Saturday, October 14, 2006

Update on My Left Foot

Wasn't there a movie with a similar title a few years ago. Or do I really want to go there?

Well, I packed some underwear, a toothbrush, and my laptop with several DVDs and several books, and my wife took me to the hospital. When I arrived in my room the first thing that caught my eye was one of those tear-off calendars. It said "Friday, October 13, 2006." I appreciated Mike's quote from Yogi Berra -- "I'm not superstitious. It's bad luck." I keep telling myself that....

I'll spare you the details, but I am on IV antibiotics morning and night and the orthopedic surgeon looked into the infection, took a culture, and told me that they were going to put me on the schedule for Monday, but were hopeful that that would not be necessary. This morning the dressing on my foot was hanging somewhat loose (it had been wrapped snugly) and the swelling had gone down significantly.

In the meantime, I get to wait, have my vital signs taken every 4 hours, blood drawn, IV bags changed and other fun activities here at Club Med. Fortunately, when I'm not hooked up to anything, I have a certain amount of freedom as long as it is excercised in a wheelchair within the confines of the hospital.

As for entertainment, I am halfway through the extended Lord of the Rings (i.e. I need to switch DVDs on the Two Towers. I watched Gettysburg yesterday, and Luther is waiting in the wings. I am reading The Civil War as a Theological Crisis by Mark Noll, and I am re-reading Presbyterian Creeds and Leading from the Center as I try to gather my thoughts regarding the Essentials of the Reformed Faith.

Thank-you all for your prayers and I hope to be released Monday or Tuesday.

7 comments:

Quotidian Grace said...

Thanks for the update, Denis. Glad to hear the swelling seems to be going down. Try to enjoy your enforced rest!

Michael W. Kruse said...

Glad to here things are under control at Club Med.

I have been reading Noll's book as well. Great stuff! Thanks again for putting me on to it. I expect to blog more it in relation to some other things I have been thinking about. Gettysburg is a favorite of ours.

Hope all goes well!

Denis Hancock said...

Thanks, QG. I suppose if it weren't for the enforced rest, it wouldn't happen. I really need to learn to take rest more often.

Denis Hancock said...

Hi Mike -- I figured you would be doing a review of Noll's book when I saw it was on your current reading list. I think I will do a quick, focussed comment of my own, but I do look forward to reading your impressions.

Rodger Sellers said...

Hi Denis:

Kept you in our prayers this evening in worship. Hope everything going well and on target for heading home tomorrow or Tuesday.

RPS

Denis Hancock said...

Thanks, Rodger. I appreciate it.

kairos said...

Also glad to see an update that you are doing well. Prayers for continued good progress, and that your foot feels better soon....