September 19, 2016

Randoms Related to My Spurgery

I'm calling it "spurgery" because it was surgery on a foot spur. If it had been on my heel I might have ignored the spur, but that split bony growth on top of my right foot was not treatable by just wearing better shoes. So this morning Dr. Vincent performed arthroplasty on my foot, finally! With any luck this will heal in a few weeks and I'll be able to take long walks again, which I have not been able to do for two months. 

1. The Good: My spouse drove me home from the Surgi-Center in Winchester and even stopped at a mural on Baker Street and got out and took it's picture for me. So thank you, Frank, and also thanks to blogger Dawn Miller for telling me where to find this pretty painting of the Shenandoah Valley.

Sharing with Monday Murals
The Random: Look at my new fashion statement! It's fastened with Velcro and protects my foot and the wrappings they put on it after the surgery. It also makes that foot look huge!

Right now the foot is elevated and cooled by an ice pack. I expect it will spend tomorrow in that same position.

The Fun: We went to the "Ole Time Festival" in Edinburg on Saturday. We didn't wander around much because I could only stand for about 10 minutes without pain, but we found a vendor that sold hiking sticks. I bought one because it should help me keep my balance when I start my hiking again. These will be short hikes but I look forward to them. We also sat down and listened to some old-time music.
Frank Tries Out a Hand-Carved Chair


  1. Hoping you're ok =) Love your blog ;)

  2. Hope all heals well, that stick may come in handy for a number of things while you are off your feet.Take care and heal fast.

  3. So glad you got the surgery.. You will feel better in no time!!!!!!! Take care though for awhile--and slow down!!!! (easier said than done... ha)

    Love the Shenandoah Mural.

  4. I'll bet you're glad to have the surgery done! Rest and heal well.

  5. I hope your foot heals quickly so you can get back to hiking. That's a pretty mural.

  6. Sit back and let the foot heal nice and proper.

  7. A lovely mural! I hope your recovery time goes smoothly.

  8. Thanks to you and your husband for that pretty mural and the music festival sounds fun.... and most of all best wishes for speedy healing --- take it easy and keep that ice pack on for a while .... the walking stick was a good purchase as you look forward to those walks you'll be able to take again!

  9. I just love the Shenandoah Mural

    Wishing you a speedy recovery, hope all heals quickly and well.

    All the best Jan


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