Short takes & Me
Posted January 27, 2010on:
As I was driving home from the mall – 3.25 miles walked – I thought of the license plate of the first radiation oncologist at Gundersen Lutheran, the other medical center in La Crosse..
It said: I RADE8.
Maybe I loved that vanity plate so much because I could figure it out and I’m not great at figuring out the vanity plate words that I loved this one so much. Also, I had interviewed this good many several times and knew him to have a wonderful heart.
On the day that I start radiation, I can say that I still love it.
I wonder if I could get a Wisconsin plate that says, RadE8 Me.
My appointment is at 4:45 p.m. and I hope to write about it tonight or tomorrow.
I had a play on Facebook Scrabble Monday that was 113 points. It was the word, hazings, which also earned me 50 bonus points called a Bingo or in my family, “a laydown.”
Followers of woes of my infected toe – the fourth digit on the right foot – will be happy to know that I think I have found a solution.
Or the solution found me.
To recap, throughout chemotherapy and beyond, I’ve had incredible itch in my toe, which I tried not to scratch, but the itch was so intense that I ultimately scratch it. That leads to the bacteria infection, which improves with antibiotics.
But the podiatrist who I saw yesterday – a great guy – said he sees my toes a lot in chemotherapy patients. The problem is an underlying fungal infection. So I needed both the antibiotics and anti-fungal medications – oral and a cream for the toe.
Too much information again? Be happy I have not posted a picture of my toe. It ain’t pretty.