Weather: Wouldn’t you know it that it’s been WAY above average all spring in the temperature department and on the first full day of summer (Friday) the high makes it to the mid 70’s. It’s supposed to warm right up again into the 90s this week but at least a couple days of relief is nice.
My Week: The swelling of my left foot has pretty much gone away. I had an ultrasound done on my left leg on Wednesday that showed no signs of a blood clot, so that was ruled out. For two days this week, I was telling people that I felt better than I had in a couple of months. Then on Wednesday, I started getting a summer cold. Stuffy, snotty, phlegmy, sneezy, chilly and all that comes with a cold. I’m on OTC meds for that and then Thursday evening my right foot starts hurting in the area of my toe joints. Friday it was worse but I managed to hobble through some grocery shopping. If I’m sitting it doesn’t hurt too much but walking and bending at the toes is painful. I called the doctor and asked if he thought I could get back on the anti-inflammatory drugs I was on for so long without any complications. I was taken off of the anti-inflammatory meds when an ulcer was discovered in a colonoscopy. He said I could try them but to take as low of a dose as possible. I seem to recall it taking several days for it to kick in. If and when it does start helping I’ll try skipping a day here and there and see if that works. Getting old sucks but it beats not getting old.