Archive for January, 2012

Til Daddy Takes the T-bird Away…

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Well, I drove a bit with my husband last Sunday, he decided I could safely drive and so last Monday & Thursday I drove to and from Physical Therapy.  Tuesday & Thursday I drove to the pool and back (and had  great swims).  I had signed up to take a continuing [...]

Me & My Boot

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

I have had 1 more session of PT, last Wednesday, and have been faithfully continuing my home exercise program.  At my PT session, the therapist noted that when walking (on 1 or 2 crutches) without the boot, that my right foot still walks as if it were in the boot, that [...]

PT and more PT

Monday, January 16th, 2012

I had my first PT appointment last Wednesday and my second one today.
On my first visit, the therapist was pleased with my range of motion, incision healing and limited scar tissue.  She did some tissue work on my plantar fascia and along the incision, had me work a bit on [...]


Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Today was my day to try swimming, and it all worked very well.  My friend Terry picked me up at 6:15, I checked with the lifeguard staff to make sure the “no street shoes on pool deck” rule would be waived, and it was…  I followed Ryan’s rule for getting in [...]


Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Today was a very nice day…My husband took me to the Winter Farmer’s Market, and shopping in a few other places too, for groceries & other odds and ends. We also had a nice lunch out…and have some fresh local apples & veg for the next several days!
I moved in [...]

down ⅜ inch & random notes

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Last Thursday I was given 2 lifts to put in the boot I had first been issued after the ATR, to wear until surgery. There was already a 1/4 inch lift in it, and the other 2 lifts added 7/8 inch to that.  I took out the ¼ inch and the [...]


Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Last night my husband took me to the shoe store & I was fitted with a thicker-soled left shoe–(MBT)–with my orthotic & 1 heel lift from the boot, it makes my hips level…the back-ache from yesterday is pretty much gone, but I will be taking it a little easy this afternoon. [...]

casts & boot

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Last Thursday (December 29th) was the day I was to go to 3rd cast or to boot–and it was boot!  With 3 lifts inside–the only information I was given about the boot was “You’ll find a bit of a stretch when you walk in this–you should take out 1 lift a [...]

a New Year–looking back, looking forward

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

I would say it all started in 2001.  I fell playing volleyball, and dislocated my right leg at the knee.  My foot was pointing 90 degrees to the right.  I tore 4 ligaments, 2 tendons & the IT band.  There was also damage to 1 meniscus, and an avulsion fracture, where [...]