Today was my 2 week mark in the cast. I went to the doctor’s and the cast came off. I was put back in the boot and then came the most awesome news… I can bare weight on my foot.
Though it was exciting to hear, the first time I tried to walk pain shot through my ankle and I walked out of the office on the crutches.
When I got home I decided to man up and try to walk. I put the crutches in the ready position, as a safety precaution, and started walking. The pain was still there but I was able to manage. And now I have a lot more control and I can actually walk around in the boot.
Can’t stand for too long and can’t walk too far without the pain bringing me to my knees, but the fact that I don’t have to use crutches and can walk from the kitchen to the balcony with my dinner or cup of coffee is AWESOME!
Now, I have 4 weeks in the boot and then I am home free. Woohoo!
And in closing I’ll leave you with this thought from Gibran Khalil Gibran’s masterpiece The Prophet:
“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.
And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy;
And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields.”