Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Kikipotamus the Hobo and the happyluau--Catching You Up

It has been incredible having Kelly here. I hardly know where to begin in blogging about her visit. Right now she is having fun birding at Nisqually Wildlife Refuge which I have blogged about before here and here. We have plans to work on a joint blog post about this.

In the meantime, I am at my favorite coffee shop Mud Bay Cafe. It is a bit hard for me because I love to walk, but I honestly also love writing and reading in cafe-community too. I am "grounded" because I got another shot from my delightful podiatrist, Dr. Hess (I am including his picture because I like him so much). But I really don't like the shot in the foot. It's for plantar fasciitis and that is kind of nasty. It's especially discouraging to have all of this going on while Kelly is here. But we're going with the flow.

And honestly, I'm grateful for the shot and for having only plantar fasciitis--it could be something far more serious. I'm reminded of that when I see people with walkers and casts and crutches as I walk all on my own into Dr. Hess' office.

The weather has been cold and rainy and varied every day with everything from pelting rain to hail to snow to sun to drizzle. We have been going with the flow in this area too.

We are talking, playing games, eating very well, talking, resting, procuring and preparing food together, talking and doing quotidian tasks together. I find it so relaxing instead of rushing around all day to tourist sites and coming home exhausted.

More to come. Soon.


patti said...

I'm sorry you have to deal with plantar fasciitis O - I see a lot of people come in our shop for shoes with this problem, and I am pretty sure I have developed it myself.(Yet to see a podiatrist about it)Painful!

You and Kelly seem to be simpatico on many levels and this is fantastic! Looking forward to hearing more about your time together!

kate i said...

I'm sorry you're having to deal with the planter fascitis O...I've never had it, thank goodness, but have had other painful issues which have kept me from walking so I know the frustration that comes with it. I hope the injections help quickly.

And I can picture you now at Mud Bay Cafe. I love having that picture in my mind!

Olivia said...

Patti, I'm sorry to hear that you have this as well :( I hope that you can get to feeling better either with the podiatrist or without. You are in the right place to find solutions, though, aren't you? I am certain that the folks there know a lot about the best remedies, etc.

Kelly and I are simpatico, and it was incredible having her visit. She just left today :( But all is well, and I'm grateful for the time she spent here!

Blessings, xoO

Olivia said...

Kate, Thank you, and I am wishing for the best possible visit for you with your father. I know you know how it is to not be able to walk--I'm so frustrated with it here! I think I could bear it if I knew FOR CERTAIN that it would get better but it is really a slow, almost imperceptible a slight turn for the worst. ARGH! Thank you, kate..xoO

andrea said...

I can't believe I just read this! I, too, am suffering the dreaded PF but I've had the cortisone shots before and never again. The relief was only temporary. the night splint has become my friend!

Olivia said...

Hi, Andrea, thank you for visiting the happyluau! The cortisone shots are doing nothing for me at all. It's good to hear from someone else who has this. I've never tried a night splint. I get the feeling that there are so many things to try and what will work with each person is different. I wish you the very best in healing from this and on to walking in the spring/summer. That's what I hope for myself as well. Blessings, Olivia