...To Dancing With Idiots! :-D
Which is what I was for getting myself into this mess in the first place!
The Cast was sawed off, and I was showed how to put on a brace, with my shoe & sock.
I can walk, full weight, w/o the crutches, now...or try to, hee, OWWW, hee. ;-D
Very painful, and slow, since I've not walked on the foot fully, in over a month.
Won't see the doc again for a month.
On my trip TO the Doc, using my crutches, with 1/2 my weight on the foot, I was practically Hauling Ass thru the intersections, and down the sidewalks, 4 blocks, after 2 weeks of such daily efforts, um hee, hee! :-D
Once out of the cast, and in my shoe, with the brace, & the OK to not use the crutches, and put full weight, the Tortoise could tiptoe, and still win a race with me, on this first day of effort. :-D
The foot hurts like hell when I walk, actually more of a shuffle, on it, but I'm moving, and that's what counts, I suppose.
The pain is to be expected considering I've not fully walked on it in a little over a month.
The Doc says I can put the leg & foot, in the shower, and bathe the foot, just use a soft sponge around the incisions.
Judging by the appearance of my toes I thought the whole bottom of the foot would look bad, but the nursing aide used some alcohol type swabs on the leg, and foot, to clean it, after a month, and it looks like it will live now, and something my Tinactin can handle under my toes.
I hope to properly heal, but....
2 of my 4 medical bills are in a Holding Pattern for a month as I await decisions on financial assistance (The largest bill), and possible reduction in the bills, by as much as 45-50% in one case (The 2nd largest bill), as well as being allowed to make monthly payments.
Another bill has allowed me to make a $50 a month payment and, if the Doc approves, could be reduced, or even written off (The lowest bill).
The 4th bill is a $100 amonth payment.
I'm still awaiting to hear from State Disability Insurrance to replace Unemployment.
Without it I don't know what I will do come Sept..
The Doc also told me I will need a small surgery, to removed the Pins & Screws, at some point, because leaving them in once the ankle is healed is not an option for this variation of the injury.
I'm concerned about where my situation will be come Sept.
A friend of mine says I need to really make peace "with
the reality that we cannot control most of what happens
in our lives. "
Cut loose and go with the flow, he says.
Does that photo, above, qualify as "cutting loose"?
Hee, hee! :-D
Don't worry, the BAD foot is the one in the air, and that little jig lasted only about 3 seconds as the camera was on a 10 second delay. :-D
He says to keep an objective eye out for angles and openings.
"Life indeed is like a chess or Scrabble game. You can't
make the right move or response until your opponent makes their move.
Chill out! Stay in the now."
I was terrrible at Chess, Checkers was always my game. :-D
Though I was always good at Scrabble. :-D