Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Baruch zokef k’fufim—Blessed (is the One who) straightens the bent

I gave my foot a trial, er, walk :) last night—I decided that, if I could manage to walk the three blocks to the synagogue for a board meeting and home again with a cane, I was well enough to take a bus to the subway. I’m happy to say that I hardly needed the cane. So Limp-Along Cassidy went back to work today.

Two weeks on two canes had some interesting, and unanticipated, effects. On the plus side, my upper arms are probably stronger now than they’ve ever been, to the best of my knowledge. On the other hand, I didn’t realize until late this morning, walking slowly down the hall at the office half-carrying my cane, that walking with canes has given me a temporary tendency to lean forward when I walk—I really have to remind myself to walk with my back straight. When I go back to my chiropractor, probably in a couple of weeks, he’s going to have his job cut out for him.

The boss welcomed me back with open arms (insofar as one can use such a term in reference to a shomer n'giah black-hatter :) )—and promptly informed me that I probably have another major project coming up. This particular project comes to me (and a few other fine folks) as a complete surprise. Some welcome. [Insert roll-eyes emoticon here.] Well, that's what they pay me for.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad you're on the mend! Hopefully the surgery accomplished its purpose and your foot will be in better shape long-term.

Thu Jan 25, 08:57:00 AM 2007  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Thank, Elie. The surgery got rid of that tiny but pesky little blood clot that had caused the lump and would not have disappeared on its own. I'm happy to report that I've had surprisingly little post-operative pain. I'm walking around without the cane, for the most part, at least while indoors. Judging by the way my foot feels right now, I think I may be able to go back to wearing my normal (well-cushioned) flats to work next week, instead of walking around the office in ever-so-dainty athletic shoes that are such a good match (not!) for my usual skirt, blouse, and knit jacket. :)

Thu Jan 25, 09:23:00 PM 2007  

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