Thursday, September 26, 2013

Wait For Me

We interrupt the regularly scheduled "word" posts to bring you this update on the current state of operations and shipping.  In other words, ya'll give me a bit more time to get those seeds out and such.  I got everybody's request for seeds and am currently working on pottery, so hopefully it won't be much longer before I'll either be contacting you with shipping costs or mailing your seeds. 
On top of everything else around here it seems I have fractured my right foot and so I have had to take yet more time for yet another doctor visit and all that.  My foot had really been throbbing for about a month or so and I finally broke down and made an appointment with a new podiatrist.  I couldn't recall a specific incident that might have cracked my foot, but after talking about it, he surmised I must have done it as I've been repeatedly squatting down so much over the past month or so because I have been unable to bend over at the waist due to my back.  Apparently the "catcher's position" is very hard on your feet.  For now I get very stiff shoes, some new meds and 2 weeks to get better.  If not, I get a bone scan and a cast.  This is all just a classic example of what a sick sense of humor Life has sometimes because it means I have to stay off my feet as much as I can.  But...due to KF I have a deformed tailbone and it is a literal pain in the ass to sit on it for long.  So, I have taken to laying on the floor like a slug.  It's my only defense.

The foot doc was a cool guy and we talked at length about things and after asking about my back etc. he was very curious about Klippel-Feil, so I told him a bit about it.  He was quite sharp and immediately inquired on whether or not I have both kidneys.  (no other doc has caught that connection)  He insisted I find out for sure because if I only have one, as about 65% of KFS people do, I really, really don't need to be taking all the anti-inflammatorys that docs seem to love to prescribe now.  Seems one kidney can't handle the load of those drugs.  So.  I spent half the day today trying to find a doctor or the one who diagnosed me, to give me a referral or something for those tests.  When it rains it pours you know.  But, while I am prone to moments of gloom, I'm generally the type that just gets meaner and meaner the more I get slapped down.
So, ya'll bear with me on all accounts.  I'm limping along but I'm still moving.

11 comments:

Sissy said...

Doggone it; when it rains it pours. Hope you get matters straightened out and fixed anew soon, Annie. Foot pain is no fun. I am on overload and becoming close to being buried under all the mess. Besides that, my apples are rotting fast! Doesn't do me a bit of good to yell "HELP" either. I feel like Rodney Dangerfield must feel. No respect coming to this Elderly Nagger. I wonder why. :)

HermitJim said...

I hope that everything falls into place real soon. About time for you to catch a big break, in my opinion!

Pablo said...

You're worth waiting for!

Rita said...

I've been thinking of you and praying for you often. It is so hard to feel bad and it is in a way others cannot see. Discouraging!
I'll mention this because I've had trouble with sciatic nerve. Would the pillow that is made for those with sciatic nerve issues help you when sitting. I don't know but maybe something to check out.

pamit said...

Hang in there Annie... your readers are rooting for you! --Wonder if you could rig up a computer "easel" to use while you lay on the floor? Not for sending more posts to us greedy readers, necessarily, but to give you a restful distraction when you need it.

edifice rex said...

Hey Sissy! well, I hope you get some help soon anyway. At least I have Jack and he is a great help; I know how hard it is alone. :(

Hey Jim! thanks! yeah, I could use a break just any time now. lol!

Hey Pablo! Awwww, you always make me feel better.

Hey Rita! thank you for the prayers. I truly appreciate that. I have actually found a pillow for people with tailbone problems; has a hole in that area. I'll have to order one off the net though cause I've never seen one in a store. Thanks for the reminder!

Hey Pam! thanks! I do have a laptop that I could use laying down; had not thought of that!

Ed said...

Hannibal Lector liked his kidneys with fava beans. If you like fava beans, perhaps you are missing a kidney already.

Pertaining to our discussion on a previous post, you need to collect some more chips instead of cashing them out all the time!

edifice rex said...

Hey Ed! Ha! you know, I've never even eaten a fava bean as far as I know.
Yeah, I working hard on trying to collect those chips now!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Take as much time as you need, Annie, to send any seeds. Not really in any rush myself. Sorry to read about the foot problems which are no stranger to myself...plantar fasciitis is my ailment, but not of choice. Hope the lying down helps relieve the discomfort.

JO said...

I went back and read you last post since I just got back from a freezing camping trip but loved.
I love what you have done to the property it looks great. What a cozy place it is.

Now about that foot fracture. In working years I worked at a large corp. and we had several buildings.
I had to run from place to place and started having this pain and swelling. Yet had that same thing hurts like hell. Heal well my friend.

New someone who had 4 kidneys but only functioned as 2. Bodies aren't they a pain.

Anonymous said...

A plain film, xray of your abdomen will tell them if you have 1 or 2 kidneys. The podiatrist is right, anti-inflammatories are rough on the body. Have you had an ultrasound of the abdomen. You can have multiple kidneys or one, a horse shoe kidney, but work as two, or sometimes one kidney can actually be in the pelvis. You can see the kidney shadows on what we used to call a KUB, (kidneys, ureters and bladder).
A busted foot is a bummer. Hang in there.
Tammy in LA