Saturday, October 17, 2009

Getting better all the time

My toe is 95% better with one anti-inflammatory tablet (Celebrex), some carefully placed protective padding, and a day spent sitting around with my feet up, catching up on critical paperwork that was way overdue.

So it was good that it was sore. Kept me grounded or should I say seated. At the end of the day, I feel much more in control of my upcoming projects due to my forced convalescence.

Now it looks like gout and infection are off my differential diagnosis list. Rest and one pill would not have made much of an impression on those suspects. Like trying to stop the Taliban with a polite memo.

A stress fracture is still a remote possibility. I will need to do some walking and see how it reacts, but I want to let it calm down for another 24 hours and I don't anticipate the flare-up that would demand further work-up. Right now I am enjoying the lack of swelling and pain.

Now If only Dr Scholl's made a protective pad to save my platelets, and Pfizer made a single pill to rid my body of a vulgar B lymphocyte clone.

Some day I am sure.

Are you reading this, big pharma?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brian, it can be Varicella virus, shingles.. I know it sounds weird, but I had something similar, my toe nail had some blue spots on it later. I have CLL too.

October 19, 2009 at 9:49 AM  

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