When I started this blog a few years ago I had no idea what I was doing. That part hasn’t changed. What I hadn’t planned on, was building relationships with other bloggers. That did happen. Some grew strong while others fell to the side along the way.
What I never expected was that I would be the one to fall away and vanish. But I did.
At the beginning of this year my fingers ran out of ideas. I struggled to get words out and when the fingers performed and presented their masterpiece to the whole of me. I would reject myself, delete the post, and retreat to my private pity party.
My confidence was low and my body joined the party of defeat. Then, through a series of events starting in June of 2016, writing became the least of my worries.
The long convoluted story went like this…
- June 2016 played a little softball
- Caught a line drive with my shin.
- Leg swollen and bruised.
- Good News! Doctor checked, nothing broken.
- Bad News. I am old. It will take time to heal.
- 14 months of good days and painful days.
- Kept smiling because a positive attitude helps.
- Body didn’t accept smiling as medicine and rebelled.
- August 2017… Leg turned swollen and feverish.
- Visited Urgent Care. Infection drained.
- Sent to ER with a hole in my leg.
- Four day hospital stay and surgery.
- Sent home with a Wound Vac attached to leg.
- Followed by 3 visits a week to Wound Care for 2 months.
- Loved the nurses but started to hate compression wraps.
- October 2017. . . I was given my walking papers.
- Sweet Freedom!!!
So what went so terribly wrong?
What X-rays didn’t see was a deep abscess growing next to the bone that my body could not fight any longer. (I have chosen NOT to gross you out with the actual pictures. You’re Welcome!) The good news is there was no blood or bone infection. The bad news is my softball career is over. Not that I ever had one, but sheesh, do I have a great excuse to sit on the sidelines now… AND a scar to prove it.
Now if only my fingers will cooperate and write something worth posting.
Until next time…