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Sunday, December 29, 2013

I have been having trouble with my right leg since Thanksgiving Eve finally getting to my primary doctor on December 2 who sent me to a minimally invasive surgeon on December 5 who immediately sent me to my vascular surgeon. He in turn sent me to the Memorial hospital for 5 days where on the 5th day he cut into my leg to get some of the blood out. (I will not get into the fury I felt having to miss the opening night of the touring company of "We Will Rock You"--hey you have your priorities and I have mine! LOL)

So far it has been diagnosed as: 1) a blood clot 2) cellulitis 3) a hemotoma and now 4) Lymphedema--the latter for which I will have to buy compressed stockings which run around $83 a pair! Can you see me taking pictures modeling those?!?!

In the meanwhile the left leg started to swell up which didn't make me happy! I was now home with a big bandage around the leg and feeling a little funky so I wanted to take a shower but I had to keep the bandage dry. Ladies you always read in the Ladies Home Companion to greet your husband at the door just wrapped in Saran wrap--well I hope it works better than wrapping clear wrap around a bandage to keep it dry!

Living in a residence for seniors I put out a cry for help--heck there isn't a person among the 299 others who haven't been through something you will go through! Very quickly Shirley replied with a "Seal tight cast and bandage protector". She had used it when she had a cast on her arm but as you can see it works fine for a foot, too. (And, no, it does NOT look like a big condom, as some have suggested!!) It is/was a perfect gift for anyone who has to take a shower and still protect an arm or leg. It works/worked fine--Thanks again Shirley. Talk about Christmas gifts!!! I don't know how much longer I will be needing/using it but it is available to anyone who finds themselves in the same kind of jam!

Wait til you see the other 'gifts' I got for having a bad leg. If you would be interested in getting in touch with me personally in the future please make note of my email address.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TENNISJIM 12/30/2013 5:55AM

    Hope your leg get better soon.

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NASFKAB 12/29/2013 11:36PM

  are you leaving spark will miss your interesting posts

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RAINA413 12/29/2013 10:37PM

    Hope this means you are on the mend my friend.
So glad that Shirley was able to come through for you with such a wonderful gift. I've been in the same situation myself with not being able to get a bandage wet after my knee surgery so I know how valuable those seal tight cast bandages can be!!

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KATRINAKAT23 12/29/2013 7:57PM

  I hope your leg gets better soon. Our health is so important. emoticon emoticon

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KATRINAKAT23 12/29/2013 7:48PM

  Are you leaving spark? I just sent you an email to make sure I have the address right.

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