I had a reprieve over the weekend. But yesterday when I woke up, having had little sleep due to pain, I knew I had to give up on the waiting and see my ankle surgeon. Which I did.
I knew a month ago when I was painting the bathroom that I had done something more to my ankle. But I kept thinking that with rest it would go away.
I have tendonitis and will be undergoing physical therapy. I have new lifts in my shoes and in my new cam boot, to try to take the stress off of the tendon involved.
By the time I got there, my blood pressure was 177 over 97. Pain raises my blood pressure, despite the fact that I take blood pressure meds.
This ankle is always going to be problematic. All I can do is try to keep it to a minimum.
Limping around puts stress on your hip, and that is causing problems now as well. You just can't walk around uneven without problems occurring.
So the bathroom project will just be put on hold. And I'm hoping this will get sorted out before the advent of spring when I certainly want to be outdoors planting.
I haven't gotten around to ordering any seeds. And at this point I'm not sure if I will. I'm just going to have to take this a day at a time.
The new maintenance guy, James, came over to see about my gate, since once opened, it can't be shut due to the tree leaning on the fence.
I also, once again, pointed out the roots growing under my bedroom from the patio. Which I've done numerous times to managers and maintenance men since moving here.
He told me they had to shut down one apartment completely because a tree actually came up through the floor. So he thought that might get them to take action.
You can actually see the tree root going up the outside wall and underneath my bedroom. It came about from the huge tree that's leaning up against the fence, opposite, and then long ago sent roots across the patio to my bedroom.
As of yet, it has not emerged in the bedroom floor.
Even so, the powers that be told them they couldn't do anything about this. In other words, they would not put out money for the tree to be trimmed.
So the maintenance guy told me when it got warmer he would bring over his own machinery and at least trim it back. Then put some chemical on the tree growing under my apartment. It has been this way since I moved in.
I've never come across a company that would rather have rental units empty instead of fixing them. But that is the case with at least two units here, and one is a 3-bedroom apartment that continually floods.
It is not the manager of the complex who is at fault here. It is either the management company that collects money for the owner, or the owner himself. But then he lives out of state, so we don't know.
So that was my Valentine's Day. Not that I would have done anything special anyway.
However, I'm getting a lot of reading done. And I always enjoy reading.
And I made chicken and stuffing in my crock pot which has been feeding me for several days now.
Here's looking to spring!