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23 September 2011 @ 07:13 pm
And the beat goes on, or something to that effect  
So, the cyst on my face that turned into an abscess has been dealt with. After all the antibiotics, and having it lanced twice, and Dale having to clean it out twice a day with a q-tip and peroxide while it was healing, and waiting for it to heal, it's now been excised.

Minor office procedure, local anesthetic, and I was right -- it hurt like a sumbitch when the local wore off, which is why I'm now slightly fuzzy after a prescription pain pill.

I go back Wednesday for removal of the stitches.

Also, Dale goes back to the orthopod Tuesday for his first post-op knee visit. He seems, to my uneducated eye, to be healing up pretty well. He hasn't needed any pain pills since Sunday. His knee looks like a swollen knee, rather than like a small-flesh-colored cantaloupe wedged into the middle of his leg. He can limp for about 20 minutes without the crutches. Sitting or lying down, he can bend the knee about 90 degrees.

What he can't do is bend the leg with any weight on it. I'm guessing he will not be released to return to work on Tuesday. I'm hoping that the short-term disability insurance kicks in soon; it's only $200 a week, but that's still more than $0 a week.

I would really like to get all this medical crap wrapped up, over with, and done.
 
 
 
une idee fixeideealisme on September 23rd, 2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
Wishing you health very soon!
what doesn't kill me better run: val: better put a leash on your boycarlyinrome on September 23rd, 2011 11:20 pm (UTC)

Ugh, I hate that you two are going through all this. I hope you both start mending up soon.

amaebi: Richard's handsamaebi on September 23rd, 2011 11:53 pm (UTC)
My thumbs are held for you.
Tom Smithfilkertom on September 23rd, 2011 11:58 pm (UTC)
Oh jeez. So sorry. Hugs and gentle songs and a speedy recovery to you both.
Missy: Sending good thoughtsbkwrrm_tx on September 24th, 2011 12:03 am (UTC)
Oh man...

Good thoughts to both of you for quick healing.
Fat Fred the Otter and Skippy: St. Otter and the Eggfatfred on September 24th, 2011 12:04 am (UTC)

Sending Good Wishes to you both!

Medicals are never welcome.
Kats: Lotus Moochwildrider on September 24th, 2011 12:41 am (UTC)
Hope both of you are better soon!

vonandmoggy on September 24th, 2011 01:27 am (UTC)
Sending huge *hugs* and hoping all of this is over soon!
Ayesha: Blue Mandelbrot Spiralbrowngirl on September 24th, 2011 02:13 am (UTC)
I continue to send you both healing vibes and many hugs. *hugs*
Stormy Weather: Tigers in a tubororo on September 24th, 2011 02:22 am (UTC)
Oh wow, that's just no fun for either of you. Best wishes for good health for both of you!
zemhitchhiker on September 24th, 2011 02:47 am (UTC)
hope you're both better soon!
Tom the Alien Cattomtac on September 24th, 2011 02:01 pm (UTC)
Rough reading about it. Putting up with the pain constantly, now THAT must be draining!

Hope you both mend quick and well.
Violet Tigress: Serendipityviolet_tigress1 on September 24th, 2011 06:24 pm (UTC)
Ugh, How annoying! I hope you both get well soon.
Angela di Tenebreditenebre on September 24th, 2011 10:41 pm (UTC)
I suspect you would not ask for the world, but would you accept any help offered, until the disability kicks in?

Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on September 25th, 2011 12:57 am (UTC)
Thanks for the offer, but we're not in need of support; we have enough in savings from my inheritance. I just prefer having money coming in faster than it's going out, rather than the other way 'round.
Angela di Tenebreditenebre on September 25th, 2011 07:42 pm (UTC)
*nod* I get it. I've experienced negative cash flow several times in the past ten years, and it's extremely unsettling.