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28 days

Yep, yesterday was the 28th  day of the injury and tomorrow will be the same of the surgery.   In retrospect, these past 4 weeks were not so awful as I had anticipated.  Luckily, I haven’t had much pain or further complications.  Oh, yes, the cast itself is a pain but eventually I could work around [...]

Yep, yesterday was the 28th  day of the injury and tomorrow will be the same of the surgery.   In retrospect, these past 4 weeks were not so awful as I had anticipated.  Luckily, I haven’t had much pain or further complications.  Oh, yes, the cast itself is a pain but eventually I could work around it OK.    I feel that my body and my mind are in sync for the next step now.  Even a few days ago when I saw my doc  I felt that I further needed the cast.  But now I am ready to shed it and welcome the boot tomorrow.  Now I am seasoned, I know that every new phase starts with a little fall-back.  So I will not be frustarted if it doesn’t work out the first day as I envisioned.  But I have high hopes :-).  I dreamt the other night that I was walking, - funnily, with the cast on.  Does the mind correct back to reality even when we dream? 

28 days also mean that we have 2 more weeks until the trip.  It sounds so short!  We started to plan this trip out in September before our frinds headed back to the States.  Then it seemed so-so far away and now it’s around the corner.  I feel bad though that I can’t plunge myself and the kids into the full excitement of preparation.  Partly, because of the obvious reasons I can’t go around to shop for presents and other missing essentials.  Also, although I am wholly and utterly positevely goalsetting for this trip,  in the back of my mind I still have the what if…  But I checked out the places we plan to visit, wheelchairs seem to be available everywhere for rent. And although I had different pictures of me in my head than being pushed around in the Grand Canyon in a wheelchair, if this is what it takes to fully enjoy the time with the kids and our friends, I will do it.  And I can always count on some good ju-ju from the good spirits of the place, I presume… :-)

Have a nice Sunday, everyone.

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Judit,

What part of Europe are you in, i remember seeing something but have forgotten where it was ?
Glad to see you are excited about your trip and have made the plans to get around.
Johnk :)

1 johnk June 08, 2008 1:28 am

I am hopeful that the boot will give you (and me!) easier mobility. I get mine at 6 weeks post op, and believe me, I am counting the days. (4 more to go!!)

We are all healing differently, but my mobility has improved alot in the last 2 weeks. I hope you find the same to be true. It is good to have access to wheelchairs if you need them on your trip. I suspect you will be able to get around at least some on your own.

Good luck with the rehab in the coming weeks. I am sure even with your ATR adjustments you will have a great vacation!

2 tennisjunkie June 08, 2008 5:17 am

Thanks, Johnk. We have been living in the Balkans for the past three and a half year, due to my job. It’s been a great experience.
Take care,
Judit

3 judit June 08, 2008 10:37 am

Tennisjunkie,

good luck with the boot! I do hope, too, it will work out for both of us - and anyone else, for that matter.
Have you watched the French Open, by the way? Poor Federer didn’t have too much chance… I wonder what Zurichfan has to say about it…:-S
Hang in there,
Judit

4 judit June 08, 2008 10:47 am

Judit,

I found your post encouraging and hope I can eventually feel your optimistic attitude. I am 5 days post-op and am laying around stressing about the what-ifs of my situation…..what if i get an infection, what if i never feel comfortable with the crutches ( i have my husband or daughter take me around in the wheelchair — still housebound). I read the blogs and some are scary and some are very encouraging. Keep up your great work….

Marianne

5 marianne June 08, 2008 2:06 pm

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