Murphy’s Law has been plaguing me since March, when my beloved hubby suffered what turned out to be his final illness and died April 9.
Then I messed up my leg in a stupid fall, compounding that with too much ice to lessen the swelling, causing wounds to open above my knee. Initially, I thought the wounds resulted from the skin being severely stretched by the swelling and didn’t give thought to the ice that my cousin, a nurse, had me putting on the leg nearly 24 hours a day. Many moons ago, I suffered a fractured fibula in a horseback riding accident, which caused a lot of tissue damage and internal bleeding, so the doc had me icing the leg 24 hours a day for 10 days, but the ice didn’t cause the skin to break open. But I digress,
No liking the look of the wound, along with the severe swelling, I went to an orthopedist who sent me for an ultrasound to make sure there were no blood clots. He also drew massive amounts of blood out of the knee. Plus, I went to a wound center to treat the wound. However, it infected. So the infections specialist at the wound center had me hospitalized for 10 days to administer IV antibiotics and had the orthopedist surgically remove necrotic tissue from the wound. They also refused to release me from the hospital unless I had home health care nurses to dress the wound. Also, my movements have been restricted, hindering me from resuming publishing.
Now I am told I need a plastic surgeon to close the wound. What that will entail, I will learn when I see him on July 17. In the meantime, it’s visits to the wound center, dealing with the home health care nurses three times a week and going stir crazy.
On top of that, I’ve had to deal with a plumbing problem, getting errors in paperwork corrected so I could file it and now, just when I thought Murphy and his law were finally gone, I’ve had to call for a tech to come to fix the AC that stopped working in 90-plus degree heat yesterday.
In addition to everything else I need to do, I thought I would be back to publishing Intrepid Report by now, but it’s going to be awhile longer. I am behaving myself and following the doc’s instructions.
I thank those who’ve offered to help but it isn’t that simple since I am not on the computer much to forward them articles for editing and publishing. Intrepid Report will be back, even though it will later than sooner.
I again thank all those who’ve sent their condolences and good wishes.