Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Just when things were moving smoothly...

This happens when blogging. I've been moving along quite smoothly when a swollen leg comes into the picture. For the past couple of days my left leg was swollen, from the feet to my quadriceps.
red flags immediately went up for me. One is the fact that I had my left knee replaced over 7 years ago and I was hoping that some of the parts weren't going to have to be reworked. Another was the fact that I'm diabetic and we won't go into that one. The third possibility was raised by my doctor and that was possible blood clots. Well, to be better safe than sorry, I was sent to the hospital to have an ultrasound reading done on my leg. To say the least I called Mrs.74, and she was fearing the worst. I picked her up at home(by this time, I had called work and told my immediate supervisor I wasn't going to be in)and we went to the hospital to have the test run. Long story short, test was negative and I didn't have to be an overnight guest at Medina General Hospital.

We get home and I go to sit and read and the power goes off. Believe me when I tell you that I didn't know today was Murphy's birthday. Of course if I was laying out the special WIXY calendar, this year would have been designated as "The Year of the Murphy."

Nothing like unplanned events to suck the creativity out of you.

9 comments:

Monday through Sunday said...

I hope you are feeling better...bummer! Keep us updated..you will be in my prayers!

struke said...

Cliff...what was the diagnosis? What caused the swelling?

In the meantime, I'm happy it's nothing serious.

kasper794 said...

sorry to hear about your day but glad you are ok. I will check out your new blog ASAP. keep in touch

david mcmahon said...

Sounds like a testing day, Cliff.

Take it easy now .....

Kathy said...

Glad that the test turned out good. Hope you are better today!

DD2 aka Debonair Dude said...

You and Tiger Woods Cliff.

Pat Jenkins said...

take it easy on yourself wixy....

Kathy (CA one) said...

I'm glad to hear you're all right, Cliff. It sounds like a good reason to get that laptop. You could then elevate your legs comfortably, if need be. I'm in CA and hadn't heard about a power outage--I'll have to go to a Cleve. site to check it out.

I was wondering...are there still Omar Vizquel fans in Cleveland? I love being able to see him with the Giants, though my dream was for the Indians to someday go all the way and with Omar on the team.

74WIXYgrad said...

Omar is a future hall of famer and I'm sure there are many fans still in Cleveland.

I will always remember the night the Tribe won the ALCS versus Seattle, most of all Omar's bare handed catches of ground balls.

Was a good move for the Indians to let Omar go into free agency since Jhonny Peralta was coming up. Saying is better to trade one year too early than one year too late.

I, too, wished the Tribe could have won it all with Omar(Jim Thome too), but I also believe that Mark Shapiro is a good general manager and we are on the track to a championship. I also believe that Murphy is wearing a Cleveland Indians uniform.