Friday, October 13, 2006


I have been ordered by my physician to keep my infected left foot at or above the level of my heart for most of the time, and to stay off the foot as much as possible.

This translates to about 98% of my time in bed since Tuesday afternoon.

I'm allowed to get up for the bathroom, meals, amd medical appointments.

With a little creative exegisis of the doctor's orders, I have my laptop booted up at my place at the dining room table, so I can do some quick email when I take my meals.

I will probably not do too much posting, but I am making significant progress on that pile of books on my headboard that seems to keep getting higher.

UPDATE: This morning the final MRI results came in, and there is some bone involvement, so I am to be admitted to the hospital this morning for IV antibiotics and surgical debridement. Please Pray.


Michael W. Kruse said...

Yikes! What a pain in the foot. I hope all goes well with you foot at the hospital and you will certainly be in our prayers.

Quotidian Grace said...

Oh, dear, I'm so sorry to read this. Prayers going up for a successful surgery and a quick, complete recovery.

Try to enjoy the enforced rest.

kairos said...

Prayers ascending. May all go well...

Rodger Sellers said...

You got it Dennis.


Denis Hancock said...

Thank-you all for your good wishes. It is still amazing to me how such a close and caring community can develop among people who, for the most part, have never even met the others.

Well, I need to get back to my room. As it happens, if I go down the elevator from the 6th to the 2nd floor, I can attach to the University wireless network, so I may actually be able to keep up on my blog reading.

Again, thanks to all!