A Texas gal tracking her ATR

Well it’s been a beautiful day.  The sun is shining, it’s 82 degrees and I got to do a little gardening today! YEA!   I love working in my gardens and having flowers all over my yard and I’ve missed that in the last 5+ weeks……and it just felt wonderful to get out and pull a few weeds and put down some mulch….I didn’t do a lot (I don’t want to push it)….but even the 20 -30 mins. I worked (as best I could) seemed like a day of heaven.

So let’s see where I am…… Tomorrow,  I will do 30 minutes walking without the walker (in the boot). Then Thursday I’ll add an hour….and Friday an hour more etc.  Also tomorrow I have the appointment for my first evaluation with physical therapy.  Since I’ve been walking (with the walker) and putting a little more weight on my foot, I’ve had a few sharp pains on either side of the heel and a bit of burning.  But nothing major and I only elevate my foot and ice it once or twice a day.  It does not seem to be swelling.  The last couple of nights, I’ve slept without the boot and been very careful to put the boot on if I get a nature call in the middle of the night.  So all in all this 6th week has been OK foot recovery wise.  I’ve had a few low spells, but am working on getting that under control.

I read a great poem/thought this morning….that made me think about this slow recovery…

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” — A. A. Milne

My doc says I’m a couple weeks ahead of schedule because of the 4 anchors he put in when he re-attached the tendon.  It’s pretty amazing what they can do in the medical field these days.

The sky is a pale blue…..almost cloud free save  a few wisps here and there so faint you can barely call them clouds. I think I’ll take a book outside and read while I gaze upon my flowers.

Hope you’re having a sunshine happy recovery day too.

May 7th, 2013 at 4:48 pm
5 Responses to “Mary Mary quite contrary….how does your garden grow?”
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    normofthenorth Says:

    Nice! Install the ATR Timeline Widget if you can, pls.

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    torngoals Says:

    Hmmmm… Is that something other than the marathon timeline on the left.? I’ll check it out

  3. 3
    torngoals Says:

    Cool! I found it.

  4. 4
    torngoals Says:

    I finally figured out the time too….so my post have the correct time for my location. Maybe I’ll have this all figured out in about 324 days :)

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    kellygirl Says:

    Sounds like a great day. I’m looking forward to some light gardening too. I noticed today I have green fruit on my tomato plants. I hope to be PWB or FWB by the time they are ripe!


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