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Achilles tendon update

Dr E. was busy having a baby on Thursday when I went in for a check after a week in the walking cast boot. (Apparently her due date was Friday.) Instead I saw Dr. S., a fill-in (Dr. E. has a solo practice), who was quite harried trying to see a full schedule of patients with no prep and deal with an office computer system and files she was unfamiliar with. The staff was harried trying to get Dr. S. to do things their way. <g>

I tried to offer a summary of my problems, but got cut off in favor of a few directed questions, an out-loud reading of the MRI report, and a brief physical exam in which Dr. S. was somewhat frustrated because nothing hurt. I told her that was the way it went--when I'm not hurting, generally no pressure or movement will hurt. When I am hurting, there's a definite are and type of pain...until it stops again.

Anyway, we didn't discuss any treatment except continuing the walking cast/boot for at least a 4-week period, then see if it was ready for PT. She suggested I try to sleep in the boot, keep it pumped up tight to really restrict all movement possible, and try getting an elastic ankle brace for additional support. All these are underway--sleeping in the thing is...OK, the ankle brace was bought yesterday and is now on for the first time, and I'm keeping more pressure in the boot except for occasional rest breaks where I'm careful not to move around. We'll see how this goes.

Don't know when Dr. E. will be back. I asked the receptionist, but she said they were playing it by ear. That could mean weeks or months, I guess, but I'd assume she will try to get back in the office quickly given the one-woman operation it is.



May. 17th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
No, there's an email list called "Friends of Liad"--Steve and Sharon are active there. It's run by Scott Raun. Let's see...http://www.fireopal.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/liad is a sign-up page. It's generally pretty low traffic, though I think Steve and Sharon are now posting mostly the same things to the Liad list, their LJ blogs, and FB. Sharon's new Carousel Tides blog on LJ may not get echoed everywhere, though. The mailing list does get more traffic for setting up parties at cons and things.

Yes, long wait for Ghost Ship, though Mouse and Dragon will be here shortly. I broke down and bought the e-ARC of M&D, so I won't have anything new except for chapbooks until Ghost Ship.

I highly recommend Bujold--I like some of the fantasies even better than many of the Vorkosigan books, partly because she's grown so as a writer from those early books. If you like space opera, though, do give the Vorkosigan books a try. If you're not one who has to read in strict series order I'd be glad to offer some other entry points than "the first one". [g] There's a new Miles book out this fall after a years-long gap while Bujold wrote a couple of fantasy series.


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