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I am going shoe shopping!

Filed under: Uncategorized — curlygirl at 5:42 pm on Sunday, September 2, 2012

Last week I saw my surgeon. She checked my tendon, checked over my notes and asked if I had cheated yet and attempted to walk without my boot. She seemed very surprised when I told her that no, I had not even taken a tiny step . she then told me to stand up and walk across the room barefoot. I like her , but she is not the warm and fuzzy type, so across the room I limped. it did not hurt or feel weak so I am sure I was overdue to do this. My next instructions were to walk barefoot around the house and wear the boot if going out and if the leg gets tired at home. She then proceeded to tell me of the type of shoes I need to wear. Yikes my footwear consists mainly of very high sandals or flip flops. The running shoes I do have I have worn the left one only for the last 2 months and it no longer looks like it’s twin. I have never been this
excited to go shoe shopping in my life! And believe me I am a shoe
it has been so great just walking around the house barefoot and feeling the smooth tile floor under my toes.I am not to do any running, skipping, hopping, jumping etc for 3 months which seems very conservative . mind you it may take me that long to get rid of this pesky limp. I am super happy about the progress my leg has made and the miracle of healing. blessings to all



Comment by eva10

September 2, 2012 @ 7:43 pm

Hang in there curlygirl! I’m a couple weeks ahead of you and wouldn’t dare to run, skip, hop, or jump yet! It’ll come, but to run you need to walk first! :)


Comment by kimjax

September 3, 2012 @ 4:01 pm

Have fun looking for new shoes! I had to buy a size bigger since my injured foot was swollen. :) I’d get a good pair of running/walking shoes and some good backless ones as well in case your scar/AT bothers you after lots of walking. Congrats!


Comment by Darlene

September 3, 2012 @ 7:16 pm

Congratulations! Enjoy the shopping!

I love this part of your note: “am not to do any running, skipping, hopping, jumping etc for 3 months which seems very conservative.” It made me chuckle. I went to check to see how you were injured and I saw skipping… I was jumping and dancing….It amazes me the various things that cause this tendon to rupture. I have not been given those instructions yet by my doctor, but I will follow suit. I will be happy getting the green light to put weight on my foot and walk around barefooted, limp or not. Blessings to you!


Comment by Curlygirl

September 3, 2012 @ 7:41 pm

Thank you for your good wishes

Yes Darlene I was skipping across a field with my 6 year old when I did it, maybe that is why my surgeon mentioned no skipping! gotta laugh.


Comment by emmq

September 12, 2012 @ 3:22 am

Ahh..congrats!! Oh to go shoe shopping, I totally know how you feel…got a feeling it will be a LONG while before I can wear heels again…But I’m just grateful for PWB now :-)

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