This little piggy…

In The Doubtful Guest by flagg21 Comments

Back from the hospital, with some alterations….

So two weeks ago I noticed some signs of infection in my right foot. This is the sort of thing I am supposed to be vigilant about, so I immediately got to the doctor, who bounced me to the hospital.

Last time this had happened, I got antibiotic treatments- which were hellish, even with help. Seems that when I fell ill a couple of weeks ago, that old dormant infection flared up, deep inside my foot. They went in and took a look around, and I was offered two options- six weeks of home IV’s, or surgery. I opted for surgery, as the home IV stuff is debilitating and complicated even with help- on my own, it would be a nightmare. Plus, I wanted this over with.

As it turned out, this was the correct choice. Deep in the foot, infection had gotten a deeper root than they expected. ( The word “mushy” was used.) By exising it now, I pretty much saved my foot. I have gracefully parted with one infected bone and my little toe on my right foot- which I as of yet do not at all miss. I am home now, and looking at a short and controllable recovery, burdened only by the inconveniences of gimping. Asd an added bonus, niether of my feet have ulcers now, for the first time in a long time. My foot , if anything, looks slightly streamlined. I am considering racing stripes and a spoiler.

All in all, a superior trade.

  • I’m really glad to hear you are OK. I only got wind of your hospitalization recentely.

    I feel guilty for even asking this, as your health is of course the highest importance, but what does all this mean in terms of your attendance this weekend?

    • Relax.

      I’m still on. I have all the assistance I could need, and am well prepared for the weekend. I’m just shopping for a cool walking stick.

      • Re: Relax.

        Looking forward to seeing you and your cool walking stick. 🙂

        I had no idea about the hospitalization or the surgery, but I’m glad to hear that all went well and your bemused (and dare I say, slightly optimistic?) attitude remains intact.

      • Re: Relax.

        Thank you. I really look forward to seeing you.

  • Hey, glad to hear that you’re home.

  • Glad to hear you’re home, and that everything seemed to work out for the best and you got that bone out!

    Best wishes for speedy and uneventful recovery.

  • This is good news and I am glad you are on the mend.
    Hope to still see you a little bit this weekend.
    I miss you lots.

  • I’m so glad to hear that you’re better – even though I didn’t know you were ill to begin with – and that your sense of humor is intact. (((HUGS)))

  • I’m glad this went well and that you are taking care of yourself.

  • Best Wishes for a quick recovery. That IV stuff sucks.

  • I have gracefully parted with one infected bone and my little toe on my right foot…

    You should mail it to someone. Just cause…

    I’m glad you’re ok.

  • Glad to hear that you are healing. I still want to sell you at the Celebrity Auction if you are up for it.

    • Hmmm.

      Contact me and we’ll talk.

  • Glad you are well.

    See you soon…

  • Glad to hear you are doing ok and wishing you a speedy recovery!

  • glad you’re home……you have been missed……..diabetic foot problems are horrid….hope the ulcers stay away from you for a loooooong time….

  • There are not many people who can say they parted gracefully with a bone and one toe. This places you up there with the great British hero Sir Ranulph Fiennes — although admittedly he took a chisel to his digits in his garden shed as they had succumbed to frostbite during an attempt to cross the Antarctic on foot unsupported.

    That particular turn of phrase is going to sit with me for quite some time. Chapeau, sir.

  • Glad you’re well and remaining bipedal. However, please do not let the fact that you are still mobile under your own power prevent you from considering, for festive occasions, a litter or sedan chair as a mode of short range transport.

    See you soon.

  • 18 replies so far and yet no one has asked, so I will.

    Did you get to keep the toe?

    If yes, I want to place an opening bid of $45.

    (cuz its the one that went wee-wee-wee-wee-wee all the way home.)

    Glad to hear you are on the mend. You are a rare and troubling breed and your presence makes the world a far more interesting place. Don’t go gettin extinct on us.


    I second Merry. I think you should send your toe to someone. Not me, of course. Just someone.

    Glad to hear you are on the mend.

  • not you?


    Um… Never mind, then.

    Don’t accept any packages for awhile, K?