Things Were Rolling Along Nicely Until...
Friday, January 30, 2015
I haven't done much blogging lately because there wasn't much new to talk about. We were keeping out heads above water financially. I was doing reasonably well at maintenance. I was running consistently if not aggressively, and I had my 2015 race schedule planned out and pretty much paid for.
Then in the past couple weeks things changed. Judith had the toe joint implant that she got two years ago removed and the joint was fused. The recuperation has been more painful than expected. Her foot is still in a cast and she needs a walker to get around the house. While that was going on, our pipes froze and burst, and we were a week without hot water before we could get a plumber who was paid with borrowed funds. Then I woke up Monday morning with my left calf four inches greater in circumference than my right and I was barely able to walk.
By mid-afternoon common sense kicked in and I called my doctor. She thought it could be a deep vein thrombosis, so I had to go in on Tuesday. After an ultrasound that was ruled out and I was sent home from the lab. They told me it was probably a burst cyst and the swelling should subside. This morning I got a call from the doctor's office saying I needed to see an orthopedist. I had to go through an automated call system to ask for an insurance referral and no one has gotten back to me. Meantime the bruising on my leg and ankle are getting really pronounced. I'll see what I can do about that in the morning.