Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I can walk! . . ish

so I had another Dr. appointment today and it's all good news.  I can walk, if I take it slow and careful and use crutches to start with.  maybe by next week I'll be going without assistance.   but this is all good.. no bike riding yet.    I'm not sure when I'll be able to swim again either. . but all in good time.

anyway so I'm healing nicely.   all is well and I freely admit to feeling really good about even just being able to stand without assistance.

it's a good birthday :)

Monday, August 15, 2011

I wonder why the wonder always falls on me.....

I've been having a weird morning. I drove to work and found the dept. parking spaces full. I've been using them because of the broken foot, but I guess I was supposed to let them know each week I needed to continue using it and I'd gotten lazy about it. Anyway so I didn't have quarters and usually I'd park in the pay by phone spaces if I needed to use a meter space, but those were all reserved for some reason. My plan was to park in a meter and see if I got really lucky and could make it back to the car before getting a ticket and roll to the union for quarters. I went into the building and the elevator was not working, so I called my boss and told her why I was running so late and she said that I could park in a certain professor's space who was not there today. I looked out the window and saw that it was empty. By the time I got in my car and drove into the parking area behind the building. . someone else was in that space. So, I drove back to the union parking lot, called my boss again, and got lucky enough to find a meter with time on it. Then found the hallway with the bank in it, on the east side, closed. I decided to go ahead and roll around to the ATM machines(which would be on the other side of the hall way) and maybe try my luck at the Quad shop. When I got to the ATM machines.. the hallway with the bank, and the bank were open. I got my money, and the quarters and the rest worked out o.k. I'm still not sure I'm not in a dream or about to have talking animal faces tell me to do something (as per Jay in Wonderfalls)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I got a boot!

So,  I had a doctor appointment this morning.  The good news:  no significant movement of the bone so it is still healing  in the right direction.  She said she hadn't expected to see the healing yet, but wanted to make sure it was not having any problems.  I also got a boot, which basically means that I can take it off to shower and maybe if I was watching a movie or something at home, I could take it off and keep it propped up.

The slightly bad news:  I have not been elevating enough.  As far as I know there haven't been any specific consequences from it, but I've been counting myself as elevating it at work when I've only been stretching it out.  It must be above my heart.  Also I can't put weight on it yet, but probably after the next appointment.  Which I forgot to make when I was there. . ... so I will do that now, 2 or 3 weeks.

Also when the splint was off and they were taking new X-rays. . and when they were showing me how to put on the boot. . it felt really weird.  I was sort of automatically afraid to even touch my foot to anything.  putting my foot flat on the x-ray space (without weight) was sort of hard to convince myself to do.  It will take some getting used to when I can really put weight on it.

but anyway, things are still going well, and I'll be healed and whole, and bi-pedal again in no time!

Monday, August 1, 2011

update on my foot:

I now have rented a "Roll-a-bout".. for 30 days.  I think I like it. :)

I'm think it will be worth it.