Friday, February 06, 2009
How the day went...
Merrily I sit here behind the computer again with my feet dressed only in socks and my little toe wrapped in gauze to keep the gel in place that I have to apply to it 4 times a day. It is not broken, but badly contused and the reason that it is not healing is the fact that I have to wear my boots every day and it would be better if I could walk on my socks or my bare feet all the time.
Unfortunately, the weather won't allow it, so I am in for a long healing process. In the meantime, I am to wear any boots as little as possible, including my slippers, so I am sitting here with only my socks on, trying to keep my toe as comfortable as possible.
And all along I have been walking through this awful pain and just stomping around with it and suffering with it and thinking that was just my fate. In other words, I have not been taking care of it properly and doing all the wrong things, such as deciding to take the Überhund for longer walks. My, my, I do do some silly things.
Now I know to treat it gently and to walk on it as little as possible and to take off my boots at the first opportunity. I am also to take a double dose of paracetamol 3 times a day. That should help with the pain. I had not thought of doing that myself. Duh! Who said wisdom comes with age?
Well, that was the story about the toe. Actually, that was the last thing I did today, besides going to the pharmacy to get the gel.
Firstly My SPN called to see how I was doing and I told her that I was doing very well and that, as a mater of fact, sometimes maybe I was doing a little bit too well and that maybe we shouldn't decrease the medication yet. She agreed to that and I am seeing her next Tuesday and we can then make a decision about it. Maybe I will have slowed down a bit by then. Sometimes I just feel extremely well, like I am on top of the world, and I know I mustn't quite trust that feeling.
To celebrate me feeling so well, I went to the flower shop and picked out two new plants. I had the pots at home to put them in and I am quite pleased with them. One of them is a hardy fern, that even I should not be able to kill. It looks quite sturdy and I think it will do well. The other plant is like the one I bought last week with the succulent leaves that I can't find the name of, but which is doing well, so I thought I would get another one like it. I am not buying plants with delicate dainty leaves that are fragile looking. I've learned my lesson with those.
Then the Exfactor came and straightened out the cable for the television in the shortest amount of time and it was actually quite simple. He had 3 mugs of coffee and took his Joe Barr comic strips with him that were still laying here in a box. Slowly but surely he is moving his belongings out of the spare bedroom.
Well, that was my update for today. Now I must take my painful toe and walk the Überhund and then do nothing for the rest of the evening. I will put my pajamas on and my bathrobe and veg out.
Have a great evening.