Friday, November 16, 2012
Wednesday I rented a rug doctor and upholstery attachment and bought all the chemicals for both floors and upholstery. Then I did the carpets (in four hours) and the BW did the recliners (in about an hour). When we hired it done it was all done in a little over an hour, but there were two guys and a big truck (no dumping and refilling every time you turn around). The problem with the rug doctor is that it's set up for a midget to run it - if I stand up the handle is about 8 inches below my hands, so my back was a big loser, even with a back brace. I was miserable after about a half hour and tried the brace, then later moved it higher - the way to make the pain go away.
Yesterday I saw Dr. Meyers for another skin cancer on the back of my right ear. With the first five Mohs' surgeries I was OK after the first pass, but this time he had to go back the second time and take out some more cartilage because there were tendrils sticking out of the bottom of the cut. I did pass the second try, and there were two other guys there who had a repeat procedure too, which was the first time I had seen anyone go around twice.
After the second try, there was one more numbing and cutting because he did a skin graft, which involved taking a piece of skin from my cheek in front of the ear, sewing that shut, and then trimming and sewing the skin onto the back of the ear. Dr. Meyers explained that about 25 per cent of his patients had an infection when he didn't graft some skin over the incision, which was fairly large. He said nobody died, but the infections were trouble.
I left home at 8:00AM, got there at 8:30, left at 4:30, and turned off of US19 at Alderman. As I was moving into the left turn lane for Belcher, the siren came on, and a Deputy stopped me for going 47 in a 30 MPH zone. After 12 miles on 19 at 55 to 60, I wasn't paying attention to how fast I was going, but I did notice on Belcher a speed limit sign for 45 MPH, which is confusing because both streets are divided four lane boulevards. The only thing I can think is the Belcher is north and sough, and Alderman is an east and west street. I'm going to be looking for speed limit signs on Alderman.
The good news is I didn't get a $252 ticket, which would have capped the day, but now have a written warning on my desk, which will remind me to slow down. My ear is taped up so it sticks out a lot and is a lot lower than my left hear. I hope it doesn't take a set while it's wrapped up for a week.