Friday, January 17, 2020

A Bore & a Brag of a Weekly Link Round-Up

Be glad you're not my friend on Facebook. On Wednesday, I shared a photo of what my leg looked like when the nurse removed the heavy-duty four-layer compression bandage from my leg. I think I boggled a few minds when I said that my leg looks 500 times better than it did at the end of October since it's certainly not a pretty sight now.

As promised, here's the update on my leg. I went to John C. Lincoln Hospital's Wound Clinic last Friday where Dr. K said that now I'm having to deal with edema (excess fluid) in my lower right leg. That monster compression bandage seems to be doing the trick of squeezing the fluid out of my leg (as long as I keep it elevated as much as possible). I had the bandage changed Tuesday and will be going in today to see the doctor again. The following collage shows you what I've been up to lately.

Reading in the afternoon with my leg elevated. Knitting and watching TV with my leg elevated. As you can see in the third photo, I'm getting quite a bit of knitting done. But I'm also developing a severe case of cabin fever. I'm really looking forward to getting this edema under control, and I don't mind a bit if it means I have to wear a compression stocking on that leg for the rest of my life. I want to be out and about and not sitting around with my leg up in the air. Oh well. If I'm good and follow instructions, I'm pretty sure I'll get my wish!

That was the bore. Now it's time for the brag.

Those of you who read my blog regularly are familiar with my niece, Daisy, who likes to come over to visit Denis and me. A fair English rose who loves adventures and doesn't wilt in 120° desert heat, Daisy wanted a new challenge that would take her out of the hospital emergency room, and she's got it.

Just look at her in her uniform. You're looking at the UK's newest EMT (Emergency Medical Technician), and it goes without saying that the NHS (National Health Service) has gotten a star. Daisy knows how to work hard. She's dedicated. She's smart. And she's one of the most caring people I know. Congratulations, Daisy. You're going to be absolutely fantastic!

Now, let's get to those links!

►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄

►Fascinating Folk◄
  • Rachel May: Piecing together the lives of enslaved Americans.
  • Barbara Hillary, a pioneering African-American adventurer, has died at the age of 88. 
  • Shelf Life: Lee Child.

►The Happy Wanderer◄

►I ♥ Lists◄

That's it for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

Have a great weekend, and read something fabulous!


  1. Well, speaking personally, I'm very happy to be your friend on FB. Yes, you did boggle me a bit but I was relieved to hear that there is an improvement. Take care.

    Well done to Daisy. She sounds amazing and wish her all the luck in the world.

    1. I'm glad we're friends on FB, too-- and I'll bet many of you were glad that I hadn't posted earlier photos of my leg! (Actually, I hadn't taken any before, but this time when the nurses whipped out the camera, I decided to whip mine out, too.)

  2. Step by step, Cathy, that leg will heal. I completely understand about the cabin fever, though. Hopefully you'll get the all clear soon. You're being wise to take care of it, even if you are restless. Congratulations to Daisy!! That's great news! She looks fantastic. Now, off to that Egyptian tomb...

  3. Daisy looks great in her new uniform. What a treasure she will be to all her patients! Glad of the update on your leg and I think I'm happy to have missed the photo - ha! Anyway, I know you're tired of being inside and propping your leg up. However, sounds like progress is being made. As Margot says above - step by step.

    1. Daisy is a treasure to all of us, so it's only fair that we share some of the wealth.

  4. So glad to hear that your leg is improving - and congratulations to Daisy!

    There are many links calling to me (I think I'll start with a virtual visit to Azerbaijan).

  5. Congratulations to Daisy! She will be an excellent addition to the NHS.

    Take care of your leg and thanks for the links.


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