Garden flags flying again. Wound healing nicely. Crafts going on.

garden flags
My garden flags now have a more secure way to be displayed. One at the awning, the other at the other side of the house.

I have wanted to have my garden flags flying again but needed to make a better way to hang them. They came with a plastic and metal stand that could be stuck in the ground and with an arm from which to hang the flags. The problem was that the flags kept being blown off the arm. I attached a piece of conduit to an awning post and used it to hang one flag, but with the high wind last week the plastic ties that held the conduit to the post were broken. So I ordered a pair of flag pole holders and today I fastened one to the awning post and the other to the corner trim of the house at the other end.  Continue reading Garden flags flying again. Wound healing nicely. Crafts going on.

Via Delosantos supper. Hernia diagnosis. Wound still infected. Elaine’s Copics tub.

group at Via Delosantos
Dinner at Via Delosantos: Dave, Elaine, Bill Russell, Joyce Garcia, Sharlene Froberg, Wayne Moderson, Pete Petersen

A few weeks ago Wayne Moderson mentioned a Mexican restaurant on Central between Dunlap and Hatcher called Via Delosantos. He thought it was one of the better ones he had been to. We have seen the place many times before driving by, but the outside appearance did not attract us so we ignored it. We owed Pete Petersen a dinner out in payment for taking care of our dogs while we were gone and asked him where he wanted to go. He had never been to Via Delosantos either and said that was the place. So while in the pool this afternoon we set that up and also invited Bill Russell and Wayne Moderson. We stopped at the Park office to ask Sharlene Froberg something and invited her as well. She had been invited to dine at her sister Joyce Garcia’s house but called and said they would join us as well. Continue reading Via Delosantos supper. Hernia diagnosis. Wound still infected. Elaine’s Copics tub.

Wound infected. Running around. Still high temps.

I went back to Arizona Dermatology this morning for a two-week check on the surgical would and for stitches removal. This was where I had a cyst removed. They discovered that it had become infected and was not healing, so I am still with a bandage for another week or so. She asked how I had been treating it and when I mentioned Neosporin, she made a dismayed sound and said to never use Neosporin. Apparently it can affect some people negatively, as perhaps it did me. I do have to admit that I did not provide the proper care, however. The care instructions got buried on my desk and I just found them again four days ago and was surprised by some of the things I should have been doing. I will do them now. Continue reading Wound infected. Running around. Still high temps.

A skin problem fixed for me. Elaine’s hearing test.

When I was last at Arizona Dermatology I asked for a cyst on my back to be removed, and today was the day. This has been bothering me for years, at times quite irritatingly. Now, due to the quarter-size incision I will not be able to swim for two weeks. Oh, I can get in the pool as long as I don’t get the incision in the chlorine water, so I suppose I can get some exercise by walking around in the pool. Continue reading A skin problem fixed for me. Elaine’s hearing test.

Elaine skin check – OK. Warming up. Adding earlier stories.

Elaine had her annual skin check at AZ Dermatology today, and got a good report. Nothing needed attention. Come back in a year. That’s good news. Since daughter Shauna was recently treated (successfully) for melanoma, Elaine mentioned this to her doctor and was told that while melanoma can be hereditary it can come from either side of the family. No signs of it for her, thank goodness! Continue reading Elaine skin check – OK. Warming up. Adding earlier stories.

Skin cancer check – OK. Appointments.

I am on a semiannual basis for skin cancer checks, and today was the day for my appointment with AZ Dermatology. No new problems were found, they just had to freeze about eight different spots on my head and face that are typically precancerous. That is a common occurrence for me, though the number was higher than usual. Having had a history of skin cancer over the last dozen years I highly recommend that anyone over the age of 50 or so have regular skin checks. So much better to catch ’em when they are relatively small and harmless! Continue reading Skin cancer check – OK. Appointments.