I'm waiting for things to get back to normal. In the meantime, I've been out of commission. I'm not one to get sick. I can't remember the last time time that I have actually taken a sick day from work. You know that if I cannot make it to work then something would be seriously wrong with me. I was just getting better from my severe bout of hay fever which has flu like symptoms. I dislike medication and would only take it as a last resort so when my cough got unbearable, I started to take sinus and hayfever pills, cough syrup with codeine, anything that I though would help and it did. Just when things seemed to get better, last Friday I woke as normal to get ready for work and found that I could not walk.
Actually things were progressing downhill from Thursday when I noticed some swelling on my right foot. Things didn't feel right but I managed to hobble around and make it through the day. Obviously, things got worse for the next morning, the swelling had increased and I could not put any pressure on it. It was like walking on broken glass. It's not easy for me to visit my Doctor for her office is in the middle of Chinatown, where there is limited parking, not that I could walk that far anyway. Luckily I had some Celebrex on hand and after an hour or so I could manage some small steps and headed to her office.
I was lucky to get a parking spot on the street with no meter (No time limit) and made my way past all the grocery, fish & meat stores, bakeries, clothing stores. I don't come down here all that often and it was my desire to snap a few photos, but as I took out my camera I was told "no photos", but I snapped a few anyway.
She is running behind. Although I arrived early, I had to wait another 20 minutes before I was led into the examination room
While I am waiting I amuse myself by looking at all the charts and other doctor accessories. Soon the doctor arrives and starts asking questions.
She asks to see my foot and it is swollen and hot to the touch. The consensus is to continue to take anti-imflamatory until the swelling subsides.
I was referred to another clinic for more tests
I am a chicken when it comes to tests but I forced myself to go and was very relieved when they told me that I had to come back after I had not eaten anything for the previous 10 hours. On my way back to the car I passed this shrine for Jimi Hendrix
This has not been a good week for me. Everything is breaking or broken. My lawnmower burnt itself out and it was only 2-3 years old. The blade jammed on a piece of wood and I think wreaked the piston and rings. I unjammed the blade and started the engine but it immediately began to burn oil, then it stopped and wouldn't restart.
Here is my new Toro lawnmower with RWD
On Saturday while munching on a chunk of 72% dark belgium chocolate, I munched down and heard a "crunch" was was soon spitting out bits of fillings and teeth. It looks like I had a cavitated filling which failed and now I may be looking at a new crown. I will know more after I go to the dentist tomorrow.
Saturday was also our 41st wedding anniversary so we ended up at a classy place for a special meal
(steak and lobster dinner)
Mrs Skoot had the chocolate mousse dessert, while I went for the carmelized apple pie with ice cream
I'm waiting for things to get back to normal, hoping it will be soon. In the meantime, I'm falling apart