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If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I am feeling much better. I have had a lovely relaxing week reading, visiting friends, going to my art appreciation course, hair cut, shoe purchase, taking my Mum out and about and generally chilling. Of course we also watched the American Presidential Debate and will be watching holding my breath as the American people vote. The end of next week our house sale becomes unconditional and then I will start to pack in earnest but for now recovering my equilibrium.
visiting my friend in the hinterland
fish and chips with my Mum and Roger
If we were having coffee I’d tell you I have been very worried about my left foot. It has always been much more swollen than the right but suddenly the pain in it became more than severe. I compared it with my friend who had her surgery a few days after mine.
a few weeks post op
I was pleased that she said her pain was severe. She was needing to take pain killers which I have not done. The next day though the suture line on the right began bleeding so I went to the local doctor. The last thing I wanted was osteomyelitis (bone infection). After taking the antibiotics he ordered for a day and a half suddenly the left foot began to improve. The swelling is going down rapidly and the pain has virtually gone. I think I must have had an infection in it judging by the response. Anyway, I’m happy I think my feet are going to be great and am already thinking of dancing as soon as my next x-ray confirms my bones are up to it.
If we were having coffee I’d ask if you have read any good books. I have finished the ‘Gustav Sonata’ by Rose Tremain. I would highly recommend it. This is a book about neutrality where she adeptly shows that there is no such thing. She describes Switzerland perfectly and the flaws in both society and individuals. She allows you to draw your own conclusions. I am now reading a book by Louise Erdrich called Larose. Erdrich has been described as one of the most innovative writers in America at this time. She mingles Native American, white culture and myth and it has captured me with the story of Landreux who shoots his neighbours five year old son. To make amends they give the neighbour their own son and the story goes on from there. This used to happen in Vanuatu only with girls and I am finding it is fascinating to read of similar customs of the native American tribes.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you the relief I felt at the end of reading this message from a friend on facebook. “I’m at the emergency room. Today was not a good day. I decided to go horseback riding – something I haven’t done in a few years. It turned out to be a big mistake! I got on the horse and started out slow, but then we went a little faster before I knew it, we were going as fast as the horse could go. I couldn’t take the pace and fell off, but caught my foot in the stirrup with the horse dragging me. It wouldn’t stop. Thank goodness the manager at Toys-R-Us came out and unplugged the machine.” It is always good to have a really good laugh.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you it is your turn to tell me how your week has been, what films you have seen and how you are travelling. Thanks for popping in and catching up. Hopefully I will make it to you to have a return coffee.