Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Aaahhhh.....

Let me introduce you to two very special people in my life.

                                                           This is Holly:


And, this is Bryan:


They are the wonderful friends who take care of my hands and my feet.  And, what a welcomed visit that was this week!  I had been a little hesitant to put my foot into a pedicure bowl until the stitches were out and the incision healed. They had even graciously offered to make a house call while I was sofa-ridden.  Bryan was very careful and gave me extra massage time to help with my swelling

The swelling in my leg is lymphedema and is a result of the lymph node removal.  I have an appointment with a lymphedema therapist next week to get some pointers in alleviating some of the swelling.  One of the tips is:  sit down and elevate your foot/leg.  I do elevate when I sit down, but I am back to about 80% of my work schedule, so sitting and elevating don't always work out in the middle of the day.  I do think that if Bryan could work his massage magic everday, all would be better.  The Texas heat doesn't help, either, of course.

I will be in conversation with M. D. Anderson tomorrow to set my appointment.  It will be enlightening to get their input.  And, a little extra treat will be visiting my niece who, coincidentally, is a med tech at M. D. Anderson.  She has a baby due in August, so I have to get to Houston to see the nursery and pamper her a little before their life changes forever.

As my feet were being pampered, I thought of this verse:

"And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"   Romans 10:15 NIV

Pampered or unpampered, I want my feet to bring the good news of Christ.  The OPI Red polish is just a little lagniappe.

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