Tuesday, June 26, 2012

wound-care

This kind of "wound care" is unorthodox. 

 You certainly don't need a prescription, or even a doctor. 

You just have to show up. 

 Sometimes the best "medicine" for a weary wound, is simply distraction with a healthy dose of sunshine, light, and nature. 

 Oh and Zorbaz pizza-helps-a lot. 

And a friend with a fast boat and a love for fishing. 

The lakes were calling. 

Despite the wound- I feel good. 

 Swimming might be off the table- but boating, sunset watching, and photographing everything- totally hit the spot. 


 

















My Jesus Calling devotion for today: Stay calmly conscious of Me today, no matter what.  Remember that I go with you into the day... Collaborating with Me brings blessings that far outweigh all your troubles.  



Not only did I see the wound care nurse today... but she was thinking maybe Dr. Bouton should take a look again.  Not only was Dr. B available- he came right over.  How is that for timing?  He thinks I need to see a plastic surgeon.  (Friday at 9)

I have three (not very good) options as he sees it:

Skin graft surgery.

Skin flap surgery (muscle and tissue and skin taken from the back- big operation.)

Wound debridement surgery (already tried once.) 

But maybe the plastic surgeon will have an idea?  

Collaborating- is there truly any other way? 

I've been so touched by all of your support- encouragement- and caring... thank you all.  








39 comments:

  1. Sunset relaxation therapy ... one of those things that I believe will help you become happier and healthier. So glad you went to the lake and took time out to enjoy yourself! Your pictures are beautiful, Vicky! May you get many more chances this summer to do this very same thing!!!

    Praying as always! "For I will restore health unto you, and I will heal you of your wounds, saith the Lord." ~Jeremiah 30:17

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    1. Yes- I like how you phrased that Eileen- sunset relaxation therapy is perfect. I pray you are healing in equal measure and feeling well!

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  2. Um, just looking at the gorgeous photos made me feel better :))

    so glad you had some time to relax! And so glad you feel good - despite the wound!!

    And dont you just LOVE Jesus Calling! Always brings me back to where I need to be!

    Love to you and a hug!
    xoTiffany

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    1. Tiffany- I know- I always feel like Jesus Calling was written just for me- its always so fitting. Hugs to you sweet friend :)

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  3. Oh, what lovely pictures you took. I'm praying for you Vicky. Take care and keep resting in the arms of Jesus.

    Jan ♥

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement Jan- its such a blessing to me :)

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  4. Sometimes the sun just might be the right thing to dry it out and heal it.
    My heart goes out to you dear girl.
    xoxoxoxoxoxox

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    1. Hey Vic- thanks, I appreciate it :)

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  5. Stunning photographs. Praying that this was medicine to feed the soul.

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    1. Hi Jenny,

      Thank you - it absolutely fed my heart and soul :)

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  6. Remarkable sunsets as you enjoy the summer days. Prayers that the Great Physician will hasten the necessary healing.

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    1. Thank you Susan,

      All in His own timing I keep telling myself :) I'll bet your sunsets are equally stunning these days...

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  7. Vicky I am thinking of you daily. You continue to be challenged even without chemo. I miss you, and I hope I can see you this summer.
    PS: I love the 'do! :)

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    1. Hi Bonnie- I can't believe how long its been since I've seen you :) Soon I hope too!

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  8. What beautiful pictures Vicky! Looks so nice and relaxing.
    I'm so sorry about your wound. I hope the plastic surgeon will have some other options... a new procedure, or new medicine, or something up his/her sleeve to help your wound heal.
    Thinking of you sweet friend!

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    1. Hi Jen,

      I really do think I'll have a better grasp on what I can do after Friday :) I'm creeping up on a year with it and ready for a resolution if one is to be had! Thanks for thinking of me.

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  9. Vicky...I basked in your world today through your photographs. They are beautiful, and I hope that you had a wonderful time as you took each one of them. They are indeed 'frameable'....(I'm not sure if that's a word...and blogger definitely doesn't like it. I got the dreaded red underline on it...but I think you know what I mean.)
    I'm glad that you saw the wound care nurse AND the doctor. I pray that the exact treatment that you need will be shown to those who care for you.
    Love,
    Jackie

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    1. Jackie- thank you for those prayers and all of your gracious words. We thoroughly enjoyed our brief time there- but it was just the right amount to feel refreshed and ready to go again. Our friends continue to be generous in helping us create lasting memories with our boys- we're so grateful!

      Love to you Jackie :)

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  10. What a beautiful, beautiful place to soak up some sun and maybe a little peace. Praying for your upcoming appointment often.

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    1. I love that both you and I have recreational water nearby for the hot summer months. Thanks for the prayers- they have been an encouragement to me.

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  11. Vicky, love your photos. The clouds all broken up and aligned took my breath away. Thank you sweet friend. Thinking of you as always.

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    1. Roxane, I hope you know I was totally inspired by your cloud shots- as soon as I saw it I knew I had to get it and I completely thought of you. Thanks for the gift of cloud appreciation :)

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  12. So happy you were able to get in some r&r with your boys! Praying for your wound daily and thinking of you often...
    Good luck on Friday and I hope the surgeon has a hopeful plan.

    Michelle

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    1. Hi sweetie- I hope you are doing well- I need to come check on you! Thank you for the prayers! You have been in mine as well :)

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  13. Dearest Vicky,
    You have such a good attitude...one of total trust in our faithful Father! I continue to bring your before God's throne each evening.
    Blessings and much love,
    Carolynn {{{heartfelt hugs}}}

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    1. Thank you Carolynn, I am so grateful for the prayers- they truly lift me up and help me keep going.

      Hugs back to you sweet friend!

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  14. Hi Vicky,
    I have been following you for a while now and want you to know you totally inspire me! I'm so happy you are able to enjoy the beauty of your pictures. I am praying for you.
    Patti

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    1. Hi Patti,

      Thank you so much for coming forward- its always great to meet a reader! Thank you for all of the prayers, I truly feel them all.

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  15. Oh, Vicky, those photos of the sunsets in particular just melt my heart--simply beautiful and reminder of what a great Creator we have. And (big sigh) so sorry about your wound 'stuff', I am praying that the plastic surgeon will have some better options for you.

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    1. Hi Becky- the sunsets this time of year especially seem spectacular to me and yes, nature in any form brings me back to our Creator. I am hopeful I will have a better idea tomorrow of where I stand with my wound - thank you for the prayers :)

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  16. Just wanted to pop in here and say that you are always on my heart and that I'm taking you to Jesus today.

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    1. Thank you so much- I really appreciate your prayers and encouragement!

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  17. Has anyone considered a wound vac for you wound? I had an open hole when I shattered my ankle and because there is not much skin there, it would not close. It was the size of a half dollar at least. Debridement didn't work for it either. The wound vac did the trick. I'm certainly no expert just a thought I wanted to share. I read your blog, pray for you and your family but do not post.

    I admire your courage and hope if ever in your situation, I can be half as graceful.

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    1. Hi Susan,

      They did at one time mention a wound vac- but then for whatever reason they have not brought it up again. I will mention it to the Dr. tomorrow as I am told she also specializes in wound care also. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  18. I hear another lake calling you....and I see a lawn chair with your name on it....

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    1. I know- seriously it does! We will find a time- we always do- just don't know for sure when yet :)

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  19. Will be and am praying for you daily, but also especially today as you seek relief from wound care problems. When I read and reread your posts, look at these wonderful photos , I find I would be ashamed and humbled and be grateful for what God has given me. Yet I get impatient, and upset with myself because of things. I pray that God will give me just a little bit of peace as I strive to serve him more and more each day. Blessings to you and your family as you make these special memories! Hugs!

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  20. Transporting and rich photos, Vicky. So glad you find and take these moments every minute you can. Those places minister to the part of you a doctor could never reach - except for THE great physician. Glad he sent you beauty.

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  21. Rita Surgicare offers Wound care treatment for chronic non-healing wounds with a special care.

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