Friday, December 03, 2010

Jeez! I feel like freaking Job!

Enough! Although my broken toe is healing and I can now wear tennis shoes, my limp is pretty darn dramatic as I try my best to not put pressure on that darn appendage. To add insult to my injury, I had a sunspot on my face blasted with liquid nitrogen this week, so now my cheek is transforming from a slightly red spot to a blistering and soon-to be scabby bump. Lovely. The things I do for health.

And today I did a blood donation at the Red Cross called apheresis. They take blood out of one arm, remove the good stuff like platelets and return your plasma and red blood cells into the other arm (along with some saline solution). It's a continious process that lasts about 2 hours. The platelets are used by those who are undergoing cancer treatments and I like to do this because it seems like a pretty simple way to help people in need. But unfortunately I ended up with some sort of saline leak into the area around the return needle site. Lovely. Tingly, hard and swollen.

Job I tell you.

But. I will not get down about this temporary state of affairs. I will walk normally again in about three weeks. My sunspot will be gone by then too. And this arm with some heat and elevation it should be cleared by tonight.

Lots of people have it way worse than I do. And I have to say, that being forced to just relax and watch a movie for two straight hours isn't all bad. "A Mighty Wind" is still hilarious! -M

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hope you feel better soon.