I never had a cast for my broken ankle. The Emergency Room doctor put me in a fiberglass cast initially (partial casting for the back and sides). But my Orthopedic Surgeon put me into a boot straight from surgery.
I’m thinking he saw “newbie” written all over my face when I walked in the door and thought, “Good grief! If I put her in a cast, she’s gonna dissolve it in the shower and I’ll be redoing it! At least in a boot she can blow dry the insert!”
And given my showering track record the first time through, he’d have been right if that was his thinking!!
My orthopedic surgeon (OS) did my second surgery on Tuesday afternoon to correct his over-correction. His physician assistant (PA) said he came out of the room looking really pleased and…
So many of you have asked where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to. I’m finally coherent enough to explain.
On February 26, I fell off the back of my pickup truck and broke my ankle… both bones in my left foot plus a torn ligament. In less than one minute, my life was turned upside down. Not as bad as some people’s, because I know I have friends tackling much worse things, but it’s definitely taken a turn for the worse.
I went to the park yesterday with my man and his grandkids.
Since I broke my ankle, they’ve come to visit and we hang out at the house drawing. And each time the get here, they ask me when if I’m still hurt.
Today when they came over, I let them know I finally got permission to walk (6 days ago), but that I was going to be slow for a bit still.