Marge, you're a nut! (Those are the best kinds of friends!).
I'm ready for a party!
My enforced bed rest ends when I wake up in the morning. I will get to go to church for the first time in weeks. I'm glad we can go for obvious reasons (worship, fellowship, talking to friends, etc.), but I am also glad since we will be leaving on our trip Wednesday and won't be in church the next two or three weeks.
I feel exponentially better every day, so that is great! My legs still have some pink areas (sometimes very light, sometimes a little darker), but the heat is gone from them. The lump on my ankle is going down and doesn't hurt or itch as much. I have a few pairs of compression stockings, which I need when I am not lying down. I will lie in the back seat of the car for part of the trip, as I have said, and I won't be doing any of the driving.