Sadly, this won’t be the last foot update. Don’t take that as bad news because it isn’t but it’s not quite as good as I had hoped.
My appointment was scheduled for Friday morning. Originally Kalissa was going to take me but baby Carver decided to make his appearance to Hubby to the rescue. It actually turned out perfect. We went to my appointment and then went on to see Carver.
For those who don’t know I had surgery on August 4th to correct a bunion and problem with my plantar on my left foot. I’ve had a cast since then and was hoping that Friday I’d have a walking cast/boot and would be able to be free from my scooter.
Cast came off…and then off to x-ray. I was really nervous because the nurse said to me that it was obvious that I hadn’t kept my foot up as much as I should have because it was really swollen. UGH….I was worried about that….I was sure that I was in trouble.
…but it wasn’t bad new I heard. Instead, great news. My doctor said that I was healing wonderfully. His actual words were “you are a good healer”. WOW.. that sounded awesome.
Now onto fitting me for a boot.
As the boot was being fitted is when I heard the bad news.Walking apparently doesn’t “just happen”. Walking happens gradually over a couple weeks.
Yesterday I could put a little weight on it….today a little more then tomorrow a little more…the next day a little more. Eventually by the time a week or two is up, I’m okay to actually walk. UGH. I am supposed to work my way to walking.
Apparently the scooter and I are sticking together for awhile. I know I was naive to think it would be much quicker. I should have known better.
I had planned to use the scooter a little as I know the activities of my day would be stressful but I didn’t realize that I would HAVE to. It’s a little depressing but at the same time…good things have happened and there is progress. I can bathe and get my foot wet. The walking cast is removable.
Still…I’m over the hardest part. I’m going to keep muddling along…at the same time, this all isn’t horrible. I have that little grand baby that’s going to need some Grandma time. I can’t think of a better thing to do then to snuggle up with Carver as my foot continues to heal.