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Reflections

Sunday, October 05, 2014      7 comments

Looking back at the last few years,I have noticed some changes in me. Before I joined SparkPeople I was looking at how I would have reacted to the problems I have had since 2007. I am now dealing with lung CA for the third time along with asth... Read more

Back outside working

Friday, September 12, 2014      2 comments

I saw the doctor at the wound care clinic this AM and had some great news. No more bandages, I can get it wet so back to showers and it is almost all healed. He had me get some "Smart Wool" socks to prevent abrasion on the toe stub and they ar... Read more

Didn't mess up after all

Wednesday, August 27, 2014      4 comments

I saw the nurse yesterday and she found 4 stitches that hadn't been removed, thereby forcing the wound to reopen each time I put weight on my foot (heel only). She removed three of them and when I saw the wound care doctor this AM he removed ... Read more

Messed Up my Progress

Thursday, August 21, 2014      5 comments

On my last blog, I said that if I didn't get too far ahead of myself healing was going nicely. Yesterday, looking forward to getting back to driving, I went out to get a pair of sandals as I can't wear a shoe on my bandaged foot. After going t... Read more

Getting Better Each Day

Saturday, August 16, 2014      4 comments

I went to the local swap shop where I have been volunteering (until my surgery by chain saw). I decided to upgrade from crutches to a cane. They have quite a collection there. It seems that I have been progressing at a faster rate than the do... Read more

Improvement Time (I Hope)

Saturday, August 09, 2014      3 comments

I just got VNA scheduling down pat and they have changed it again. The doctor wants VNA to changed the bandage daily and use Betadine. After 2 days the redness and swelling went down and VNA decided they would change the bandage and clean the ... Read more

Squeaky Wheel got

Wednesday, August 06, 2014      4 comments

I saw the wound doctor at 7:30 AM and he likes how the wound is coming along and he removed the stitches. He then told me that he wants VNA to see each day for another week as the second toe was cut to the bone and he doesn't want any infecti... Read more

VNA Treatment

Wednesday, July 30, 2014      4 comments

The VNA case manager was here yesterday (drill sergeant?). I guess she has to be that way to weed out unnecessary cases. After we verbally sparred for about half an hour she let it slip that she has a son in the tree business so maybe my injur... Read more

Busy Times Ahead

Monday, July 28, 2014      3 comments

I saw my doctor today and he shook his head (he is also a client) when he saw me on crutches. He did not tell me what a dumb stunt I had pulled. He changed the bandage and told me that VNA would be coming to the house for a while to change ... Read more

Weight Gain

Sunday, July 27, 2014      4 comments

I am not sure what I should be doing at this point. When I look at my weight each morning when I get up, it seems to have increased by 1- 1/2 lbs. I am watching my sodium intake, started eating 2 moderate meals with no snacks and none of the ... Read more

Update to Wings Clipped

Saturday, July 26, 2014      4 comments

I went to the ER this AM to have the bandage changed on my foot. The med staff told me that the wound looks great (smooth as a babies butt). I will see my Primary care Phys. for follow up Outer stitches out in ten days, the inner stitches ... Read more

My unfeathered wings are clipped

Friday, July 25, 2014      6 comments

Yesterday I had planned on taking the day off but got bored so decided to cut a couple of trees down. The first one went fine, the second one started to fall and then twisted, knocking the chain saw down to the ground. Unfortunately my foot ... Read more

Spring is Here!!!

Saturday, May 10, 2014      2 comments

After a snowy gloomy winter, I am glad we are having some warmer weather. I can't believe I have as much energy as I do. This last week I started taking down damaged Oak trees on my property and the town property we abut. The town is happy t... Read more

Wifes surgery

Saturday, March 22, 2014      7 comments

My wife had surgery for a CA lesion on her face at the corner of her eye. As the surgeon removes one layer of skin at a time until there is no sign of the CA, we were there for about 6 hours. My wife, being Finnish, has very light skin and is... Read more

Dogfish still Sparking

Tuesday, January 28, 2014      7 comments

I haven't blogged for a bit as I have been shopping for a car New England wide. My wife's Mercedes finally died after 26 years. Cape Cod weather is hard on vehicles with the salt air and the frame started developing holes so we knew it was tim... Read more


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