Monday, 3-14-22

Another trip to Mayo today – Rick’s wound doctor has changed some of the dressings because the ankle remains very red around the wound. Hmmm – it appears that Rick has become allergic to the moisture barrier cream and his leg is still very swollen. New wraps, new cream – going back in a month.

I received so many nice comments about my cupboard full of white ironstone and other dishes. Here’s a picture of 4 of them with the prices still on which I think is fun to see what I paid. It’s the cumulative effect of all that white together.

I have never bought an expensive piece- it’s much more fun to shop at Goodwill or Salvation Army – $3.50 for these 4 pieces.

That’s all! Talk tomorrow.

15 thoughts on “Monday, 3-14-22

  1. Gayle Shumaker

    Hi, I’m an old nurse graduated 45 years ago. Early in my career honey from the patient’s local area was used to treat leg/ foot wounds/ulcers. If I remember correctly it was quite successful. If you are interested I would suggest you Google it. Having had several strokes I can’t trust my memory and my back issues and pain meds are enough to keep me sleepy.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Gayle S – I will look it up. Another older lady from church said her grandmother said to pee on it and it would heal right up! You just never know, huh? Hope you’re doing better, Gayle!

      1. Jan Hebert

        That’s too funny Mary! I’ve heard of peeing on a garden but never on a wound! I have heard of honey though. It’s supposed to be a antibacterial. I hope something helps soon, you both must be so tired of this! Isn’t it fun shopping at Goodwill and Salvation Army? I love your white pieces. Jan in MA

        1. Mary Etherington Post author

          Jan Hebert – and of the two of us, who do you think is the most SICK OF THIS!!!! I’ll give you just one guess! It’s much harder and more exhausting being the caregiver.

  2. Launa

    Snowing early Tuesday morning up here in Idaho! DST is not my favorite! Snow is, tho!
    Praying for the new things to do a good job on Rick’s leg! You are a good nurse chauffeur, Mary!
    Thanks for the White dishes’ pictures….great prices!
    Finally seeing some daylight up here…snow is predictedbto last 3-4 hours!

  3. Lorraine

    Love your white dishes and even better such a great price. I love browsing thrift shops and so much fun to find bargains. You did well.

  4. Carla

    Hang in there Mary. How nice it will be to have a month with no visits to Mayo! I also love the look of all the Ironstone, but…. what was in the basket?! I’m still waiting for that story. I don’t think I missed it.

  5. Kathy Hanson

    Hopefully the new dressings will take care of it! How frustrating for both of you! Thankfully yesterday was a nice day for driving! Praying that this will make a difference and you both will get a break! 😊❤️❤️

  6. Robin Ciuffetti

    I wasn’t following when your husband had the initial injury wound, what was it from?

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Robin – last May he got a “stick” from the lawn thatcher- just a tiny poke. Almost a year later we are still dealing with a large ulcerated wound in that same spot.

      1. Robin Ciuffetti

        I like you have had my frustration with Mayo, working in the medical field for 20 years, they’re not necessarily the best. I won’t put all your personal info here but talk to my mom and have her call you.

  7. Jo in Wyoming

    Boy, oh, boy. Wounds that far from the heart are tough to heal. But the dr is trying something, that’s better than doing the same thing and expecting different results.
    Flea markets and goodwills are fun. I use to go there and get puzzles for the jail. Hopefully I’ll go back to jail someday.
    Dishes are always fun.
    Spring is almost here. Last year on this day, we got 35” of snow!!
    Hug Hazel

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