Wednesday, February 23, 2011

All About the Feet

The pink Lang socks are done. It took way longer than it should have but I've been a bit distracted and that's also what happens when I don't have a deadline.
I have started on a new pair of socks for Elise - I'll try to take a completely useless picture tomorrow.

Amanda turned her ankle in gym on Friday. I gave her ibuprofen, had her put it up & ice it. It was still to sore for her to really bear weight on it on Saturday so we went to the ER. 5 hours later she had plaster splint as a precautionary support. Even though the X-ray revealed nothing broken the ankle was so tender that the nice Dr. thought that she may have bruised her growth plates, which wouldn't show up on an X-ray as they are cartilage. We're going to see our family doc tomorrow to follow up and see whether it's better or what.
Really hoping for better - crutching it is hard on both of us!! LOL

I've done 15 of 33 radiation treatments. There is definitely a tan going on in that quadrant and my scars are getting itchy and feeling a bit burnt. I think that the Dr. thought that I was a little deranged - I told him that it was a good thing that I started tanning up because I was starting to think that I was in some secret double blind study and was getting the placebo rays. He actually checked something on the computer screen and said (in all seriousness) that I was definitely getting the regular radiation treatments. I laughed and said that I know that now because there's side effects; if there was no physical evidence of radiation exposure how would they know? Then I said that I was still waiting for my super power to manifest itself. Poor guy, he's young and wasn't sure what to say - he'll get used to me!!


  1. I've always thought that a sense of humour should be a pre-requisite for those in the medical field, but so often, it's missing... hopefully you can convert him!

  2. When my son sprained his ankle in high school, the dr. said that sprains can be more painful than a broken ankle...and I agree that crutches in winter are not fun.

  3. Poor Amanda! Hope she heals fast. Oh, the resilience of youth!

    Is there anything you can do for your extra crispy, itchy scars? Crisco maybe?

    The doctor was probably freaked because mistakes have been made with radiology, and giving you too little or too much would not be freaking funny at all!! You should warn him that you're going to josh him along now and then.

    You - heal fast! Almost halfwy done - Hooray!!!