I apologize for not posting regularly. Since my fall in December last year, things have not been “normal” for me or the business. However, I am pleased to report I am now on the recovery path. After determining I definitely needed to get a second opinion preferably from a doctor willing to take me on as a new patient, I couldn’t be happier! Dr. Heath is wonderful. Within minutes of examining my ankle and foot, he told me what he believed was wrong, ordered an MRI, and the results were exactly as he had said, plus showed a hairline fracture healing nicely and confirmed I did chip a bone. Surgery was scheduled for May 31st, so I am typing this from my week one recovery position – bed rest with. foot/ankle elevated above my heart. Slept most of the weekend and today I have managed until about an hour ago to not take any pain medications. They make me very sleepy, therefore this will be quite brief. I will have anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 weeks to be non-weight bearing on the left foot to allow the ligaments time to reattach to the bone. This Friday I see the doctor and get a fresh bandage. I’m in a half cast now wrapped in the widest elastic bandage I have ever seen. I can tell the swelling has gone down as the cast feels loose. This is a good thing!
While I have to keep weight off that foot, I am traveling via knee scooter. Sure beats crutches, but a small motor on it would be ideal. There are several people who were at Disneyland the year I was on a motorized handicap scooter due to some broken foot bones who would agree with my family I should never be allowed to ever have another motorized scooter, especially to get onto the river raft ride with bottles of water in my basket. How was I to know hitting the edge of the raft at the fastest speed the scooter could go would cause me to go airborne with the scooter and in landing throw water bottles several feet into the air? I was laughing, my oldest daughter was acting like she had no clue who I was as she gathered the water bottles and put them back in the basket, and the rest of the family just pretended not to know me. I also thought it was funny when those who were on the raft avoided me all over the island and were heard to say things like “look out! It’s the lady on the scooter!” as they laughed and moved as far away from me as possible. What a day!
Getting a bit sleepy, so I will end here with intentions of posting again in a couple weeks. Plan to get a bit of hand sewing accomplished for future projects I have in mind.
Enjoy summer and all the activities of the season, and above all, be safe!