Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

The foot may be temporarily lousy (although still better out of the boot than in it), but my diabetes control is A-1 (or A1C for those of you who get the joke)! My doc is very happy with me, and somewhere along the line (maybe due to last week's illness?) I lost about a dozen pounds, so I'm close to the weight I was at in 2000 before my myomectomy, which for some odd reason makes me happy. I didn't set out to lose weight but I do know I feel slightly more energetic when I'm lighter (theoretically, since I'm somewhat immobilized by the foot issue at the moment). So this is all I have to say to my body today:



Via Laughing Squid.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

My first full day with the boot, which seemed to make my foot hurt a lot worse after I took it off for the night. I'm starting to notice one of my nails is ingrown, so that can't be helping. Good job I made a podiatrist appointment for Saturday to get a "medi pedi!" Meantime let's start to get rid of some old Silly Sites; here are some 3D illusion pencil drawings (via Laughing Squid).

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Lots of rest and reading, almost no walking, and I was actually able to bear weight on my right foot in the shower this evening, so I'm definitely on the mend. Will probably wear the boot tomorrow and see if it's more of a help than a hindrance. Consiering the last couple of weeks, I'm trying to keep a positive view on things, like these people weirdly happy about eating salad...

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Well, I could have predicted that after spending a ton of money on a boot to stabilize my foot, it would stop acting up. It's the way of things, innit? So I shopped (leaning on the cart for balance and safety, but still), drove and got other errands done, washed up, the lot really. Also slept some. We'll see what tomorrow brings; more sleep, I hope. Maybe once the weather warms, some travel with odd characters (via Laughing Squid)...

Friday, January 13, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Well, it was certainly Friday the 13th! I thought I'd luck out, but my orthopedist gave me the boot instead, literally. The good news is that the x-rays showed everything is normal with my foot. He doesn't even think it's arthritis, but darned if he knows what the pain is. So I'll be wearing one of those protective boots for the next two weeks to "calm down" the area and stabilize things a bit, and I'll see him again on the 27th to see how things are going. Tricky to walk in the boot, and it does cut into my calf a bit, but I don't think I'll need the cane with it. It also appears I'll be taking a cab to see my diabetes doctor on Tuesday, as there's no way I can do subway stairs (one stairwell wouldn't be bad but there's a train change involved). Ah well, this too shall pass. Let's have some Numberwang, shall we?



Via Mark Evanier. I recognized one fellow (David Mitchell) from QI, but don't know the others.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Missing my Dad on what would have been his birthday. Would he have liked this blog featuring 2 kinds of people (via Laughing Squid), or would he have been the kind of person who didn't get it?

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Still fighting this illness, although the foot is a bit better (don't need the cane indoors any more) and I have higher hopes for Friday's diagnosis. But you know, we all need to take time out for those Moments of Wonder:



Via Wil Wheaton.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

I finally made an appointment for Friday with the orthopedist who had initially diagnosed the plantar fasciitis in my left foot, to find out why I can't put weight on the right foot without pain. I suspect it's arthritis, the way it comes and goes, although who knows, it could be a hairline fracture or something. Still hobbling about outside with a cane. Maybe I'm in some weird Twilight Zone episode where "a lame-ass 59-year-old finds herself envying the walker she used to be... in the Twilight Zone." Like these examples (via Wil Wheaton).

Monday, January 09, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

I felt like crap today, and my foot was bothering me more than it had all weekend, so I opted to stay home and do all the stuff I didn't get done yesterday. I think I had an omelet, an orange and a bag of crisps and that was it. I know I'm sick when I have no appetite! But my online shopping is now done, and as soon as I get into work tomorrow I'll make an appointment with the orthopedist who diagnosed my plantar fasciitis a few years back to see what's up with the other foot, this has gone on way too long. Meantime I'm gearing up for the Golden Globes, hoping I see lots of Ryan Reynolds, because Ryan Reynolds, y'all.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

The Epsom salts seem to be helping, but I think I'm still taking my cane tomorrow, particularly given the amount of snow on the ground (at least from what I see in our helpfully-plowed U-shaped driveway, I hope the sidewalks beyond are snow-free) and the bitter cold. Don't want to court any disasters! But staying home had its perks, I got a lot of puttering done (carefully) whilst the foot was solid enough to walk on, and my ironing is just finished! Time to get ready for the Golden Globes and order in some wings, methinks. I've had footie (both British and American) on much of the weekend to help me iron, which brought this to mind:



Via Laughing Squid.