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Godless in the garden

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Comment by Idaho Spud on July 5, 2017 at 1:02pm

I used to like birds before I grew fruit.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 4, 2017 at 5:17am

Ouch, Ouch, Ouch!  Hope I never have a torn ligament.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 4, 2017 at 5:16am

Daniel, the carrot kill made me chuckle.

Comment by kathy: ky on July 3, 2017 at 10:38pm
Thomas, they couldn't pay me to go to the Arch. Such a joke.

I second your comment about Daniel's positive attitude. I wish more people were like that.
Joan, I tore a ligament in my ankle years ago. Very painful. I hope you heal quickly.
Comment by Joan Denoo on July 2, 2017 at 11:00pm

Sorry, I seem to be having trouble typing what I mean. 

This recent Common on Friday, a corrected copy"

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 2, 2017 at 10:58pm

Daniel, in response to your Comment on Friday. a cottrcted copy:

"The Dr visit did go well, still NED no evidence of disease in the scan.  That means continue maintenance daily oral chemo, which I have been doing for 4 years now. I took light rail train there and back, much less stress and more fun, than driving."

You have been in my thoughts and I read your comment today, Sunday, July 2. Not seeing "any evidence of disease" must give you relief as well as determination to continue with your daily oral chemo!

I hope you feel well and enjoy whatever energy you have. 

Comment by Thomas Murray on July 2, 2017 at 10:44pm

Daniel;

You are truly someone to look up to for a positive outlook on life in spite of cancer....

I can see the deep connection between you and Joan.....

Comment by Thomas Murray on July 2, 2017 at 10:40pm

Joan,

I feel the pain you have. It is like someone used an ice pick and stabbed the middle sole of your foot. I have plantar fasciitis feet. I use prescribed arch supports. But any kind of foot injury can be painful. This is when we realized how much we depend on our feet to get around.

Get well soon.....

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 2, 2017 at 10:27pm

We had very heavy rain storms the last few weeks, with lightning and thunder. There were no fires in Dist 8, but we know what is coming. We have had hot weather the past few days, the hills, valleys, and meadows turn the countryside into a verdant green to match any scene from Ireland. 

The green grass shot up to as tall as I. With hot temps forecast, the green will turn to dry straw very quickly. Please send positive energies to the firefighters of the N.S/

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 2, 2017 at 9:08pm

On Monday, June 26, while walking on a clean sidewalk, I heard a "Pop" and felt a "Snap" on the bottom of my right foot. There was no pain. Tuesday. the 27th AM, I awoke with very intense pain, and it felt as though I were walking on broken glass, from toe to heal of my right foot. 

I elevated my foot above my heart to reduce swelling, used cold packs. The pain prevented me from getting from bed to bedside potty. Family members assisted me. We arranged the bed, potty, and "call" button so that I could call for help. By Friday, the swelling grew, as did the dreadful pain.  

Larry lifted me into the car and we went to Newport Hospital. No differential diagnosis and the Dr. referred me to Sacred Heart Emergency.  

The E.R. was packed, I was seated and put on a triage list. In the meantime, several helicopters brought in more patients, one a heart attack, and one a severe logging injury.  It was seven hours before my turn came.  

The doctor wiggled my foot and toes and I about jumped off of the table. He said he had to find the extent of the injury. With the help of three x-rays, palpitation of the toes and foot he made his diagnosis: 

torn ligaments and ??? I don't have the diagnosis sheet close by, but if I ever hear of someone having a torn ligament, I will understand their pain. 

An odd injury for me, a non-athletic, "bookish type". But alas, an injury often suffered by athletes. It is an excruciating event. Even as a child, I could not fathom why a reasonable person would take such risks of painful injuries.  

I continue with the raised foot above my heart, using cold water bottles to exercise the base of my foot, and I use the bedside potty chair. 

Laura and Larry, take excellent care of me and always have smiles and positive attitudes. We had to awaken Jared the other morning because I fell, got my leg stuck in the potty and ended up on the floor wrapped around the potty chair. He popped me right up and lifted me into bed. 

 

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