Thursday, February 08, 2007

Update On My Foot

I've been a little preoccupied lately with a flare-up in my left foot infection.

For the second time in the last three months I've reached the end of my antibiotics and within two days, the infection was back. I was referred to a podiatrist who had new X-rays taken and concluded that a sesamoid bone was still infected. This pea-sized bone in a tendon does not get much of a blood supply, so the antibiotic failed to clear it out. The result was a self-regenerating infection.

Today I went in for same-day surgery and the infection was cleared out and the offending bone removed. This should make it possible for the foot to heal properly. Since the incision was on the sole of the foot, I will be essentially confined to my house for at least a week, leaving only for the follow up appointment with the podiatrist in a week. I'll miss CE this evening, Presbytery on Saturday, church on Sunday, and Mission Committee on Tuesday. I'll be reading a lot, keeping my foot elevated, and perhaps have some time to do a little more blogging than I have over the past few weeks.

I feel fine for now, and have a prescription for vicodin in case I need to dull my senses. The worst part is that I can't just get up and do things. It's going to be a major adjustment, but I'll cope. In the meantime, please pray for me, especially for patience.

4 comments:

Quotidian Grace said...

I'm sorry to hear this! Try to enjoy the enforced Sabbath-time, though and don't run Susan too ragged.

Denis Hancock said...

Thanks. It is a relief to know that there is a reason why things haven't improved as they should have. And I am looking forward to having this heal properly now that the infection is cleared out.

As for running Susan ragged, her comment would be "how is this different?"

Michael W. Kruse said...

"I'll miss CE this evening, Presbytery on Saturday, church on Sunday, and Mission Committee on Tuesday."

See! There is an upside to everything.

:)

Seriously. I hope this finally resolves the problem.

Denis Hancock said...

But I LIKE Presbytery....