Well it is safe to say that this week has not been my guiding light for health.  As some of you may know, whilst on my honeymoon, I acquired a serious puncture wound to my left foot.  Now a mere 3 months on from that event, I am still nursing the injury.  In fact this week I have spent more time at the Doctors and hospitals because of it than I care to think about.  Despite taking all the care I can to ensure that it does not get wet, that I don’t walk on it too much, it is elevated when at home and I am in flat shoes, it decided to become a very unhappy foot on Monday.

Normally I would have a work from home day on Tuesday, however, as a result of a late meeting on Monday I had swapped my days around.  By the time I had arrived home on Tuesday, because the late meeting on Monday got cancelled and transferred to Tuesday, I had a very unhappy looking foot.  It was swollen and painful and general not looking healthy.  In typical Me style, I decided to share with hubby who was away with friends for a few hours talking about becoming the new GM (Games Master) or DK (Dungeon Keeper) of the coming Roll 20 20 series that they currently play on a Monday night.

I had made the decision if the pain was still this bad the next day on the Wednesday that a visit to the doctors’ was on the agenda and so a visiting I went.  Little did I expect to be told there is a new infection now in my foot and they are not sure if it has gone to the bones and so off to hospital I must now go.  X-Rays now taken it was now lunch time and I had already had to cancel one meeting and re-schedule and was a half day behind with my current demanding work schedule and requirements.

This made me nervous as I knew I had to be in the office on Thursday for a full day training session to learn how to effectively manage my business writing as part of my personal development plan.  Already I have seen the fruits of the labour from that course and it was far more productive than I had ever given it credit to be or any right to be.  My next one which takes place in two weeks time is going to be far less enjoyable as I need to learn to do presentations – my worst fear and nightmare.  Hating the thought already.  Especially since I have been told you are videoed and your skills are completely dissected in front of everyone.  Not a pleasant feeling on this at all…… worst nightmare ever.

Then back to doctors I toddled on Friday to be told by the local nurse, she is not happy with its progress and if the pain has not improved on Tuesday when I next go to see her, its back to the doctors and the unwritten voice of hospitalisation ingrained into the conversation…. boo not happy.

The irony of all of this was that when I went to see my doctor when I came back to update her and get her to check it out, I was told there was no need to come back unless the redness got worse, keep it dry, dont go to work until you can put a shoe on your foot,  but it is going to take at least two months to heal.  Now I am being told I should have had more medical care and attention, regular check ups as the foot is not healing correctly.  It is apparently healing from the top down inside from the bottom up.  As a result of this, it is driving an infection which can be seen when the scab is not on there by a small in prick hole in my foot.  Oh so pleasant.

I wont bore you with gruesome photographs of its development, as these are not pleasant but I will share with you the offending article

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