Dec 08

So today was the day that the final wedge was removed and I am now officially flat footed! Usual routine, in, clean foot, clean boot, exchange pleasantries with nurse Lucy, remove wedge, out. What was different this time was that it was hopefully the last time. I am due to see the consultant next week and am hoping (and praying!) that the boot comes off.

Over the last couple of weeks the skin on the ball of the foot has gotten pretty bad and as a result I had a dressing put on last visit (like a small ’special’ plaster) which worked wonders. The skin is better but how it craves a warm soak in the bath! Sleeping without a boot, wow, how will that feel?

Intrestingly as I approach the tailend of being in the boot, time has slowed down even more! Has it healed enough? Will it hurt going into two shoes? How long will I be limping? Can I risk having a drink over Crimbo and falling over? How long will I walk like Keyser Soze (movie buffs out there)? Anticipation.

These questions will be answered shortly…que a long 7 days…

Hope everyones recoveries are going well…blog soon.

P.s. I know some people are having difficulties commenting on my page, not sure what it is but will look into it!

4 comments so far

  1. 1 mari
    12:52 am - 12-9-2009

    A week behind you and in 2 shoes today, the whole day.
    It doesn’t hurt but there is almost half an inch difference in the legs.
    My knee is killing me and I’m so tired with ‘normal’ walking.

  2. 2 dreams
    9:49 am - 12-9-2009

    I had to laugh out loud at your comment about having a drink. My 23 year old cousin broke her ankle last year and has been telling me war stories about how many times she fell over at the bar because she forgot she was walking with the boot on.

    I will be two shoes in two weeks and I’m already thinking the same thing…my calf seems to lack any significant muscle, and I’m wondering how it will hold me up.

    Deanne (aka DREAMS)

  3. 3 chana7
    12:41 pm - 12-9-2009

    Mari - wow you are ahead of me in recovery, Im guessin its because you had te surgery? Ive seen the difference in my legs already, itll be more than half an inch for me cos I had fat calfs to begin with!

    dreams - Yes well having a drink over crimbo is a very important question! It has to be addressed! Itll be a slow and steady festive season for me by the looks of it! Good luck for your 2 shoe day, ill let you know how mine goes next week (hopefully).

  4. 4 Mary Keeney
    10:38 pm - 12-9-2009

    I know what you mean- I worry that when they take this cast off, it will reveal a calf that looks exactly like Olive Oyl’s.

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