Sunday, May 14, 2017

Off Topic: That Was the Week It Was - May 14, 2017

Happy Mothers Day!

Good morning! Welcome to my weekly off television topic reflection on the week gone by in both words and photos I took along the way. If you're here for Survivor -- you can find any Survivor posts I make at this link right here You can find any posts I make about TAR at this link -- The Amazing Race.

My best wishes for a happy Mothers Day to all the mothers out there reading this! 

I didn't really take a ton of photos this past week. It was the week of my vascular surgeon procedure for my severe varicose veins on my right leg. The procedure (Varithena foam injection into the veins to collapse them) seems to have gone fine. But, right now I'm wrapped up tightly with foam cylinders under tight pressure bandaging under a thigh high compression stocking. I have no clue what the leg looks like under all of this. The back of my knee is severely itchy with no relief.  Due to my rather chunky (okay, fat) thighs, the top rubbery part of the stocking wants to roll up and cut into me.  I can't sleep well, not at all.

I have to keep the whole thing on until late this afternoon -- 48 hours from the procedure. Then I get to remove the bandages. But I'm supposed to wear this thigh-high stocking for two weeks, night and day. I'm not sure how that's going to work out.

I go to the hospital to have a Doppler ultrasound test on Thursday to make sure the procedure didn't create any blood clots and that it worked properly to close down the problem vein(s). 

I'm not in actual pain, per se. Just a heck of a lot of discomfort. Oh, well ... onto the photos. Clicking on an image will bring up a larger image.

Colorful lawn

Berckman Street in Plainfield

The deadly pollen shark

We need a bigger box of tissues. As seen looking for victims on East Front Street in Plainfield.


Feast before facing the surgeon

Leonia and her husband treated me to lunch on the way to the vascular surgeon on Friday. We stopped at the Bridgewater Diner and all decided to have breakfast for lunch. Scrapple and cinnamon raisin French toast for me! Mmm ...!

I really love these azaleas!

Berckman Street in Plainfield.

Fleeting beauty

My, what a long tail you have.

The squirrels are running around digging up their buried treasures of the past. East Front Street in Plainfield.

Stark contrasts

Cat in a box

Well, it's better than when he tried to fit into a shoe box. That silly Vincent!


Becky said...

Thank you for posting these amazing pictures each week. What is it about boxes and cats �� ?

Palmaltas said...

I hope you get rid of your leg discomfort and that all turns out well. As always, I love the flower photos. I read a few minutes ago that TAR and Big Brother had been renewed. I read yesterday that Survivor had been renewed for two more seasons.

monica said...

I hope you get some relief & rest soon.
Sleep is priceless. You know, like Vincent. ☺

Marybeth said...

I wear those stockings all day every day and will for the rest of my life. I can so relate to your discomfort. :( Sometimes they cut in so badly I just want to cry. And the itching...ugh!! I hope you find some relief after your surgery.

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