Tuesday, June 26, 2012

1948 General Electric Refrigerator

We have had this frig since the early 1980s. It was time to spruce it up a bit.  Rust removed and scratches filled.  A dent was left for character.  A new coat of paint for beauty. A new door gasket for efficiency.  Our neighbor helped... Thank You, Robert.

1948 General Electric Refrigerator

It is nice to have our spare frig back. 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Foot Surgery

I was not going to write this post, but since some of my friends have been asking how I am I decided this might be the best way to tell them.

On the 24th of April I had foot surgery.  I had two neuromas removed.  A neuroma is basically a growth around a nerve.  It sure it painful.  The pain started at the end of last November.  Of course I went through all the conservative treatment first.. except NSAIDS, which I cannot take because of my sensitive stomach.

This is how my foot looked when I came home from surgery.

... and without shoe

I got the stitches removed on 7 May and this is 3 days after the stitches were removed.

This one is about 3 weeks post-surgery.

This is 6 weeks post-surgery.  You can see I now have swelling around my ankle.  When you cannot put weight comfortably on the ball of your foot you walk differently and put stress upon other parts of your body... ankle, knee, hip and back.

This is 8 weeks post-surgery.  

A closer view compared to my other foot.  Yes, I know I need a pedicure and I have a lot of lotion on my toes in crevices and under nails.  The top of my foot is still red. There is still dark bruising under my next to pinky toe. My foot is still swollen.

The doctor said that I will heal slowly because I cannot take an ant-inflammatory.  I may have weeks or months to go before I am completely healed.  I am hoping not.  I miss my walks.  Right now I am only allowed short, slow walks.  I went to WalMart with Frank a couple of days ago and I stood on the Dr. Scholl's machine and then picked out a pair of insoles.  The insoles cost close to $50. I have done my short, slow walks with them and they do help.

I always appreciate your good thoughts and prayers.