Welcome. Come on in out of the heat. I’m betting we will get another storm this afternoon it is so hot and humid. I don’t think I had ever really understood the terms close in relation to the atmosphere before the last couple of days. The air is heavy, weighing you down. It feels like someone has invaded your personal space, is up close making you more than a little uncomfortable. I’ve also had pressure headaches (not bad but just there). I first got these in Vanuatu and they always foretold cyclones and tropical storms. We have certainly had storms the last few nights but very little rain. Just a superb lightning and thunder display. I guess it is almost the time of year for fireworks.
If we were having coffee I’d have to tell you I have become a narcissist but only in regard to my feet. I lie in bed of a morning, gazing at my feet thinking how beautiful they are. Several times each day I catch myself doing the same. It doesn’t take much for me to talk about them either. What I have found is that so many people have bunions, hammer toes and other foot deformities. They want to know my outcome so they can make informed choices for themselves.
Two feet at once I was warned against. Post surgery was not as painful as I expected although walking on heels only was difficult. Luckily I could still get out and about as my mother lent me her mobility scooter. I would have been better off if I could have rested up but with open houses that had to be prepared for this was impossible. It 12 weeks before I could walk any distance and now at around 14 weeks I don’t know why I waited so long. Although they are still swollen and I do get twinges of pain every week is better and already I can wear shoes without pain. I have gone back dancing. I couldn’t wear my dance shoes so only lasted an hour in sneakers the first time but with a pair of ballet flats and extra insole padding I lasted the full two hours last Tuesday. I can see that this is going to be the best thing I have done for myself in a long time.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I chose (just luck) a good surgeon that does a modern form of the operation. I’d also tell you that my experience is not everyone’s so don’t rush straight out and have the surgery. My girlfriend that had the same operation (the old way) has had to have further surgery on one foot. She cannot walk for another 12 weeks. She does say that having only one foot makes it much easier. Roger played golf with a chap that had one foot (the old way) done 6 months ago. He was in a cart as he could not walk the pain was so bad. He has been told that it will take a year to two years before he will feel the benefits without the pain. So perhaps I am just lucky but it makes me doubly delighted.
Okay enough about my feet. If we were having coffee I’d tell you that there is a new Times Past prompt. As it is the merry season we are looking at Christmas Trees. Would love it if you could join in. Apart from that I have been packing in readiness for the move, packing for the cruise, preparing the house for guests whilst we are away and catching up with people before we go. I am currently reading a book of short fiction Hinting at Shadows by fellow blogger Sarah Brentyn. I’ll let you know soon what I think but so far I am enjoying it immensely. Expertly written flash fiction always packs a punch and Sarah, so far, is showing herself to be a master of the art.
That is probably about it for me this week. How about you? How has your week been? How has your weather been? Any good books or films to recommend? Gosh I have been remiss. Would you like a cup of something before you go? Thanks Diana for hosting our coffee shares.