Friday, April 16, 2021

A Hooray for Progress Weekly Link Round-Up

Alas, last Friday's appointment at the Wound Care Clinic of John C. Lincoln Hospital was not my last, due to a tiny area on my right leg that was still draining an infinitesimal amount. I'm due back there next Friday, and I'm hoping for the all-clear then. 

I do want to give a shout-out to all those who strive hard each and every day to improve healing techniques for wound care. When this first happened to me a little over a year ago, the healing was very slow and, ultimately, unsatisfying. For this flare-up, there was both a new topical cream and a new type of bandaging that has made all the difference in the world. My leg has healed much faster without the daily sloughing-off of huge amounts of dead skin. The deep maroon color of my leg has cleared up much quicker. You wouldn't think something as simple as a cream and a stretchy fabric tube that slips on your leg could make such a profound difference, but it has. This new bandage (called Edema Wear) is also something I can wear in place of those monstrous felt-and-Velcro compression garments that I wore for a year. They're much cheaper, too, and can last up to six months.

Yes, indeed. Thanks to all those who constantly strive to improve health and healing!

You're probably wondering what this sign hanging on a small business in Jerome, Arizona has to do with this link round-up or what I had to say about bandages and healing. Well, Jennie doesn't have much to do with that, but I did find a link to an article about her which I included in the Fascinating Folk section down below.

Jerome is such a fun place to visit that I hope anyone of you who comes to Arizona takes the time to go there. It sits so high up on a mountain that (if you know where to look) it can be seen seventy miles away on the interstate. A billion-dollar copper mining town in its heyday and home to 15,000 people, it was fast becoming a ghost town until it was rescued by artists who came in and revived it beginning in the 1950s. Ever heard of Jenny Jerome, mother of Winston Churchill? Same family that founded this wonderful old mining town.

Enjoy the links!

 ►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
►The Happy Wanderer◄
►Fascinating Folk◄
►I ♥ Lists◄

That's all 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.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. And don't forget to curl up with a good book!


  1. When I first saw that picture of Jennie, I wondered if that was some new garment you had to wear for wound care!
    Then I read the text. Glad you are almost finished with the appointments, even though you have still to deal with one small area.
    So many lovely links to check out now and during the day.

    1. I'll have to show Dr. K. Jennie's sign and your comment. I bet he'll laugh as much as I did! And now I go to bed to read with a smile on my face...

  2. I'm so glad you've made so much progress, Cathy And I couldn't agree more about those who work in wound care (and other care). They are unsung heroes, and I'm grateful for them. Jerome sounds like a very interesting place, too. You always find the neatest small places like that to share! Like that Mayan Jaguar God ritual cave...

    1. I thought you might like to take a peek in there!

  3. Glad you are close to done with this flare up, Cathy. I am also so thankful for those who work in the healthcare field in so many capacities. It is truly amazing what can be done these days.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  4. I imagine compression bandages help quite a bit to keep the swelling down. Inflammation in general slows everything down. Yay for better wound care!

    Will you have any adventures this weekend?

    1. Denis and I are so used to his old work schedule (Friday through Monday) that we've stuck with it, especially since the weekends tend to be busier at the places we like to go to.

  5. Love the discovery of the women warriors tomb. I sent the link to friends who like to read about human history and women's roles.
    Had discussions about this on the phone.

    And I always like the animal links. Especially cute at the dachshunds who helped dig the ship out of the Suez Canal. Having known a few dachshunds well, I can believe they'd keep digging.

    And all the book links are interesting.

    I'm reading Donna Leon's latest book, "Transient Desires," and it's a good one. It's true that much of her books contain reflections and musings by Commissario Guido Brunetti. But there are also scenes with three women characters whom I enjoy reading about.

    1. Thanks for sharing the links with others, Kathy.


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