The boot is off! I am a free woman. Oh what to do, what to do? Now I can do all the things that I have put off for nine weeks. Now I can go get a pedicure, go shoe shopping, do all those mundane glorious chores that I haven’t done for the last nine weeks. I can get back to hiking, working in the yard and walking the dogs among all of the other things on my to do list. Right now even vacuuming sounds fun, sick huh?
After a two hour surgery, five screws and a plate, thirty-six stitches with bones moved and removed and nine weeks of recovery, I am finally completely healed. My doctor said I did awesome on the healing and recovery. He asked if I brought a shoe and I pulled out a pair of three inch strappy sandals and said that I was planning on wearing them home. He looked at me like I was nuts, and I said that it was a joke, that I had brought many pairs to try on. We settled on the mate to the one I already had on
What I couldn’t believe was how weak my leg is and how tender the bottom of my foot is. I went to stand up and my left leg almost collapsed from the weight and pressure. My foot is still a bit swollen and my toes sort of jut upwards, but the doctor has assured me that they will lie down as I walk more. Toes pointing towards the ceiling, cute huh? I have been walking around in a walking boot for seven weeks and thought that shedding the boot and going back to shoes would be a piece of cake. Not so, this is going take bit of time getting back to a hundred percent. I guess this means I’m not running in a marathon next week.
Poor Frankenboot, what should I do with him? Maybe we’ll have a giant bonfire and burn Frank in effigy, Viking style or have him bronzed like parents used to do to baby’s first shoe. Or on a more practical note, maybe I should save him for future use. At the rate I’m going, I’m pretty sure I will probably break something in the future that would require a walking cast. I could even sell it on EBay and maybe get ten dollars for a slightly used black neoprene walking boot.
You have no idea how excited I am to be mobile again. I feel like I’m coming out of a kind of suspended state where most of my life has been on hold and in reality I guess it has, I’ve spent most of my energy healing. Now I’m ready to get back to full steam ahead, even if I have to take it a little slower than I originally planned.
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Hooray – but go slowly, you’re just in the next phase of recovery!
I know, but I am so anxious to get back to 100%.
Oh dear, now I have to get my own drink and even fetch one for Mitch while I’m at it —-
Just playing the little devil’s voice 🙂
So true, I even brought him coffee this morning. It feels good to be bipedal again.
I hope your recuperation post-boot is as fast (relatively speaking, of course) as that while the boot was on… As for the boot itself, perhaps it might feature in one of your fictional stories? 😉
Good idea. A stalking boot maybe. I’ll have to think about that.
This is really wonderful, Susan:) Guess you have to be careful for a few more weeks to be safe
Yes I am really excited that I’m finally shed of the boot. But you’re right it is still slow going, my lower leg and foot are weak and a bit tender. I’m taking it slow and steady for now.
Great news and Susan, well done you. Pants over tights and flick that cape. 🙂 Xx
You know it! I’m soaring high.
Healing takes time and patience on the patients part. Good luck ahead. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Patience sometimes is the hardest part. Thank you for reading.
You are quite welcome I loved the photo!
so happy for you, I’ve been in that black boot for my foot several times and yes, the foot gets very weak. if you have a bathtub (regular or with whirpool) hold your foot under and try to turn slowly-by no means blast your foot off. I know the feeling, I’ve been there so many times before. YOU ARE free, just, pun intended, one step at a time!!! good luck. I feel happy for YOU.
Oh you poor thing. You are right I could not believe how weak I was. I thought that once the boot was off I would be free. Your idea about working the foot in water sounds like a great idea I am definitely going to try it.
Thank you for reading my story. Susan