Sunday, February 20, 2011

"Marching" Along

It's now three months since my surgery, and three weeks since the removal of the fixator. Healing continues, even though my leg/ankle/foot are swollen, and a mess of dry skin. My local doctor says the swelling is usually the last to disappear, so that's a comfort. It's easy to see that my foot is now under my leg – a minor miracle. Doctor Z. says I'm on the verge of a new life. I feel it, ya know? Hopefully, my surgeon agrees when I see him on this coming Friday.

Below is a “then and now” review.
The reveal





We're waiting for a tiny red spot of the side of my foot to heal before I'm put in a walking cast. Until then, I'm still stuck doing wheelies on the roll-about. I think we should be good by the time I go to Langhorne.

The big swelled part of my ankle is where the bone was pressing against my skin for 3 years. It stretched, and it's now full of fluid – which will also fade away. (Will it leave me with wrinkled ankle skin? Humm...)

Lumpy, but coming along.
Meanwhile, I started back to work on Monday the 14th from home. The morning was highlighted by an hour long new business meeting, followed by an underwriter meeting in which the Uber-boss reminded us how little business we have written so far this year. Welcome back, Kat!

It was a technological nightmare all week. Remote systems refused to work, passwords were no longer recognized, icons disappeared into the black hole which is our technical assistance department. I finally got to work on renewals (and my remaining 578 e-mails). However, starting tomorrow, I will be back carrying my full freight. Arghhh!

Still, the days are getting longer, my leg is getting better and, eventually, I will regain my “normal” life one step at a time (tee-hee!).

I've heard from a few more historical societies regarding gargoyles. I've got 7 potential sites lined up, but haven't heard from the big cities like Newark and Jersey City. I have to see if they have their own historic societies. It seems the nephew and the friend's husband will be my principal photographers. It anyone know where there are Jersey gargoyles, please advise!

And finally – I wasn't going to mention this, but I've gotten e-mails from contributors and readers of Broomstix, wanting to know the fate of the e-zine. Folks, we were suppose to post “Evergreen”, written by myself and Natalie Zaman, as the Yule 2010 to Samhain 2011 edition. It is a book on how to use your Yule tree in sacred crafts throughout the wheel of the year. It has yet to get posted. Natalie advised recently that she is working on it, but no time frame was given.

That's all I know. We were to resume our 4-times-a-year publishing schedule with Yule 2011. A notice was going to be placed on our web site, but apparently it hasn't been done yet, as I still seem to be getting inquiries. For more info, contact Natalie. I believe she is on both Twitter and Facebook.

Until next week, see ya!

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