aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

And the good news for today is . . .

I can wear loose sandals again.

I went to the Wound Center this morning, where they cut the big, honkin' compression wraps off my legs. The minor nasty already showed significant improvement. And the major nasty was revealed fully, the better to treat it. The upshot is that my leg wrappings are less bulky and uncomfortable, AND I can take a shower tomorrow morning (!) though that means that I'll be doing a fairly extensive treat-and-wrap each day by myself. Good thing I have all that first aid training.

The very centers of the burns are third degree, it turns out. Never actually seen that before. But for the most part, I really don't have any pain to speak of. And I have the very best of care. I go back for my next checkup Monday afternoon.

In the meantime, I have to spend most of each day with my legs elevated. Or I can walk, which is good for healing leg wounds (keeps the blood pumping and the fluids from accumulating). Come Sunday, I was told to walk while I preach, or at least move my legs. I'll have to think about how to do that.

It's all a hassle, but still, I am very fortunate. God is so good to me.

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