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Foot update - Micole Khemarrica
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Foot update
Over Easter, the Caer went to the New York Auto Show, and by the end of the day I was hobbling.  This is understandable considering how big the event is and how little sitting-space there is.  That Monday I saw Dr. U about my foot; I mentioned the continuing minor pain, 'clicking' and my adventures at the Auto Show.   After manipulating my toe around, he decided to give me a cortisone shot to help reduce inflammation and give the joint a chance to finish healing.... and, I'm to come back in May.  So, I'm not free and clear just yet. *sigh*

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kagur From: kagur Date: April 4th, 2005 03:29 am (UTC) (Link)

Sorry to hear

I hope your foot is completely healed by May and that you're back to your usual level of activity. Was the auto show enjoyable?
khromat From: khromat Date: April 5th, 2005 05:29 am (UTC) (Link)

Auto Show

We managed a decent run-through of the show, stopping by to look at a few specific vehicles rather than try and look at everything in depth.

Ken and I have similar tastes... performance and styling. There are the 'too fast standing still' kind of cars, the 'practical but still powerful' cars, and the 'P.O.R./fantasy' kind of cars. We looked at BMW, Mercedes, Toyota/Lexus, Nissan/Infiniti, Honda/Acura, Audi, Volvo, Porsche, Aston Martin, and then looked at specific cars like the Mini, Dodge Magnum, Ford GT series, Chevy Corvette and so forth.

We wandered through a lot of the new 'sport activity vehicles' or car-based SUVs, saw a few impractical (for us) vehicles like the Sprinter (looked like a mobile home mated with a panel-van and gave birth to something that doesn't look like it would sprint anywhere -- it was HUGE! Seats 10 armored personnel who could stand up straight inside the vehicle!) and of course there were the concept cars like Toyota's iPod-stylish people-mover the i-unit (developed for a future world with smart roads, it transforms from an ultra-compact upright position to move among people at slow speeds like the Segway's big cousin, to a low center of gravity reclining position for high speed mode. Very futuristic and suitably Japanese wierd.)

I was glad to see the new Ford GT Shelby Cobra and the Mazda M6 Miata, got to sit in a Mini Copper S, and poke my nose into a Hummer. There were a couple of cars that I'd seriously consider as a next vehicle should some lottery drop in my lap. We had an incident early in the day when Toka ran into a low set of stairs and was injured to the extent that she needed to go to the hospital for a couple of stitches, and by the time she was sent off in a cab and we headed back into the show, the place had filled up... making progress slow.

Overall, it was 7 solid hours of standing and walking through heavily crowded areas. It was fun, but exhausting.
twentythoughts From: twentythoughts Date: April 4th, 2005 08:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Mewf. Here's hoping May's visit turns out to be unnecessary!
chefmongoose From: chefmongoose Date: April 5th, 2005 05:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooof. Sorry to hear the foot problems are still continuing somewhat, but, it does seem like things are improved.. hope that all is improved byt he May visit.

--Chiaroscuro
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