October 7, 2012 | My Jottings
For your viewing pleasure, below you’ll find a collage of delightful and inspiring photographs, taken about a week ago.
1. The first picture is of the bottom of my (obviously needing some moisturizer) right foot, and the plantar wart that has plagued me since late May. Every step felt like I had a small thumb tack stuck right between my heel and arch.
2. Next is the ominous looking building where I went to have my wart-ectomy. Up until now this downtown building always looked fine to me. On the day of my surgery it looked terribly foreboding, and this music was playing in my head.
3. There’s the empty chair in the podiatrist’s office, right before I sat on it and started silently praying.
4. Next is the picture that hung on the wall in the room where I sat in the chair where I was silently praying. If you click to enlarge the collage, you can see that the expression on the face of the little fox (or whatever he is) is identical to the expression on my face when my doctor injected the numbing medicine right into my wart.
5. The next picture shows my legs and feet while I was waiting for the doctor to return to the room with the giant hypodermic syringe. I had a small towel at the ready so I could cover my face in case I needed to do The Silent Scream.
6. Next you can see the bottom of my foot, right after it had been disinfected and injected. A drop of blood trickled in honor of The Silent Scream I did when the needle went in.
7. Behold, the crater created on the bottom of my right foot after the wart was scooped out.
8. Hello, Dr. Nipp! Is that name appropriate or what? She is wrapping my foot up now that the surgery is complete.
9. The underside of the viral offender that I am so pleased to be rid of. When I left the office I had to hobble a bit since my foot was so thickly wrapped, but this music was playing inside my head.
Now I’m hoping that my body’s immune system stops sleeping on the job, and takes care of the virus that caused the wart.
I’m still soaking my foot in water laced with antibiotic soap twice a day, still wearing a special padded bandage, still limping a tiny bit. But oh, I’m so relieved to have it over with!
And thank you to anyone who prayed for me.
I hope to remain yours and wartless,