I can’t believe two weeks have passed since my last blog.
During the cruise, when I was in so much pain from my arthritis, I promised myself that when I returned I would get on the phone to my hand and foot surgeon and make appointments. Well, I like to keep my promises to myself so I did exactly that and my left hand will be fixed this month and right as rain for the new year. Had to promise Dr. D that I wouldn’t do anything with my feet for at least six months after hand surgery. When I saw Dr. C, he said “can’t do anything until June at the earliest”. Perfect! So, 6 months and 2 days after fixing my hand, I get both feet fixed at the same time!
Well god forbid I should relax and enjoy pain-free feet, instead 2 days after seeing Dr. C and having a cortisone injection in each big toe, my feet were feeling so pain-free, that I was moving too fast and slammed my baby toe (right foot) into a door frame! Yup…broke it. Doc thinks I may also have fractured my fifth metatarsal but I’m afraid to have x-rays. If I walked into the hospital to have the hand surgery with a cast on my foot, surgery would be cancelled! So, with the help of a cane, symphytym, arnica and calc phos (thanks Witchy Woman for the arnica) and okay the occasional Tylenol 3 at the beginning, I am soldiering on. 7 days later and I’m almost not limping…almost.
So, life goes on. And that’s the beauty of being a virtual assistant. I haven’t missed a day of work and none of my clients have any idea that I’m injured. I continue to answer their phones, book their appointments, be the customer service rep, create their mailing labels (Xmas card labels and it’s already the 12th, but better late than never!) and clean up their databases.
Good thing they won’t be able to see my hand in a cast!