Thursday, September 5, 2019

Thursday's Update

SPSH #2:  Single and Pretty

I spent a quiet day on Wednesday.  It was a rather hot day; when I went out to the garden to take a couple of photos, it felt like an oven!  I was very glad to get back inside, where I had both the ceiling fan and a stand fan blowing on me.  There was a single, pink rose on one rose bush and I decided that it will be my photo for the Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt's prompt #2, Single and Pretty.

Aunt C returned my call from earlier in the week and we had a long chat.  I called cousin P and left her a message in the morning and she called back, later, and we, too, had a long chat.

It cooled off in the evening and I went for a walk.  I purposefully avoided the house with the dogs and went walking in the other direction!  LOL.  Even so, I passed by several houses with dogs, except they were all behind closed gates, although one small dog had half its body out through the bars of the fence!  My next door neighbor's chihuahuas do that all the time - they squeeze themselves through the bars of their fence and come to my garden and run around (and if I am there, watering, they yap at me!) or run down the road!  Then, they squeeze through the fence and go back to their yard!

Later in the evening, I noticed a bit of swelling and a faint redness around the bite mark on the inner wrist.  This morning, however, the swelling had gone down.  But, I was concerned enough to call the primary care physician's office to see if I could make an appointment to have it checked by the doctor, only to be told that the doctor is on vacation and if the matter is urgent, I should go to an urgent care center.  I decided that it wasn't bad enough to go to an urgent care center.  I will be seeing the gynecologist, later this afternoon, and I will show it to him, instead.  Yes, he's a gynecologist, but he's a doctor, too; hopefully he can give an opinion about it!

While I was out in the garden, yesterday, I took this photo of the yellow rose for prompt #20 of SPSH - A Favorite Seasonal Scent - the fragrance of roses is my favorite summer scent:

SPSH:#20: A Favorite Seasonal Scent (Roses)
I'm afraid I wasn't very productive, yesterday.  But, I browned the two pounds of ground beef I had bought on Tuesday and froze it in two portions for later use. 

So far this morning (it's almost 11:30 a.m. as I type this), I have called the PCP's office (got up at 7:30 a.m. to call them by 8:00 a.m.), texted with my daughter (ha, ha, I waited until she texted me to update her that the PCP is on vacation and I can't get an appointment to see her today and to send her a photo of how the wound looked, today!), checked the car and the tire (I didn't want to get into the car just before driving to the gynecologist's appointment, this afternoon, and find a flat tire!), had a cup of tea, two cups of water, fed the cats, and wrote this post.  This is the most productive morning I've had in a long time!  LOL.  Maybe I'll switch to doing my posts in the mornings, from now on!

Today, I am grateful for:
- The swelling has gone down
- The bite marks seem to be healing
- I'll be able to show the bite marks to the gynecologist and ask for his opinion, even if my PCP isn't available
- I checked the car, this morning, and the tire is still inflated!
- There is enough gas in the car that I don't have to fill it up before I go to the doctor's appointment.

Thursday's To Do List:
- Call the PCP's office - DONE; she's out on vacation
- Check the car tire, gas, etc., before going to the doctor's - DONE
- Gynecologist appointment in the afternoon
- Water the indoor plants
- Water the garden

How was your Wednesday?  What are your plans for today?


  1. The roses are beautiful but I particularly like the pink one. Good choices for the hunt.

    I'm glad to hear that the dog bite is healing well but probably just as well to let a doctor see it if there has been some redness and swelling. I hope your test results from this appointment are clear and you have a safe journey there and back. Take care xx

    1. Thank you, Eileen. I have two more prompts to find!

      I showed the bites to the gynecologist and he said they are healing. There is very little swelling now, but there is a little redness in the area around it. I think that will go away, eventually. The wound itself is not infected. I tend to bruise easily and I expected to be black and blue by now, but, I don't see any bruising. Just a faint mark on my leg where one of the dogs scratched me.

  2. I was going to suggest that you get a tetanus shot. I usually soak wounds in salt water, and pack salt into them. Vinegar is good to clean them out, too. You don't want it to get infected. Sorry to give advice, but it sounded like you were asking.

    1. No problem with giving advice, Stephenie. I don't mind. :) I know I've had a tetanus shot, earlier, but, not recently. Maybe I'll ask the PCP about it when I see her, next month. The lady whose dogs bit me, cleaned the wounds with rubbing alcohol swabs and then, applied antibacterial ointment. I, too, have applied additional antibacterial ointment. Today, I showed the bite marks to the gynecologist and he said they are healing. He suggested bathing the area with warm water - I might try warm salt water.

  3. Hope everything is all right with the bite. Good thing to avoid that way!

    Lovely rose. My Mum always had roses in the garden while we were growing up. When I was home we were talking about it and I said how lovely they were and she said that's because I used to bury the rabbit poop there! She still has roses at her new place even though there is only a tiny square outside her flat, but they grow so nicely and always smell lovely.

    1. Thank you, Sharon. It seems to be healing well. Your Mum's roses sound lovely! I think it's wonderful that she can still have some rose bushes where she lives now. :)

  4. Beautiful roses! I love the scent of them, too.
    Can't type much, for some reason my left hand is acting up. So I will rest it for now.

    1. Thank you, Bushlady. I hope your hand is OK. Good idea to rest it and, hopefully, it will be fine, tomorrow. Take care.

  5. Those are gorgeous roses - oh yes single but oh so very pretty.

    1. Thank you! That was a hard prompt for me, but the roses came to the rescue! :)


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