struggle!! Enjoy great friends and great music! The Dust Bowl Revival and Kally Price will spill their musical guts as we drink our way to a mutual goal!!! See you there!

Okay, here's the situation...

We here and the Marcus 'Ole Broke Foot' Guillard Foundation present, to you, the opportunity to offer your monetary contributions toward the general maintenance of the costs of living during these troubled times.

As many of you have heard, Our good man Marcus sustained some pretty serious injuries to both his feet during this past holiday. Happy New Year!!! Yes, indeed, both heels fractured, the right one a minor chip with an estimated healing time of 6-10 weeks and the left...well, that is a bilateral calcaneus fracture which basically means that his x-ray looks like a shattered windshield in a Kansas City lightning storm. The estimated healing time for that one is 3 months with a possible 6-10 months before full weight can be used on that side.

The implications of this situation may be obvious. Although his insurance fortunately covers much of the medical costs, being a small business owner, he is not eligible for many of the programs offered to basic workers in the system. There is a chance he will not be able to get enough work in his state of health to cover the costs of basic living and to continue to support his business.

Any help would be more than appreciated.