Thursday, September 19, 2013

Late summer flowers and projects...

Where did the summer go?!!  Part of it found me going back and forth to the doctor.  In my last post,
I told you that I had fallen the week before and hurt my knee.  I should have gone to the ER the afternoon  that I fell, but I was doctoring myself.  My leg started swelling and then a wide red band developed above my ankle and was hot.  I called the doctor and they told me to go to Urgent Care.  The two doctors there
 x-rayed my knee and ankle and there were no fractures and then they sent me to the hospital for an
ultrasound of my leg so that blood clots could be ruled out and thank goodness that came out okay.  It ended up that I had an infection in my leg and was on antibiotics for two weeks.  The doctor explained that because of the swelling and fluid in my leg, bacteria got in through some cut or scratch and had a feast. 
On the visit back to the doctor, my blood pressure was too high.  He put me on a fluid pill with the blood pressure med in it.  He then sent me for blood work and all was okay except that after fasting, my blood sugar level was high.  Now, when I go back about my leg, the doctor says he will check the blood sugar again. I told the doctor if he keeps giving me pills, I won’t be able to close the top on my pill box.
  Even with all this going on, I have stayed busy knitting and crocheting.  The red bag and hat were crocheted for my daughter-in-law’s mother.  She had liked the one I did with yellow flowers and wanted hers done in red.  The little girl is wearing the sweater that I had shown in my last post.  She is the daughter of a friend of my son and his wife.  I had some extra Curious George fabric, so I decided to make Noah an appliqued tie shirt.  The crochet yellow blanket will go in gift box
ready for the next baby. 
  Fall is in the air here and I have begun to decorate for Fall—will share later.