January 21, 2024
A number of you have written to ask what happened to me, so I will try to give an answer.
During the night on January 9, I felt water on my right foot. Further investigation revealed about a cup of water on the mattress.
Later in the day I went to the doctor. I have two minor skin injuries, and they were not healing. My legs have been very swollen, and that is making it hard to heal. Also, a blister had formed and that was leaking the water I saw.
So the doctor raised my furosemide, which is a diuretic, to control the swelling. This caused my blood pressure to go way down, so he took me off one blood pressure medicine.
During all this I have gained weight (water?) and partly because of no exercise. I am now 15 lbs over weight.
The wounds are healing, but very slowly. The blister has gone down, but is still there. It is some painful to walk, and I have been doing a lot of resting, with feet elevated.
I probably will not do a regular mailing for some time. I am getting up an hour later; even the bed becomes painful after a time.
I hope to get back at it soon, but would appreciate your prayers for healing.
Thanks so much. Jim Hollingsworth