Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Wow!  So much has happened since I last wrote something here.  It's been over two years since the beginning of all this.  Now it's fall again. Finally things with my foot are pretty much as good as they could be and I pray that I get to keep my feet for a long time.  GOD still has lots for me to do and it helps to be able to walk.  I've written a new blog talking about the past two years called The JOB Experience that I hope you will read if you haven't already done it.  GOD IS GOOD!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Where Did Three Months GO?

         Oh happy day, oh happy day!

 I can't believe it's been three months since my appointment with the eye specialist in Philadelphia.  John Rush drove me for the appointment.  GOOD NEWS!  The Dr. told me my eyes look like they have improved since he saw me last time.  That is so encouraging!  Praise the LORD and thanks for your prayers.  My next appointment is in mid-January2012.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Moving ahead

   The day after Labor Day I had my final appointment with the surgeon and the infection doctor.  Both said they won't need to see me again unless I run into problems.  That is pretty exciting.  My foot is 99% healed now and looking really good.  Next - the orthopedic shoe.  It's a major expense that my insurance doesn't cover so that is another hurtle.  Working on the details for just how I will obtain this very important item.
   In early October I will see the eye specialist in Philadelphia for a check up and I will also have my first appointment with the foot doctor.  He will keep an eye on what's happening with my feet.  This is probably the most important part of my treatment next to keeping my diabetes under control.
    The neuropathy in my feet and hands causes me severe pain.  It's funny that I can't feel things with my feet and fingers yet I have so much tingling, burning and pain.  There are treatments for neuropathy but, I am not sure I am ready for that.  Thanks for your prayers.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dr. Chiromeras 
    Today I had my appointment with my family doctor and it was very routine.  I am doing well and ready to get back to a pretty normal life.  LORD willing I will make the trip to Maine the middle of next month etc.  Thanks for your prayers!  They have really made a difference.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Week of GOOD News

   It's been a week for GOOD news!  My foot is healing well.  On Tuesday a.m. I went to see Dr. Vaughn for him to see my foot and he was quite pleased with the healing.  So happy about how it looks that he has decided to remove the VAC and we will just go with a regular bandage on it for the final healing which will take place over the next few weeks.  I will be able to do those dressings on my own so that means - no more visiting nurses.  I am grateful for all they did for me and I will miss seeing them.
  Later in the day I went to Denver to the dentist and Dr. Vohler extracted a tooth and put fillings in the remaining three teeth that needed repair.  Now he is finished for a while I think.  I am so thankful for all the work he has done for me.  I am also thankful for Michelle Nolt who introduced me to Dr. Vohler a few years ago when I was needing some help.
   This morning I went to the infection doctor to see how my blood looks now that the IV has been out a few weeks and I am taking a pill to help ward off infection.  That is working well and I should only be on that another three weeks.
   So, next Tuesday I see my family doctor to see how I am doing to with diabetes and I am praying that she will give me a try at just using a pill to control my blood sugar vs. the insulin and pill I am taking daily now.  I will see Dr. Vaughn again on Sept 6 and the infection doctor on Sept 7 - just before my journey to MAINE.  Thanks for your prayers.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Getting Better Day by Day

Here is the latest picture of my foot that I took today when the VAC dressing was off.  It's looking really good compared to the other earlier photos.  On the right side on the bottom it might not look good in the picture but that is where the blister was a couple weeks ago and it is totally gone.  PRAISE the LORD.  Exciting how well this is doing.

I know that your prayers have been a big part of the healing process.  Thanks so much.  Now we'll wait and see what the surgeon says when I see him on the 16th.  Lord willing he will remove the vac and the rest of the healing will come through using another type of dressing on this. 

Thanks for joining the journey! GOD bless you. 

Saturday, August 6, 2011

50% of the work complete

   With only 7 teeth left on the bottom and one scheduled to be extracted, how is it possible to need so many fillings?  Well, my teeth have always been soft, problem teeth.  Dr. Voler was ready to do the left side of my mouth on Tuesday and that afternoon he put 6 fillings in the first three teeth.  August 16 he will do the remaining fillings and extract one tooth that can't be repaired.  Earlier in the day I will see Dr. Vaughn about my foot and hopefully he will give me good news that the VAC will be removed early.  PRAY! August 17 I will see Mr. Furman at infection specialists to see how I am doing with the blood infection since they took the IV away.  I am getting well quickly thanks to your prayers!  Thanks.  My diabetes is under control.
  Yesterday I received my handicapped placard for my car. That will make things a little easier for me.