"I don't suppose that you'd mind this being your last visit to us?"
Did I detect sarcasm in the voice of this young scallawag of a doctor?
I'm sure that whatever education it took for him to become a doctor cost more than my Associates Degree in Business Management, but I think he'd be better off forgetting about moonlighting as a stand-up comedian.
"I think you'll be more comfortable remaining home for the next week or so and letting nature take over the treatments."
("Hell no, doc. I can think of nothing better to do than to hang aroung a hospital waiting room all day. I mean where else can I go to watch people suffering while I'm in pain myself?")
So it came to an end, my week of out-patient care. After sitting around for two hours, I spent a grand total of 5 minutes split between a nurse and the doctor.
Now I am truly on R & R. For at least a week, all I need do is to keep my leg elevated above my heart, take 3 anti-biotic pills a day, apply hot compresses periodically, and ... rest.
The leg is obviously better, otherwise the doctor would've either ordered more IV treatments or considered admitting me. There is still some swelling and redness and some pain, but even this untrained eye can see and feel the improvement.
Hopefully, this will be the last time I try to be so creative with the titles of my posts. In a nutshell, I was getting awfully tired of finding a way to put "LEG" in these titles.