I stepped on a bit of glass from a broken heat bulb in the living room. I thought it had been vacuumed but it hadn't been. Now I have a piece of glass of unknown size stuck in my foot. I've tried epsom salt baths, I've poured generous amounts of hydrogen peroxide over the entry point, I've looked at it with a magnifying glass, I've dug at it with tweezers and nail clippers to no avail. It's buried deep in there, in the pad just below my toes. The part of my foot I use to walk on because of the bit that got stuck in my heel last year that never came out... So now I can hardly even hobble. Which isn't so detrimental at the moment since my tummy issue continues to escalate.
I'm now setting timers every 3 hours round the clock to stay on top of my ibuprofen and acetaminophen and I'm still mostly in bed all day. I hurt even when I don't eat. I eat almost nothing. Today I had a handful of trail mix (nuts and dried fruit) and some pumpkin seeds. Yesterday I had that and 13 cherries, plus a bagel. The weird part is that I'm barely hungry. I mean, I register that I should eat something, but I'm full after just a few bites and I seem to be fine most of the day. Do I crave a Big Fish sandwich from Burger King? Oh yes, I do... but I don't know that I'd be able to actually eat it all without making myself sick. I think I'm literally giving myself an eating disorder. I eat, it causes severe pain, so I don't eat... I need help. I've lost 16 pounds since my last doctor appointment this spring, almost all of it within the last month and a half since the tummy issue has flared back up.
I have an appointment for Friday. I hope this doctor takes me seriously. Crossing my fingers I don't get dismissed and overlooked again.
Sorry for the sparse blog, I have no photos to share. I didn't make it outside today. I barely made it out of bed to crawl into the shower today. My tummy hurt for hours even though I was piggybacking my medicine. I ended up falling asleep for about an hour once the pain meds got it under control again. Being in pain is absolutely exhausting! Who knew?
I have made progress with the rainbow crocheted blanket. I finished the medium blue and decided to skip the dark blue and go straight into dark purple. I will finish with a lighter purple color, so I only have this color and one more before I'm done! Yay! I had hoped to sell it, as I've got $40-$50 in yarn costs into it, but dear #1 is begging for it to be hers, and I know she will take good care of it. I know she will cherish it because she saw how much time and love went into making it. *sigh* I wonder what color I will do for my next project. This was pretty fun, even if it's been time consuming. It's been something to keep me busy while I'm stuck in bed with tummy pains and now a foot problem too. I especially love how the light blue and the "delft blue" colors look next to each other. I wonder if I should do a blanket with just two colors? Hmmm....