Yes, I know it has been a long time since I last updated, and trust me I have lots to update you on. Sorry, I don’t have any pictures, but I will work on getting some of those for my next post.
Well since I last posted, I was in the boot. After about a couple of weeks of being in the boot, I decided to try and put on two shoes. As crazy as that sounded, I was successful with this. I was so successful that when I went back to the doctors on July 25, he told me, I could remain in both shoes but I would have to wear a heel lift! That kind of sucked, but hey I was happy to be in two shoes once again. At this point, I thought I was going to be able to start Physical Therapy, however the doctor wanted me to take a little more time before I started, so he postponed my therapy for another six weeks! Once again another bummer, but oh well, I was in two shoes, did I mention that already?
Now that I am in two shoes, I am getting the itch to return to work, and for those who don’t know, I work two jobs. I am a Juvenile Probation officer full time and I work as a bartender part time. Everyone can already imagine which job I went back to first! Yes the bar tending job. The first day back (July 27), was very exciting for me. Yes, I still had a limp and moved a little slow, but once I got back in the groove it was like I had never left. After that first shift, my feet were a little sore, and the next morning my involved foot was very sore. So I iced and iced and iced. After that, I felt I was almost all the way back.
By the next week, I was working several days at the bartending job, each shift, my foot felt better and better, and I was gaining more and more confidence, then it came time for me to go back to work for real. My first day back was August 7. I wasn’t very nervous, seeing how my job doesn’t require any physical activity, but I was just nervous about returning back to my co-workers and all of the craziness that goes along with my job. I have now been back to both jobs for over a month, and I feel like I have never left. The foot is getting better and better each week. My scar still looks funny!
On August 18, I finally began PT. My therapist only has me coming two days a week, and each time I am only there for about an half an hour, so it makes getting to work very manageable. Therapy has been going well. My therapist has found out that, I am not a normal person and she has to keep her eye on my at all times. I tend to try and do other things, that I shouldn’t be doing at that point, so now she has to watch me to keep me from getting in trouble. Last week she gave me a goal of walking without a limp. At sometimes it is difficult, but I just have to focus and walk slowly. Once I start walking fast, I automatically go into a limp. I will stop that limp, within a couple of weeks!
Well that is all for now, I promise I will take pictures, but my therapist may try and work me too hard, so I won’t be able to focus on taking pictures.