One Life to Live's Erika Slezak Reveals Foot Surgery And More! Learn more here--->>
One Life to Live alum, Erika Slezak (Viki Lord) has sent out her Holiday letter. The letter provides an update on her life and her wishes for her fans. Slezak revealed that she had foot surgery in November. Check out the letter below!
My Dear Friends,
Wow, what a year. They say, “It’s gotta get better ‘cause it can’t get worse.” Well, let’s hope so. I sincerely hope that all of you are well and safe and still sane. There’s really not much to tell. My family and I have been doing what everyone in this country, and most of the world, have been doing…isolating, staying home, wearing masks, and desperately trying to stay away from other people, which is not always possible. As many of you know, we have a lovely peaceful place up in Vermont, out in the boondocks, and far away from civilization. We were up there in March when the whole Covid 19 virus exploded worldwide. So we decided to simply stay put and ride it out there. It was a good idea, but a few weeks later, our septic system failed, and without a functioning septic system, we had to go back to Connecticut. It took over 3 months to get it fixed, as very few people were working: Everyone was staying home and trying to stay safe. But eventually, in late June, we were back in business, so we were able to spend a good deal of time there in the summer and especially in the fall, the most beautiful time of year in Vermont. We haven’t seen any of our friends…only emailed and talked on the phone. But that is, I am sure, how most people have spent the past 10 months. Now things are looking up with three vaccines on the horizon, and I, for one, will definitely be fighting to be first in line to get a vaccination. I have spent a lot of time reading and cooking and cleaning every closet in our house, and fortunately getting rid of things that I look at and wonder why on earth I ever bought. After 42 years of high heels on TV, my poor feet have suffered terribly with bunions, so I finally had the first surgery on my left foot early in November. I spent two weeks not being allowed to put any weight on that foot and getting around on a little wheelie scooter. Then I was put into a boot that protects my foot, but is actually awkward to move around in. Nonetheless, I have been hobbling about, trying to be a normal Mom and cook and everything else. On Dec 21st, I will hopefully be allowed to wear a sneaker. I can’t begin to describe what a joy that will be. Christmas is upon us, but unfortunately, I have been unable to do most of the decorating that I like to do outside. But I am well and safe, so some things just have to be let go. My daughter and son have been with us, and I am so grateful for that. They have been such an enormous help and source of joy and laughter. Those are the good things that this virus has brought. Speaking of good things, I want to thank and acknowledge Walter, Kit and AJ without whom there would be no club at all. Over the past 40 some years, Walter, who started the club in 1972 I believe, has been a wonder…he has kept everything together through all these years and is a dear friend. So also are Kit and Angie, who do so much work for the club. And I am extremely grateful to all three of them for their friendship and all their efforts over the years. A few of you have requested recipes, so I am including two. I must however add a disclaimer as these are not original recipes of mine, but simply ones that I have found online or in cookbooks, but my family and I have always enjoyed eating. I am simply passing on favorite recipes to my friends, and hopefully not infringing on any copyrights. I wish all of you a wonderful holiday season and a healthy happy 2021, with prayers that it will be much improved over this last year, which surely was one for the books. With love and best wishes to you all.