So I missed last week and was going to do it on Monday. Then Monday turned into Tuesday, Wednesday, and so on. So I am writing you to catch you up on two weeks’ worth of news. And what a difference a week can make.
Foot Wound Saga
So I got out of the cast and got into my diabetic shoes. It was a great feeling to walk without casts on. So great, that I went to work for the first time in a year. I got to do the rideshare thing and pick up people as I did before the casting. Sadly, it was to be a short-lived endeavor.
The next week after I got out of the cast, both wounds opened back up, with the right foot opening wider than before. It was an uncomfortable decision, but I decided to double-cast my feet again. I had a feeling that at some point, there would be a setback. I just didn’t expect it to be this soon, or to this degree. But I’ll bounce back, and this will be just a stepping stone on the road to recovery.
So my mom has been in a nursing home for a year and a half. And with being on the other side of the country, I have not been able to see her. I was able to talk to her when my brother would visit her, but since COVID, that ability had been canceled.
The nursing home went on lockdown, which prevented anyone from seeing patients ( I don’t know if you’d call people that live in nursing homes “patients,” but you know what I mean). It was also difficult to call and speak to here – for me and my brother. So we called when we could if we could get a hold of her.
Today will be the first time in a long time that I get to see my mother, via video call. It’s not the in-person visit that I’d like to have, but with being so far away, I will take what I can get.
As I finish up this post, I’m trying to think of other things that have happened in the last two weeks that are noteworthy. So far, nothing comes up. With that being said, I bid you farewell for now.
Thanks for reading.