I am so blessed to have a wonderful family that acknowledges me on Mother's Day! This year they bought the brunch and flowers to me! Mother's Day Bouquet The above bouquet was part of my Mother's Day present. My daughters made brunch which consisted of: Quiche, homemade coffeecake & whipped cream for berries with mimosas. [...]
Part 9 – Ankle Injury: Gave My Boot the Boot!
Update on my Progress: Two weeks ago, I returned the scooter and have been walking with walker. I began to use cane to see how I would do. Some exciting news... Today is my first day without the CAM Boot! It's hard to believe three and a half months ago I injured my ankle, was [...]
Part 8 – Ankle Injury: “From Non Weight Bearing To…”
In case you missed it... Finally! Yesterday I had another doctor appointment to evaluate my ankle, another set of x-rays to evaluate the healing and what is the next step. I was taken for an x-ray, no big deal. Except that I have not been weight bearing on my left ankle in almost three months. [...]
Part 7 – Ankle Injury: “Another Milestone…PT Begins”
In case you missed: PT Exercises Today PT started, the next phase in this journey. I had my range of motion was measured to see where I am at. I still am non weight bearing for a few more weeks. After that I was given six PT exercises that work on my ankle's range of [...]
Part 6 – Ankle Injury: “No Weight Bearing-Rest and Recovery”
In case you missed it: Next Step…Purple Hard Cast My post op appointment was to examine the sutures, take off the splint and give me a hard cast. The cast will stay on for two weeks. When I return to have that removed, I will be placed in a boot and have x-rays taken. Ankle/Foot [...]
Part 5 – Ankle Injury: “Ready or Not it’s Surgery Day!”
In case you missed: The day of surgery I was scheduled to be there at noon. I was required to get up that morning to shower again. I got myself ready, we left about 11:20 a.m. for the hospital. Since I did all the eCheckIn, my admitting process was sped up. I got changed. The [...]
Part 4 – Ankle Injury: “Life Learning Begins…My New Normal”
In case you missed: Now I had to mentally prepare myself for surgery. I had to be absolutely sure I am not bearing any weight whatsoever on my left foot/ankle. I had to get really accomplished at getting up and down from my chair, toilet transfer (it's a thing I'm learning!) again without touching my [...]
Part 2 – Ankle Injury: “Why Does My Ankle Hurt So Much?”
In case you missed... I knew there was a problem, but I was afraid to find out what that problem was. I had to decide, do I face my fears or continue to be afraid and in excruciating pain. I told myself, "Even if I do not go to see the dr., there is still [...]
Part 3 – Ankle Injury: “Facing My Fears – Doctors, Tests and Surgery”
In case you missed... As this situation unfolded, it became apparent I was going to require surgery, my greatest fear! We discussed what we thought would be best. We chose to go to an Orthopedic practice affiliated with the hospital my husband works at, he is a Facility Engineer at our local hospital. I am [...]
Part 1 – Ankle Injury: “Oops! I Slipped!
At least once a year, I stumble, slip or fall. I try to be careful, but no matter what precautions I take...I have my "Annual Fall". Just after Christmas, I stepped into the shower, I immediately slipped and fell! It was so unexpected, so quick, there was no time to catch myself or grab hold [...]
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