Okay, here I sit (briefly) with my wrapped and splinted foot elevated and an ice pack on my ankle, on day
one two of my recovery from foot surgery. Yesterday Monday afternoon I had a screw put in a break in the fifth metatarsal of my right foot.
First thing I will assure you I will not be posting photos of the incision, so don’t worry about following me on Facebook or Twitter.
You might be curious how I did such a thing to myself. I’m not real sure. I did a lot of walking through airports to get over to Illinois, did a lot of walking at my destination to run errands and such, and then walked again at O’Hare — halfway to my gate I stopped for caramel corn and then for lunch. And when I started to continue my journey to my gate, I was hit with excruciating pain in my foot and could not put my full weight on it. The rest of that walk was awful, and by the time I got to DIA, I had no choice but to order a wheelchair. I have been on crutches and a walking boot until
yesterday Monday (and had instructions not to put weight on the foot even with the boot). And after a few days of the dressing and splint, I will get a cast which will stay on for a while. It will not be a walking cast.
Now I’m either in a chair on on the couch with the foot elevated, and when I have to move about the house, I stand, pivot on the good leg, and sit in the wheelchair. This will be my life for the next few weeks.
And once again, my knee replacement surgery has been postponed. That’s life.
We have more guest bloggers here through April 2nd and then I might be doing the transfer to the new website/blog. I’m not sure of the timing yet, but when I’m ready to schedule more guests, I’ll let you know.
I’ll be doing lots of reading now and have a list of movies to watch. And of course, I’m hoping for some writing time if I can sit up long enough. I’ll post here when I can.
If you have some great book recommendations or must-watch movies, let me know.