Friday, May 27, 2016

I'm Not Really a Slacker. It Just Seems That Way Sometimes. Most of the Time....

Once again, the post I've been planning for the past three weeks is not ready. Next week for sure. (After all this buildup, it's going to have to be good. Oh, great! More pressure.)

Collin had to see the orthopedic surgeon this week to get the results of that bone scan. I can confess now that I was really worried. I thought it might be multiple fractures, or maybe something even worse, like bone cancer. What a relief to find it's not nearly that bad! He has arthritis in both ankles, both feet. His left foot was so rigid, the doctor couldn't even bend it. He had to take a week off and is now required to work a limited schedule. He can walk, usually with a cane, he just can't handle the long hours. He has to have physical therapy, too--three times a week for two weeks.

Good thing he's finally going to get his degree in business administration, because I'm pretty sure his days as a waiter are numbered.

In the meantime, however, while I look after him and my own left knee--I think the cortisone injection is finally wearing off, after over six months--I do have a book promo to share. The Unicorn's Daughter is on sale again, for three more days. I know, I should have posted this sooner....






 

18 comments:

  1. If one has to have something amiss with their feet or legs, arthritis isn't the worst, but it's an adjustment for him, to be certain.

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  2. Yes Collin will have to take extra care now Norma.. you also, take care of that knee.

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  3. Steve had those shots and finally did a knee replacement in one knee. Now he walks Fiona every day and does gardening too. Glad Collin is doing better and planning for school. That's wonderful!

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  4. William: Especially with a job like his. Eight hours a day, longer if the next shift is a no-show or running late, no breaks, no lunch.

    Grace: He has to get started with physical therapy. I told him since I have to do it too, we could do it together.

    Eve: The doctor says cortisone isn't as effective for feet and ankles as it is for knees, but can help to a degree. As for school, he's already in his second year.

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  5. Arthritis is a nasty, horrible disease. Most people don't even realize how much it hurts to do simple things. No, I don't have it. My husband did. Hugs for Colin and I hope the therapy helps. Pardon me, if I am a bit dubious.

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  6. Sorry to hear about Collin's arthritis. Being a waiter has to be brutal. Glad to hear he is preparing for a less physically demanding job. You both are in my prayers.

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  7. Mari: I have arthritis in my knees and have to take painkillers every day. You're right, it hurts.

    Lynn: Thanks for the prayers. Collin's known for a while that he'd need a less physically demanding job at some point. And to be honest, we both want him to have one that allows him to be off on holidays.

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  8. Hoping the best for the both of you. And hope your sales go really well, too!

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  9. Glad Colin's problems weren't as bad as you feared but sorry he's going through them! And for you, too!

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  10. Lorelei: So far, the sale is going well. I reinstated my Facebook author page and found I can post upcoming events, so all of my ebook promos are now posted there.

    Cheryl: Thanks. He has a hard time accepting limitations. I guess because he's still young.

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    1. He's relieved to be going back to work with a reduced (part-time) schedule. It was difficult for him to handle the long hours on his feet. He can walk--it was just doing it for eight or more hours a day that was unbearable for him.

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  12. Glad to read that it is not cancer.

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    1. Thanks, Ivy. Arthritis is a real pain, but the lesser of all potential evils here.

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  13. Relieved to hear the news.
    I have Arthritis and it is terrible to have. My hands look like witches as do my toes.
    Cortisone really never help me. Maybe I can start again to see if it will help me now ?
    Take care of yourself too.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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    1. It helped my knee a lot for the past six months, but now, I'm having trouble again. The doctor told me I have only 1/16" of cushioning in that knee, and once it's gone, surgery will probably be the only option.

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    2. I have lost the cushion in many joints. It is no fun.
      Again I hope Collin id better soon.

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