|Photo of MA & Nola just prior to MA's fall|
She was taken to the Central Hospital du Pays de Aix, a university hospital on the north side of Aix. (P.S. if you're wondering how to pronounce the town, it's pronounced like a head ache, with out the head) "aches in provence." So she was seen immediately in the ER, taken to X-ray, and diagnosis with torn ligaments in the knee and a small fracture of the knee cap. It required surgery, a 4-5 day hospital stay and a long term rehab period. We were lucky that Nola was with us as it allowed me to return to Vence (2 hours east of Aix) pick up some needed essentials and return the next morning, which I did. MA had undergone surgery and she was in room 242 in the orthopedic wing of the hospital. Nola had stayed with her during the entire time. MA would be in the hospital for 4-5 days. It would be 5 days because we went back to our apartment in Vence on Monday.
|Aix Market day in Panorama|
|Church of St Espirit and the lighted pulpit|
|Saint Sauveur Cathedral|
|Cloister at Saint-Sauveur Cathedral|
|Stained Glass Window at St. Espirit Church|
|Wrought iron belfry|
|Statues at the entrance door to Saint-Sauveur Cathedral|
|Organ instruction at Saint Sauveur Cathedral|
|Nothing like a fresh baked roll for breakfast|
|I gave this guy a 1E coin and he danced the jig for me.|
|More Aix market|
|The spice table at the Aix market|
I don't know if I will be sending any more blogs this trip as we are in a recovery mode. Comments are welcomed.