Today was even more beautiful than yesterday! Isn’t that the best? I love when we get some really great spring days; such a great reward after a cold and snowy winter. The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining…oh, how it lifts my spirits.
I had a doctor’s appointment this morning and my ortho said my ankle is healing nicely. It continues to be undisplaced and the swelling is going down. I can’t wait until I don’t have fat little piggy toes! The great news is he said I can take the boot off when I’m resting and, I quote, “there is NOTHING near or around it”. Ha. That makes me incredibly happy because I cannot tell you how big, bulky, sweaty, and uncomfortable that boot is. My nemesis.
The official progress report: three weeks in, three and half more of non-weight bearing (crutches and boot). I can return to work tomorrow. In three and half weeks I will see the doctor again for x-rays and update; at that point I will begin partial weight bearing. Three weeks after that (this puts us in June) will be getting me out of the boot. Permanently. There will be champagne for all.
I still feel overwhelmed by the amount of time left on crutches/in the boot, and I’m starting to feel depressed over my lack of control in my life. But I figure I can make it one of two ways through this ordeal: a) depressed and upset which will leave me weak and unmotivated or b) optimistic and energized, maintaining the strength I do have which will ultimately improve my healing. Sometimes it feels easier to just lay in bed watching tv and not dealing with anything or anyone. But I have never chosen the easy way out, so why start now?
Instead of going home and feeling sorry for myself after the appointment, I went with FW and MKS for lunch (Cuban today!) and a drive up to Bear Mountain. The Palisades Parkway is my most favorite highway on the East Coast. It is incredibly beautiful and so peaceful. We drove through Bear Mountain and I hobbled about around the park. I got a great arm and ab workout! Everything about the outing was glorious.
|Such a good picture of these two!|
|How cute is MKS?|
|Poor old Gimpy can’t sit like a cool kid on the bench.|
Also, we saw deer. They were not scared of us, which actually makes me sad; deer are incredibly skittish animals! There are clearly too many humans stomping through their home. Anyway, they were beautiful:
It was a lovely day and now I’m incredibly exhausted. I can tell I’ve had a busy day when my toes get extra swollen. And they are literally sticking together. Time to put up the leg (bootless!!) and zone out.
I hope everyone gets a chance to enjoy this beautiful weather!