Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The Ankle Saga Continues
My choices were black, blue and fluorescent pink. I tossed the pink idea immediately (having lived in a pink cast for 6 weeks 19 years ago, it was a pretty easy thing to do. Besides, did I mention it was Dayglo?) and waffled between the black and blue. I finally settled on blue and the girls are going to sparkly-fy it tomorrow. :o)
Since I'm sure there are those among you with weak stomach, I'm not posting the photo of the frankenankle. You can click here to see it if you just have to know what it looks like. I can assure you, I wish I didn't know. Ew. But, there are those folks out there (Nana!) who are curious and have cast iron stomachs so there ya go.
I was a bit dismayed to see my poor atrophied leg, though. Look at it. It's all shrively and sad. :o( :sigh:
I'm so bummed about my movement regime and can't wait to get going on it again. I'll tell you this, using that knee walker and the crutches both are quite the workout, though. ;o) Too bad it's not the cardio I'd been working. And to think I had hoped to do the Color Run 5 K in Richmond in September. Oh well. There's always next year.
He reckoned the bandaged around the incision was tight enough to ward off any inflammation in the ankle and instead forced it into my foot and toes. This in turn is what has made my toes and top of my foot numb. He figures the swelling will go down in about two weeks and I'll have to go back for a new cast.
I'll be casted until September 5 at the earliest, at which time I'll begin some intensive physical therapy. Let me tell you how tight my foot is...Oh my.
So, no driving and all hobbling around. Good times. Lissie leaves me tomorrow. I'm really starting to panic, trying to figure out how I'm going to get it all done. I'm still to sit and elevate for another week or so. I suppose I'll do what I can and just let the rest go. Besides, we never know what we're capable of until we're in the midst of it.
Oh, for those of you who requested it, the tuna casserole recipe is up over on Follow Your Bliss. I hope you enjoy it!
1. I made it to swimming practice today.
2. My cast. Hip hip hooray!!!
3. Having Lissie here to help has been such a blessing!
4. The Olympics start in TWO DAYS! I can hardly wait!
5. Being brave enough to look at my ankle. :oS That really is a sparkly for me. I swear it is.