Friday, October 23, 2009
I did an awful lot of walking up and down the Vegas strip during our recent visit there. By the end of the day, my foot was barking at me for being so cruel to it and it let me know all about its displeasure with me. I did my best to make nice with it using Lidoderm patches...large patches that basically numb the sore areas and through the use of drugs...doctor prescribed of course. Unfortunately my barking dog was not impressed with my minuscule attempts of keeping it happy. Flash forward a week later...went to my Podiatrist today and surgery is all set for 11/24...out patient. The surgery should be short and sweet...about 20 minutes from sleepy time until wakey wakey sleepy head. I will have to be off my feet...most of the time in my bed for about 3 weeks and then I need to wear my walking boot for about 4 weeks. These times are approximately. The doctor will know better as soon as he starts this procedure and finds out how tough the "band" in my foot is. Basically...if the "band" is tougher to penetrate, then the longer my rehab time will be. I may or may not have to go to physical therapy. It all depends on the outcome of the surgery. I will be very glad to get this surgery is done. These dogs have many places to take me over the upcoming year and I want to do it pain free.
Posted by Rick Rosenshein at 9:19 PM
While in Vegas, we had the opportunity to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower in Vegas is nearly 50 stories high (reached by elevator) and the views at the observation deck come from being almost 460 feet in the air. Here are some views of the Eiffel Tower and from the observation deck.
This is a view from inside the Eiffel Tower building. They made it to look as if the building was built around the Eiffel Tower structure
I thought that these lamps looked really cool
Below are views from the observation deck...some 460 feet above the ground. I am scared of heights and as we were going up in the glass elevator, I almost did not get out at the top. After noticing the heavily enclosed struture and viewing area, I felt safe enough to venture out and get some good photographs.