Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It's amazing how quickly Dennis is healing after his surgery. He went for a mile long walk today. He's off all pain medications and he might even work for a few hours a day beginning tomorrow. I'm so happy with how things are going.

I had a follow up appointment with the dermatologist today regarding the lump on the back of my hand. He was very pleased with how it responded to the treatment and didn't feel he had to inject it today. I showed him some itchy dry places on my legs that drive me crazy when they first erupt. He gave me the following advise:

Shower in warm, not hot water and then pat dry. Within 2 minutes of getting out of the shower put your lotion on. It will seal in the added moisture from your shower and will be more effective along with the lotions. I'm going to start doing that in the morning and see if it really helps.

He gave me prescription cortisone cream to help with the itching. He told me to put that on first and then cover with the lotion. Hopefully this will take care of it.

My sister is coming for a short visit. I'm so happy! We've talked on the phone quite a few times since getting home from our Italy trip but I haven't seen her in person. She's such a special person in my life.

I'm ordering some Christmas toys today for my grandchildren. If I order before November 18, he shipping is free. Yippee! Seems so strange to be thinking about the holidays.

My life is quiet and boring. Wish I had some funny or exciting things to write about. Maybe next time.


Sugar said...

glad dennis is doing well. :)
also happ to know your dermatologist appt went nicely.
woo hoo on sisters visit. know you'll both have fun.
i never have anything to write about either, lol. just same thing all the time. :(
have a good week.

Ben said...

That's great news about Dennis, and about your hand too. As for Christmas - I started hearing songs on the radio before Halloween. Yikes! But I think you've got the right idea for shopping. My feeling is, if UPS can't deliver it, I don't need it.


Beth said...

I'm glad Dennis is doing well, and hope his uneventful recuperation continues.

I tend to get really dry skin in the winter, too. Thanks for the advice!


Linda's World said...

Again, happy to heart that Dennis is doing well. God is good! It's hard to belive that it's almost the middle of Novemeber...Christmas is just a little over 6 weeks away. YIKES ! Linda in WA

Linda said...

So glad Dennis is doing so well...an answer to prayer! I'm all itchy too....I'm going to try that advice :)

I've been ordering Christmas things too...if I don't get Emmy's American Girl things they sell out!

Love & Pooh Hugs,

Sandra said...

I`m so pleased that Dennis is doing so well after surgery. Good for you ordering the toys early. Mind you it is halfway through November and before you know it will be December so it`s that really TOO early. :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

DB said...

Doesn't sound so boring to me. DB

Jan said...

So very pleased to hear Dennis is doing so well Maurice was off six weeks and wouldnt have been able to walk the lentgh of himself at first ,though now he saiys it is wonderful to walk with out that awful dragging pain in his groin ..love Jan xx

Rose said...

God how I wish my life was quiet and boring...some day it will be again!!!

wildautumn said...

Your life doesn't sound boring at all! Just catching up with your journal...hope you and your husband are feeling better every day!

Jeannette said...

I would be worried to if one of my kids was a law enforcement officer. I pray your son stays safe. I'm happy Dennis is doing so well. Life is better when it's boring, I used to wish something different would happen then my sisters died, mum died, dad died and my daughter died. Never again did I complain of a boring life! Have a great weekend! Jeannette xx