|Original Oil Painting by Mr. D, who is a hobby artist.|
Other Paintings by him can be found in Mario's blog
I had something totally different planned for today's post, but I pulled a "Mary."
Yesterday Mr. D and I went to the hospital again as I had an appointment in their Wound Center every Tuesday. (I have a wound on my ankle area that has been stubborn at healing. Somewhere around Thanksgiving I hit the ankle on the corner of something (can't even remember what), treated it myself at home with Peroxide. After about 3 weeks of it not healing, I kicked the same area again, breaking it open and deepening the wound. Meanwhile I continued to go to my water exercise class thinking the heavy Chlorine would really clean it out. It did, but still didn't heal (No I'm not diabetic).
Finally just before Christmas Mr. D suggested I go see the doctor. He prescribed a salve and suggested I go downtown to the hospital and visit the Wound Center because they have "all kinds of special things that can be used to heal a wound like yours."
Once a week since right after Christmas I faithfully go to the Wound Center where the doctor measures the area, digs around in it, cleaning it out some, treats it with a piece of Pomogram (which looks like felt) and then a layer of Medihoney Gel over the top of that. Of course it is wrapped and protected. I continue the treatment at home every 3 days. This is not serious, so don't worry about me. It is healing nicely but ever so slowly. I should have paid more attention to treating it and protecting it when I first injured it. It does not pay to let things go too long, and I should know that but just didn't want to give in on something that seemed so stupid at the time.
Anyway, there is a very unique display set up in the lobby of that hospital. Mr. D went with me and was assigned the job of taking pictures of the unique object so I could post it in my blog yesterday. When we came home in the afternoon, I downloaded the pictures, thought I saw them downloading, so deleted the pictures from the camera (usually I wait a couple of days to do that). Well, guess what - the pictures never downloaded and I have already deleted them from the camera! Dumb, Dumb, and Dumber!
We'll take pictures again next week when we're downtown so I'll have something nice to talk about next week - but it was very frustrating.
i've been reminded of two lessons: 1. Seek medical attention if something doesn't start healing in a few days. 2. Don't delete pictures from the camera without actually looking at them, cropping, etc and saving where you want them stored. Then delete. We should all know to do those two things anyway - it's just common sense - "dumb, dumb, and dumber!"
P.S. My heart goes out to all the people in the path of this latest storm - two in a row is simply not fair and both bad ones. Hope everyone is safe. I always worry about the many friends I have scattered across the US that I've become close to on Twitter.