KG’s Blog Post #28 – 1/1/10 3:12pm

Hello 2010,

It’s been awhile but partly it’s because i have actually sent out two blogs and they were never received by the cg gaddy guy – not sure why, but here i go again.

I have a series of things to say – some interesting and some depressing.  The early depressing news is that my nerve pain has not run away – its really wearing on my brain.  But, I was contacted by a company out of Ct (ironic) that specializes in nerve pain – they are going to start working with me next week i hope.  They have something that neutralizes the electrical shots I’ve been getting.  This is one of my early January wishes for 2010:  I simply pray that it works.

The next bit of hope is i think & hope that i may have come up with an idea that may help me swing the club like you are supposed to.  The heavy leg and the inability to move my fake foot makes it hard to get the proper shift from the right to the left.  My small mind has decided to try a small foot – we are going to try a size 5-6 foot which will hopefully allow me to get the right toe moving towards the left side again.  If this or something like this works, i believe i will be able to pick up at least 20 off the tee and 10 with my irons – it’s another January wish for me.  I’m being greedy but that’s ok.

Mr Munch has recently picked up some mail from my friends who insist that i give up poetry – a hard knock on my ego.  But I’ve decided to dump them and move on to poetry fame.  Munch burger is now 52 pounds and skinny as hell.  We think he will hit the 100 mark when finished.

I’ve been working out on our total gym and have become acquainted with some muscles i did not know even existed, much less in my body.  I believe when I’m done i will be “most wanted”.

I wish you all the best for this new year and thank you for your support and words of love and encouragement – they mean a lot to me,  especially in the state that my mind is in these days.  For the first time, I’m starting to fear the return of an old enemy of mine – depression.  This is an awful disease and I’m keenly aware of the symptoms.  I will fight this battle as hard as my return to golf.

Be good my friends,
Ken

14 Responses to “KG’s Blog Post #28 – 1/1/10 3:12pm”

  1. Kim Swan says:

    Hi Kenny,

    Please know that you have many friends that love you – especially your “Bermuda Family” – I know my wife Cindy, my mother and brothers – that we consider you part of our family. In addition, you have many people in Bermuda who fondly remember the many trips you made to our island playing in our professional golf evens and even playing pool with Bermudians from all walks of life).

    We are praying that God will provide the comfort and understanding that your family needs to get through these trying times.

    Your Friend,

    Kim Swan JP MP
    Bermuda

  2. Dick Cote says:

    Hi Ken, It was with a very sad heart that I read of Hunter’s passing. I can hardly imagine how
    this must be for you.I can only say you are in my prayers.I have followed your career for years
    and enjoyed walking the course as you played in many tournaments especially in CT. and New York.
    So many great memories.Even got to meet you once at your charity event in Danbury and had a
    photo taken with you which is still displayed on my mantle.Keep up the rehab and I can hardly
    wait to see you again on the Champions tour.I know you can go it.God bless and give you the strength you need to get this done.

    A loyal fan always,
    Dick Cote

  3. vee says:

    I’m here and I’m freezing. No.. no….. I wish I did know. I can only offer Love and Support to our Favorite Pro. I see he has been awarded( along with Tom Watson ) The Ben Hogan award. Quite an Honor indeed. Perhaps this will help ease the pain and, give him the strength to surge ahead and reach his goals. No Pkg. Only the ” Big Guy” upstairs knows his fate. HOWEVER………ME BEING VEE AND NOT ERTZ#2 (THANK GOD) MY WORDS WILL BE, WATCH OUT FOR MR GREEN , CAUSE WHEN HE COMES BACK, ALL HELL WILL BREAK LOOSE!

    LOVE TO ALL,
    VEE

  4. Package says:

    Hello Pro…cold here in CT. More snow this weekend and a lot more on the way. If you’re not sure if the smaller shoe will work go to AskErtz.com. You’ll get an answer from Himself. As soon as the Mary’s back is better we’ll be down again. Keep writing and keep swinging. You’ll get there. Where the heck has Vee been? You would think he would have a few words to say since he is Ertz #2 – Mr Know-it-all.

  5. Nurse Deborah says:

    What a blessing to be a part of this magnificent journey…

    “Troubled, but not distressed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.”

    Keep your faith in knowing that strength and wisdom will be given to you to accomplish this special assignment that only you can fulfill…

    Progress is being made, although you don’t see it sometimes. Just know that through the good days and the bad days, one thing remains the same: you have support and encouragement generated by hearts full of love for you through your family and friends…

    You’ve come a long way… no fears, no doubts, no distractions…

    By your side…we love you.
    Deborah, Munch, Blackie, Sugar, Mama

  6. Gary Perkinson says:

    Hey, Ken: Hang in there! I know the feelings of depression may seem like a setback, but given the enormity of what you’ve been through (and continue to go through), I would think it’s a pretty normal part of the progression. Stay healthy and stay active (mentally and physically), and stay involved and connected with the Tour and the game–you WILL get through this!

  7. Tom Batewell (Fort Mill, SC) says:

    Hey Ken – Happy New Year!

    My hope is that the pain will lessen and allow you some peace. Keep grindin like heck, I know it’s easy for your friends and fans to say but we are pullin for you big time.
    Glad to hear that you are able to work out, getting stronger is important to your comeback. Stay positive and keep bloggin…..I often think about how your days are going. Thanks Ken for the updates!

  8. John Skemp says:

    Ken, Hang in there, time cures all, may just take a little longer than you think, patience!
    Just don’t go nuts and paint golf holes on your ceilings like you did at PBJC after a few brewski’s, Keep the faith, am watching your progress, John Skemp PBJC ’77-’79

  9. John A. Viniello says:

    KG
    Lived off the 1st fairway at Richter knew you as a teenager…God chose you to do something NO ONE on this planet has ever done before…to play professional golf on one leg….I know you can do it…not going to be easy for sure…lots of demons to fight off…Remember what Jim Valano said as he was battling cancer …”don’t give up don’t ever give up”…you will do this and will be remembered as one of the most courageous golfers who ever lived…right up there with Ben Hogan…that will be your legacy…stay strong…John A. Viniello

  10. Pam says:

    Keep up the good work and fight hard!! You can do it!!

  11. Todd Peterson says:

    Hi Kenny,

    Good to see you blogging again. I was wondering what the delay was about.

    The prosthetic issue is a complicated one. I’ve seen this through what a family member went through as well as a different situation with a quadraplegic woman getting her wheelchair properly set up. It’s interesting to examine the process but when you’re the ‘guinea pig’ it can wear on you. Your situation could be helpful in getting insight into helping people have higher performance with their prostheses. Of course it sucks being the guy who’s got to wade through this situation. Nonetheless, you can count on us here.

    Having had some acute issues with depression I can relate to your concerns. When you think you’re past a flareup you hope that’ll be the last one. Medication is part of the puzzle. The exercise and conditioning can help keep it at bay. You’ve got support here as well. Keep swinging! You’re in our prayers.

  12. mike says:

    “The difference between try and triumph is a little umph.”
    — Unknown Author

  13. Chip Mendela says:

    Hang in there, Bro. Hang in there. You can do it. Be patient. You have the experience to rely on. Keep trying different things. Something will click. You will know it when it happens. Happy New Year! Keep the faith.

    Chip

  14. Janet Ruggles says:

    IAM A 20 YEAR FRIEND OF FLO AND JIM GODINO’S. MET YOU IN ’94. HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING YOUR BLOGS AND I WISH YOU THE COURAGE OF YOUR CONVICTIONS. YOU ARE STRONG. JUST PROVE IT!!!

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