John was involved in an automobile accident just before noon. A woman ran a red light & slammed into the front end of our car. The phone rang & it was the police. They told me he had been in an accident & could I come pick him up as our car was not able to be driven. He was having some issues & so they called the fire department & the paramedics. He declined to go to the hospital. The car was towed ... an adjuster will look at it in the next day or two. John has a bit of pain in his back & is shaken up but otherwise seems okay. He promised me that he will let me know if the pain gets worse.
God was watching out for him. If he had entered into the intersection a second sooner ... or the other driver had gone through the red light a second later ... things could have been much worse.
Sunday, November 29, 2015
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Sunday, November 22, 2015
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Hello faithful followers & anyone passing by to check me out : )
I had some unexpected surgery yesterday. When John & I were in Las Vegas last February, I wore a new pair of shoes ... same brand/style/size as my previous pair ... & we did a lot of walking. By the end of our trip, I was having a lot of pain in my left big toe. By the time we arrived home, the toe was swollen & bruised & the nail was discolored. I tried to get an appointment with more than one podiatrist in The Devil's Playground, but despite me describing my discomfort to their receptionists, I was told that I would have to wait weeks/months for an appointment as a new patient. I gave up & decided things would eventually get better. They didn't. As the pain was increasing again, I decided last Friday that it was time to seek out another podiatrist. I called one a few blocks away & was asked if I could come in on Monday (yesterday). I couldn't believe the difference between a normal town & The Devil's Playground, but then again, I could. Anyway, a very nice doctor who looked like he was still in high school ordered a few x-rays to make sure there was no bone damage (there wasn't) & he then informed me that it would be best for him to perform some minor surgery to remove the nail. I won't go into the details, but it was interesting to watch. (He was rather surprised that I didn't want him to lay me back so that I would be unable to see what was going on, but I find medical procedures to be quite interesting.)
I think it's kind of, well, disgusting when people post photos of their swollen puss-oozing wounds, so fear not ... no photo like that is being posted here. I did, however, decide to post the following photo showing the huge bandage I had to contend with yesterday.
Posted by Shirlee at 10:34 AM