Wednesday, March 29, 2006


The mean people I live with finally brought my laptop downstairs and hooked me up to the outside world. All is well, and I'm going to be fine. Thanks for the many kind messages and prayers. They worked.

Good news is the doc didn't amputate anything. I made him give me a local and position an overhead mirror so I could be sure. As for the diagnosis, I was on the money, and he wasn't. Now, had we not gotten our boxers into a twist just because my foot vaguely resembled an Omorr's, and done an MRI like Yours Truly suggested . . . why, yes, I am a complete pain in the ass as a patient, especially when I'm in the right.

Bad news is no bad news, for once. I'll need some phys therapy, and I'm on so much Keflex at the moment that I could spit on wounded people and heal them instantaneously, but I'm getting around fine on crutches, and I should be walking again in another week or so.

The cats will just have to start their own blog.


  1. Good news indeed. So, being unable to walk, that will increase your output, right? I can hear the rumble of impending wordage all the way from Edinburgh.

    Hang in there, milady

  2. Sorry that you're in pain, but I'm very glad that you came through the surgery okay!

  3. Anonymous11:07 AM

    I can't think of anything witty to say, so I think I'll stick with saying I'm glad to hear everything is going to be fine. :)

  4. That's a relief--and thanks for letting us know so soon.

  5. I'm glad to hear that you made it through ok, and I hope that PT goes smoothly. Take it one step at a time (pardon the pun). Still sending you good thoughts!


  6. Glad to hear you're going to be better soon! Though, curiousity makes me wonder what your cats might have to say . . .

  7. Anonymous12:09 PM

    We learned in med school to listen to the patient. The patient is usually right. We were also taught not to ask the patient, "What do you think is the problem?" as much as we might like to, since many folks will interpret this as a sign of incompetence.

    Would you like me to link to this as your contest entry? It is a medical story, after all ;)

  8. I'm glad you're OK. :)


  9. I'm reminded of the advertisement phrase: "An educated consumer..." Some doctors accomodate patients like these, and some doctors don't.

    I've been managing my own health care (asthma, cancer [cured thank you], children, graves disease) for 30 years now, and I definitely don't tolerate the doctors who think I don't know my own body or history of symptoms.

    However, good luck on the bounce back. I'm sure that's what you'll be doing in no time.

  10. Anonymous3:49 PM

    Caveat emptor - glad to hear that you were right and the "practicing" physician wasn't. Wishing you a painfree (as much as possible) recovery with as many good drugs as needed.


  11. Anonymous4:01 PM

    Glad you got through it ok, and the humor is still intact, too! ;) Here's to a swift recovery.

  12. Best of luck with your rehab. If you have any questions about your physical therapy, feel free to email me--I've been a PT for 20 years and orthopedics is my specialty. :)

  13. Anonymous5:46 PM

    Didn't realize you were sick! So sorry to hear it. Glad you're safely out of surgery, and oh, golly, PT, what a bummer.

    It's not like you don't know everything that's going on, but still, what a rotten break. You deserve a lot better!

    Love, Kay

  14. Anonymous6:55 PM

    I'm so glad it went well.

    I hope you will have a quick and easy recovery.

    -- Kathleen

  15. For some reason... and this just comes from several years of nursing, but for some reason... i am really... REALLY glad that I've never had PBW as a patient.

    But to be a fly on the wall during the discussions with the doc... *G*

    Take it easy and heal fast.

  16. I'm glad that you made it through okay and the horizon looks good.


  17. Glad you came through without any problems.

    I must admit, I laughed out loud at "I'm on so much Keflex at the moment that I could spit on wounded people and heal them instantaneously". Sounded like you're channeling Scott Adams or something.

  18. Glad to hear the worst news you have is no bad news. Hope everything feels better soon.

  19. It6's ok to be a pain in the ass patient; most doctors I've seen are bigger pains in the asses--so big, in fact, that their hearing is impaired.

    Will you link to the cats' blog when they start it?

  20. Anonymous10:32 PM

    I'm glad to see everything is going to be fine for you :) I hope you're feeling better soon.

    Erin the Innocent

  21. Glad you're recovering nicely! Let the mean people you live with take care of you. And I think it'd make an interesting regular feature if you let the cats guest blog...*g*

  22. You were a nurse. Of course you're a pain in the ass to doctors. Besides, most of 'em deserve it. :)

    Glad to hear that you're recovering well!!

  23. Anonymous7:07 AM

    Glad you're back and doing well!

  24. Can you spit on my head? I have a bad headache!

  25. Phew!!!!...I'm glad that it wasn't too serious. Take your time and get well, the writing can wait a couple of days.

    Now I can unbend all my crossed fingers, so I can type a little better.

  26. Glad to hear it went well and you've got your sense of humor intact. Make those mean people keep you doped up and enjoy the rest.


  27. Glad to hear you're doing all right.

  28. Anonymous3:34 PM

    See what happens when I take a vacation from the blogoshphere?

    Take good care of yourself, and take advantage of any pampering that's on offer. (((hugs)))

  29. So glad to hear everything went ok. Wishing you a speedy recovery. :)

  30. Anonymous12:48 AM

    I'm delighted to hear everything went smoothly. Welcome back.


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