Yesterday marks my half way point of being laid up with my foot surgery. Well, I’m not sure if that’s right. More accurately it marks my three weeks with a cast. I have three more weeks to go. The date I am looking forward to is September 16th. That’s cast off day.
I have x-rays and if everything looks good then, I will move on to a walking cast. When we last talked about that I was told I’d need if from anywhere from 1-4 weeks depending on me. At this point, I’m guessing I’ll wear it more during childcare to protect it and now in the evenings as I try to rebuild that foot and leg strength.
We ended up getting a second scooter for me. Our house is two story with the bedrooms upstairs and my sewing room upstairs too. Previous to the purchase of the second scooter, I was using crutches upstairs. One night I almost took a tumble. There was water on the floor, just a bit, and my crutch almost went out from under me. Hubby said that’s it…another scooter.
Lucky for us we found it on a Facebook for sale sight. It was only $100. Now one stays upstairs and one downstairs.
It has made my life so much easier. I don’t worry about going to the bathroom at night at all.
Everything that I do have been a learning process. If I’m leaving the house, whoever is driving picks me up at the edge of our front porch. I don’t have to manipulate the steps that way. We figured out better ways for me to shower. It all takes so much time and trial and error.
If you are ever thinking about foot surgery or you have it in your future I’d say this….There is a lot of stress on your good leg so have your surgery as soon as you can.
Learn to ask for help and get good at accepting it.
Be patient with yourself.
Have someone more agile that you help figure things out. Kelli has helped me figure out how to get in out of the bathtub, even demonstrating how. That has been priceless.
Sleep with your foot raised all the time. It will love you in the morning if you do.
I’m doing good…still slow but I’m making it. I certainly wish that time would quickly speed ahead but I am being pretty patient. Hubby says I’m much better than he ever imagined. I think that’s a compliment.