They Didn't Ask Me (dr_phil_physics) wrote,
They Didn't Ask Me
dr_phil_physics

Well, @#!&$%€*¢¥£

Five hours ago I was a relatively free man. Now I am back, once again in the clutches of Butterworth Hospital. Hopefully this won't be another 5½ month odyssey. Like last year.

The heel wound, which had reopened after I got home in October, had been very slowly healing. But this weekend at WisCon, there was some blood on Friday, and there was damp fluid seeping on Monday morning. So, not being a fool, I called the wound clinic this morning for someone to look at it. 2pm appointment.

Now my pediatric surgeon had just seen me less than two weeks ago. The dimensions, especially depth and undercutting were much worse. By 3pm they were sending me to the third floor to get a heel bone X-ray. By 3:30 they wanted me admitted to examine the bone and put me on an IV, do some blood work.

I did drive home. And had Mrs. Dr. Phil drive me back. Much easier not to have the Blazer sitting in the parking structure. Also, we've been through this and knew what to pack -- including the Kindle lifeline with the world. (grin)

So basically we know nothing. And it'll be a while before we know anything. Meanwhile, I have a wrist band, I have an IV set in my arm, but no hookup yet. Nurses changing shifts. (double-grin)

Dr. Phil
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