Monday, February 1, 2010

Feet Again

Funny how feet keep showing up on my blog. I think feet are important; and if you have ever had any kind of problem with your feet, I know you will agree. Last Wednesday my sister-in-law had surgery to correct some painful distortions caused by her long-time nemesis, Rheumatoid Arthritis. Since she traveled from out of town to have the surgery here in Birmingham, my husband and I went to hold her husband's hand during this same-day surgery experience. She had asked to stay over night as she knew the RA would present problems.  She had to come off her RA meds for the week before surgery as those meds affect her autoimmune system and might hinder healing. By the time she went in, she was already in considerable pain. Unfortunately, the medical staff decided she did not need to stay over night. Sooo, we followed them home to help them get  into the house, get settled, etc. Today is Monday and we just returned home. The pain from surgery has been negligible, but the pain from the Rheumatoid Arthritis has been horrendous and for a couple of days made her totally dependent on all of us for activities of daily living. She HATED this. Happily she is now able to transfer from bed to chair or toilet with minimal assistance. We are taking bets on whether she will ever have the second foot done as scheduled.

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