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.
Wife and mother of two children, ages 30 and 27, and two grandsons, ages two and four. I have an accounting degree with creative interests, which have led me into a decorating career. Diagnosed with melanoma in 2010. Trusting in God's plan for my life every day.