Saturday, July 12, 2008

Saturday AM - looks like it's going to be sunny!

It was so interesting to read the comments from the last post, I’ve commented in the comments section also and thank you all for your interesting viewpoints.

I think we all know that I was not referring to comments such as “this drawing could use a bit more depth” or things of that nature. I always look forward to those comments and have learned much from suggestions and hints. I was referring to mean spirited or offensive comments – and I guess that there are many ways to view and approach those. Personally, I don’t support those types of comments, and if I did get them on my blog would delete them.

On another note, all 12 pins, screws, and plates are OUT of my leg, and here is the ubiquitious blogger foot shot, with a slightly orange foot from the betadine antiseptic that they slop all over you. A bit more surgery than I expected but OK with me. (I'm getting waited on hand and foot and I so love that!) I feel great about getting these out, like a start over from the past 3 years. Those pins and bits were always on my mind, as if they wanted to annoy me and make their presence known.
I went to an accupunturist/holistic healer type last week for the first time. T has been going to her for years to keep him in balance with his health and he wanted me to go to ensure that I can heal well from this surgery. She was very interesting, and did all these diagnostic tests to see what was weak in my system and what was bothering me. We especially looked at metal toxicity - and found that I was toxic from titanium. I was a tiny bit skeptical about this, but there was no way for me to know what metals she was testing me for...and unless all the metals were labeled titanium I don't think that there was any way to rig this (what a nasty scientist I am!). And since all these pins etc are probably made from titanium - I can believe that they were making me toxic.

So with the pins out... and taking some "clean out the toxicity in your body" herbs I should be a newly pristine person soon.

(note to self: do not post your IF "foggy" drawing that you did at 4;00 am while on vicodin. It's beyond "foggy" and looks more "drugged up" than anything else.)

10 comments:

Forever Young said...

ouch, i am not a good patient at all!!! hate even having a cold! you take care and take all the pampering you can get! and PLEASE post that foggy drawing you did, i would love to see it!!!

Forever Young said...

btw i am a true believer in holistic medicine and the only person who could help me after my shoulder surgeries was an acupuncturist, and i thank her and bless her for it.
but you have to truly believe in them, and trust them- if there is any 'scoff' in you, don't even bother.hugs again, how long are you going to be laid up?

Ces said...

Ouch! Orthopedic nursing was never my forte. The pain that the patients bore were excruciating, I felt terrible we could only give enough drugs without putting them into a coma. On a positive note, what advances in medical,nursing and rehabilitation care. We try to patch them up as best as normal can be. Take care Mim, it is only temporary and the nurse that I am, there is a more powerful medicine: It's inside you. A good excuse to make more art.

Fern said...

I think if my foot was full of titanium I'd toss it out too.

hope you're up and around soon...as soon as you are tired of being waited on "hand and foot."

Debra Kay said...

Titanium....hmmmm. The titanium doesn't bother me as much as the organic piece of cadaver bone. It creeps me out every time it aches. I agreed to it, and I think the reasons were valid (I am small boned and taking a chunk out of my hip wouldn't be a good idea) but ewwwwwwww.)

Mim said...

First I have to FIND the foggy drawing - have no idea what book I did it in, and then I will post it. I remember starting with a face and thinking it looked chinese and that's as much as I can remember.

Thanks all for your good wishes - no matter what hurts physically I feel like a million dollars with getting this over with!

studio lolo said...

yay, it's over!! Glad you came through it like a trooper and with a new sketch to boot. (We're all waiting to see it!)

ksklein said...

hey mim, hope you arefeeling better now. hugs :)

sukipoet said...

Great to hear your leg/foot is on the way to healing. I've used alternative healers for years, though not acupuncturists. I find it interesting.

Lynn said...

I'm sorry you had this foot problem and do hope the pins being out help you put a better foot forward...(sorry, couldn't help that)...do heal quickly and completely. Were the pins needed to fix something before and not needed now that all is healed from that first surgury?