Monday, August 26, 2013

Ready to Roll

Here I am, closing in on week 8!  I go to my orthopedic surgeon this Thursday and he will hopefully let me start walking with my boot.  I dream of actually being able to walk in my closet and pick out my own clothes.  Do you know how hard it is for a man and 2 boys to find matching outfits in a woman's closet?! 

Dennis took me to the plastic surgeon this past week and he dismissed me (the surgeon, not Dennis).  No surgery will be needed at this point.  He thinks the scar tissue will be strong enough to allow the skin to continue to heal.  He told me to keep it protected and not to "bump" it to hurt it again.  This is good news for me!  God is indeed good!

This Thursday I go back to my orthopedic surgeon.  He told me that he "might" let me start walking again.  He would do more x-rays to see how things were going.  And if it looked good, I could start walking again.  If that happens, I would like to go back to work on Friday.  That will give me a long break with the upcoming Labor Day.  Plus, it is college day with tailgating all day long! 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

First Day of School

It's  the first day of school here.  Dennis and I took the boys to school this morning.  It's the first time in their young lives that I got to take them on the first morning.  Usually, I am at my school greeting my students!  I thought I would miss going to school this morning but I didn't.  Makes me want to retire and just stay home!

I go to the plastic surgeon this Thursday to see what he thinks about my leg.  I suspect he will send me home without having to have another surgery.  It looks fine to me.  This is week 7 and the leg is getting better.  I have 1-3 more weeks non-weight bearing.  In the meantime, I am enjoying being home.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Foot Pudding

When I was a young girl, my uncle hurt his foot.  My mother made him a chocolate pudding with meringue topping.  From that day forward, chocolate pudding with meringue topping was known as "foot pudding."  She did not make it often for us but it was always a special treat when she did.  My brother would request it for his birthday every year.  And, she would make it for him.  

I sure wish I had some of that foot pudding for my foot!  But, since she has been gone for many years, I am thinking this will not happen.  

Teachers report to school this Tuesday.  Not to get off on the wrong foot (see how I slid that idiom in!), I will not be attending since my doctor thinks I need to stay out until I am weight bearing.  That could be right after Labor Day or the last part of September.  This distresses me greatly but there is nothing I can do about it so there is no reason to worry.  Right?!  

The good news is that I was able to attend my church yesterday.  My leg has not been happy about it today but the service fed my spiritual soul and that is far more important than a little pain.  We live an hour away from our church and I had been going to a local church every Sunday.  There is just no place like your church and pastor.  What a wonderful service it was!

I will start week 6 this coming week.  Apparently, my doctor wants me to stay non-weight bearing 8-10 weeks.  I can't wait to stand on my own two feet again!! 

The pain is getting less and less each week.  I suspect when I start weight bearing that it will hurt again.  My stitches are almost out.  I have 5 more left to take out.  Those were under a scab the last time I went to the doctor.  He has me doing flexibility exercises three times a day with my foot. 

I go back tomorrow to see what he says.  I know it will be a good report!

St. Therese

St. Therese, the Little Flower, please pick me a rose from the heavenly garden and send it to me with a message of love. Ask God to grant me the favor I thee implore, and tell Him I will love Him each day, more and more.