Well, y’all, it’s taken me several days to bring myself to write this = in part because I am chasing myself with Maymester – but mostly because I almost can’t believe I’m having to report it.
But here I am.
As the spoonie life goes, some problems are recurrent, and, for me, in my immunocompromised state, it seems I just cannot escape the issues with my feet.
As I’ve written over the past few years, I’ve had multiple surgeries to treat infections of the bones of my feet – that have sometimes led to sepsis – and, of course, multiple rounds of long-term IV antibiotics as well. It has not been pleasant.
Well, more recently, I’ve been dealing with a recurrent cellulitis in my right foot that I fight off – only to have return a few weeks after I finish the oral antibiotics. Not only is the recurrence concerning, but also each course of meds also makes me sick as hell.
I finally went to my fabulous ortho doc to investigate what has kept this going on, and – kind of as expected – the source is a tiny pin from an old Jones fracture I had repaired in 2008. Well, the only way to address this issue is, of course, to go in and take out the pin and clean out the foot.
Fan – freaking – tastic.
So, it’s time for another spoonie foot surgery for me. It is a relatively simple one, my surgeon is amazing, my family is wonderful, and I will be fine.
Still, all prayers, good vibes, and warm fuzzies are appreciated as always. Surgeries and hospitals – especially now that they tend to bring on the medical anxieties – are one of the spoonie bummers I really had hoped to avoid in 2021.
But, as always, God’s got this too.
Be well, everybody. Take care of yourselves and each other.
Grace and Blessings.
Dear Heavenly Father, we ask for healing and protection for Miranda, guidance for her medical team and all around safety. We humbly ask this in Jesus’ precious name, Amen…….Lord hear and answer our prayers.