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Dot had stitches out

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Thank you all for all the support and prayers. I really do appreciate them. I am sorry that I haven't been in touch. I just haven't been doing very well with this hand of mine.

I have been having a hard time with my hand. It has been really painful. The pain med's aren't doing a good job either. I had to go and see the surgeon yesterday to have the stitches taken out and to have some Xray's done to make sure that everything looked good, it did. When the dressing was taken off the area were the wound is was pretty red. He put me on some antibiotics for 10 days, and also put my hand and forearm in a cast. I have to go back next week for him to look at it again. They will remove the cast and see how it is doing. I guess that is if it is doing good I will have another cast put on for a total of 3 weeks. I did not know that I would of had to wear a cast. I thought that I was going to be put into a brace that I could take off and then put back on, after I had showered. That was a wrong thought. It is important that I don't move it around a lot. After the 3 weeks I have to start going to physical therapy to begin exercises. What a long haul.

We had to have our radiator changed in our car on Saturday. It had been leaking for a long while and we just kept on putting in antifreeze. It wasn't a huge hole. Our mechanic lives just 2 doors down from us. He is all set up with a garage and car lift, but he isn't an Inspection station. He does really good work, and is so close to us. His prices aren't too bad either.

We also got some snow on the weekend too. I think we got about 3 inches. Our plow guy just did a quick pass just in case we needed to go someplace. Last night it started out with freezing rain and then it turned to all rain and then this morning it started snowing. I don't think that we are going to get any big amounts though. This weather is so crazy. I can't wait for Spring to come here.

Hope you all have a great day. Stay safe, warm, and healthy.
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    I missed why you have had surgery on your thumb. so much going on i have not had much time on here. I just feel badly that you have to go thru even more. I will see the knee surgeon Wed. I was going to wait until after bowling is over but these knees are really sore. Then i am always sore after bowling but this week it seemed like everything in my body was aching so more pain pills. I don't even like to post when I feel sore as I feel like i am always complaining. I will see the skin doctor on the 28th and sure hope he can stop these skin problems. They say stress can add to or cause skin problems but itching all the time sure gets to a person and then the knees--Well, I try and remember what you have had had done and made it.
    It is cold and sunny here but was 20 below this morning with a wind so i dug out my down parka and it feels so good. They forecast snow but this cold clear weather just stays.
    Wish i could help you to find a better way to hold your book. I like to read in bed and if it is a hard cover book it is hard to hang on to too.
    1315 days ago
    Hello All,

    I want to thank you all for the much needed support and prayers. I am so fortunate to have you all as friends.

    Best wishes to all.

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    1336 days ago
    Take care Dot. Hope it heals quickly for you.
    1337 days ago
    sorry to hear of your pain.i am going through the same thing with 2 hand surgeries and elbow surgery.the bruise on my arm is massive.take care as i will be thinking of you....i have loads of pain too.
    1338 days ago
    Praying that the cast helps in the healing and the pain goes away. Hugs
    1339 days ago
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    Dot I hope that things start getting better for you. Sorry that you had to go on antibiotics again. I guess the cast was so it would heal faster. You won't be able to move it. Will keep you in my prayers.
    1340 days ago
    Sorry about the long time DOT, so sorry it is going to be that long. It must have been done differently to what DH had and I am supposed to have. I wear a brace at night if I get pain. So long as I can reduce it to tolerable I am not going to have it done. Take care and be sure if you show a fever you should call the DR.

    Take care Dear fiend HUGS Pat in Augusta. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1340 days ago
    So sorry to hear that things aren't going the way you hoped. Keeping you in my prayers. Make sure to take it easy and don't try to do too much. Glad you have some great neighbors.

    hugs...Mary Anne
    1340 days ago
    I hope with this cast on You will heal faster! This way You can not move it!!! I am sorry to hear You are back on the antibiotics!! My Thoughts and Prayers are with You as You heal! Take good care of You My Dear Friend!!! (((((HUGS)))))
    1340 days ago
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