Linda G. Hill

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A Quick Update before I Resist the Web

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As is my usual MO, I’m trying to make the best of the bad situation that is not being able to do anything but hang about the house, by editing my novel. WordPress though, as you probably know, is the bane of any procrastinator’s existence. So. A quick update on my foot and then I’m outta here.

I went to see my family doctor this morning fully expecting an amputation somewhere around mid-shin. Not one but TWO doctors had a gander and they agreed. No infection. I can’t begin to tell you how relieved I was when they dejectedly put away their bone saw.

The diagnosis? The blister has turned into a blood blister, which is basically a glorified bruise deep under the skin. It does have to be treated however, to prevent an ulcer from forming.

The treatment? Soak it daily in salt water and pumice the dead skin off the surface and let it heal on its own. And if I have to wear shoes, a moleskin bandage must be applied.

So that’s it! My foot lives to see another day! Thank you so much to all who gave me such wonderful suggestions yesterday – it’s clear that some of you should be doctors yourselves. Especially the ones who aren’t overzealous with the amputation bit – yes, I’m looking at you, Glazed.

I’ll get caught up on all my comments and read all of today’s one-liners tomorrow. Now, I’m off to perform some magic with The Great Dagmaru.

Poof!

Author: LindaGHill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

35 thoughts on “A Quick Update before I Resist the Web

  1. Yay! I’m visualizing lots of healing energy going exactly where it’s needed. Rest and be well!

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  2. So glad you had a little visit with the GP! Also most glad to hear that yet another frailty is on its way to being taken care of! Hang in there, you MUST be due for an upswing soon on the health front!

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  3. So glad you know what it is now and can get it sorted out! 🙂

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  4. get better soon 🙂

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  5. Resistance is futile. 😉
    I hope you take the time to rest and that you’re feeling better soon. 🙂
    I also hope you can drop by the Blog Party http://yadadarcyyada.com/2015/03/17/march-madness-spring-fling-blog-party/ and share your amazing spirit through your blog with others. 🙂

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  6. Obviously you saw a physician, not a surgeon, otherwise you would have a prosthetic now. Congrats.

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  7. I am so pleased you went to the Drs …. The foot survives great news .Now do as you are advised and get better!!!!!! ❤

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  8. Ain’t that a relief!? Your worries are over. Now do as the doctor ordered you to do. Take care and have a prophet-able day.

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  9. That’s really good to hear Linda 🙂

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  10. Get well soon!

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  11. Good to hear! You’ll be prancing around again before you know it.

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  12. Focus on the novel Linda. You were born to be an author.

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  13. So glad it isn’t amputation time. Be thankful.. Never listen to Glaze, and pumice away. Seriously, God has spared you and. I am so glad.

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  14. I’m glad you sought a second opinion–I haven’t kept my malpractice insurance current. Glad you’re making progress, and good luck with the book.

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  15. Poof, indeed, Linda G. You turned an amputation into something merely a major medical boo-boo. Ouch. I still think a blood blister sucks, my friend. Rest that foot. Edit away, wave that wand.

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  16. Great news Linda, I’m sure it couldn’t happen to a better foot.

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  17. I’m so glad you went to the dr! And hooray for no bone saws! I can’t imagine that pumice will feel good, but surely better than an open wound, right? 😀

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