Archive for July, 2008

Time Biding

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

I have to learn to temper my need for independence with sensible, practical patience. I was too excited about my newfound ability to partially walk, albeit slowly, and now I’m back on my butt. I didn’t injure myself, but clearly my walk to the corner was foolhardy. The last two days have [...]


Thursday, July 24th, 2008

I’ve been cast free for 24 hours. Yeah!!
Yesterday the doctor sawed off the purple cast. He told me to swing my leg around (off the table) and show my fullest range of motion. He nodded in appreciation of his masterful technique and began writing in my file. I stared at the [...]

The Boot

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

I’m counting the days. I’m scheduled to have the second cast removed around the 23rd. I have a question; what is the technical name of the boot? I’ve been surfing the Web and I’ve found pictures (many from posts to this blog–wonderful) but so far no name for it. This is [...]

The toes

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

As I get more room in the cast I find myself wiggling my toes more and more. Today I realized I was pushing off with my toes while walking with the crutches. There is no pain at all and given the way my foot is restricted, I hardly believe I’m placing weight on [...]

Feeling Blue

Friday, July 4th, 2008

Today is a national holiday, Fourth of July, but we won’t be attending any fireworks celebrations which is really pathetic because we live in the nation’s capital.  The kids aren’t that keen on going outdoors with (or without) me.  Why?  Because I’m really having a miserable time on crutches; my left knee is not 100% [...]