Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Finally, I get to put my foot down again :)

. . . literally, as I’m literally no longer in stitches—my podiatric surgeon removed them yesterday. He advised me to ditch the second cane and start getting used to putting weight on my left foot again. After a few hours of walking around the apartment rather gingerly with one cane, I’ve been managing without it, for the most part. It was nice to be able to take a shower this morning without having to schlep (drag) a rubber “cast cover” over my "bad" foot and without having to worry about keeping all my weight on my "good" foot.

The doctor advised me against going back to work until I’d taken at least a couple of days to get used to putting weight on my foot again by walking around the apartment. I’d like to go back to work tomorrow, but I think I’ll have to wait until the minor swelling has subsided sufficiently that I can wear a regular shoe—for the moment, I’m still wearing the surgical shoe. Frankly, if it were warmer, I’d probably just go back to work in the surgical shoe, but it’s going to be cold enough Thursday and Friday (low 16 degrees Fahrenheit/9 degrees Celsius) that I’ll need to wear boots, so I’ll have to be able to wear them if I want to go to the office.

In the meantime, my boss has kept me well enough supplied with work that I’ve regained a day’s vacation time—I put in half a day last Thursday and again yesterday, taking the boss’s “chicken-scratch” from our home fax machine, converting it into typed copy (with my usual edits), and e-mailing him the resultant Word files.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oy. This reminds me of when I was engaged to RaggedyDad and was going to meet some of his extended family in Belgium. My parents were going to come along for part of the trip, but my mother had toe surgery scheduled for earlier during that summer. The podiatrist told her it was no problem, and she'd be up and about in 2 or 3 weeks. Well, my parents had to cancel for some other reason, but it was a good thing they didn't plan on going. My mom was off her foot for a lot longer than 2 or 3 weeks!

I hope you continue to feel good, and kol hakavod to you for "jumping" back into life! (Not much choice, I'm sure, but with a good attitude!)

Tue Jan 23, 03:42:00 PM 2007  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Ouch, that's some story.

Thanks for your good wishes. My good attitude has a lot to do with the fact that I've experienced much less pain than I expected. (No complaints, mind you.) So far, so good.

Tue Jan 23, 05:55:00 PM 2007  

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