Monday, January 23, 2017
Thank you Corey. Luckily your Papa put some kind of shield around him...or maybe that's garlic around his neck!!
So before I got this visitor, I sandwiched Laurie's quilt. I made a stencil of a cupcake. I'm going to try to stitch a cupcake on each block. We'll see how that goes. I didn't feel like taking a pic of the backing I stitched. It is blocks the same size as the top. I used a few of the leftovers from the top and cut more from the pink cupcake material. I also have that material in brown so I cut blocks from it as well. I'm not sure when I will commence the quilting, but probably while I am recuperating from surgery.
This week I have several appointments. I haven't mentioned that I will have surgery on the "Giant" toe on my right foot. That's what they call your big toe when they order xrays.
Basically I am having a lot of pain in the joint of my big toe. If you have seen a bunion, what I have looks like a bunion growing on TOP of that joint AND between the 1st and 2nd joint. There are also two little bones on the bottom of that joint that have arthritis and are causing pain and my toe to grow to the right. It is a hereditary thing and usually only effects one foot. The pain causes me to walk on the side of my foot which is causing even more pain in my ankle and knee. So next Tuesday I am having surgery to remove the growth on the bones and to make the joint immobile which will keep the toe from growing totally to the right. My sister has this condition. I'll tell you it's painful and darned right painful to look at too. After surgery I will have to keep my foot elevated higher than my heart for two weeks to control swelling that could break open stitches. Then I will be on crutches for another 4 weeks.
Today I am thankful that I have insurance and am able to have this surgery. My SIL who has cancer was told my her insurance company that they will NOT cover the medication that her doctor has prescribed to keep her cancer in check.