In a world of pain

On Thursday I had an appointment at the orthopedist to see if they had anything new to say to me about my foot. I explained how it is feeling and how that the physical therapy hasn’t made any different. The orthopedist said that we can try with a shot of cortisone in the ankle joint to see if that help. So he put on some anesthesia on the ankle and then gave me the shot of cortisone. He said that it could take up to two weeks until the cortisone would take effect, what he did not mention was how much pain I would be in once the anesthesia wore off. Luckily I decided to work from home the rest of the day, and that was really good. About an hour after I came home the anesthesia wore off and my foot hurt so much it was crazy. I took a painkiller, but it didn’t help much. I woke up several times during the night because it hurt so much. On Wednesday when my alarm woke me up in the morning I could hardly stand on the foot and it hurt even more. So I decided to work from home and with two strong painkillers it pain subsided. It wasn’t all gone but it was much better. I could now walk without the pain being unbearable. Towards the evening it felt better and today I decided to go to work. It still hurts but not as much and now it is enough with one painkiller to numb the pain. So now I just hope that the shot will help and the pain I usually have in the foot will go away.

Do as I say not as I do

I mentioned a while back that I ordered some diamond paintings, and that I shouldn’t start with it until I finished with the car I am cross stitching for my dad. Well I couldn’t contain myself and started with them. So now I have finished two and I have ordered more. There is some sort of satisfaction with filling in the diamonds and it feels like it goes so much faster than cross stitching. So well I guess I am hooked. Although I have such a bad conscience since I have not yet finished the car. I have instead started to stitch a birth announcement for my nephew, but it is bigger stitches on it and not a lot of colors so it goes kind of fast. I need to finish it up fast so that I can continue on the car and then start with some more diamond paintings. I would also like to continue on my Darkwing Duck cross stitch project. It is a bit tedious but I like that you can see what it should look like when it is done. And for now I have only stitched on the shadow of him so one color only with tiny stitches so it goes forward but not very fast. I also have my WoW project I want to stitch and that will probably take some time to finish. So I should really finish some of my projects instead of starting new ones. Since I also are making jewelry and are gathering resources to start making floating tea cups. Really wish my job could be making these things but don’t really think there is a big market for it. But if it were I would have so much time to make everything.

Blizzcon

In November there is time for Blizzcon, and I am tempted to buy a virtual ticket. Not that I have played much of Blizzards games lately, although I really want to check out the latest patch for WoW. Just haven’t had the time for it yet, but need to check and see what new stuff they have come up with. Should be cool to see Argus, but I don’t know yet if it is a new zone or just some weird dungeon/raid. Will have to read up on it and check it out.

I did buy a virtual ticket for Blizzcon a couple of years back, but didn’t look at it much. Since there were no possibility to watch stuff afterwards and they start in the middle of the night my time so there were kind of hard for me to watch anything. Now they have the ability to watch things for about a month after the event. Which seems really nice and will probably do so that I can watch more things. When you buy the ticket you will get a mount for WoW, and some other things for Blizzards other games but its only WoW I am interested in. So that seems interesting since its a two person flying mount. The ticket is quite pricey though with the cost of 29,99€ so I am not sure if its worth it yet.

Cooking

I absolutely hate cooking, and I am really bad at it. Probably because I don’t have the patience to wait for even a pot of boiling water and I am absolutely hopeless when it comes to taste and what goes well with what. It wasn’t that long ago I realized that I could taste the sauce I was making instead of just adding spices and hoping for the best. I can follow a recipe without any trouble, it just that I don’t really know what to do if it tastes bad or if I screw up something. Usually I Google it or call my mother and ask for advise, but often I just think that this is how it supposed to taste and I either like it or not. If there were an option to just take a pill instead I would gladly do so, but I would like to have the option to eat the occasional pizza, burger or other dishes that I like. But it would be so much easier to not have to cook, not have to buy ingredients and think about how long stuff lasts. If someone could make a replicator from Star Trek that would also work, as long as I don’t have to make the food I am happy.

Epic Battle Fantasy

I have been playing a lot of different games lately, just a couple of hours here and there. Not really feeling like playing any of it. But since I saw that Epic Battle Fantasy 3 was on Steam for free I couldn’t help but to test it out. I have played Epic Battle Fantasy 4 and have almost finished it. I have gotten stuck on a hard enemy and need to grind some to level up so that I can beat it. Which means I have put it on hold, but the games are really funny and since 3 is before 4 I didn’t see any harm in playing it. For you that don’t know what Epic Battle Fantasy 3 and 4 is so are they part of a series named Epic Battle Fantasy. The games are flash games made by Kupo Games. The genre is turn-based rpg, though the first ones doesn’t have much story to them the later ones do. The games are funny and the stories are quite good. I have put in about 13 hours in Epic Battle Fantasy 3 and 29 hours in Epic Battle Fantasy 4. But I am trying to do everything there is to do so I am not speeding through them, you can probably beat them way faster.

Four seasons in one day

Although I love the summer and the warmth I kind of like seeing the seasons change. How the leaves starts to turn into the color of the rainbow in the fall, how the air feels cleaner and the darkness starts creeping up. How the snow falls during the winter and that you can just sit inside drinking hot coco with lit candles and watching TV all day. How the spring comes around and everything starts to wake up and start growing, the sun feels warm against your skin and every step feels a little lighter. How you during the summer can walk outside in the warm nights and go for a swim in the lake. Although the routine repeats itself year after year it has it charm. You still get fascinated over how everything turns green during spring, how cold it can be during the winter and how beautiful the fall is with all its colors. I often dream about moving somewhere warmer but I think I would miss the clear change of the seasons. I don’t think I want a Christmas without the cold and the snow.

Hope

Some week ago I was to a doctor that checked my foot with ultrasound to see if there were any damage that he could see that is the cause to my pain. Unfortunately he couldn’t find anything that would be the cause of the pain, he apparently saw somethings that wasn’t as it should be, but nothing that would explain the pain. So now its back to the physiotherapist to hear what she has to say after hearing about the result from the ultrasound. I don’t think that she can do anything more and that I am off to someone that can check the nerves to see if there is any nerve damage. Besides that I think they have checked everything they can. So I really hope that they can find anything when checking the nerves, but as usual it will probably take some time before I get an appointment for it. So I guess it will be more waiting around, doing nothing.

Well I am not really doing nothing, but I am doing nothing as far as my foot is concerned. I actually have a doctor appointment later this month, but that is to check if I have any food allergies. Which I probably have since I can’t eat bell peppers and I have found out that I probably can’t eat carrots. But apparently it doesn’t have to be a food allergy, it can just be that my stomach can’t handle that food for some weird reason. Which means it doesn’t show up in the test that I am allergic but I can’t eat it because my stomach acts up if I eat it. So that would suck if that is the case, since only way for me to see if I can’t eat anything else is just by eating it and see if I get sick or not.