Got really good news at the doctor’s yesterday. X-rays revealed my bone and ligament were healing nicely. I have 4 more weeks of non-weight bearing on my foot. After two mishaps during this past week and a dreadful night on Tuesday night, I’d been super worried and was so relieved.
Visitor to our boat house looking past my computer.
Mishap one occurred Sunday when I was trying to use my crutches. Made it outside on our front porch just fine. When I turned to come back inside, I lost my balance and nearly fell, catching some of my weight on my right foot. Ouch! I made for my recliner and propped my foot up again. View Sunday watching family play in lake.
The second mishap came on Monday when I was sitting in my recliner with my foot up. I can hear you saying, “Huh?” LOL Weird I know. Should’ve been very safe.
I had just removed the BOOT and transferred it to my right hand to set it down next to the wheel chair. The Boot is heavy and swung against my ankle. Hit right on one of the staples. Double ouch!!!
So what followed was more swelling, some pain, lack of mobility of my toes without pain (a different situation than earlier) and great worry.
I what-ifed myself almost to death and certainly to higher blood pressure #s yesterday than usual in the doctor’s office. Generally, a positive person, I began to suspect I’d have more surgery in my future.
Originally, I had my foot up, but not above my heart. I appreciate the folks who emphasized the importance of this particular instruction. Remember I’ve never broken anything, so I didn’t understand the importance of really getting my foot above my heart. Not an easy thing to do.
I’ve taken a small break from the recliner to type this blog post. Limiting myself to 15 minutes at a time about 3 times a day. Not much, but best for my foot.
Thanks to everyone who’s sent encouraging texts, FB messages , posts here, and cards. I appreciate your support.
I’m hopeful (perhaps not realistically so) of getting to work on the next book soon.Not in June, but by August.
So how is your summer going? Taking trips? Seeing old friends or spending time with family? Love to hear from you.
My family is soooooo awesome! Thank you! Back to my chair now. 🙂
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