Monday, December 11, 2017

Merry Christmas to All of My Friends


As some of you may know, one of my feet has been giving me a lot of discomfort since the beginning of this year. Traditional x-rays did not reveal any fractures and so my case was treated as a bad sprain. The chronic pain increased over the months until late in October I suffered a fall in my back yard. Unfortunately, attempting to walk on the foot resulted in a loud popping sound and searing pain.

After a visit to a prompt care facility in town and undergoing more x-rays, it was now obvious that the navicular bone located at the top of my foot had snapped. I was in denial, even after they directed me to an orthopedic specialist/surgeon.. Three days later, the specialist advised me that the area the fracture was located in was virtually impossible to occur in the manner in which the fall had occurred and was a stress fracture. This explained the many months of previous months and months of discomfort and pain in that foot. The only treatment was to be surgery and months of down time and recovery. 

This news was especially difficult for me to accept, seeing as it was coming at the most busy holiday season of the year. It has been a real downer for even me--the eternal optimist! After more than seven weeks in the fiberglass cast, the new air boot/splint allow me to put the injured foot down and take some steps on my own with both feet. Praise the Lord!

My daughter and her family are currently residing with us while they are in the process of building a new home. The dear girl was determined we were going to put up a tree and decorations and she took that task upon herself. My son-in-law helped my husband to get the things down from the attic and out of closets and she decorated the tree, etc. and it has been a real blessing to see it all lit up and festive. This has done a great deal to lift my spirits too! I love and appreciate you, my sweet Stephanie!

Meanwhile, I am still enjoying playing around with all the new graphics and illustrations I have been downloading and told you about in my previous post . I used one of the beautiful watercolor floral illustrations and one of the new fonts to design a new blog header. It's been a lot of fun playing around with some of the animal character creator sets, for example is this whimsical llama character:
Merry Christmas to All Lama Friends!
I'm hoping to stay healthy and well and be getting back into the swing of things. I hope to be getting in more posts in the future.

Meanwhile, I extend the warmest of greetings to all who visit my blog and other social media. May you enjoy peace and love and the very best the season has to offer and in whatever way is the custom and tradition to you and yours. Please know that I truly appreciate each and every visit I receive from those who drop by and for the time you spend here, I most sincerely thank you.
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